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Core Academic Units

The college’s five core academic areas form a vibrant community – responsive to the interests of our disciplines, while working together to address the great built environments challenges of our time and to prepare students for the challenges that lie ahead.

Architecture

Our vision is to provide leadership in contemporary issues of design to our college, university, and region through innovative research and teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. We champion architecture as a critical urban and cultural practice that integrates a complex array of social, ethical and ecological concerns with the research activities of the academy and the technical advances of the building industries and the profession.

Architecture Website

Degrees Offered

 

Contact

Location: 208 Gould Hall
Phone: 206-543-3043
Email: archdept@uw.edu


Construction Management

The Construction Management Department’s mission is to prepare individuals for careers in the construction and related industries by providing high quality education, to conduct research that will benefit the construction industry, and to provide service to the community.

Construction Management Website

Degrees Offered

Additional Programs

Contact

Location: 120 Architecture Hall
Phone: 206-543-6377
Email: uwcm@uw.edu

Landscape Architecture

Our Vision for Landscape Architecture is to lead the allied design and planning fields towards helping to create a future that is sustainable and enhances quality of life. We look to accomplish this through Urban Ecological Design, which integrates site, landscape, and people in a design practice that is both functional and artful. We have made a long-term commitment to lead an interdisciplinary approach to project-based learning in Urban Ecological Design with emphasis in our research and studio projects on Ecological Infrastructure, Culturally-Based Place-Making, and Design for Ecological Literacy.

Landscape Architecture Website

Degrees Offered

Contact

Location: 338 Gould Hall
Phone: 206-543-9240
Email: belarc@uw.edu

Urban Design + Planning

The Department envisions itself as a community of learners committed to developing a cutting-edge urban planning practice, research that advances the profession, and public service in the region, the nation, and the world. The key values that sustain us are sustainability, livability, economic and ecological vitality, and social justice.

Urban Design & Planning Website

Degrees Offered

Contact

Location: 410 Gould Hall
Phone: 206-543-4190
Email: udp@uw.edu

Real Estate

The Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies promotes a rigorous interdisciplinary real estate education that engages the industry, explores its theories and history and conducts research to discover and advance practical solutions to challenges facing the built environment. Master of Science in Real Estate (MSRE) program focuses on increasing students’ knowledge of the fundamentals of real estate finance, investment, and development, as well as developing the broad business management and leadership skills required to improve the sustainable performance and quality of urban built environments.

Runstad Center for Real Estate Website

Degrees Offered

Contact

Location: 424 Gould Hall
Phone: 206-616-5335
Email: bestm2@uw.edu