Nicholas DeFaria

Nicholas DeFaria

Nicholas is from San Diego, California. He's a full-time student and spends his weekends with the Air National Guard. One thing he likes most about ENVD is the opportunity to make connections with professionals.

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams

Brooke is from Santa Cruz, California. During her sophomore year, she made the switch from architectural engineering to environmental design. In summer 2017, she interned with the architecture firm Fuse, and in summer 2018 one of her designs broke ground. In her spare time, she listens to podcasts, "because you can learn so much about a subject in 20 minutes."

Christian Bellefeuille

Christian Bellefeuille

Christian is from Fort Collins, Colorado. He works at the Digital Media Center and enjoys urban exploration and photography. One piece of advice he'd give incoming students is "to not hold back, be yourself and go for it."

Joshua Magallanes

Joshua Magallanes

Joshua is from Denver. He is pursuing a dual degree from the Program in Environmental Design and the Leeds School of Business. His favorite thing about ENVD is the creative freedom and sense of community amongst the faculty and students.

Elyse Skinner

Elyse Skinner

Elyse is from Littleton, Colorado. She worked in the front office as a Peer Advisor. Last spring, she defended her Honors Thesis - Designing an Immersive World: Exploring Theme Parks through Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.

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

June 1, 2017

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 on Saturday, June 3, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Assistant Professor, Alicia Gonzales and Kristina Lu view a map of Santiago

Social Justice and Activism in Design

March 24, 2017

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...

Dylan West holding his award for Outstanding New Advisor

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

Feb. 20, 2017

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...

Students Travel to Taos, New Mexico for Site Analysis Field Trip

Feb. 6, 2017

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...

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

Dec. 12, 2016

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...