September 4, 2019

UW colleges, offices share three-year NSF grant to make ‘internet of things’ more secure

Several University of Washington schools and offices will team up to research how organizational practices can affect the interagency collaboration needed to keep the “internet of things” — and institutional systems — safe and secure. Cooperating in the work, funded by the National Science Foundation, will be the UW College of Built Environments, College of Arts &…

August 2, 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Olmsted Scholars

Fatema Maswood crossing the stage at graduation

“Using ideas, influence, communication, service, and leadership to advance sustainable design and foster human and societal benefits.”  These are the qualities of students recognized through the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program, considered one of the most prestigious national awards for students of landscape architecture. The College of Built Environments is proud to recognize two…

July 11, 2019

Archinect Deans List: Renée Cheng on How Comprehensive Design Can Engender Inclusivity

The Deans List is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school’s programming, as defined by the dean — giving an invaluable perspective into the institution’s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. Read entire Q&A on Archinect For this installment, Archinect spoke with current University of Washington College of Built Environments dean Renée Cheng….

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…

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