Urban@UW is excited to announce the project teams selected for the inaugural cohort of the Research to Action Collaboratory (RAC). Throughout the next 18 months, Urban@UW will work with these teams and provide seed funds, dedicated time to build team cohesion and collaboration skills, and foster opportunities for peer support and shared resources and learning.
Governor Inslee recently visited the College of Built Environments, where he met with several faculty members to discuss their research and its relevance to his proposal to increase investment in affordable housing.
Elijah Mason stepped through the door of his second-ever UW College of Built Environments (CBE) class. He was nervous, but also excited. “I chose the course because it was a planning practicum,” explains Mason. “We were going to be doing real work for the community, not just handing in assignments.”
Join us for a reception event hosted by UW’s College of Built Environments and this year’s AIA Architecture Firm of the Year awardee, Mithun! We look forward to connecting with our community attending the conference. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
In this panel discussion moderated by Dean Renee Cheng, speakers Affiliate Professor Donald King, Meredith Everest, and Whitney Lewis represent three generations of Black architects in the Pacific Northwest and discuss how the creation of some of Seattle’s most important landmarks continues to pushback against industry norms. Explore their perspectives and learn more by viewing “Designing With Intention.”
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
In 2021, Tim Lehman, a landscape designer of Northern Arapaho descent, was hired to improve drainage conditions on the Daybreak Star property. | Landscape Architecture Magazine.
This day of giving serves as a moment to celebrate the role philanthropy has in helping CBE fulfill its public service mission to provide accessible education, innovative research opportunities, and realize more equitable and just built environments.
An interdisciplinary research team, including University of Washington Associate Professor of Architecture Gundula Proksch, received $2 million in funding from the National Science Foundation’s Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) program. The funding will be used to combine engineered microorganisms with 3D printing to create materials for sustainable built environments.
Catherine De Almeida, assistant professor of landscape architecture, is part of the interdisciplinary UW team working on a community-based project researching ways to preserve water, soil and sediment along the Duwamish River, famously polluted by decades of industrial contamination. | Fox 13 News
The Green Futures Lab strives to create habitat and cleaner waterways through the use of floating wetlands. Check out this great video from King County summarizing our Duwamish floating wetland project. | King County TV
Learn about the Puget Sound Business Journal’s ’40 under 40′ recipient and first female principal of GLY Construction Tess Wakasugi-Don in an interview hosted by Jeff McCann and Lisa Benjamin as part of Runstad’s Real Leaders in Real Estate series.
This bi-annual celebration recognizes the significant contribution made by alumni of our program in two distinct categories—the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award. This year’s theme is “an architecture for the public good.”
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 work that highlights JEDI principles, practices, or inquiries.
As we enter February, the CBE Diversity Council is proud to acknowledge and celebrate one of the most integral parts of the United States’ history. Black History Month serves to remember important people and events that shaped this country.
“What you’re seeing is just another recalibration of the sorts that have been going on for time immemorial between employers and communities,” said Chuck Wolfe, a multinational urbanism consultant and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. | Geek Wire
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 implementation progress report.
Diane Sugimura, Runstad Advisory Board member and Co-Chair of the Runstad Advisory Board EDI Committee, shares with us the history of the pan-Asian community in Seattle and her hope for the future.
Join us live on February 10 as Gregg Colburn, assistant professor of real estate and longtime friend of NASA astronaut Josh Cassada, will moderate a discussion with astronaut Cassada, currently stationed on the ISS.
On August 8, Steven Bourassa joined the College of Built Environments as the Chair of the Department and the Jon and Judith Runstad Endowed Professor. CBE Runstad Department of Real Estate’s new chair shares what drew him to the role and what excites him about the future.