Congratulations to senior Shelby Ruiz on being a national finalist in the 2018 IDEC Student Design Competition.
“Fundamental Atmospheres: Designing for Spatial and Spiritual Experiences” provides for the empowerment of users to grow intellectually, spiritually, mentally, or metaphysically. Purposefully broad and open ended, the project program asks entrants to define the specific use of the design and to develop an atmospheric intervention. The purpose can be a religious practice (traditional or emerging), a secular space of reflection or mindfulness, and/or places for public commemoration.
Winners will be displayed at the 2018 IDEC Annual Conference, March 7-10, 2018 in Boston and will … » More …
Zochil Castro has been selected for the Massie Family Endowed Fellowship for a $1,500 scholarship to design a central trail system with the Yakima Area Arboretum. Castro, a third year landscape architecture student, will have spring and summer of 2018 to work on the project under the guidance of Jolie Kaytes, an associate professor and program head for landscape architecture.
The Duward and Carolyn Massie family scholarship was established by Duward Massie (BS ‘52 Agronomy) and his late wife, Carolyn (Former Student, Nursing), with their children Jennifer (MS ’79 Vocational Technical Education and Teaching Certificate), Jeffrey (BS ’83 Civil … » More …
Last fall, Washington State University grad Eric Drivdahl returned to his alma mater to share his experience with aspiring architectural designers during “mentor day” with the architecture program.
Design is inherent for Eric Drivdahl, a Pacific Northwest Native local to Bothell. As a child, Tinker toys, erector sets, and blocks served as the means to construct his imagination’s creative visions. He graduated cum laude in architecture from Washington State University and spent the first six years of his career in Ohio working on historic buildings, including several on the National Historic Register. In 2002, he began his journey with the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl design team … » More …
For architecture major Abigail Shane, life is about moments and interactions. She believes they each happen for a reason – and right now, Shane is living in a pretty good moment.
This past year, Shane earned a Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship and with it, was awarded $2,000 and a trip to California to tour Simpson Strong-Tie’s laboratories and manufacturing facilities.
“I feel really fortunate to have won the scholarship,” said Shane. “It has given me a confidence boost knowing that outside sources can see my potential.”
While touring their facilities, Shane … » More …
The latest version of SDC Magazine (Winter 2018) is now available:
Read more in “Compassionate Spaces” as featured on VCEA website.
Published on Jan 31, 2018
Mona Ghandi is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture.
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of architecture.
Mona Ghandi … » More …