October 30, 2018

Valuing older buildings: Architecture professor’s book argues for reuse rather than wrecking ball

Peter Kelley UW News In her new book, Kathryn Rogers Merlino, University of Washington associate professor of architecture, argues for the environmental benefit of reusing buildings rather than tearing them down and building anew. “I was trained as both an architect and architectural historian,” Merlino says, “and have always been drawn to older buildings and the…

October 15, 2018

Landscape Architecture Foundation Perspectives: Jeffrey Hou

Jeffrey Hou, ASLA is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington. There, his work and research focus on issues of social and environmental justice including design activism, public space and democracy, and engagement of marginalized groups in design and planning. What drew you to landscape architecture? I would say education and a trip…

October 10, 2018

KUOW covers launch of Livable City Year’s partnership with Bellevue

Students in Bellevue, WA

Every year, students at the UW study a city and help that city with its biggest problems. This year, they’ll study Bellevue. Running a city like Bellevue, a person can get consumed by the problems of the day. “Our staff are so busy, because of the level of service we provide to the city residents,”…

August 15, 2018

Why do so many new apartment buildings in Seattle look the same?

Video Interview with Assistant Professor Rick Mohler by Eric Keto, KCTS9 Read the rest on Crosscut >

August 7, 2018

Celebrating the Life of Richard Haag, Founder of UW Department of Landscape Architecture

Emeritus Professor Richard Haag (1923-2018) founded and served as the first Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington and rose to prominence as one of the most celebrated landscape architects and beloved professors in the College of Built Environments. Richard made it known he did not want an obituary or…

July 14, 2018

Sound Transit rail stations could help solve our housing crisis

The entrance to the Capitol Hill Light Rail station

All of Sound Transit’s LINK light-rail stations offer opportunities to create vibrant, walkable mixed-use communities with significant amounts of new housing and reduced dependence on automobiles. By Rick Mohler and Al Levine Special to The Seattle Times We need a bold, regional approach to housing affordability. As a recent Seattle Times editorial notes, Seattle alone cannot solve our…

July 3, 2018

UW researchers improve a floating community in the Amazon

Staying Afloat By Brooke Fisher, Communications Manager for Civil & Environmental Engineering Photos by Rebecca Neumann and Leann Andrews It takes a village to save a village. A floating village, that is. Drawing on the expertise of researchers from six different UW departments, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is working to improve the health and living conditions…

June 29, 2018

A greener smile

Isabelle de Mozenette, a recent Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP) graduate, approached the UW School of Dentistry early this year with a plan to replace some of the plastic toothbrushes handed out to patients with ones that have bamboo handles. She quickly gained the approval of Dr. Ricardo Schwedhelm, Associate Dean of Clinics, and then…

Diversifying the Landscape Architecture profession through K-12 outreach

Original article Diversifying the Profession Through K-12 Outreach by Allison Ong (MLA ’18) In the first year of my MLA, I was assigned a review of Gina Ford, FASLA’s talk, “Into an Era of Landscape Humanism.” Her opening words have stayed with me ever since: “Fifty years ago,” she begins, “the voice of our profession was eerily…

May 9, 2018

Ten honored with new CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement

We are pleased to announce the 10 individuals who have been selected to receive the newly established CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement. The college created the CBE Distinguished Faculty Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016 and invited nominations in 2017. This award recognizes permanent, retired faculty members who have made important contributions to…

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