Architecture of the Campus Environment

Architecture of the Campus Environment is staffed by a team of architects, landscape architects and planners who provide leadership, counsel and oversight regarding campus planning and design for the University of Washington's three campuses and associated properties.  Our mission is to ensure continuity of the University’s commitment to design and planning excellence, and advise University leadership on how to accomplish and practice active, innovative stewardship of these campus environments.  We conduct our work in partnerships with many university and community colleagues.  Together we conceive, initiate and guide architectural, landscape architectural, campus and urban design and planning work focused on sustaining the unique qualities of each campus environment and its future use and development.  We engage in proactive design review and guidance on all major projects to help achieve the goals established by academic, athletic, administrative, residential or other end users, within the parameters of budget, schedule and policy.  We care about the human experience of the whole University environment, from its historic and contemporary buildings and open spaces, to its public art, paths and plantings.  We attend to many of the details involved in shaping its functionality, sustainability, and internationally recognized visual beauty. 

Our work supports the university’s leadership team by:

  • Facilitating effective and strategic physical planning for University of Washington campuses, in partnership with colleagues throughout the university;

  • Creating and communicating physical development analyses of the University’s built and undeveloped environments and systems, associated with proposed university uses and/or capital investments;

  • Providing ongoing design review and proactive assistance that supports the work of the University of Washington Architectural Commission and University Landscape Advisory Committee;

  • Facilitating discussion among University leaders, the University Capital Projects Office and Facilities Services regarding strategic and long range planning objectives; and

  • Representing the University’s physical planning and development interests in the broader community, and assisting in crafting community/university partnerships that further mutual goals.

  • University of Washington Update on Current Seattle Campus Planning Initiatives

Campus Master Plans

UW Architectural Commission

University Landscape Advisory Committee

West of 15th Avenue Planning

UW Architecture and Landscape Audio Program

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