I’m Jesce Walz, an M.Arch and MLA student at the University of Washington. This is a space where I share stories from academic research, process / portfolio work, and occasional anecdotes from other interests.

My current research is focused on “public sauna and public bath.” This investigation began in 2017, when I studied in the Nordic countries via the Valle Scholarship and Scandinavian Exchange Program. I’m specifically interested in how the ancient ritual of public bathing provides contemporary space for sanctuary, and in turn improves systemic health (individual, social, ecological). This study will inform my thesis and ongoing work.

If you’ve found this site, I hope that some something I’ve posted might promote shared ritual, positive public space, and mindful design.