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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

  • UWLA Students and Faculty Attend CELA 2024 in St. Louis

    students at St louis Arch

    Students Nat Gregorius and Natalie Weiss (both MLA ‘24) had a great time attending the Conference of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2024 in St. Louis over Spring Break! They both presented our ongoing research with Associate Professor Catherine De Almeida, and listened to other sessions, panels, and speeches by professors of landscape architecture...

  • Professor Jeff Hou Retires from the Department of Landscape Architecture

    Professor Jeff Hou, former Chair and long-time Professor of Landscape Architecture, is retiring from the University of Washington after more than 23 years of teaching, research and service in support of our community. We are excited to see him step into the next phase of his work and life as the Head of Architecture at...

  • Welcome to Spring 2024!

    Student illustration of UW Quad Cherry Blossoms during our Spring 2018 Drawing Workshop with Ron Henderson.

    We’re enjoying some sunshine after our long PNW winter, and have lots to report in the stories listed below.  Save the Date! Chelina Odbert of Kounkuey Design Initiative will be giving our annual PAC Spring Lecture on Wednesday May 8, 2024. The lecture will begin at 6:30pm in Architecture Hall 147 with a reception to…

  • Drawing in Design Lecture: Chip Sullivan + Elizabeth Boults - Friday 4/5

    Join us for our Spring Drawing in Design Lecture with Chip Sullivan and Elizabeth Boults entitled "Wisdom of Place: Recovering the Sacred Origins of Landscape". See you on Friday April 5 at 5pm in Gould 322.

  • Furniture For Keeps: A New Approach to Sustainable Furniture Fabrication

    Rather than the traditional approach of having students purchase virgin lumber, our department chose to source lumber from the UW Salvage Wood Program for this year's Furniture Studio cohort. To learn more about our furniture studio course and this unprecedented practice of utilizing salvaged wood, check out our StoryMap created by MLA student Joanna Chen!

  • Alumni Spotlight: Carol Whipple (BLA '83, FASLA)

    This month we are highlighting alumni Carol Whipple! Carol (FASLA) graduated from the BLA program in 1983 and has worked on a number of projects that encompass historic preservation, restorations, new visitor facilities, and memorials. She worked for the National Park Service for 31 years and received the Presidential Design Award for successfully managing the…

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