Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder


ENVD Students Contribute to a Successful Bike/Walk SUmmit

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.

ENVD Faculty members Matthew Jelacic and Rob Pyatt receive BFA Faculty Recognition Awards

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.

Rob Pyatt and NASHI highlighted in CU-Boulder News Feature

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.

Brian Cook, David Kahn and ENVD Students Receive ASLA Professional Merit Award

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

NASHI and ENVD featured in Public Interest Deisgn Blog

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:

ENVD Professor Kevin Krizek 1 of 7 at CU-Boulder to receive Fulbright Awards

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.

Shared Spaces - CU Boulder Landscape Architecture Project in ASLA Colorado Publication

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.

Jen Lewin & Eric Schweikardt Lecture cancelled for tonight and being re-schedule.

September 16, 2013

Please check back for updates on new lecture date and time.

From campus to table: students create garden bounty for diners, community

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.

CU-Boulder 'Green Tech' course results in eco-friendly, functional art

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.