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  • Designing with Intention: Three Generations of Black Architects

    March 13, 2023

    In this panel discussion "Designing With Intention", speakers 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 the panel here.  

  • Women in Construction Management: Charting a Path Forward

    March 13, 2023

    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:

  • Tim Lehman and the Regeneration of the Daybreak Star Property

    March 13, 2023

    In 2021, Tim Lehman, a landscape designer of Northern Arapaho descent, was hired to improve drainage conditions on the Daybreak Star property. Learn more in this article from Landscape Architecture Magazine.

  • UW's Green Futures Lab: Building wetlands to sustain salmon

    February 24, 2023

    King County's video on UW Green Futures Lab

    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.

  • Empowering Women in Construction with Tess Wakasugi-Don

    February 16, 2023

    Tess Wakasugi-Don

    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.

  • Honoring Black History Month

    February 14, 2023

    Black History Month

    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.

  • Google’s exit from big Seattle-area project shows fleeting relationship between tech and communities

    February 11, 2023

    Google’s exit from big Seattle-area project shows fleeting relationship between tech and communities

    “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

  • 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…

  • Happy Year of the Rabbit

    January 20, 2023

    2023 Lunar New Year

    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.

  • Friday in Space — Chat with the ISS, and more!

    January 18, 2023

    Live Q&A with Astronaut Josh Cassada Aboard the International Space Station! Hosted by Professor Gregg Colburn, Friday Feb 10, 2023, starts at 10:45 AM

    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.