The Public Practice Studio is a design and research lab housed at the University of Washington’s Division of Design. Our mission is to bring research and design to bear on pressing issues of local, national, and global concern. We work with academic, industry, and community-based partners on such topics as human trafficking, urban development, and environmental sustainability.


Jon Cook
Mike Fretto
Kari Gaynor
Tad Hirsch, Director
Kim Lewis
Josh Nelson
Adriel Rollins
Melanie Wang


Tony Back / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Rob Corser / UW Architecture
Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network