Program in Environmental Design

University of Colorado Boulder


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.

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.