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January 8, 2020

BE Studio Envisions a New Seattle Neighborhood

Smith Cove arial photo

Architecture and planning students love to wrestle with big ideas. And while their end-of-the-quarter presentations sometimes include out-of-the-box ideas, they usually don’t have the attention of public officials. But this time was different. Students with the University of Washington Built Environments Studio recently had former Governor Gary Locke, State Representative Gael Tarleton, and Seattle Office…


September 5, 2017

Home prices up, supply down in second quarter of 2017

Washington state’s housing market showed the continuing effects of high demand in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Washington Center for Real Estate Research at the University of Washington The statewide median sales price rose to $337,700 in the second quarter, 6.6 percent higher than the same time period last year. This represents…


January 10, 2017

Celebrated Change Maker: Diane Sugimura

Diane Sugimura, MUP ’07 spent 38 years working for the City of Seattle and for the last 14 years of her career led the City’s Department of Planning and Development (DPD), responsible for the full range of development activities. During that time, she worked with six mayors and through the economic highs and lows experienced…


September 22, 2016

Wendell H. Lovett, 1922 – 2016

Contributed by Prof. Jeffrey Ochsner Architecture Professor Emeritus Wendell Harper Lovett (1922-2016), who taught at the University of Washington for almost half a century, died on September 18, 2016; he was 94. He is remembered by his many students and colleagues for his passionate commitment to architecture. Wendell was born and raised in Seattle. He…


August 2, 2016

Exploring Artistically Significant Landscapes

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Thaisa Way has been appointed chair of the Dumbarton Oaks Fellows in Garden and Landscape Studies. Way, who has been a Senior Fellow with Dumbarton Oaks since 2011 will serve a one year term.As one of six Senior Fellows, the group serves as advisors to the Director of Dumbarton Oaks in relation to…


April 14, 2016

BE News Spring 2016

Dean’s Message Dear CBE alumni and community members, As with every spring, the College is thriving with student projects, end of the year presentations, and celebrations. One of the things we are celebrating is the generous contribution from the Jacobi family to the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, which will enable us to hire…


January 27, 2016

BE News – Winter 2016

Dean’s Message Dear CBE alumni and friends, This month we welcome our esteemed alumnus, James Cheng ’70 who will deliver the annual Dean’s Distinguished Lecture. Mr. Cheng’s designs have had a significant impact on the expansion and culture of Vancouver, BC and earned him international acclaim. I hope you will be able to join us…


October 30, 2015

CERC Hosts VR Hackathon

The Seattle VR Hackathon was held this past weekend in the University of Washington’s Center for Education and Research in Construction. The event consisted of two simultaneous competitions, the AEC Hackathon and the Virtual Reality Hackathon organized by Damon Hernandez, Greg Howes and others from the local AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) and VR communities. Only…


President Cauce to Focus More on Research at UW

President Cauce told the Puget Sound Business Journal earlier this year that she wants to continue the school’s emphasis on commercializing its research. She also said UW should broaden that focus to include more basic research, in addition to spinning out companies. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2015/10/cauce-will-focus-more-on-research-at-continue.html


October 26, 2015

Partnering With Public Health

Students Recommend More Green Spaces for Delridge Community Each year the Department of Urban Design and Planning and the School of Public Health offer an interdisciplinary course (UrbDP 536) that focuses on a Health Impact Assessment project. Taught by Professors Andrew Dannenberg, M.D., MPH, and Fritz Wagner, Ph.D., the class examines the health impacts of…



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