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  • Spring End-of-Quarter Reviews

    May 20, 2024

    All are welcome to check out our end-of-quarter reviews beginning Wednesday, May 29th!


  • PAC Spring Lecture: Chelina Odbert

    April 29, 2024

    Children sit on sign that says North

    Join us on Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-8p in Arch Hall 147! Chelina Odbert, the co-founder and CEO of Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI), will explore her path from design school to the inception of a global, mission-driven planning and design practice. She believes in the power of community-engaged design to advance racial, environmental, and economic…


  • UWLA Students and Faculty Attend CELA 2024 in St. Louis

    April 10, 2024

    students at St louis Arch

    Students Nat Gregorius and Natalie Weiss (both MLA ‘24) had a great time attending the Conference of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) 2024 in St. Louis over Spring Break! They both presented our ongoing research with Associate Professor Catherine De Almeida, and listened to other sessions, panels, and speeches by professors of landscape architecture...


  • Professor Jeff Hou Retires from the Department of Landscape Architecture

    April 1, 2024

    Professor Jeff Hou, former Chair and long-time Professor of Landscape Architecture, is retiring from the University of Washington after more than 23 years of teaching, research and service in support of our community. We are excited to see him step into the next phase of his work and life as the Head of Architecture at...


  • Welcome to Spring 2024!

    March 22, 2024

    Student illustration of UW Quad Cherry Blossoms during our Spring 2018 Drawing Workshop with Ron Henderson.

    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…


  • Drawing in Design Lecture: Chip Sullivan + Elizabeth Boults - Friday 4/5

    March 22, 2024

    Join us for our Spring Drawing in Design Lecture with Chip Sullivan and Elizabeth Boults entitled "Wisdom of Place: Recovering the Sacred Origins of Landscape". See you on Friday April 5 at 5pm in Gould 322.


  • Furniture For Keeps: A New Approach to Sustainable Furniture Fabrication

    March 14, 2024

    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)

    March 4, 2024

    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…


  • Winter 2024 MLA Capstone Reviews

    February 27, 2024

    MLA Capstone Reviews are happening this week. Check out some of our student projects! February 27, 2024 Schedule February 29, 2024 Schedule


  • Winter 2024 End-of-Quarter Reviews

    February 26, 2024

    All are welcome to check out our end-of-quarter reviews this week and next!


  • Just Circular Communities

    February 14, 2024

    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…


  • Visiting Georgetown’s Innovative Wet Weather Treatment Facilities

    February 6, 2024

    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…


  • Drawing in Design Lecture: Raven Juarez - Friday 2/9

    February 5, 2024

    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…


  • Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture - Now Accepting Applications for 2024

    February 5, 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…


  • Spring Quarter Registration begins Friday 2/9

    February 2, 2024

    SpringQuarter Registration begins Friday 2/9 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. Explore topics related to plant identification, history of cities, and more! For electives offered this quarter, check out our Spring 2024 BLA Directed Electives…


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

    January 5, 2024

    “TRES COMUNIDADES, UN RÍO” research team (from left to right)

    “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.


  • Autumn 2023 End-of-Quarter Reviews

    November 30, 2023

    All are welcome to come see student work at our end of quarter reviews in the upcoming weeks!


  • Drawing in Design Lecture: Amitabh Verma Friday 11/17

    November 15, 2023

    Much more than an imitative, representational act, drawing is a versatile, organic skill which encourages creativity and exploration, and also underlies many other modes of visual expression. This pre-workshop lecture will highlight drawing’s identity as a rich, meaningful communication device which provides the foundation for a specialized artistic technique.


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

    November 9, 2023

    An aerial view of Interstate 5 between the University District and Wallingford, looking south towards Downtown

    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…


  • Master’s of Landscape Architecture Info Session

    November 6, 2023

    For those of you in your senior year and considering graduate school, we have a few Master's of Landscape Architecture Info Sessions this quarter for you to engage with. Join us for an Information Session in November, or December. The Info Sessions include an MLA Program and Admissions Overview, a panel with current students and…