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Welcome to Spring 2024!

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 precede at 5:30pm in the lobby.

Drawing in Design Lecture: Raven Juarez – Friday 2/9

INVITING YOUR INNER CHILD OUT TO PLAY: CREATIVE INVITATIONS Have you ever wondered why it’s so easy for a child to pick up a paintbrush or a crayon and simply start to create without any fear or anxiety about the blank page ahead of them? How is it so easy for them to tap into their creative energy and begin to work, experiment, and create not only quickly but also joyfully? It is because drawing is one of a child’s…

End-of-Year Note from the Chair

I hope this letter finds you and those close to you doing well as we enter the holiday season here in the U.S. This has been a year of change in the department as we have bid farewell to several faculty and welcomed new… yet there is a buzz of excitement again among our students, faculty, and others in the classrooms and studios.

Remembering Bob Buchanan

It is with great sadness that we remember Professor Emeritus Robert Buchanan. He passed away on July 31, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. Bob was a beloved professor and mentor, and the second Chair of our Department of Landscape Architecture from 1969-1995.