Message from the Dean
Two thousand eleven marks the start
of the University of Washington’s 150th anniversary year, so it is a double
pleasure and honor to welcome you to our small corner of the campus. Among the
many responsibilities we share as part of this great enterprise is continual reassessment
and reaffirmation of our core mission, which is to prepare our students for effective
and fulfilling careers across the broad spectrum of built environment disciplines—architecture,
construction management, landscape architecture, real estate development, urban
design, urban planning, and all the tributaries of scholarship and
specialization that flow from these powerful vocabularies. I can think of no more
capable academic leaders in this mission than our four distinguished department
chairs—Jeff Hou, Dave Miller, John Schaufelberger, and Qing Shen—and I
encourage you to visit each of their department’s websites to learn more about
our internationally celebrated faculty and students, and about their many
newsworthy activities, awards, and achievements. Read more...
In the Spotlight
Goodfellow Honors Onouye by Establishing Endowed Chair in the Department of Architecture
A $1 million gift to CBE established the first endowed chair in
the Department of Architecture’s 97-year history. Malcolm Goodfellow (BArch ‘87
and BS ’87, Construction Management), honored his teacher, Barry Onouye, a
senior lecturer in architecture who retired in June after 42 years of teaching. Read more about the honorary gift in UW Today.
GGN Wins National Design Award
Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, a Seattle-based
landscape-architecture practice, received the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design
Museum’s 2011 Landscape Architecture National Design Award. Founded by partners
Kathryn Gustafson, Jennifer Guthrie (BLA ’93), and Shannon Nichol (BLA ’97),
the firm specializes in designing high-use landscapes in complex, urban
contexts throughout the Americas and Asia. Click for more about the National Design Awards...
Architects Sets the Bar for Restaurant Design
Jim Graham and Brett Baba (MArch '85) of Graham Baba Architects are rapidly defining
the hottest in Seattle restaurant design. Projects such as Ballard's Walrus
and the Carpenter in the Kolstrand Building are receiving national acclaim for the architects' "place-making"
magic. Read more...
CEP Alumna Sylvia
Tatman-Burruss Finishes Year with AmeriCorps VISTA
Sylvia Tatman-Burruss (BA ’10, Community, Environment and
Planning) spent her first year after graduation as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer
working fulltime with the International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA) in Ajo,
Arizona. Sylvia's work supported ISDA’s mission of designing and implementing
environmental, cultural, real estate and development projects intended to
preserve and enrich the environment, culture and economy of the Sonoran Desert.
Sylvia recently sent lively and engaging “field notes," which we have reproduced with her permission in .pdf format. Read Sylvia's dispatch...
TiLT Volunteers Design
and Build for Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Program
TiLT Community Design received a grant
from the Department of Neighborhoods to complete an outdoor pavilion at the Aloha Inn Transitional Housing Shelter. The build team volunteers
included several UW Architecture graduates. The ribbon cutting for the
structure took place at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Aloha Inn on
May 21, 2011, by Bill Hallerman, Director of the Archdiocesan Housing
Authority. TiLT Community Design is a grassroots coalition of designers,
artisans and builders based in Seattle, Washington. Established in 2007, TILT
and its members are emboldened by the notion that public art and architecture
can improve the lives of the less fortunate and affect positive social change. For
more information and photos of the projects, visit the TiLT Facebook page.
More in Alumni News
CBE In the Media
Design Lab to Thrive in “Ultra Green” Bullitt Center
The College of Built
Environments’ Integrated Design Lab (IDL) is slated to become one of the first
tenants in the Bullitt Center, the nation’s first urban mid-rise commercial
building aimed at achieving Living Building™ certification with the goal of
net-zero energy use, located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. IDL plans
to partner with the Bullitt Foundation and the Cascadia Green Building Council
to develop and operate a new center with a regional focus on education, events
and community outreach. Read more...
Jennifer Lail, UDP
Master of Urban Planning Student, Wins International Fellowship
Lail (MPA ’10), a current MUP candidate, received a Fulbright award to study
climate change within the Polar Law Program at the University of Akureyri in Iceland.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange
program sponsored by the US government, designed to increase mutual
understanding between the people of the US and the people of other countries. Photo by Ritzy Ryciak. More about the Fulbright...
Architecture and Architecture Departments Reach Out to the Community through
Landscape Architecture Design/Build: Monica's Village Place I Outdoor Living Room
Landscape Architecture Design/Build class, led by Prof. Daniel Winterbottom, developed
an artful and therapeutic rooftop garden for the Catholic Community Services of
Seattle. LA students worked in unison with Catholic Community Services
representatives and Monica's Village Place I residents to synthesize initial
concepts into an inspired final design titled, “Home.” The notion of “home”
supported the various social and cultural concerns and needs of the residents,
and transformed the rooftop into an outdoor living room that facilitates
community, reflection, exploration and active play.
2011 Neighborhood Design/Build Studio at El Centro de la Raza
Department of Architecture's 2011 Neighborhood Design/Build Studio received a
grant from the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods to construct a
community gathering space at El Centro de la Raza, a community center serving a
diverse population in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. The project was part
of a larger effort to enhance the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park, an area
connected to the community center that honors the memory of a local victim of a
social justice case. Click for more photos and information on the project.
Also in College News:
Simonen Directs Carbon Leadership Forum Research Effort
The Carbon Leadership Forum
(CLF) is an industry-academic collaborative research effort focused on
advancing the standards and methods needed to track, report and reduce the
environmental impact of building construction. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is
an established method of accounting for environmental, economic and social
impacts of a product or process over the full life from manufacturing to use to
disposal. Read more...
Management Faculty Win HP Grant for New Ways to Teach
Assistant Professor Giovanni Migliaccio’s leadership, five professors in the
Department of Construction Management received a $150,000 Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Catalyst Award that will fund real-time collaborations between CBE Construction
Management students and their counterparts at universities elsewhere in the
world. The grant is part of the HP
Catalyst Initiative, a global program to improve science, technology,
engineering and math education. Read the UW Today article.
Rottle & Yocom Receive Grant for High-Performance Landscape Project
Associate Professor Nancy Rottle and Assistant Professor Ken
Yocom of the Department of Landscape Architecture were two of ten research
fellows selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation in a highly
competitive process to lead its new Summer 2011 Case Study Investigation
program. This unique research collaboration matches LAF-funded faculty and
student research teams with design firms to document the benefits of exemplary
high-performing landscape projects. Read more from the Landscape Architecture Foundation.
Dean Friedman to Teach CEP Ethics Course -- With a Twist -- In Winter 2012
Daniel S. Friedman, dean of the College of Built
Environments, is taking a bigger role in Community, Environment, and Planning(CEP) next year by teaching the 2012
winter quarter ethics course with a twist. Dean Friedman aims to engage CEP
students in an experimental syllabus that explores problems of ethics and
identity through a critical analysis of HBO’s award-winning television series, The Wire. Read more about this unique course.
Joel Patrick McLeod, BArch '67
Patrick McLeod, BArch '67, passed away April 28, 2011 at the age of 72. Read more at Legacy.com...
Warren Raymond Seyfried, Jr., Retired CBE Faculty Member
Warren Raymond Seyfried, Jr., retired CBE faculty member, passed away on May 22, 2011. Read more at Legacy.com...
Laurence (Larry) M. Smart, BLA '76
Larry Smart, BLA '76, passed away on April 19th, 2011. Read more at Legacy.com...
Ray W. Strand, BArch '47
Ray W. Strand, BArch '47 and Construction Management Hall of Fame Inductee, passed away November 13, 2010. Read more at Legacy.com...
join us for the BE Lecture Series, colloquia, industry speakers, and more. Keep up to date on the latest happenings by
- November 4, 2011: 1st Annual Construction Industry Research Conference (CIRC)
This inaugural conference presents the varied and extensive construction
research accomplishments of the faculty and students of the University
of Washington Department of Construction Management and College of
Built Environments. It also showcases the work of guests from Central
Washington University and the UW's Department of Communication.
- November 4, 2011: Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Open House
to our Annual MLA Open House for those
interested in graduate programs in landscape architecture. Located in the
College of Built Environments, our program focuses on URBAN
ECOLOGICAL DESIGN. Our
Department Chair, Faculty and Staff look forward to presenting our MLA program
and degree offerings to you and learning of your backgrounds and interests.
- November 4, 2011 "W" Day
On November 4, 2011, Huskies all around the world will drape themselves in purple and raise a toast to the UW’s 150th birthday. As part of that day's celebration, select Seattle-area businesses will offer discounts to anyone wearing purple, KJR 950 AM will broadcast live from campus, free purple T-shirts and cupcakes will be handed out, and various Seattle icons will turn purple. Huskies who live outside the area can post their UW memories and photos of themselves in purple on the UW Facebook page or the Twitter hashtag #UW150, host purple parties and show their Husky pride wherever they happen to be that day. Get your purple on, Dawgs!
- Student Calling Program November-December 2011
UW student callers help the University keep in touch with alumni and friends by giving them an opportunity to talk to a current student about campus life, to update their contact information and to support the University. Learn how your gift has made a difference to one particular student caller. Calls to CBE alumni will start in mid-November 2011.
- December 7-8, 2011 - "Drawings and the Italian Renaissance Architect" symposium at the UW Rome Center
For more information, please contact Prof. Ann Marie Borys
September 30, 2011, October 20, 2011, and November 17, 2011
UW Dept. of Architecture Lecture Series
October 17-29, 2011
OUT/in/FRONT: Landscape Leading
October 21, 2011
CM Lean Construction Seminar
October 28, 2011
UDP Professionals Council Fall Happy Hour Fundraiser
November 4, 2011
Construction Industry Research Conference
November 4, 2011
November 4, 2011
Open House: Master of Landscape Architecture Program
November 15, 2011
Student Calling Begins
December 8, 2011
"Drawings and the Italian Renaissance Architect" symposium at the UW Rome Center
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