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Mission Statement

As a college that embodies multiple perspectives on the creation and stewardship of built environments, we are at the forefront of a global discourse increasingly focused on the process of urbanization, globalization, and sustainable development. Our work has immediate and tangible impacts in the physical world and profound implications for urban systems, human health, environmental resilience, social equity, and economic vitality. As an academic community with a strong professional orientation, we are committed to the advancement of integrated planning, design, construction, development, and investment through teaching, learning, and research in the built environments. Our collective work as a college sits squarely within the broader mission of the University — to advance and disseminate new knowledge through scholarly exchange, creative practice, and public service.

Students enrolled 2016 – 2017 Academic School Year
Undergraduate: 384
Graduate: 514
2015-2016 Scholarship funds distributed: $706,001
Number of scholarship recipients: 255
2015-2016 Research dollars awarded: $1,217,970


The College of Built Environments is an open place for all students, faculty, staff, and community to be themselves and express their values. As a College tasked with launching professionals who will design, plan, build and sustain the infrastructure of our communities, we know it is our responsibility to work for all people. We are continually committed to preserving and expanding the diversity of our people, perspectives, and ideas to fulfill these needs. Read more about College and University resources on our CBE Diversity page.

Full time faculty: 68
Affiliate faculty: 101

Departments: Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning

Interdisciplinary vision: Builders begin with plans, designed my architects and landscape architects, part of bigger ideas developed by urban designers and real estate developers. As the fields in our College intersect with each other in the real world, we see it as our responsibility to prepare them for this collaboration. Through mixed discipline studios, travel programs, service learning projects, research, and

List of interdisciplinary degrees offered: Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Construction Management, Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Urban Design and Planning/Master of Policy Administration, Master of Construction Management/Master of Public Health.

Undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design, Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, BA in Architectural Design/BS in Construction Management, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Community, Environment, and Planning
Graduate degrees: Master of Architecture; Master of Science in Architecture, History and Theory; Master of Science in Architecture, Design and Computing; Master of Science in Architecture and High Performance Building; Master of Science in Construction Management; Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture; Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Urban Planning, Master of Landscape Architecture; Master of Urban Planning; Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management; Master of Science in Real Estate, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning; Ph.D. in Built Environment
Certificates: Certificate in Design Computing; Certificate in Urban Design; Certificate in Lighting Design; Certificate in Historic Preservation; Certificate in Wetland Science and Management
Accreditation: American Planning Association; Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, National Architecture Accrediting Board

Labs + Centers: Carbon Leadership Forum, Center for Asian Urbanism, Center for Education and Research in Construction (CERC), Center for Environment, Education + Design Studies (CEEDS), Design Machine Group, Discovery Commons, Green Futures Research and Design Lab, Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research, Integrated Design Lab, Northwest Center for Livable Communities, Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies, SHARE Lab, Urban Ecology Research Lab, Urban Form Lab, Urban Infrastructure Lab