By uniting critical thinking with making and doing, CU Boulder’s Program in Environmental Design is pioneering an integrative approach to education and research that will shape the future of design.
Built upon strong traditions within the design fields, including architecture, landscape architecture, and planning, we are an inclusive and creative community committed to enriching our built, social and natural environments.
The Program in Environmental Design orients engagement to the creation of healthy and sustainable communities with attention to social justice and economic vitality. Environmental design is inherently place-based. It supports innovation of and intervention in places.
Efficacy and ethics demand that environmental design engages with the users of these places. We do so in ways that are both collaborative and interdisciplinary, as well as integrate engaged scholarship, evidence-based practice and experiential learning to serve community needs.
The Bachelor of Environmental Design (B.EnvD) degree at the University of Colorado Boulder is the state’s first and only undergraduate, pre-professional interdisciplinary design degree in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, sustainable planning and environmental products of design.