What will you build?

Seattle is a global hub for innovation, and much of that spirit and mindset begins at the UW. At the College of Built Environments, we value the traditions of design and community building. Through mixed discipline studios, travel programs, service learning projects, and research, you’ll build and grow your community in and outside of the classroom.

Build Your Future

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Student Services

Our Office of Student Services is dedicated to supporting our student body and provides a wide range of resources to help you reach your personal, academic, and career goals.


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Future Students

We are committed to cultivating future leaders who bring collaborative approaches to solving today’s grand challenges and creating better built environments for all.


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Academic Programs

Our students, faculty, and staff bridge, complement, and integrate effectively across disciplinary boundaries within CBE and with our partners.


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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are essential to meeting our goal of a more just and beautiful world. The disciplines of the college are fundamentally about envisionsing, planning, designing and building a better future. This necessarily means one that is socially just and equitable. In a context of change and uncertainty, we believe that anything less is unsustainable.

Our Principles