Water_Works Competition Winner

Gowanus by Design

Congratulations to Shu Kuei (Tako) Hsu for his winning entry in the Gowanus by Design - Water_Works Competition!  His entry received Honorable Mention in the category of Architectural Design.  Entitled 'Responsibility', Shu Kuei's entry can be viewed here among the others.

Gowanus by Design received entries from individuals and teams, comprised of students and professionals from over 20 countries.  These and other selected entries will be exhibited in the spring at a location near the Gowanus Canal in New York City.

Posted Thursday 14 February 2013 at 3:42 pm |
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Summer Quarter Courses

Checkout just some of the courses being offered this Summer.

Reading the Elwha

Croatia Design/Build

New Orleans Design/Build

Summer Course List located here

To register, please visit the Summer Quarter website. For more information on specific Landscape Architecture courses, please contact Vanessa Lee

Posted Monday 11 February 2013 at 12:08 pm |
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Green Wall in Atlantic Cities article

This Could Be the Key to Making Downtowns Greener

Congratulations to Nancy and the Green Futures Laboratory featured in today's Atlantic Cities!

Posted Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 5:14 pm |

Green Wall Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thank you to the many MANY volunteers and funders for their support over the past 19 months!




Video and photographs by Harley Pan, November 19, 2012.

Previous Green Wall posts: 

Vertical Sustainability at Gould Hall

Green Walls are UP!

Green Wall - King 5 Report

Posted Tuesday 20 November 2012 at 2:27 pm |
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BLA + MLA Programs ranked fourth nationally

2013 DesignIntelligence Rankings

The latest DI ranking was just released, and we have made some significant progress this year. BOTH our BLA (tied with UO) and MLA programs are ranked fourth in the deans survey. This is the first time our MLA program has made the top 5.

Our BLA program was acknowledged for its "strong design-build program and community engagement", and our MLA program was cited for its "highly acclaimed faculty, community engagements and international opportunities".

In the industry ranking (separate from the deans survey), our MLA is ranked 13th (tied with Auburn, UT Arlington, and UT Austin), maintaining our place in the top 15 in which we were first listed just last year.

Posted Friday 16 November 2012 at 11:39 am |

Newest SEEDoc Released

Escuela Ecológica Project

Recently released by SEED Network, this mini-documentary features Ben Spencer and a cast of our students, other UW faculty members, and residents of Lomas de Zapallel. The project is winner of the 2012 SEED Award. 

Check out the video below and more info can be found here.

Location: Lomas de Zapallal, Lima, Peru

Project Description: The Ecological and Healthy School Initiative encompasses the design and construction of the Pitagoras School Park and of a new classroom building with 10 modular classrooms. Both designs incorporate numerous sustainable building strategies including the use of locally sourced materials, a grey water filtration system, and a clay pot drip irrigation system used historically by the Incas.

Posted Thursday 25 October 2012 at 2:00 pm |

Autumn Quarter Brown Bag

with Matt Tucker, John Koepke, UMN Students

Posted Thursday 11 October 2012 at 5:52 pm |

OUT/in/FRONT 2012

THANK YOU to all who helped open our exhibition!

MANY THANKS to our professional contributors, professonal advisory committee, colleagues, alumni, faculty, students, and friends who came to celebrate the opening of our annual professional design show on Monday night!  Our exhibition currently features 37 projects from 27 firms/non-profits.   

This show not only helps our students witness the diversity of exemplary landscape architectural work in this region, but also brings our design community a little closer!

If you missed the opening, please be informed that the exhibition runs until Friday Oct. 19th. You can stop by Gould Hall Court between 8am - 9pm (1-5pm on the weekends). Please check specific building hours / door openings listed here.  

For a look at THIS year's show please visit: OUT/in/FRONT 2012 ONLINE GALLERY

And last but not least, special thanks to ARC Reprographics and Seasoned in Seattle Catering!

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Posted Thursday 11 October 2012 at 5:30 pm |