Nate Kingdom, product design major

Nate Kingdom

April 17, 2023

Nate Kingdom, a product design major from Denver, hopes to design products that can help everyone and be used all over the world.

Liana Bradley

Liana Bradley

April 17, 2023

Meet Liana Bradley, a product design major from Durham, North Carolina. Bradley loves seeing the relationship of people to products and what makes them loved or hated.

Maggie Brown

Faces of ENVD | Maggie Brown

April 14, 2023

Maggie brings so much contagious inspiration, passion, and energy to ENVD.

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April 10, 2023

ambitious (adj.): having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed. How to embrace the ambitious... Challenging, demanding difficult, arduous—connotatively, our culture of competition has agreed to talk about ambitious undertakings negatively. Let’s reclaim that as we navigate these last few weeks of the term. Your work in ENVD...

Peggy Gordon

Peggy Gordon to retire after 27 years of service to CU Boulder

April 10, 2023

After 27 years of administrative, advisory, leadership and program support work, Peggy Gordon, assistant director of academic services, will graduate with the ENVD class of 2023 and enroll in retirement this spring.

Community-engaged architecture capstone studio

Grant funded project addresses social, environmental climate change issues in Colorado

April 10, 2023

Teaching Assistant Professor Susan Atkinson, Chris Hamilton and Erica Hung–two recent ENVD graduates–presented their interdisciplinary collaboaration at the Art + Science + Action Partnerships Celebration on March 22. The event was sponsored by the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement and the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA).

Student work exhibited at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center

Local non-profit exhibits first-year studio designs

March 13, 2023

Six student projects are on display at the Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, a Boulder non-profit creative reuse center.

Parking garages and parking lots – like these pictured in downtown Chicago in a 1956 aerial photograph – became a core feature of 20th-century U.S. urban development. Chicago History Museum/Getty Images

City planners are questioning the point of parking garages

Feb. 20, 2023

Two assumptions undergird urban parking policy: Without convenient parking, car owners would be reluctant to patronize businesses; and absent a dedicated parking spot for their vehicle, they’d be less likely to rent and buy homes. Because parcels of urban land are usually small and pricey, developers will build multistory garages. And so today, a glut of these bulky concrete boxes clutter America’s densely populated cities.

ENVD laser cut acrylic buffalo award

ENVD Scholarship Committee Announces 2023-2024 Research Award Recipients

Feb. 13, 2023

The Environmental Design Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2023-2024 winners of the ENVD Research Award. The ENVD Research Award financially assists with senior-level ENVD honors and capstone projects. Congratulations to ENVD students Ellie Muncy and Ainsley McElwee!

ASLA students and faculty in San Francisco

Landscape architecture students, faculty attend ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture

Jan. 27, 2023

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) conference was held Nov. 11-14, 2022, in San Francisco. There was a record turnout in attendees from Environmental Design.