Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder


C4C Garden to Table Partnership recieves $2,500 Grant

April 23, 2014

The C4C Garden to Table Partnership between ENVD and Housing and Dining Services received a $2,500 grant from Sustainable CU to fund fabrication of tomato cages (designed by ENVD student Ben Seaman), print signage (designed by ENVD students Erin Hauer, Mariah Hermsmeyer, and Bodie Hultin) and to expand plantings for the year.  Erin Hauer, Tory Moore, and Ben Seaman collaborated in the grant writing

DigiFab displays work at Hangar 41

April 23, 2014

ENVD Instructor Marcus Farr's Digital Fabrication studio displays their work from this semester in an exhibit at Hangar 41 Gallery in Denver.  The work was viewed by more than 1000 people as part of the opening night of the Santa Fe Art District First Friday Artwalk and Doors Open Denver.  It includes digitally fabricated wood, veneer, paper, cardboard materials.

New Environmental Design Minor Launches

March 18, 2014

CU-Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design is launching a new minor, to begin this fall, with three possible tracks: design, history and theory, and planning.  

The Environmental Design minor is open to all students on campus and provides a foundation in theory, history, and methodology employed in fields such as architecture, planning, landscape architecture and related design disciplines.

GUB & Green Neighborhood work with Whittier Elementary featured in Daily Camera

March 11, 2014

The Whittier students, along with students at Boulder High, are working with environmental design classes at the University of Colorado on a redevelopment plan for CU's family and graduate housing. Growing Up Boulder and the city also are part of the project.

"We want to show kids that their opinions are being heard and really matter," said Tori Derr, faculty coordinator at Growing Up Boulder and an environmental design senior instructor.

ENVD Instructor Marianne Holbert Presents her Outreach Project at University of Manitoba Symposium

February 25, 2014

Marianne was invited to present her outreach project "Experiencing the Three Legged Stool: Social, Economic and Environmental Education Through the Mariposa Redevelopment" at the Atmosphere Symposium at the University of Manitoba at the beginning of February.

ENVD student Michelle Harrison wins $500 in Haertling House Design Competition

February 18, 2014

Congratulations to ENVD student Michelle Harrison on winning $500 for her proposal to redesign the interior of a Charles Haertling House.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recognizes NASHI in Sustainable Construction in Indian Cuuntry

February 13, 2014

"A University of Colorado Boulder (CU) service-learning program, funded by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), is bringing stakeholders and students together to offer the Oglala Lakota Nation viable models of sustainable, energy-efficient housing. The Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota face some daunting odds.

Senior Instructor Rob Pyatt and NASHI Win the National ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award

February 11, 2014

Congratulations to Rob Pyatt and the Native American housing Initiative for winning the 2013-2014 ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award, Excellence in Housing Education Course or Activity for Designing for People & Place: Sustainable & Affordable Housing for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This award recognizes the importance of good education in housing de

Grand Opening of Spark Boulder, Fri Feb 21st at 6pm

February 11, 2014

ENVD Seniors Staphanie Bigelow and Bill Shrum designed and helped build the interior for Spark Boulder over the past 8 months.  "Spark Boulder is a space for entreprenuership, designed and created by students to foster creativity, cultivate talent, and accelerate innovative idea. Spark Boulder is a student entreprenuer's playground that will allow Boulder and the University of Colorado to remain at the forefront of student innovation and entreprenuership".