Winter Quarter Registration begins Friday 11/3 If you are looking for courses to take for this upcoming quarter, be sure to check out some of the courses offered by our department here. Some of the courses we offer this quarter range from Introduction to Landscape Architecture to Human Experiences of Place and many more! For electives offered this quarter, check out our Winter 2024 BLA Directed Electives which you can find here
Please join us for an engaging and timely lecture by Rasmus Astrup of the Copenhagen-based design studio SLA on Monday November 13, 6-7:30pm. This lecture will cover the firm’s innovative approach to climate mitigation and how adaptation centered around the multifaceted capabilities of city nature.
“Amy Wagenfeld & Shannon Marder are excited to launch their book: Nature-Based Allied Health Practice: Creative and Evidence-Based Strategies. The benefits of interacting with nature for our social, cognitive, and physical wellbeing are well documented. But how practical is it to take therapy into nature, or bring nature into therapy? This evidence-based and accessible guide demonstrates easily workable, creative, tried-and-tested strategies for bringing nature into therapy. It includes simple and fun ready-to-go activity ideas. Using the life-course as a framework,…
Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture Celina Balderas Guzmán featured in New Faculty Spotlight highlighting her research that spans environmental planning, design, science and climate change adaptation. | UW Research
by Chris Copeland (MLA 2025) In the summer of 2023, Pacific Horticulture held a design competition to support new planting ideas for Pioneer Park in San Francisco, CA. Working with an historic site like Coit Tower, which can attract up to one hundred and fifty thousand visitors per year, our team wanted to use this opportunity to draw attention to the historic ecosystems of California. These communities of plants and animals are iconic and beloved. However, in a changing and increasingly…
Kove Janeski (UW Farm Operations Lead) writes: The UW Farm has been experimenting with cereal cultivation this growing season: we have grown and are processing multiple wheat varieties at the Center for Urban Horiculture Farm site and are also testing out a small planting of quinoa within Mercer Court’s Chenopodiaceae plot. Alongside the Farm’s other chenopods, such as beet and chard, the Farm’s quinoa has grown over 6 feet tall!
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the election of Jeffrey Hou, Ph.D. of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, Seattle as one of 48 ASLA Fellows.
Urban environments pose a series of challenges to native habitat projects, such as heat from nearby hardscapes, trash and pollution, and disturbance from people visiting the site. The Burke Meadow project is no exception. One of the greatest challenges to the success of the meadow’s camas is grazing by feral urban rabbits, who often eat the shoots down to the ground in early spring.
During the spring quarter of 2023, the UW Department of Landscape Architecture sponsored the InterAction Nepal program in collaboration with the Kathmandu University Department of Development Studies. UW and Nepali students from multiple disciplines worked with community members from Bhangal, Budhanilkantha, an informal urban settlement in the Kathmandu Valley destroyed during Nepal’s 2015 earthquakes.
With the 2022-23 academic year coming to a close, this Spring newsletter highlights a bevy of department-wide Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) events that have taken place during this past quarter, as well as updates on activities taken on by the UW//LA JEDI Committee and the CBE Diversity Council. Opportunities to actively engage with JEDI initiatives include feedback on the Diversity Strategic Plan and applying to the Youths in the Built Environment lead coordinator position (due Monday, 6/5) or…