Urban Ecological Design

Our department is committed to leading an interdisciplinary approach to explore, examine and further Urban Ecological Design through our research, teaching and service. Explore our program pillars, research, and community engagement.

Program Pillars


  • In Memoriam: Sally Schauman

    September 19, 2022

    Sally Schauman

    Professor Emeritus, passed away on April 10, 2022. Having joined the faculty in 1980 as Associate Professor, Sally helped to establish the Master of Landscape Architecture Program, and served as Chair of the Department for 12 years


  • Case Study Investigation (CSI): Measuring Health and Happiness at Dune Peninsula

    September 6, 2022

    Graduate student Rebecca Habtour discusses the research being done at Dune Peninsula as part of the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Case Study Investigation program. The research team includes Landscape Architecture professors Ken Yocom and Amy Wagenfield, who are CSI Research Fellows. | LAF


  • Future Food Forest: Radical Landscapes for Uncertain Times

    August 18, 2022

    Students in the summer studio led by Elizabeth Umbanhowar present their installation for the Seattle Design Festival titled "Future Food Forest: Radical Landscapes for Uncertain Times". The festival took place August 20th and 21st at Lake Union Park from 10-7. Their installation at the Seattle Design Festival represent what a loss of biodiversity would look…


  • Summer Design Build 2022 in Traena, Norway

    August 12, 2022

    We welcome back some of our students who went to Traena, Norway to complete their Design/Build with Daniel Winterbottom and co-instructors Luka Jelusic and Mate Rupic!¬† A group of 16 students, some matriculated at UW, left the US in the middle of June 2022 to work on a design/build project on a small island off…


  • Mikyoung Kim Design, UW alums, Recipient of ASLA Firm of the Year Award

    August 8, 2022

    The American Society of Landscape Architects recently awarded Mikyoung Kim Design the Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor that the ASLA bestows on a landscape architecture firm. Congratulations to UW alums, Associate Principal Bryan Chou (CEP ' 02) and Associate Jess Hamilton (MLA '17)!   Mikyoung Kim Press Release Boston, Massachusetts August 2,…


  • Announcing our 2022 WASLA + UWLA Capstone Award Winners

    July 11, 2022

    At long last, we would like to thank everyone who submitted their work to the WASLA Awards this year. We appreciate your participation during such a busy year and spring quarter! Congratulations to our National ASLA Student Award winners!

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