Community-Minded, Interdisciplinary, Technology Driven

Solving the grand challenges our world faces requires thoughtful undaunted leaders generating rigorous research to produce outcomes that inform meaningful productive results for the greater good.

At the UW’s College of Built Environments, we strategically bring together the five specific disciplines related to designing, planning, constructing, and managing the spaces and places we live, work, and gather. We have identified a number of strategic research areas addressing key areas that answer the grand challenges of urbanization, globalism, and sustainability.