A collaborative, faculty-led merger of existing programs in architecture, construction management, interior design, and landscape architecture spurred the creation of the School of Design + Construction (SDC) at Washington State University (WSU) in July of 2012.
The SDC includes 33 faculty and roughly 650 students across the four disciplines, establishing it as one of the largest schools at WSU and uniquely positioning it within a university-wide strategic effort towards interdisciplinary research and teaching.
The SDC has dedicated faculty delivering top quality instruction for which its programs have become institutionally notable, highly regarded across the West, and professionally accredited (by NAAB, ACCE, CIDA, and LAAB).
Bachelors’ degrees in each of the SDC’s undergraduate programs are among the largest, most popular, and most rigorous at the university.
Domestic and international faculty-led tours and study abroad programs have become staples of program excellence, offering cross-disciplinary encounters as well as crucial national and global student exposure.
Student organizations are well-represented and active both on campus and throughout the region, providing the school with a significant public presence befitting of its land-grant status.
Joint administration by the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) and the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) puts the SDC in a position to provide the next generation of professionals the education required to address the challenges of our built and natural environment by forging strong connections with allied disciplines.
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