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Center for Integrated Design



The University of Washington Center for Integrated Design (CID) promotes a healthy, energy efficient built environment through research, education and outreach initiatives. Located at the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA, the Center serves as a hub for interdisciplinary research teams to collaborate, share resources and improve knowledge on high performance building design. The Center is composed of the Integrated Design Lab (research, technical assistance, and outreach) and the Carbon Leadership Forum.

Core Services Offered

Built Environment: Research, Technical Assistance, Education and Outreach: Overview

Funding Information

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, US Department of Energy, Seattle City Light, Bullitt Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, American Institute of Architects, Architecture and Engineering Firms, Federal/State Work-Study (Leveraged) 

Reporting Structure

College of Built Environments (Dean), Department of Architecture (Chair)

Related UW Entities

College of Built Environments, Department of Architecture

Future Center activities include a partnership of the Integrated Design Lab led by Associate Professor Christopher Meek and Research Associate Professor Heather Burpee with the UW-based Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) led by Associate Professor Kate Simonen, and a new lab on building-integrated biological systems led by Associate Professor Gundula Proksch, all under the umbrella of the Center for Integrated Design.

External Partners

Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment, Seattle City Light, Puget Sound Energy, Bullitt Foundation, University of Oregon (Energy Studies in Buildings Lab), University of Idaho, Montana State University, Lighting Design Lab, American Institute of Architects, Seattle Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, IDL Advisory Board (composed of architecture practice leaders).