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  • In Memoriam: Sally Schauman

    September 19, 2022

    Sally Schauman

    Professor Emeritus, passed away on April 10, 2022. Having joined the faculty in 1980 as Associate Professor, Sally helped to establish the Master of Landscape Architecture Program, and served as Chair of the Department for 12 years


  • Case Study Investigation (CSI): Measuring Health and Happiness at Dune Peninsula

    September 6, 2022

    Graduate student Rebecca Habtour discusses the research being done at Dune Peninsula as part of the Landscape Architecture Foundation's Case Study Investigation program. The research team includes Landscape Architecture professors Ken Yocom and Amy Wagenfield, who are CSI Research Fellows. | LAF


  • Future Food Forest: Radical Landscapes for Uncertain Times

    August 18, 2022

    Students in the summer studio led by Elizabeth Umbanhowar present their installation for the Seattle Design Festival titled "Future Food Forest: Radical Landscapes for Uncertain Times". The festival took place August 20th and 21st at Lake Union Park from 10-7. Their installation at the Seattle Design Festival represent what a loss of biodiversity would look…


  • Summer Design Build 2022 in Traena, Norway

    August 12, 2022

    We welcome back some of our students who went to Traena, Norway to complete their Design/Build with Daniel Winterbottom and co-instructors Luka Jelusic and Mate Rupic!  A group of 16 students, some matriculated at UW, left the US in the middle of June 2022 to work on a design/build project on a small island off…


  • Mikyoung Kim Design, UW alums, Recipient of ASLA Firm of the Year Award

    August 8, 2022

    The American Society of Landscape Architects recently awarded Mikyoung Kim Design the Firm of the Year Award, the highest honor that the ASLA bestows on a landscape architecture firm. Congratulations to UW alums, Associate Principal Bryan Chou (CEP ' 02) and Associate Jess Hamilton (MLA '17)!   Mikyoung Kim Press Release Boston, Massachusetts August 2,…


  • Announcing our 2022 WASLA + UWLA Capstone Award Winners

    July 11, 2022

    At long last, we would like to thank everyone who submitted their work to the WASLA Awards this year. We appreciate your participation during such a busy year and spring quarter! Congratulations to our National ASLA Student Award winners!


  • Congratulations, graduates!

    July 10, 2022

    On June 10, 2022, CBE held our first in-person commencement ceremony in three years. Check out the story and more photos.


  • Professor Thaïsa Way Retires from the Department of Landscape Architecture

    July 9, 2022

    Thaisa Way

    Professor Thaïsa Way has retired and is redirecting from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington as she pursues her work at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections, a research institute of Harvard University.


  • Welcome Celina Balderas Guzmán

    July 7, 2022

    We are excited to welcome new faculty member, Celina Balderas Guzmán joining us this upcoming Autumn.


  • Ken Yocom reappointed as Chair of Department

    July 6, 2022

    We are pleased to share that Ken Yocom, chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture has been reappointed to another 3-year term. His appointment begins June 16, 2022, and runs through June 15, 2025.


  • Drawing in Design Workshop with Milenko Matanovic

    July 1, 2022

    This past Spring Quarter, Milenko Matanovic, Founder of Pomegranate Center, offered a lecture and drawing workshop to our CBE students. Check out a short video of the workshop and link to his lecture.


  • Spring Design Build and Celebration at Kline Galland

    July 1, 2022

    On June 7, 2022 Kline Galland celebrated the completion of this year’s Design Build with a dedication ceremony officiating the space as the Marty Bender Family Garden. Read more about this project.


  • Official Opening of the New Visitor Center at American Camp on San Juan Island

    June 23, 2022

    The new American Camp Visitor Center, which was originally designed and planned 10 years ago by UW faculty and students in the College of Built Environments, will open June 23 at 9 AM. | San Juan Islander


  • Landscape architecture students help design local memorial garden

    June 22, 2022

    Led by Professor Daniel Winterbottom, a group of 30 landscape architecture students designed and constructed the new Marty Bender Family Garden, located at Kline Galland Home. | Seattle DJC


  • Sketching the Housing Crisis

    June 21, 2022

    Professor Daniel Winterbottom discusses sketching as a form of activism and the role it plays in the field of landscape architecture. | Landscape Architecture Magazine


  • UW//LA JEDI Newsletter SPR ’22

    May 31, 2022

    Our Department JEDI Committee Year End Reflection DRCC Youth Corps projects are pinned up on the west end of the 3rd floor of Gould. Come check out their work which will be up until the end of the week. More updates on the Youth Outreach in the UWASLA Updates below. On behalf of the Landscape…


  • Celebrating our University Olmsted Scholars

    May 30, 2022

    Congratulations to our University Olmsted Scholars Meghan Obernberger (BLA ‘22) and Stephanie Roh (MLA ‘22). 


  • Our Department JEDI Committee

    May 27, 2022

    Year End Reflection On behalf of the Landscape Architecture department, the JEDI Committee would like to acknowledge that these onerous and tragic times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, blatant attacks on human rights nationally and globally, and racially motivated murders of BIPOC people, continue to impact our ability to show up and remain energized and…


  • UWLA Department JEDI Updates

    May 27, 2022

    Comments from the JEDI Jam event on April 18 have been logged, and can be found here, including those added during the one week of extended posting on the 3rd floor of Gould. Our committee has started to thematically group comments, which will lead to a report that summarizes and guides next steps for our…


  • CBE Diversity Council Updates

    May 27, 2022

    CBE BIPOC Lunch  Mark your calendars and please join us on Thursday, June 2nd for this quarter's College-wide BIPOC lunch event! We will be serving banh mi sandwiches from Saigon Deli again along with other refreshments and hope to see you there!  Take a break from all the hard work you are putting in and…