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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 design and construction of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. She was the project landscape architect for the White House under several Presidential administrations where she completed over 50 planning, design, and construction projects. She was elected as a Fellow of the ASLA in 2002 and has always strongly advocated for the landscape architecture profession and has served on numerous national committees of the ASLA and allied organizations. Now retired, Carol advocates for landscape architecture through involvement on local park advisory boards and as a lecturer to civic groups. Read more about Carol’s award-winning career in landscape architecture…

Just Circular Communities

Just Circular Communities (JCC) is an interdisciplinary collaborative that seeks to envision and implement localized, regenerative, and community-driven circular systems for a Just Transition – by, with, and for Frontline communities. At the University of Washington, College of Built Environments, students have engaged with JCC topics through Participatory Action Research and Service-Learning design studios. Led by Associate Professor Catherine De Almeida, landscape architecture, architecture, and urban planning students have participated in community-engaged design activities to explore the development of the…

Visiting Georgetown’s Innovative Wet Weather Treatment Facilities

On Wednesday, January 24th, the Seattle 2030 District, which is part of the larger 2030 Districts Network, hosted a tour of the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station (WWTS). The Seattle network of districts is a private-public partnership composed of property owners and managers, services stakeholders, and community stakeholders. The 2030 Challenge was established by the non-profit organization Architecture 2030 and aims to achieve a 50% reduction in energy use, water consumption, and transportation emissions by the year 2030.  Four graduate…

Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture – Now Accepting Applications for 2024

The Bachelor’s of Landscape Architecture program is now accepting applications for the 2024 Autumn cohort. Please visit our Undergraduate Admissions page for a full description of application requirements and other resources, including portfolio review criteria and a recorded overview of the program (see BLA Info Session located on the side). image from first year L Arch 403 studio, Vasi Karp BLA ’25

Exhibit at UW Explores the Intersection of Art, Health, and Environment in the Peruvian Amazon

“TRES COMUNIDADES” is a bilingual showcase that can be found on UW Seattle’s campus at the College of Built Environments gallery in Gould Hall until December 15th, 2023. Its time at UW marks the second stop on its international tour, with plans to open again at Pennsylvania State University in 2024.