Published: May 16, 2019

Open house photo collage

Environmental Design open house 2019On May 2, 2019, Environmental Design held its first spring open house event. As an end-of-the-year celebration, the evening kicked off with a program partners cocktail hour, introducing new and upcoming happenings for the upcoming academic year. This year Environmental Design has adapted a new core curriculum, which will include 8-week studios, more technology courses, as well as more advanced design studios and an opportunity to build individual learning paths.

The evening also introduced building renovations to both the main Environmental Design building and the Creative Labs Center located in the Center for Innovation and Creativity building. Renovations will include a new gallery, entrance and lobby development and new student-friendly gathering spaces on the third floor. A new maker space will also be added to the already established Digital Media Center to assist students in learning the technical skills needed for constructing models in the main building.

Following the cocktail hour, Environmental Design opened its doors to the campus and community beyond. Students were stationed by their work so that guests could engage and learn more about the exhibited projects. Student-designed work ranging from architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and product design was scattered throughout three floors, creating an interactive and engaging experience.

Amongst the exhibited work included a People’s Choice award display, which allowed students, guests, faculty and staff the opportunity to vote for designs in the categories of year-of-study–freshman, sophomore, junior and senior.

The People’s Choice winners were announced at the student social, hosted at the Rayback Collective, the evening’s final event. This portion of the night was planned by the student body.

The night’s winners included freshman winner Nettie Skievaski with Assemblage design, sophomore winner Alyssa Brunner with Clyfford Still Synthesis Model design, Junior winner Miles Shapleigh with Pike's Peak or Bust design and senior winners Abraham Proffitt and Alex Haefling with Boulder’s child-friendly map design. 

 Boulder’s Child-Friendly Map by Abraham Proffit and Alex Haefling

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