Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder

Alumni & Friends

Did you know that as a ENVD alum you are a lifelong member of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association?

Under the Forever Buffs initiative all alumni and students are lifelong members of the Alumni Association from the day they set foot on campus with no annual membership fees! Contact the CU-Bouler Alumni Association for more information. Also check out what the Career Services Program has to offer you as an ENVD alum.

Alumni Highlights

Spring 2014


ENVD Alum and Lake Flato Architects Intern Keegan Raleigh featured on The Dogrun

February 26, 2014

Although born in Denver, Keegan grew up in Houston. She received her bachelor’s in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Architecture. During this time at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Keegan developed a love for hiking and snowboarding. An interesting fact about her: she has both American and Canadian citizenship.

Lake Flato Dogrun


Alumni Lecture with Jen Lewin and Eric Schweikardt

January 27, 2014 5:47pm

Jen Lewin of Jen Lewin Studio is a local artist who "has been creating large, immersive, interactive art pieces for the public. From interactive sound and light sculptures that inspire people into play, to woven fiber video curtains that reflect movement, or giant, robotic, ethereal moths that dance based on human touch." Jen credits her training as an architect in the ENVD program for influencing her work.  "As a trained architect, Lewin’s pieces are often the scale of buildings and rooms. She creates experiences and environments that are both part of, and integrated into, a physical space."

Eric Schweikardt founded and runs a local toy robot company called Modular Robotics.  Eric says of his work, "My research is focused on explaining, representing and improving the design of robotic systems. I use my background in design and computation, combined with knowledge of robotics and rapid prototyping methods, to explore the space of robot design by building real, physical systems."


Fall 2013


ENVD Alum Michelle Wheatley Lee Won Bicycle Rack Design Competition

December 28, 2013

The piece, created by local environmental designer Michelle Lee, is composed of half-inch thick pieces of steel that have been rolled into shape and coated with a specialty, solid-surface material called Corian. The inspiration for its wavy form, Lee said, is the vision of cyclists taking curves on their course through the foothills west of Boulder during the Aug. 25, 2012 Pro Cycling Challenge stage, dubbed by organizers at the time as the "biggest day in American pro cycling history". Read the entire article in the Daily Camera.  Michelle currently works at 505 Design in Boulder.


Lecture and Exhibit by ENVD Alum David Tryba, FAIA, BEnvd ’77

October 2013

Exhibit and lecture co-sponsored by the CU Boulder Center of the American West. David gave an inspiring talk to the undergrads at the University of Colorado ENVD Program during the Back to Boulder Alumni Lecture Series this Homecoming Week. The exhibition was on view until November 8, 2013.

Tryba Architects


Alumni Panel Presentation and Reception:  10 X 20 X infinite possibilities
After party @ Fate Brewing Company

October 24th, 5:30pm

10 recent ENVD grads showed the inifinite possibilites after graduating with a BEnvd degree. After the presentation There was an after paty at Fate Brewing Company @ 38th & Arapahoe.

Alumni Panelists included:

Geoffrey Berlin, Site Technician and System Designer/Engineer - Real Goods Solar

Justin Feider, Intern Architect  - Davis Partnership Architects

Janna Ferguson, Project Coordinator - Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative + Intern Architect - Drennan Pyatt Architecture + Construction Coordinator & Immersion Team Leader - Experience Mission

Joshua Hathaway, Buildings Team Consultant – Rocky Mountain Institute

Adam Hecht, Program Manager – Google

Michelle W. Lee, Design and Project Management - 505 Design + Owner/Founder - Studio Arc-hive, LLC

Chris Meschuck, Planner - City of Boulder Planning and Development Services

Jeremy Wade Shockley, Freelance photographer – Fedora Photo

Christian Toohey, Owner - Toohey & Sons Farm

Brett Wagner, Art Director - Mocavo + Designer & co-founder - The Bespoke Edge


CU ENVD graduates Keegan Raleigh and Gina Yeon completed the 2013 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

22 September - 6 October 2013

This once in a lifetime two-week studio based master class program for architects and senior students took place at the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre, designed by Glenn, not far from Jamberoo on the banks of the Shoalhaven River. Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s most famous architect and was selected as recipient of the prestigious 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize. While his primary focus is on houses, the Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education centre, completed in 1999, has achieved acclaim as well, critics calling it ‘a masterwork’.


Fall 2010


ENVD Alum Ronald Rael featured in Documentary on Sukkah

September 22, 2010

ENVD Alum, Ronald Rael's work is featured in a new documentary.  Sukkah City, a documentary film by Jason Hutt about the Sukkah City architecture competition, which features The Sukkah of the Signs by Rael San Fratello, premieres in the U.S. at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festivalwith several showings in the Bay Area and is playing at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder for the opening night of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival