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Committees + Governance

The College of Built Environments is guided by several active committees that help guide and shape the direction of the college. These include the BE Executive Committee, BE College Council, BE Staff Council, BE Student Council, and department/unit/center based councils.


BE Bylaws

BE Executive Committee

The BE Executive Committee is made up of the leadership of the College of Built Environments comprised of the dean, associate deans, chairs of each department, key college staff, and a representative from the BE Staff Council. The committee meets several times per quarter and is staffed by Susanne Adamson (adamsons@uw.edu).

BE Executive Committee 2017-18 Roster:

John Schaufelberger, Dean
Jeffery Ochsner, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Marina Alberti, Associate Dean for Research
Kimo Griggs, Associate Dean for Technology Transfer
Brian McLaren, Chair, Department of Architecture
Bill Bender, Chair, Department of Construction Management
Ken Yocom, Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture
Simon Stevenson, Chair, Department of Real Estate
Chris Campbell, Chair, Department of Urban Design and Planning
Edgar Gonzalez, Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Relations
Rachel Ward, Assistant Dean for Budget and Planning
Mark Baratta, Director, Computing Services

BE College Council

Colleges and Schools at the University of Washington have elected faculty councils that share in academic governance.  The CBE College Council is made up of members elected by the facilities of the five departments.  Departments have one representative for each fifteen permanent faculty members on their roster;  currently there are six members as follows:  Architecture – 2;  Construction Management – 1;  Landscape Architecture – 1;  Real Estate – 1; Urban Design & Panning – 1.

BE College Council 2017-18 Roster:

Mehlika Inanici, Council Chair. [Architecture]
Vikramāditya Prakāsh [Architecture]
Yong-Woo Kim [Construction Management]
Daniel Winterbottom [Landscape Architecture]
Sofia Dermisi [Real Estate]
Manish Chalana [Urban Design & Planning]

BE Student Council

Mission: The BESC, serving the University of Washington College of the Built Environments, is committed to facilitating interdisciplinarity; to gathering, formulating, and articulating student interests and concerns from within each College department and doctoral program; and to communicating, through a unified representational voice, to College faculty, administration and staff, and to the greater UW community. The BESC also serves as an official liaison between the larger student body and College administration, providing a means of communication and cooperation on issues and policy-making deemed by either party to be relevant to student life and academic experience.

*This mission statement was developed by the volunteer BE-SC planning group (students and administrators) as a starting point for forming the Council and amended by the Inaugural Council in 2012-13 and further clarified by the 2013-14 Committee*

The BE Student Council is made up of two individuals (one undergraduate and one graduate) from each of the College’s departments, as well as a Ph.D student. One Chair and one Co-Chair are elected from the previous year’s council. If you are interested in one of the open positions on the council (listed below), please fill out a survey letting us know!

For questions, more information, or to reach out to members of the BESC, please email besc@uw.edu.

To stay current on BESC events, join us online through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uwbesc.

Ingrid Pelletier [Arch Undergraduate] – Chair
Ryan Willis [Arch Graduate]
Open Position [LA Undergraduate]
Open Position [LA Graduate]
Heather Lecrone [UDP Undergraduate]
Open Position [UDP Graduate]
Eduardo Equihua [CM Undergraduate]
Open Position [CM Graduate]
Open Position [Real Estate]
Open Position [PhD]

If you are interested in applying for one of the open positions within BESC, please fill out an application here.

BE Staff Council

The BE Staff Council is made up of representatives from each academic department, the college office, and two at-large members elected from the full staff. The Council was created to provide College of Built Environments staff with a forum to discuss and bring ideas and concerns forward to the dean. Meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month (11 am, BE Faculty/Staff Lounge) Each year the council creates professional development and social opportunities for the staff across the college. They also manage the awarding of the annual “Distinguished Staff Award”

Our meetings are now the Second Tuesday of the month at 10:30am.
Staff Council Minutes can be found here on GoogleDrive.
Any questions/comments/concerns can be addressed to CBEstaff@uw.edu.

BE Staff Council 2017-18 Roster:

Jessica Pak, Construction Management
Kim Sawada, Architecture
Chelsea Hoffman, Landscape Architecture
Megan Herzog, Urban Design and Planning
Ross McKenzie, Dean’s Office – College
Claudia Vergara, Advancement (At-large Member)
tbd (At-large Member)