College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

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Ph.D. Program in the Built Environment

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The Ph.D. in the Built Environment is a college-wide, interdisciplinary degree program housed within the College of Built Environments. The Ph.D. Program provides students with a common core of substantial, integrated knowledge concerning the multi-faceted built environment, and then offers areas of specialization in three discrete fields of knowledge and practice:

  • Sustainable Systems and Prototypes
    (across a range of scales, from building elements & assemblages, to buildings, site & neighborhood context, city, and region)
  • Computational Design and Research
    (covering the spectrum of design, planning, and construction processes, practices, and pedagogy)
  • History, Theory, and Representation studies
    (focusing on issues of regional-global modernity)