February 11, 2014
On February 6, ENVD students and an ENVD graduate served as graphic illustrators during the City of Boulder’s Bike/Walk Summit, enabling the city to bring the Co-Design process for participatory design from Vancouver, Canada to the United States. The originator of Co-Design, Canadian architect Stanley King, and his colleague artist Susan Chung, presented this process during the ENVD Fall Lecture Series last November.
January 22, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO MATTHEW JELACIC AND ROB PYATT for receiving a BFA Faculty Recognition AwardS. These awards are given to faculty members who have demonstrated continued support of the CU community through service activities.
December 17, 2013
Pyatt and students spent two summers at Pine Ridge to help construct energy-efficient demonstration houses designed and conceptualized by students in the NASHI service-learning course. Each structure -- strawbale, optimized wood frame, compressed earth block, and SIPS (structural insulated panels) -- is designed to be energy efficient and appropriate for the variable climate.
December 16, 2013
Brian Cook, David Kahn and the students from their spring 2013 Burke Park Praxis Studio received the American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado 2013 Merit Award For Design. The design-build project won this professional achievement award going up against licensed landscape architecture professionals
December 4, 2013
The Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative, Thunder Valley Community Development Corp, University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Design Program, Oglala Lakota College, and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology's net zero energy research project featured on the Public Interest Design Blog:http://www.publicinterestdesign.org/2013/12/04/nashi-completes-first-net-zero-energy-home/
November 5, 2013
ENVD Professor Kevin Krizek is one of seven CU-Boulder faculty to receive a 2013-13 Fulbright grant. Krizek, who also is outreach and education coordinator and transportation fellow at the CU Environmental Center, currently is in Bologna, Italy.
September 24, 2013
In the spring of 2013, a class of twenty-five junior and senior Landscape Architecture students at CU Boulder were invited by the City of Boulder to create an outdoor classroom for Horizons K-8 Charter School. It was part of a design/build curriculum led by instructors Brian Cook and David Kahn, in conjunction with the City of Boulder Parks and recreation Department.
September 16, 2013
Please check back for updates on new lecture date and time.
September 5, 2013
Diners at the Center for Community with an interest in fresh food and sustainability might swallow easier knowing that some of the ingredients they’re savoring were grown by CU-Boulder students just yards away.
September 5, 2013
University of Colorado professor Julee Herdt gave students in her design class an assignment: Build architecturally beautiful pieces of furniture.
The tricky part? Undergraduates in this "Green Tech" course were instructed not to buy any materials for the project -- and, instead, search for scraps, whether in alleyways or salvage yards. If students did need to make purchases, they needed to be minimal -- say, at thrift stores.