UW College of Built Environments E-news
March 2010

Message from the Dean

College of Built Environments

The Built Environments agenda calls for sustained intensification of interdisciplinary enterprise in response to complex grand challenge problems, in particular climate change, energy and urbanization. Equally important is the way we continue to adapt and implement emerging digital technology in support of our academic and professional missions. More...

In the Spotlight

Construction is under way at CfC's second school in Zambia

Construction for Change:
Nonprofit with a CM Foundation

Construction for Change, the Seattle-based nonprofit established in 2007 by three Construction Management alumni—Nick Tosti, ’06; Mike McEvoy, ’06; and Elijah Grindstaf, '06—was highlighted in a Seattle Times article earlier this year. More...

Alumni News

MistralKitchen project (Photo by Benjamin Benschneider)

Olson Kundig: Two New Projects of Note
Jim Olson, ’63, designed Lightcatcher, the striking new addition to Bellingham's Whatcom Museum that opened to the public in November, and Seattle Metropolitan magazine highlighted Tom Kundig, '77, '81, and his MistralKitchen project in its December 2009 issue. More...

Mission: Sustainable—Reality TV Goes Green
Mission: Sustainable, a new Seattle-based, made-for-TV series is the brainchild of CEP alumna Rose Thornton, '08. More...

Seattle's Douglass-Truth Branch Library, designed by Schacht Aslani Architects

Schacht Aslani Architects Receives Awards
Schacht Aslani Architects, led by principals Walter Schacht, '88, and Cima Malek-Aslani, ’84, recently received awards for two projects in Washington state: the Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library and the Library Media Center at Peninsula College. More...


CBE in the Media

PSBJ Spotlights UW Master of Science in Real Estate Degree
The Puget Sound Business Journal writes about the first class of MSRE students enrolled in the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies and the Center’s unique approach to commercial real estate education. More...

Student-created swings

Landscape Architecture Class Creates Campus Benches
Students in Daniel Winterbottom and Ben Spencer’s class in construction materials designed, built and installed unique seating across campus. More...

Creating a New Learning Environment on an Old Estate
The Washington Post features a story about the restoration of the grounds of the Tregaron Estate, a formerly neglected D.C. landmark studied and written about by UW Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Thaisa Way. More...

Puget Sound’s Commercial Real Estate Market Forecast
The Runstad Center’s Jim DeLisle comments on the local commercial real estate market in the Seattle Times and the Bellevue Reporter.

College News

CBE Programs Rank Among Country's Best
The 2010 edition of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, published annually by Design Intelligence journal, ranks the University of Washington among the country’s top 20 graduate programs in architecture. More...

New Certificate Program in Urban Green Infrastructure
Beginning spring quarter 2010, the Department of Landscape Architecture will offer a Certificate in Urban Green Infrastructure through UW Extension. More...

Mrs. Roz Wolfe and Provost Phyllis Wise

MUP Celebrates 50 Years
The Master of Urban Planning program celebrated its 50th anniversary Jan. 29-30 with a weekend of events that brought alumni, former faculty and friends from as far away as Hawaii and Iowa back to campus. More...


Faculty News

Steve Goldblatt

Goldblatt Honored at Retirement Party
The Construction Management Department celebrated 28 years of excellence in teaching and leadership by Associate Professor Steve Goldblatt, J.D., at a retirement party on Jan. 22 at the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education. More...

Book cover

Oshima Book Earns Design Award
Associate Professor Ken Tadashi Oshima’s new book, International Architecture in Interwar Japan: Constructing ‘Kokusai Kenchiku,' earned a design award from the Association of American University Presses. More...

Hou Leads 'Habitat.City' Workshop in Taiwan
In December, Landscape Architecture Chair and Associate Professor Jeff Hou led a five-day international design workshop hosted by the Department of Architecture at Tamkang University in Taipei, Taiwan. More...


In Memoriam

Jan K. Gleason

Highly regarded Seattle architect Jan K. Gleason (MArch, ’81) passed away in January at age 61. Gleason called herself “a social worker in three dimensions,” and built her career on designing child-care centers, homeless shelters, low-income housing and community centers. More...

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