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  • Support CBE students this Giving Tuesday

    November 27, 2023

    This Giving Tuesday, the College of Built Environments is calling on the community to support CBE students across all 5 departments.

  • Dean Renée Cheng on Sources of Energy, Research, and Making Equitable Spaces

    October 18, 2023

    Renee Cheng

    In her conversation with Amy Stone, Dean Cheng shares her unique career journey, shaped by family values and artistic influences, and her transition into the world of architecture, emphasizing the transformative impact of teaching and mentorship.

  • From the Dean: Welcome Back!

    September 21, 2023

    As we usher in another academic year at the College of Built Environments, I want to extend a warm welcome back to all our faculty, staff, and students.

  • Interested in serving as a mentor?

    September 21, 2023

    You can work one-on-one with a College of Built Environments student and help them grow professionally through career exploration, networking, and professional skill-building by signing up for our mentor program. This is an excellent opportunity to support the built environments community by sharing your advice and professional experience.

  • 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.

  • Carb talk: CBE’s Climate Solutions Community of Practice sparks interdisciplinary collaborations

    September 11, 2023

    Wildfire smoke from Washington, Oregon and California blanket the Pudget Sound Region in hazardous smoke

    Is there a way to break through knowledge barriers and foster climate change collaboration within and without CBE? Professor Kate Simonen and other faculty think they’ve found it: CBE’s new Climate Solutions Community of Practice (CoP), a group dedicated to generating climate solutions across disciplinary frameworks that encourages student, staff, and faculty participation.

  • [Re]Visioning the Ave: Students devise real-world strategies for a thriving, accessible neighborhood hub

    August 24, 2023

    A mural on the side of a building in the University District

    For several years, the U-District Partnership has sought to figure out what kinds of investments and interventions might help bring optimism back to the Ave. In this effort, UDP reached out to the College of Built Environments for assistance. Might there be a chance to get CBE students involved in devising some solutions?

  • Building a more just and beautiful future: CBE’s new faculty cohort makes strides on campus

    July 13, 2023

    Interior of Gould Hall

    The College of Built Environments at the University of Washington has big dreams. Faculty, staff, and students are tackling issues of social and environmental justice and climate change. They’re seeking out innovations in sustainability, breaking out of disciplinary silos, and forging new collaborations

  • Congratulations 2023 graduates!

    July 5, 2023

    Dean Cheng on stage at graduation

    Congratulations to this year's graduates! Our mission of advancing knowledge is embodied in and by the students who graduate each year and the community who supports them. We all have a lot to celebrate this year.

  • Eight honored with CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement

    June 27, 2023

    gould hall

    We are pleased to announce the eight individuals who have been selected to receive the CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement. “It is an honor to recognize these outstanding faculty for their inspiring leadership to students and colleagues alike,” said Renee Cheng, John and Rosalind Jacobi Family Endowed Dean of the College of Built…