Children playing on a playground built by 18 student in the Program of Environmental Design in Lakewood, Colorado.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Student-built Playground in Denver

A new Denver-area playground designed and built by 18 students in the University of Colorado Boulder Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) will celebrate its grand opening this Saturday, June 3, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The newly-completed playscape is located at Kendall Apartments in Lakewood, an affordable housing community serving 48... Read more »
Assistant Professor, Alicia Gonzales and Kristina Lu view a map of Santiago

Social Justice and Activism in Design

In January, Assistant Professor Shawhin Roudbari traveled to Santiago, Chile with ENVD undergraduate research assistants Alicia Gonzales and Kristina Lu. The trio conducted fieldwork on social justice and activism in design through visual experience and interviews with various architects, planners and professors. A month before the trip, the team identified... Read more »
Dylan West holding his award for Outstanding New Advisor

ENVD Advisor, Dylan West, Honored with CU’s Award for Outstanding New Advisor

ENVD/ENVS/GEOG Advisor, Dylan West, is honored with the University of Colorado Boulder's Award for Outstanding New Advisor, a recognition given to two staff members each year for going above and beyond in the field of Academic Advising. Undergraduate Staff Advisor for CU Boulder College of Music , Victoria Ibarra, won... Read more »
Students and faculty of the 2017 Lama Foundation Praxis take a group photo in Taos, NM in front of the snowy Rocky Mountains and adobe houses.

ENVD Students Travel to Taos, NM on a Site Analysis Field Trip

Despite the frigid weather and broken down van, nineteen ENVD students, along with Senior Instructor Jade Polizzi, enjoyed a spectacular weekend in Taos, NM on a site analysis field trip to the Lama Foundation . The students gained valuable insights to inform their future design projects while taking in the... Read more »
Sheryl Koutsis stands beside CU Chancellor to receive distinguished annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award.

Sheryl Koutsis Receives Distinguished Annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award

Sheryl Koutsis, Advising Unit Manager of ENVD, receives distinguished annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award. This award is presented to just a handful of individuals here at CU Boulder who display outstanding performance, leadership, and service to the campus and community. Leading such efforts as the Designers Without Boundaries... Read more »
Winners of the Laka "Architecture that Reacts" design competition holding their winning designs on the steps of the ENVD building.

ENVD Home to International Award Winning Student Designers

Congratulations to Ryan Clement and Eric Dell'Orco for winning Second Prize in the Laka "Architecture that Reacts" design competition, and kudos to Tyler Laird and Harrison Smith for taking an Honorable Mention from a pool of 250 professional and student designers from 40 countries. The student works were completed in... Read more »
Mountain towers over the site

ENVD Students Work on Smith Ranch Affordable Housing Project

ENVD students work with the Town of Silverthorne on the Smith Ranch affordable housing project.Read more »
Outside the Colloquium in Portugal, a bike is parked on the above walkway.

ENVD Director Kevin Krizek Speaks at Scientists for Cycling Colloquium in Portugal

ENVD Director Kevin Krizek shares his expertise on sustainable transportation at the Scientists for Cycling Colloquium in Portugal. His presentation is entitled, “Rapid Changes on Sustainable Transport." Hosted by the University of Aveiro and the European Cyclists’ Federation, the Colloquium brought together a number of distinguished speakers in the field... Read more »
ENVD Honors Students and Visiting Assistant Professor Georgia Lindsay strike a scholarly pose for the camera.

ENVD Honors Students Awarded UROP Grants

Five ENVD honors students awarded Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Grants to complete theses under the guidance of Visiting Assistant Professor Georgia Lindsay. L to R: Andrew Hoover working with Kim Drennan on modular housing design - Joshua Gallen working with Marianne Holbert on rural and urban origins of creativity -... Read more »
Assistant Professor Shawhin Roudbari looks over a student project.

ENVD Assistant Professor Shawhin Roudbari awarded $300,000 NSF Grant

ENVD Assistant Professor Shawhin Roudbari awarded $300,000 grant from National Science Foundation. In collaboration with Associate Professor Jill Harrison of CU Sociology and Assistant Professor Jessica Kaminsky from the University of Washington, the awarded funds will be used toward a three-year study entitled Collaborative Research: Institutional Cultures of Ethical Practice... Read more »