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Our EDI Efforts

EDI and a commitment to equitable and just practices are central to many of our goals. The College is committed to extending the focus to curriculum and community, and the impact within BE professions. You can find details here.

NOMA, The National Organization of Minority Architects, Pacific Northwest
RE PAC Initiative

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the college social justice, equity, diversity activities please reach out to Brittany Faulkner ( and she will help you find the best place for you to engage

  • Preserving affordable housing across the nation: research spotlight on Vince Wang

    September 19, 2023

    New Runstad Department of Real Estate Assistant Professor Vince Wang is shedding light on the mechanisms of sustainable, affordable housing and opening doors for student researchers.

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  • Finding Your Place: How unaffordable housing drives homelessness

    June 5, 2023

    Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate, joined NPR's Marketplace Morning Report to discuss the common myths believed to be the primary drivers of homelessness versus the actually demonstrated linkages between housing demand and pricing despite the varied wealth of cities. | Marketplace Morning Report

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  • Women in Construction Management: Charting a Path Forward

    March 13, 2023

    Women in Construction Week with headshots of Darlene Septelka and Lingzi Wu

    UW's Darlene Septelka and Lingzi Wu highlight the complications of more women in construction industries, including pay disparities by gender, occupational differences, impact of university pipelines, and more. Check out their perspectives in this article. | Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce

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  • OUT in FRONT: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

    February 15, 2023

    Out in Front Just Equity Diversity Inclusion

    OUT in FRONT: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, is a fresh take on a favorite biannual event by the UW Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council. OUT in FRONT is a showcase for local firms to share innovative and exciting design work with students and the larger professional design community. This year’s event encourages professionals to share…

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  • From the Dean: January 2023

    January 20, 2023

    Snow on the UW campus at the back of Architecture Hall

    After adopting our strategic framework nearly two years ago in 2021, the beginning of the year offers us a great opportunity to reflect and celebrate on what we have accomplished so far and where we plan to go. To learn more about our college’s efforts and outcomes towards these goals, please see the strategic plan…

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