July 3, 2018

UW researchers improve a floating community in the Amazon

Staying Afloat By Brooke Fisher, Communications Manager for Civil & Environmental Engineering Photos by Rebecca Neumann and Leann Andrews It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. Drawing on the expertise of researchers from six different UW departments, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the health and living conditions…


June 29, 2018

A greener smile

Isabelle de Mozenette, a recent Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) graduate, approached the UW School of Dentistry early this year with a plan to replace some of the plastic toothbrushes handed out to patients with ones that have bamboo handles. She quickly gained the approval of Dr. Ricardo Schwedhelm, Associate Dean of Clinics, and then…


Diversifying the Landscape Architecture profession through K-12 outreach

Original article Diversifying the Profession Through K-12 Outreach by Allison Ong (MLA ’18) In the first year of my MLA, I was assigned a review of Gina Ford, FASLA’s talk, “Into an Era of Landscape Humanism.” Her opening words have stayed with me ever since: “Fifty years ago,” she begins, “the voice of our profession was eerily…


May 9, 2018

Ten honored with new CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement

We are pleased to announce the 10 individuals who have been selected to receive the newly established CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement. The college created the CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016 and invited nominations in 2017. This award recognizes permanent, retired faculty members who have made important contributions to…


April 19, 2018

Vikram Prakash’s ‘ArchitectureTalk’ podcast explores topics ‘at the edge of the known’

Vikram Prakash says his weekly “ArchitectureTalk” podcast got its start, as many things do, from a student’s idea. Prakash is a professor of architecture and an architect himself. He is also an author, a theorist and an architectural historian. He said he has always felt “energized” by discussions in seminars and at conferences of “impromptu topics…


April 10, 2018

Meet the two CBE students in the Husky 100

Established in 2015, the Husky 100 recognizes students from all three UW campuses who are making the most of their Husky Experience – the collection of transformative educational experiences that help UW students discover their passions in life and work, become independent thinkers and gain skills that lead to meaningful leadership opportunities and rewarding careers. Nominated by…


April 3, 2018

Real estate department named in honor of Jon and Judy Runstad

The College of Built Environments Department of Real Estate, formerly the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, has been named in honor of Jon and Judy Runstad. The Runstads established the real estate program in the college in 1999 by creating an endowed fund that led to the establishment of the Runstad Center for Real…


March 19, 2018

City of Bellevue selected as 2018-2019 UW Livable City Year partner

The University of Washington of Washington Livable City Yearprogram has selected the City of Bellevue to be the community partner for the 2018-2019 academic year. The year-long partnership connects city staff with students and faculty who will collaborate on projects to advance the Bellevue City Council Vision Priorities, specifically around livability and sustainability. “The city is excited about the…


March 14, 2018

Renée Cheng named dean of the College of Built Environments

Portrait of Renee Cheng

Renée Cheng, FAIA has been named dean of the College of Built Environments. Her appointment is set to begin Jan. 1, 2019. John Schaufelberger will continue in his role as dean until December 31, 2018. “The College of Built Environments is a unique collection of disciplines that together, have unparalleled access to, and impact on, the…


March 9, 2018

2018 Pritzker Prize winner interviewed by Professor Vikram Prakash

Designed around an engaging conversation, ArchitectureTalk is a podcast hosted by Dr. Vikramāditya “Vikram” Prakāsh, Professor of Architecture. ArchitectureTalk explores issues in contemporary architecture. Professor Balkrishna Doshi, of India, has been selected as the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded to a living architect or architects whose built work demonstrates a combination…



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