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We all live in built environments. They are the spaces where we reside, work, gather, and travel. Within the College of Built Environments, students and faculty collaborate to address some of the most critical questions about how humans shape and interact with the natural world.

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The Five Disciplines

We are one of the few institutions globally where architecture, construction management, landscape architecture, real estate, and urban design and planning are unified within an integrated academic structure, reflecting the interconnectedness of the industry.

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  • The next iteration of carbon research and education

    Detail of many windows

    Since 2010, CLF has been hosted at the University of Washington under the leadership of Professor Kate Simonen. As its impact and reach matured, we recognized there was benefit to doing work in a structure that differentiated the academic laboratory from the public advocacy and education.The Carbon Leadership Forum is now an independent nonprofit organization.

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  • In her own words: Dean Renée Cheng

    Renee Cheng

    Dean Renée Cheng shares her journey as a woman in architecture, offering valuable insight into how her perspective has shaped her path.

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