• Outstanding paper award for Ryan, Krikac

  • Teams take honors at ASC Student Competition and Construction Management Conference

  • Remembering longtime faculty member Doug Menzies

  • Landscape Architecture students help San Francisco residents address sea level rise, flooding, and drought

Outstanding paper award for Ryan, Krikac

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Kathleen Ryan and Robert Krikac, faculty in the School of Design and Construction, earned the Outstanding Paper of the Year award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA).

Ryan and Krikac were co-authors with Ole Sleipness, formerly at WSU, currently at Utah State University, and Susie Gomez, a 2015 WSU graduate, now at Utah State University. Their paper, “Rural Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Projects: Frameworks for Engagement within Regional Rural Development Centers,” was honored in CELA’s Landscape Research Record No. 5.

The award will be presented at the 2017 CELA annual conference “BRIDGING“ in Beijing, China. The paper identifies opportunities for land-grant … » More …

Teams take honors at ASC Student Competition and Construction Management Conference

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It is with great pride that we share the results from Sparks, NV and the 30th annual ASC Region 6|7 student competition. Students and faculty from the construction mangaement program have been working hard since September and their efforts were rewarded with the following honors:

• The VDC team (Martin Rogstad, Casey Angeline, Sam Flor, Sam Rykken, Austin Bartleson, and Riley O’Keeffe – Anne Anderson, coach) took 2nd place

•The Design Build team (Nicolas Smith, Jacob Wilcox, Jaime Stidhams, Joseph Chung, David Chun, Ryan McQuarrie – David Gunderson, coach) took 2nd place

• The Commercial team (Marie Landsverk, Marcus Konopaski, Steven Bradshaw, Compton Gentry, Trevor Leger, … » More …

Remembering longtime faculty member Doug Menzies

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Doug Menzies

Doug Menzies, a longtime faculty member in the architecture program – both in Spokane and Pullman – passed away on February 4. His obituary, as it was written by his family and as it will appear in the Spokesman-Review, is below. There will be a memorial service for Doug on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Spokane. Our deepest condolences are extended to Doug’s family and friends. We are all the better for Doug having been a part of our school, and part of our lives. He … » More …

Engineering and Architecture Dean finalist visits

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As published in WSU Announcements, February 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce three Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Dean finalists will visit Washington State University during the timeframes below. The WSU community is encouraged to attend each finalist’s public presentation which will outline the their vision for the College. Dedicated time will also be reserved for question-and-answer.

Finalist #1: Monday, February 13, from 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. •Pullman: Engineering Teaching/Research Laboratory Building (ETRL), Room 101 •Everett: Gray Wolf Hall (GWH), Room 157 •Seattle: Forthcoming •Spokane: Nursing Building (SNRS), Room 119 •Tri-Cities: West Building, Room 260 •Vancouver: Engineering and Computer Science … » More …

LEED prep course scheduled for spring 2017

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This spring the Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM) will be hosting a two-day LEED Prep Class featuring Lori Brown from Chico State. Lori is an expert of all things LEED. She has taken the test multiple times and knows the best ways to teach it to students so that they can be as prepared as possible to take the test necessary to obtain LEED Green Associate certification.

ASCM anticipates the cost to be around $150 depending upon total enrollment. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk on the fifth floor of Carpenter Hall, and an informational meeting will be … » More …

Landscape Architecture students help San Francisco residents address sea level rise, flooding, and drought

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Dr. Hope Hui Rising’s junior landscape architecture studio (LND_ARCH 363) hosted a series of community workshops from January 27 to 29, 2017 in San Francisco, CA. An intergenerational mix of students, city staff, design professionals, and community members participated in design games to conceive consensus-based alternatives to help San Francisco’s Dogpatch and Potrero Hill adapt to sea level rise, flooding, and drought.

Representatives from San Francisco Public Works, Dogpatch Neighborhood Association, and the Green Benefit District took Rising and her six students from the Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative on a tour of possible sites in need of water management interventions in the Green Benefit District … » More …

Construction management student one of two Army ROTC cadets to win scholarships as future pilots

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As published in WSU News, February 1, 2017

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadets Shane Hopkins (Construction Management) and Samantha McNicholas (Civil Engineering) were the only two regional winners selected recently for scholarship awards from the Order of Daedalians Cascade Flight #22 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in western Washington.

Founded in 1968, the nonprofit Daedalian Foundation encourages young men and women to become military pilots by providing scholarships to students pursuing careers as military aviators.

Hopkins and McNicholas were selected based upon their academic, … » More …

Pullman community brainstorms bus stop enhancements

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By Taylor Nadauld, Daily News staff writer, Jan 27, 2017

Local city officials, student engineers, artists and designers are paying attention to Pullman’s bus stops and brainstorming ways to make them a vibrant reflection of the city.

“Pullman transit bus stops are not engaging or attractive,” Wayne Thompson, Pullman transit manager, said at a community meeting at the Neill Public Library on Thursday evening.

Members of the public attended, as well as Thompson and students from the Washington State University schools of engineering, fine arts and design and construction. Ayad Rahmani, a WSU professor who wrote a business column in the Daily News … » More …

2017 AIA Spokane Architecture Month celebration will Go Tiny to make a Big Impact

Tiny house AIA Spokane

The 2017 AIA Spokane Architecture Month celebration will Go Tiny to make a Big Impact. Tiny homes, small footprint, shared spaces will all be featured.

During this month-long celebration, the committee will offer the 3rd Annual Student Design Competition and 2-day trip, workshops – including possible partnerships with Cascadia and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), tours, keynote speakers and displays. Architecture Month will wrap-up with a Student Design Awards celebration at the end of April.

Assistant Professor Mona Ghandi is investing her third year studio’s time toward the student design competition. In Mona’s words she describes the experience of her students … » More …