UW College of Built Environments E-news
March 2009

Message from the Dean

“College of Built Environments” embodies strategic principles developed by the faculty in part to signal that the times now upon us will not accommodate business as usual. Environmental innovation and research have never been more important. More...

In the Spotlight

The Delta Shelter

OSKA Architects Wins AIA Award
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects received the American Institute of Architects 2009 AIA Architecture Firm Award, recognizing the firm’s 35 years of consistently excellent work, community involvement, attention to sustainable design and nurturing of in-house talent. More...

Steven Holl

Steven Holl Wins BBVA Award
New York architect Steven Holl, BArch ’71, won the first Arts award in the prestigious BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards, which recognize and encourage world-class research. More...

College News

Sichuan, China is focus of first BE Lab

First BE Lab Focuses on China
Urban Design and Planning Associate Professor Dan Abramson and Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Jeff Hou will lead the inaugural BE Lab on earthquake recovery in Sichuan, China. More...

Friedman Elected ACSA President
In February, the member institutions of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) elected Dean Daniel S. Friedman, FAIA as its 2010 president. More...

China-U.S. Workshop on Sustainable Development
Urban Design and Planning and the UW China Studies Program, along with the King County Department of Natural Resources and the Sustainable Development Training Institute, will host the China-U.S. Professional Workshop on Regional Sustainable Development, May 5-9. More...

Public Housing Redevelopment Studied
Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Lynne Manzo launched a multi-year $362,000 research project for the Bremerton Housing Authority to evaluate remaking the Westpark public housing community into a new, mixed-income development. More...

Portable Classroom Design
CBE’s Department of Architecture was awarded a $2,500 grant by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards to examine sustainable design practices and create a prototype for a high-performance portable classroom. More...


Class Notes

Lake House

Hutchison & Maul Architecture
Named 2009 'Emerging Voice'
Seattle-based Hutchison & Maul Architecture has been named a 2009 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League NY. Principals Robert Hutchison, MArch '96, and Tom Maul, MArch '96, will travel to New York this month to participate in the lecture series. More...

Jones and Jones Win Neutra Medal
Grant Jones, BArch ’62, and Ilze Jones, BArch ’64, principals of Jones & Jones in Seattle, won the Richard Neutra Medal for Professional Excellence. Neutra, one of modernism's most important architects, pioneered the field of human behavior and the design of the built environment. More...

99k House

Seattle Team Wins National Sustainable Design Contest
The Seattle team of Hybrid/Owen Richards Architects, which included CBE alumni Tom Mulica, MArch '05, and Kate Cudney, MArch '05, won the 2008 99k House Competition to design an affordable, sustainable house prototype in the Gulf Coast region. More...

Steinbrueck Honored for Career Achievement
Peter Steinbrueck, MArch ’88, was recognized for a lifetime contribution to historic preservation last year when he received Washington's State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPO) 2008 Career Achievement award. More...

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We remember friends and colleagues we’ve lost. More...

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