Published: Jan. 14, 2020

Paul Chinowsky during winter open house ribbon cutting ceremonyWelcome back ENVD student community

I hope that all of you had a chance to get some rest and enjoy some downtime over the break. As we welcome 2020, we are excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of environmental design. We will be celebrating both the past and the future throughout this year. We will host special speakers, guest jurors and some surprises. 

We will also be launching the first ENVD capital campaign to raise funds for building our scholarship funds, our emergency funds and to continue to build our technical capacity.

As we enter our 50th year, I thought you might be interested in a few ENVD facts:

  • ENVD is the only program in the Rocky Mountain Region where you can major in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and product design at an AAU university – this is the highest recognition for a research university in the United States and CU Boulder is one of only 39 public universities who have this distinction.
  • ENVD has more environmental design graduates than any ENVD program in the country.
  • ENVD has more applicants to its program right now than at any time in the last decade.

We are very excited about our 50th anniversary year and to share this special year with you. It is going to be an exciting semester and all the staff and faculty look forward to making it a great start to a new decade.

As always, my door is open whenever you would like to share some thoughts about ENVD.

Happy New Year!

Paul Chinowsky
Director, Program in Environmental Design