Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder


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".

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.