June 20, 2019

AIA releases new chapters of “Guides for Equitable Practice”

WASHINGTON – June 19, 2019 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the University of Washington are releasing three new chapters of “Guides for Equitable Practice” today. “Architects can do great things, if we work together to lead the changes we need to secure a better future for our profession, without regard to race, socio-economic background, gender,…

June 14, 2019

Seattle Growth Podcast: Finding Community in Public Spaces

Maisha and

In Season 6, Episode 3 of Professor Jeff Shulman‘s Seattle Growth Podcast, he chats with Maisha Barnett, an alumnus of our college. Maisha Barnett is a public space developer with over a decade of experience shaping community gathering spaces. She talks about her work with the Jimi Hendrix Park development and the redevelopment of Powell Barnett Park,…

June 7, 2019

Livable City Year celebrates partnership with city of Bellevue

This year’s Livable City Year partnership with the City of Bellevue mobilized 285 students from a variety of schools and colleges, representing all three UW campuses, to work on 30 projects in the city. The students’ research, findings and recommendations were on display at a celebration at Bellevue City Hall on Monday, June 3. The Bellevue City…

June 3, 2019

CBE PhD candidates take home awards

Barbara Rodriguez Droguett wins UW Three Minute Thesis Competition In front of a panel of judges, graduate students from a variety of disciplines competed to receive recognition and cash prizes in this year’s Three Minute Thesis Competition. Each student was tasked with the simple, but unenviable task of summarizing months worth of research and planning…

May 20, 2019

Life Building Exchange awarded the Environmental Design Research Association Certificate of Research Excellence

A Northwest Net-zero Energy Community. (Source: Retrieved (9.2.18) from Google Images

The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) has announced its 2019 Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) recipients and UW alumni Dr. Julie Kriegh, AIA, was recognized for her submission focusing on factors in addressing climate change. Her research, entitled Life Building Exchange: Investigating the Intersection of Pro-Environmental Behavior, Place Meaning, and High-Performance Design, begins with the idea that future progress…

May 17, 2019

Team of UW seniors wins ‘Re-imagining Red Square’ design competition

Students and judges gather for a photo in front of project board pin-ups

By Stevie Riepe, The Daily The winners were announced. Shouts of joy echoed from the back of the room as five men raised their arms in excitement and disbelief passing out high-fives. They quickly formed a line and made their way to the front of the room standing in front of the large crowd of…

May 10, 2019

UW students face food, housing insecurity, survey shows

Kim Eckart | UW News Preliminary data from a survey of food and housing insecurity at the University of Washington’s three campuses shows that an estimated 190 students may lack a stable place to live, and about one-quarter of students have worried recently about having enough to eat. Results of the online survey, conducted by UW…

May 6, 2019

Seattle-area universities and colleges declare Affordable Housing Week, May 13-17

By UW News staff They join 25 cities and King County in recognizing the importance of safe, healthy, affordable housing The presidents of four Seattle-area universities and colleges have joined forces to declare May 13-17, 2019 as Affordable Housing Week on their campuses. Dr. John Mosby, president of Highline College; Dr. Daniel J. Martin, president of…

Remembering George Rolfe

George Rolfe leaning against the banister in Gould Hall.

George Rolfe, the founder of real estate education at the University of Washington,  passed away April 30, 2019 at 81 years old. A celebration of his life will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church (1217 6th Ave, Seattle, WA) on June 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm followed by a reception. George Rolfe, the first director…

April 23, 2019

Husky Builders Go For Gold in Green Energy Challenge

Team members pose for a photo with their hands in the shape of a W for UW.

Students from the College of Built Environments’ Construction Management department are once again participating in the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Green Energy Challenge. A team of six junior level students calling themselves “Husky Builders” are competing against teams from all over the county in this annual competition co-sponsored by Electri International. The team’s approach…

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