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  • EDI Student Leaders talk about their perspectives of the CBE Diversity Council

    November 29, 2022


    Diversity Council students standing in Gould Hall

    Last spring, the CBE Diversity Council Communications Working Group sat down with some of the student representatives in the Diversity Council (Kat Golladay, Austin Bass, Kana Takagi, and Maimoona Rahim) and asked them to share experiences, their thoughts on the issues, and hopes for the future.

  • From the Dean: November 2022

    November 15, 2022


    Views of Mt. Rainer and Drumheller Fountain at sunset

    Gould and Architecture Halls have been full of excitement and activity with classes and community events in full swing. In our second year of our two year strategic framework implementation, we are asking important questions about how CBE can be more of a leader in showing how built environments can elevate the experience of our…

  • CBE launches new mentorship program

    September 12, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    Interior of Gould Hall

    The College of Built Environments has launched its first-ever, college-wide mentorship program. The program will help students grow in their chosen field through one-on-one guidance, advice, and insight from a mentor.

  • Q&A: Exploring how the design of the built environment affects our health and well-being

    September 12, 2022

    Jamilah Williams

    Making Healthy Places book cover

    The recently published second edition of "Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Well-being, Equity, and Sustainability" explores how the design of houses, schools, workplaces, streets, parks, transportation systems, and urban form, affect our health and well-being.

  • Benjamin F. McAdoo's lasting legacy as an architect and activist

    September 9, 2022

    In the News

    Associate Professor Tyler Sprague and senior architecture student Sierra Miles discuss the Benjamin McAdoo Research Collective, which seeks to share and cultivate appreciation for the work of Benjamin F. McAdoo, the first registered Black architect in Washington. | Seattle Times

  • Homeless People Need Homes - and Money, Too

    September 6, 2022

    In the News

    Buildings under construction

    Gregg Colburn, associate professor of real estate, discusses the relationship, or lack thereof, between homelessness and poverty, and what he believes is the true cause of homelessness. | Washington Post

  • Elevating the Spirit: Dean Renée Cheng on Architecture’s Role in Our Lives

    September 6, 2022

    In the News

    Renee Cheng in a black short sleeve turtle neck

    Haley Ha, SAM’s Manager of Public Engagement at the Asian Art Museum, spoke with Dean Cheng about her background, why equity matters in architecture, and how architecture can respond to ecological concerns. Dean Cheng participated in the University Lecture of the 2022–2023 series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. | SAMBlog

  • Building the Future

    August 12, 2022


    This spring, Harris and Oshima were named Fellows of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). This honor is given to those who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. Their contributions may include scholarship, service, teaching, and stewardship of the built environment.

  • New faculty books: How your brain works, cycling around the world and more

    August 12, 2022

    In the News

    Books on shelves

    H. Pike Oliver, affiliate instructor of real estate at UW, and co-author Michael Stockstill new book, “Transforming the Irvine Ranch: Joan Irvine, William Pereira, Ray Watson and The Big Plan”, talks about the history of the University of California campus and its impact on the development of the city.

  • UW expert says the housing market is the key factor causing homelessness

    August 2, 2022

    In the News

    headshot of gregg colburn

    In this interview with KUOW, Gregg Colburn, associate professor of real estate, discusses his new book "Homelessness is a Housing Problem" and offers insight into how Seattle's homelessness crisis might be addressed. | KUOW