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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

  • From the Dean: January 2023

    January 20, 2023

    Jamilah Williams

    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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  • In Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 16, 2023

    A white flower

    This year, on Monday, January 16th, we honor the 40th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday becoming federal law. Dr. King was a renowned civil rights leader and activist who believed deeply in equity and justice, and lived out his commitment to that in his words and actions.

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  • Sweetened beverage taxes produce net economic benefits for lower-income communities

    July 8, 2022

    In the News

    Soda bottles and cans on the store shelves

    New research from the University of Washington, published June 2 in Food Policy, addressed equity issues surrounding sweetened beverage taxes by examining the economic equity impacts of sweetened beverage taxes in three cities: Seattle, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Philip Hurvitz, affiliate associate professor of urban design and planning is a co-author. | UW News

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  • Diversity, America’s cities, public safety hot topics at Day 2 of A’22

    June 23, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    Renee Cheng in a black short sleeve turtle neck

    Dean Cheng was one of the keynote speakers at this year's AIA Conference. See what she had to say about the role of an architect during this unique moment in time.

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  • 'Something has to change:' These architecture students are challenging Seattle's housing norms

    June 16, 2022

    In the News

    People standing in Gould Court looking at boards

    Architecture 508 Graduate Research Studio students talked about their ideas and solutions to add more housing in Seattle -- a well-timed discussion as Seattle is updating its comprehensive plan. | KUOW

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