Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder


ENVD faculty collaborating on new, professional Masters of the Environment degree program

November 11, 2015

The Masters of the Environment is a new and interdisciplinary professional master's degree at CU-Boulder.  It is a 17-month, cohort based program starting in the Fall of 2016.  The on-line application process is now open. Visit for more info.

Shawhin Roudbari joins ENVD faculty as assistant professor

November 11, 2015

The ENVD Program is happy to announce that Shawhin Roudbari (above right) has joined our faculty as an assistant professor. Shawhin completed his PhD in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California Berkeley in 2013; he also holds two master’s degrees.

ENVD Lecturer Sarah Spencer-Workman collaborating on LEED Lab in Middle East

November 11, 2015

Sarah Spencer-Workman, LEED AP, in conjunction with the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Center for Green Schools, is working with the American University in Cairo to establish the first LEED Lab in the Middle East. Sarah is advising faculty in the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering on the curriculum development and beginning the course offering in the Spring 2016 semester.

ENVD Senior Instructor Marcel De Lange wins AIA Colorado North: Citation Award

October 26, 2015

ENVD Senior Instructor MARCEL DE LANGE of 641West design wins AIA Colorado North: Citation Award for Commercial – Re-mode

ENVD Senior Instructor MICHAEL TAVEL honored as Outstanding Alum

October 26, 2015

Michael Tavel, Senior Instructor at ENVD, gave a talk at the University of Toledo, Ohio, on October 9th titled “Sustainability As Creative Practice.”  Michael was brought to Toledo be honored as an Outstanding Alumnus during homecoming week.  Events also included an award ceremony and short film about Michael shown at a gala dinner, riding in the homecoming parade, and a skybox at the football game.

ENVD Director Kevin Krizek delivers talk "Challenges of Exporting Success: Understanding Dutch Cycling"

October 26, 2015

On Saturday, October 3rd, as part of the alumni day events for Radboud University, ENVD Program Director and Professor Kevin J.

ENVD Instructor Tori Derr and Professor Emerita Louise Chawla published in Handbook of Green Infrastructure

October 26, 2015

Senior Instructor Tori Derr, Professor Emerita Louise Chawla and recent PhD graduate Alessandro Rigolon have published a chapter in the Handbook of Green Infrastructure: Planning, Design, and Implementation by Edward Elgar Publishi

ENVD Director Kevin Krizek featured in Coloradan Magazine

September 28, 2015

ENVD Director and Professor Kevin J. Krizek is featured in the recent issue of the Coloradan Magazine.

Book edited by Georgia Lindsay published

September 28, 2015

ENVD Visiting Assistant Professor Georgia Lindsay recently had the book she edited, "Revisiting 'Social Factors'Advancing Research into People and Place," published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  Book description and purchasing information may be found on their website.

ENVD Professor Ping Xu published in Environmental Science Journal

September 28, 2015

Professor Ping Xu's article titled, "Feng-shui as a clue: Identifying the Landform Patterns of Impact Zones from the 2013 Historic Mountain Floods in Boulder and Nearby Areas, Colorado, USA," was published in the peer-reviewed International Scientific Journal, Journal of Environmental Science, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2015.