UW College of Built Environments E-news
December 2009

Message from the Dean

College of Built Environments

This fall CBE welcomes four highly distinguished and accomplished educators, including Qing Shen, chair and professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning; Kate Simonen, SE, AIA, assistant professor, Department of Architecture; Christopher Bitter, assistant professor, Department of Urban Design and Planning; and Omar El-Anwar, assistant professor, Department of Construction Management. More...

In the Spotlight

Runstads Receive Gates Volunteer Service Award
Jon Runstad (B.S., B.A., '65) and his wife, Judy (J.D., ’74), received the 2009 Gates Volunteer Service Award in recognition of their volunteer efforts on behalf of the University of Washington. More...

CM Team Wins Green Energy Challenge
A team of six construction management students claimed the national championship in the first annual Green Energy Challenge sponsored by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). More...

Alumni News

Model of the new ECC (Photo by Karen Orders)

Rolluda Architects Design New
UW Ethnic Cultural Center

Seattle-based Rolluda Architects will design and manage the rebuilding of a new Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) for the University of Washington. More...

Book jacket

OSKA Founder's Work Shines in Houses
Jim Olson Houses, a comprehensive collection of 16 residential projects built over the last 10 years by Jim Olson (BArch ’63), founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, represents the holistic approach that has guided Jim throughout his career. More...

Seattle's Magnolia Branch Library, designed by SHKS Architects

SHKS Library Design Cited
SHKS Architects’ design for Seattle's Magnolia Branch Library renovation and addition received a citation from the AIA Washington Council Civic Design Awards program and an award for the Stewardship of Public Buildings from Historic Seattle. More...

Barbara Deutsch

Deutsch to Head Landscape Group
Barbara Deutsch, ASLA (MLA ’97), has been selected as the new executive director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). More...


CBE in the Media

The Fremont Troll

Steve Badanes & His
Mythical Creatures
Professor Steve Badanes is interviewed on King-TV's Evening Magazine about Seattle's Fremont neighborhood’s popular tourist curiosity, and what to expect for his next local roadside attraction. Watch the video.

Haag's Garden: Where the Wild Things Are
The Wall Street Journal writes about Professor Emeritus Richard Haag’s remodeled home, intriguing garden, and impact as a pioneer of "urban ecological design." More...

Class design for Seattle Fire Station No. 6

Architecture Studio Redesigns Historic Fire Houses
Students in the Adaptive Reuse of Historic Fire Stations studio course, taught by Architecture Professor Sharon E. Sutton, re-imagine the use of these buildings for the community. More...

Painted railroad tracks from Runje Park to NWI Bldg.

Storefront Studio Ideas Could Boost Roslyn Economy
Students in Architecture Lecturer Jim Nicholls’ Storefront Studio gain practical skills while working with the Roslyn, Wash., community to create a plan to improve its economic viability. More...


College News

Real Estate Degree Program Kicks Off
CBE proudly welcomed 17 students into the first class in the Master of Science in Real Estate degree program this fall.

New Certificate Program in Digital Design & Fabrication
In partnership with CBE’s Department of Architecture, UW Extension has introduced a new certificate program in “Digital Design and Fabrication for Architecture and Design” aimed at professionals in the A/E/C industry. More...

D/B Studio Creates Safe Play Area for Kids
A design team of 16 undergraduate and graduate students took up a challenge to create a safe play area for homeless children in Seattle's Rainier Valley. Find out how.

HiPerPod Program Gets USGBC Incentive Grant
The HiPerPod: Zero Energy Classroom program led by Rob Pena, an associate professor in the Department of Architecture, received a 2009 Excellence in Green Building Education Incentive Grant from the U.S. Green Building Council. More...

CBE Co-sponsors Design for Livability Forum
The American Institute of Architects Seattle, the Cascade Land Conservancy, and the College of Built Environments co-sponsored the second annual Design for Livability forum in October on the UW campus. More...

UDP Participates in $300K Community Food Project Grant
The Department of Urban Design and Planning is one of the partner organizations in the Seattle Community Farm and Good Food Project. More...

Faculty News

CBE Welcomes 4 New Faces
Four new faculty members joined our college community this fall quarter: Chair and Professor Qing Shen, Assistant Professor Kate Simonen, Assistant Professor Omar El-Anwar and Assistant Professor Chris Bitter. More...

Miller/Hull Picked to Design Bullitt Foundation's New Home
The Miller/Hull Partnership, the architecture firm co-founded by David E. Miller, FAIA, chair of the Department of Architecture, was selected to design the Bullitt Foundation’s new Seattle headquarters. More...

Richard Haag's Legacy Subject of Research Grant
Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Thaisa Way received a UW Royalty Research Grant to pursue her research on the work and legacy of Richard Haag, a seminal figure in the field of landscape architecture. More...


Awards & Honors

John Schaufelberger

Multiple Honors for Schaufelberger
Construction Management Chair John Schaufelberger was presented with the Brian D. Dunfield Educational Service Award by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International in June, and was also elected to the National Academy of Construction in July. More...

Friedman on DI Most Admired Educators List
CBE Dean Daniel S. Friedman, FAIA, is listed as one of the Most Admired Educators in the 2009 edition of DesignIntelligence’s "America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools," published by the Design Futures Council.

Winterbottom Honored by ASLA
Daniel Winterbottom, ASLA, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, received the 2009 Community Service Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). More...

MArch Students Win EGB Boston Competition
A team of four Master of Architecture students known as Estudio Monstruo Verde took first place in the Emerging Green Builders (EGB) of Boston 2009 Natural Talent Design Competition.

In Memoriam

Tacoma native Alan Liddle (BArch, ‘48), one of the leading modernist architects in the Pacific Northwest and a passionate advocate for preservation in his hometown, died May 17 at the age of 87.  Read more about Liddle and his legacy.

Save the Date

MUP Degree Program 50th Anniversary Celebration
NEXT CITY | NEXT 50–The University of Washington Master of Urban Planning: A Celebration in Thinking Forward
Jan. 29-30, 2010
Invitations to MUP alumni go out mid-December; check the UDP Web site in mid-December for more information.

CBE Events & Lectures
Please join us for the BE Lecture Series, colloquia, industry speakers and more. Check our Events page to keep up to date on the latest happenings.

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