UW//LA JEDI Newsletter SPR '23
June 1, 2023
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…
Alumni Spotlight: Craig Skipton '03
May 25, 2023
This month we are highlighting Craig Skipton! He graduated from the MLA program in 2003 and currently works as the director of landscape architecture for Western Washington at AHBL. Craig is committed to diversifying what landscape architects do by engaging with people’s passions, finding new ways to bridge the gap between science and landscape architecture…
SPR 23 End of Quarter Review Schedule
May 24, 2023
Check out the work of our spring studios and courses, and good luck on that final push towards SUMMER!
ANNOUNCING: Vincent Javet as Assistant Teaching Professor
May 23, 2023
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…
CBE students featured on the Belltown Community Council Meeting
May 5, 2023
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…
UW's Green Futures Lab: Building wetlands to sustain salmon
April 13, 2023
The Green Futures Lab strives to create habitat and cleaner waterways through the use of floating wetlands. Check out this great video from King County summarizing our Duwamish floating wetland project. | King County TV
LARCH Professor Jeff Hou and Associate Professor Ken Yocom honored at the 2023 CELA Awards
April 10, 2023
We are so grateful to congratulate UW LARCH Professor Jeffrey Hou and Assoc. Professor Ken Yocom on their 2023 CELA Award recognitions; read their testimonies and award details here.
BLA Design-Build featured on the Arboretum Foundation Website
April 7, 2023
Our Woodland Creek Design Build is featured in this season's Arboretum Foundation newsletter. The graduating class of BLAs did an amazing job renovating the former drainage pipe. To read more great details about the students' work, check out this article from the Arboretum Foundation website.
Out in Front 2023: Call for Submissions
March 28, 2023
OUT in FRONT is a showcase for local firms to share innovative and exciting design work with students and the larger professional design community. This year’s event encourages professionals to share work that highlights JEDI principles, practices, or inquiries. Join us for light snacks and beverages to kick off the showcase.
Alumni Spotlight: Biruk Belay BLA '14
March 25, 2023
This month we are spotlighting landscape architect Biruk Belay (BLA, 2014). He currently lives in Seattle and works at Site Workshop. UWLA: Could you outline your professional journey between graduation and today? BB: I graduated with a Bachelors in Landscape Architecture in 2014. During my final year of school, I was able to secure…
BLA Info Session - Recording now available!
March 24, 2023
Want to find out more about the Landscape Architecture department's undergraduate programs? This recording from February 2023 covers information on the field of Landscape Architecture, our department's philosophies, course/study abroad offerings, and admissions requirements for the Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture program, as well as our Urban Ecological Design Minor. This video also showcases one of…
UW//LA JEDI Newsletter WIN ’23
March 17, 2023
UWLA JEDI Committee Updates GGN Firm Tour 3/29 - RSVP BY FRI 3/17! The JEDI committee this quarter has been working in concert with the Professional Advisory Council (PAC) to offer a firm tour with GGN at the beginning of Spring quarter. This is a lead up event to this year’s Out in Front exhibit,…
"It makes you human again": ‘Sketching as Witness’ at the College of Built Environments
March 10, 2023
CBE Professor Daniel Winterbottom's "Sketching as Witness" exhibition shows two and a half years of sketches of sancitoned and unsanctioned encampments around Seattle during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more on Winterbottom's process and connection to humanity in this feature story in The Daily.
Tim Lehman and Regeneration of the Daybreak Star Property
March 7, 2023
In 2021, Tim Lehman, a landscape designer of Northern Arapaho descent, was hired to improve drainage conditions on the Daybreak Star property. Learn more in this article from Landscape Architecture Magazine.
WIN 23 End of Quarter Review Schedule
March 1, 2023
End of Quarter Reviews WIN2023.pdf
Opening Reception: Sketching as Witness with Daniel Winterbottom
February 6, 2023
This exhibit features the sketches and watercolor works of Daniel Winterbottom from his neighborhood wanderings and observations of pandemic life: "deserted streets, businesses closing overnight, and a dramatic increase of homeless encampments." Register and join us on February 24.
Catherine De Almeida in Handbook of Urban Landscape Research
January 23, 2023
Catherine De Almeida's book chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Urban Landscape Research (Routledge, 2022) is now available online as an e-book.
Shantol Morgan (BLA 2025) awarded inaugural LAF Ignite Scholarship
January 9, 2023
We are thrilled to announce Shantol Morgan, BLA 2025, is a recipient of the LAF Ignite Scholarship, joining an inaugural cohort of four students. Congratulations, Shantol!
Just Urban Design
December 16, 2022
Newly released! "Just Urban Design: The Struggle for a Public City" (MIT Press 2022) features a collection of chapters and case studies that apply a social justice lens to the design of urban environments.
End-of-Year Note from the Chair
December 14, 2022
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,…