This research lab focuses on assessing the environmental implications of alternative urban development patterns including human and natural systems, human health and oceans, land change cover models and landscape patterns, using GIS and remote sensing techniques.
The Urban Form Lab (UFL) is a research center at the College of Built Environments focused on urban morphology including relationships between transportation and urban form, and between physical activity (walking and biking) and environments, land supply monitoring for infill and redevelopment, compact development patterns in suburban areas, the development of housing typologies.
This department features Master and Bachelor degree programs focused on urban ecological design including research and studio projects on ecological infrastructure, culturally-based place-making, design for ecological literacy and human and environmental health.
The integrated Design Lab (iDL) is an extension of the University of Washinginton's College of Built Environments. The iDL assists design teams on how to design, construct and operate healthier, productive and energy efficient buildings. The Seattle Daylighting Lab is part of the iDL