Architecture No More Architecture
posted by September 22 at 12:12 PMon
News from the UW:
It’s official: UW architecture and urban planning has been renamed the College of Built Environments.
Regents on Thursday, Sept. 18, approved a request from Dean Daniel S. Friedman and his faculty to change what has been the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The new name takes effect Jan. 1.
“’College of Built Environments’ better reflects our core responsibility to 21st-century challenges — urbanization, climate change and livable communities,” said Friedman, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. “Environmental integrity demands an increasingly interdisciplinary approach to design, planning and construction.”
“Built environment” refers to surroundings human beings construct — from cities and transportation systems to houses and gardens.
Yet another indication that we live in a post-architecture world.
And now for some random images relating to the condition of builtness: