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Lid I-5 North to Host U District Community Vision Workshop

On Thursday, November 9th, the U District Partnership, the Lid I-5 campaign, and the UW Scan Design Master Studio will be hosting a community vision workshop focused on lidding Interstate 5 between NE 45th and NE 50th Streets. People of all walks of life are encouraged to come out and share their ideas for how they would like to see the area transformed by a freeway lid.

UWLA Students Awarded Top Pacific Horticulture Design Futurist Prize

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 Janeseki featured in UW Farm Weekly Newsletter (10.11.23)

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!

InterAction Nepal | Spring 2023 | Bhangal Community Hall

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.

UW//LA JEDI Newsletter SPR ’23

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…

ANNOUNCING: Vincent Javet as Assistant Teaching Professor

We are delighted to announce that Vincent Javet will join our department as an Assistant Teaching Professor beginning in summer 2023. Vincent has previous experience in both teaching and professional practice. Trained as a landscape architect and urban planner, Vincent is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Rutgers University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on 2D digital design, 3D digital design, visualization, construction (materials and assemblies), material tectonics, and design studios in green infrastructure…

CBE students featured on the Belltown Community Council Meeting

Our Winter quarter studio “Envisioning Belltown as a 15-minute Neighborhood” led by Affiliate Associate Professor Laure Heland was featured in the April issue of Belltown United.  At the Belltown Community Council meeting, CBE students Alex Holbrook (Architecture), Katherine Magee (Landscape Architecture, Urban Design & Planning), Pedro Ramos (Architecture) and Eve Wang (Landscape Architecture) delivered a great presentation of the Studio framework and their design projects.  The student team generated stimulating conversations and visions for revitalizing Belltown in the 21st century! To learn more about the students’ work, you can check out their final projects here.  …