Built Environment

Civil and environmental engineers design, build, and maintain the built environment, i.e., the roads, buildings, drinking water facilities, and other infrastructure systems that serve society.


Our department’s research is focused on increasing the equity, durability, and resiliency of this built environment. Equity requires that everything civil and environmental engineers build, operate, and maintain serve human wellbeing to consider the varying needs of different groups within our society, including working to identify and work toward righting historical inequalities.

Durability is needed to ensure that infrastructure meets its intended purpose over its expected service life. Resilience is needed to mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural disasters, allowing communities to quickly recover from extreme events and adapt to new conditions. This includes transportation engineers finding new ways to reconnect a community divided by a highway, structural engineers implementing new monitoring systems to understand health of a built system, and environmental engineers bringing clean drinking water to a community that lacks access to this basic human need.

CEE Faculty in the Built Environment

Negin Alemazkoor

Negin Alemazkoor


Assistant Professor

T. Donna Chen

T. Donna Chen


Assistant Professor

Olsson Hall 101G

Phone: 434-982-2951
tdc9c@virginia.edu
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Andres Clarens

Andres Clarens


Professor

Olsson Hall 111E

Phone: 434-924-7966
afc7r@virginia.edu
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Lisa Colosi-Peterson

Lisa Colosi-Peterson


Associate Professor

Olsson Hall 111D

Phone: 434-924-7961
lmc6b@virginia.edu
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Diana Franco Duran

Diana Franco Duran


Director of the Construction Engineering and Management Program
Assistant Professor

Olsson Hall 113A

Phone: 434-243-8765
dmf8a@virginia.edu
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Jose Pantaleon Gomez III

Jose Pantaleon Gomez III


Lecturer

Devin K. Harris

Devin K. Harris


Department Chair
Professor

Olsson Hall 114B

Phone: 434-924-6373
dkh2a@virginia.edu
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Arsalan Heydarian

Arsalan Heydarian


Assistant Professor

Lindsay Ivey-Burden

Lindsay Ivey-Burden


Assistant Professor, Academic General Faculty, Teaching Track

Olsson Hall 102A

Phone: 434-243-1250
li6n@virginia.edu
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Leidy Klotz

Leidy Klotz


Copenhaver Associate Professor

James H. Lambert

James H. Lambert


Professor

Osman E. Ozbulut

Osman E. Ozbulut


Associate Professor

Thornton Hall D217

Phone: 434-924-7230
oeo5c@virginia.edu
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B. Brian Park

B. Brian Park


Professor

Olsson Hall 253 (Link Lab)

Phone: 434-924-6347​
bp6v@virginia.edu
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Marek-Jerzy Pindera

Marek-Jerzy Pindera


Professor of Applied Mechanics

Thornton Hall D214

Phone: 434-924-1040
mp3g@virginia.edu
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Brian L. Smith, PE

Brian L. Smith, PE


Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

James A. Smith

James A. Smith


Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Henry L. Kinnier Professor of Civil Engineering