By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
Generations of students used to arrive in late summer on “Cougar Special” trains, disembarking and carrying their bags up the steep, sometimes muddy hill to begin their studies at Washington State College.
In those days, the men might have worn bowler hats or newsboy caps and suits, while women dressed in long skirts and pointed, leather boots. Today, WSU students are helping preserve the unique past of those early days as part of a project with the Whitman County Historical Society.
As featured on KREM 2 News (Author: Brenna Greene; Published: 3:40 PM PDT October 9, 2018)
“It’s definitely unique. Not a lot of people are in my position. It’s kind of a self-made kind of territory, if that even makes sense.” Andrew Cho is a junior at WSU, an architecture student, and, oh yeah, goes viral from time to time.
“A complete drawing like this would take me about 2-3 days if I sat down and worked, let’s say, five hours-ish a day,” said Cho.
Cho has become well known for his extremely life-like drawings of mostly WSU football players, with his latest … » More …
Growing up in the family veterinary clinic, Washington State University alumna, faculty member and landscape architect Jena Jauchius became familiar with many species of animals — domestic, wildlife and exotics alike. Jauchius spent many hours at the Ponti Veterinary Clinic in Otis Orchards, Washington, working with and caring for the animals while forging a lifelong love for them. Those early experiences also inform the subjects of her paintings.
“From a youngster, it was evident to me that all creatures possess individual personalities, intellects, moods and ways of being,” Jauchius said. … » More …
The stories about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this summer were a heartbreaking reminder of how terribly broken our immigration system is, and the practice was condemned across the political spectrum. But how to “fix” the system is a process that’s also painfully broken, with Congress unwilling to seriously take up immigration reform, and Federal judges having to take the lead against border-guard actions such as de facto rejection of legitimate asylum seekers, or their indefinite detention, in violation of federal policy and international law.
SDC students participating the Rural Communities Design Initiative’s efforts to redesign the Pufferbelly Depot were recently mentioned in a story on KLEW TV. The program is led by Interior Design faculty member Bob Krikac.Omar Al-Hassawi gave tips to the Spokesman Review on hot to keep your home cool during summer heatwaves. Several SDC students are experiencing City of Lights for the first time together in the 2018 summer study tour “Paris: A Designer’s View” led by Bob Krikac and Carrie Vielle. The National Institute of Building Sciences, Off-Site Construction Council, Associated Schools of Construction, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture … » More …
A research team led by Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake, and Robert Richards has developed a unique building system made from low-value construction waste that they hope can reduce waste while creating affordable housing. A prototype structure of their work will be displayed as part of the “Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse” exhibit starting July 14 at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma.
When Sarah Rosenthal was old enough to use a computer, she got hooked on playing the SIMS, a life simulation video game where the player creates characters and builds houses for them. In the game, Sarah built homes with wood, stone, drywall, and landscaped yards. She developed eccentric but functional houses with patios and pools, massive balconies, and secret passageways. She preferred building the homes to creating the characters, and some nights, stayed up so late playing, she fell asleep on her keyboard.
By the time Sarah was enrolled in college, she … » More …