Trevor Watson

Trevor Watson

Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture


  • Architecture
  • School of Architecture

Areas of Expertise

  • Design communication
  • Fabrication
  • Material research


  • Bachelor of Architecture, The University of Arizona


Trevor Watson graduated from the University of Arizona with honors before moving to New York City. While in New York he completed numerous projects with Robert Marino Architects and Rockwell Group. He continued developing his own research, eventually leading to his teaching appointment at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. During his time at Columbia he developed and taught two courses, Transitional Geometries and Detail: Craft in Practice, which he co-taught with UArizona alumnus and architect Paul Sanderson. The work done while at GSAPP was widely published in the yearly ABSTRACT.

After leaving New York, Trevor worked in Stockholm, Sweden for the industrial design firm Kram Wiesshaar, where he was able to explore a different scale of design and attention to detail. His time in Europe eventually led to another teaching opportunity, a collaborative summer workshop with Zurich-based architect Baier Bischofberger, ETH Zurich, ETH Complex Material, and Columbia GSAPP. 

After leaving Sweden, Trevor eventually returned to Tucson, Arizona, his hometown, where he continues to research, design and explore educational opportunities.


  • ARC 301 Design Studio III
  • ARC 202 Design Studio II

News, Research and Projects

Bisbee Center for Jazz section by Sal Arellano

UArizona Undergraduate Architecture Students Focus on Universal Design for Prize Funded by AGM and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts

For the third year in a row, UArizona architecture students participated in a universal design competition that put their creative and analytical skills to the test on a significantly sloped site. Thanks to AGM Container Controls and Ascension Wheelchair Lifts, the winning students received a total of $7,400 in prizes.

AIA Arizona 2022 Design Awards

UArizona Architecture Faculty Honored for Community Design, Design Pedagogy and Distinguished Architecture by AIA Arizona

School of Architecture faculty members have been honored once again by the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architecture: Laura Carr with the Community Design Award, Eric Weber and Trevor Watson with the Design Pedagogy Award and Jesús Edmundo Robles Jr (DUST Architects) and Michael Kothke (HK Associates) with Distinguished Architecture Citations.