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 first director of the Pike Place Market Public Development Authority and a longtime University of Washington professor, passed away last week. George was appointed to lead the Public Development Authority in 1973 and helped revitalize one of Seattle’s most iconic places. He worked with the city to create Seattle’s first pedestrian zone…

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…

April 16, 2019

Meet our College’s 2019 #Husky100

Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference…

April 11, 2019

Bellevue named national “Outstanding Community Partner” for Livable City Year Partnership

Faculty and staff with the Livable City Year program pose with the award for Bellevue

In a partnership with the University of Washington expected to generate out-of-the-box solutions to civic challenges, the City of Bellevue has been named Outstanding Community Partner by a national group of universities. All 31 schools in the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network (EPIC-N)are working together with cities to improve livability and sustainability for their…

April 2, 2019

Elizabeth Ayer was a pioneer in 20th-century architecture

Washington State’s first registered female architect left her legacy all over the Puget Sound Meg van Huygen  | Curbed Seattle | Original Post Elizabeth Ayer began her architecture career in 1918, while still a student at the University of Washington, with a job at the offices of prominent local architect Edwin Ivey. This started Ayer’s illustrious practice—which included becoming…

March 20, 2019

Relocating for climate change

Managed retreat due to rising seas is a public health issue By Jackson Holtz |UW News | Read the original post  Sea-level rise associated with climate change is a concern for many island and coastal communities. While the dangers may seem far off for large coastal cities like Miami or New Orleans, the advancing oceans…

February 20, 2019

Designing for Resilience

How a design studio at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments engaged students in defining strategies for a community to evolve amidst disruptions. Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country– a hub of innovation with a thriving economy. Yet this rapid growth challenges the capacity of the city to…

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