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Monday, September 22, 2008

No More Architecture

posted by on September 22 at 12:12 PM

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:



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Posted by Vince | September 22, 2008 12:47 PM

CAUP is a better acronym than CBE.

and they still don't offer a BArch degree.

Posted by max solomon | September 22, 2008 1:11 PM

Too bad they don't build fuck-all except models. What a dumb name change.

Posted by Greg | September 22, 2008 1:23 PM

Will there be a competing Department of Unbuilt Environments?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 22, 2008 2:01 PM

Kind of dumb, but maybe it's partly because they'll be offering a new (interdisciplinary) Masters of Science Real Estate degree program next year and who knows what other (interdisciplinary) programs in the future.

Anyway, guess I'll need to update my resume.

Posted by Hey Wait | September 22, 2008 2:17 PM

Fucking douchebags. It's like trying to rename hospitals "medical centers." Makes some schmuck feel important. Ignore it.

Posted by ivan | September 22, 2008 2:37 PM

I don't like it. Smells like old farts trying to disguise themselves as fresh baked bread. Advertising.

Posted by HuskyQuaker | September 22, 2008 2:49 PM

How about a Department of Mechanically-Drawn-out, but not yet Built Environments?

Posted by NapoleonXIV | September 22, 2008 3:00 PM

College of George Orwell

Posted by Blair | September 22, 2008 8:24 PM

College of George Orwell

Posted by Blair | September 22, 2008 8:24 PM

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