Published: Sept. 10, 2019

Paul Chinowsky and Chip the BuffaloWelcome back ENVD students!

It is hard to believe we are already in the third week of the semester. Everyone is in a routine and it is exciting to see the initial project reviews happening in studios. I hope all of our new first-year students are beginning to feel that they are a part of the ENVD community. The Emerging Leaders Program and the student organizations are doing a great job with all the events that are happening this month in ENVD. I hope everyone is taking the opportunity to get involved with the great organizations we have in ENVD.

By now you will have noticed some of the changes that occurred in ENVD over the past summer. We are excited to welcome a new group of faculty representing all of the majors. The new curriculum is in full implementation and the 8-week studios are bringing new energy to the first and second-year studios. The new maker space on the third floor and the new gallery are getting finalized and ready for use.

All of the changes have been implemented with one goal in mind – to provide our students with the best environmental design education in the country. As we enter the 50th anniversary year of environmental design at CU Boulder, the faculty and staff are excited to introduce our students to new challenges and new opportunities. I look forward to introducing these new opportunities over the next year as we celebrate together the golden anniversary of ENVD.

Welcome back to the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. It will be an exciting year as ENVD once again shows we have the most creative and hard-working students at CU!

As always – drop by any time if you have any questions or thoughts on the program.

Paul Chinowsky
Director, Program in Environmental Design