• Construction Management program earns "Best Value" ranking

  • Symposium features partnership between students, practitioners

  • Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Timothy Davis: September 28

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Construction Management program earns “Best Value” ranking


The Construction Management program was recently ranked 14th out of 50 schools by BestValueSchools.com in terms of methodology, accreditation, degree popularity, program enrollment, graduation rate, and net price. The school with the most points received an A+ grade (or 100 points). WSU’s program received 85 points total.

“With a results-oriented, project-based curriculum, Washington State University’s accredited construction management degree program helps students learn to appreciate the value of their hard work. From laboratory design courses to senior capstone projects and industry internships during summer break, construction management students at WSU are always building their knowledge by, well, building. Plus, WSU’s professionally-experienced faculty come from all … » More …

“Hand Sketching and the Engagement of Place” opens September 26


You’re invited to help celebrate a new exhibition: “Hand Sketching and the Engagement of Place.”

Professors of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design from Washington State University and University of Idaho come together to celebrate the importance of hand sketching within their disciplines. Whether it be as a tool to discover, understand, interpret, or conceptualize “place,” hand sketching remains a highly valued mode of design communication, and a sought after talent by the design and construction professions. Please join us for this dynamic exhibition and explore the diverse sketching approaches of these talented faculty members.

Please join us for the opening reception on Monday, September 26, … » More …

Students learn modular construction process used in new campus hotel


September 9, 2016.

Construction Mangaement and Hospitality and Business Management students toured Guerdon Enterprises to learn about the modular construction process.  The tour allowed students to see the construction progression associated with the modular hotel units that will be part of the new Marriott Courtyard hotel on the WSU campus.

Stonebridge Companies (founder & CEO) Navin Dimond – ’85) initiated the creation of an industry sponsored, interdisciplinary course between Construction Management and Hospitality Business Management.  Through this course the students will research and test the hypothesis that modular construction is a viable process for future hotel construction.  The students will explore aspects of this project … » More …

Public invited to help plan for sea level rise

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Published on September 14, 2016 in WSU News

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Community workshops to design a “blue greenway” to help the South Park and Georgetown neighborhoods adapt to rising tides associated with climate change will be held Sept. 22-24, 2016 at Seattle Community College’s Georgetown campus in C222.

Sessions will be 6-9 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23, 1-4 p.m. Sept. 23 and 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. Each workshop will host design game tables where high school and college students can participate with community members, … » More …

Symposium features partnership between students, practitioners


The Summer Studio Symposium was held on Friday, September 16 and addressed the diverse issues explored during our Summer Immersion Studios in Architectural Design, Summer 2016.

Presentations by the instructors for each studio were followed by discussion and a gallery opening of student work:

GGLO Design, Seattle, WA “Defining an Urban Future: Housing, Equity, and Sustainability in Seattle’s University District.” Alicia Uhlig Daniels and David Cutler

NAC Architecture, Spokane, WA “The University Collegium: Designing a Student Union of the 21st Century.” Dana Harbaugh, Jeff Hyslop, and Lauren Scranton

Ayad Rahmani, Seattle, WA (Perkins + Will studio location), Associate Professor of Architecture “The Seattle Center Reconsidered.” Read more about the undergraduate studio … » More …

Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Timothy Davis: September 28


The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series presents Dr. Timothy Davis: “National Park Roads: Landscape Design, Engineering, and the American Experience.”

Timothy Davis, Ph.D., is a historian with the National Park Service in Washington, D.C. His book National Park Roads: A Legacy in the American Landscape was published in 2016 by the University of Virginia Press.  Davis has written and lectured widely on roads, parks, and parkways, and much of his expertise comes from first-hand encounter.  His research penetrates deeply into the age-old question of human intervention into America’s treasured, yet troubled landscapes.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 5pm in Cleveland Hall 30E.

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RCDI Community Workshop: Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Village Expansion


Photo (left to right): Chucky Vallejo, architecture; Tyler Reid, Collin Schweikl, Philip VanDevanter, landscape architecture; Taylor Lynch, architecture. In front of White Horse Mountain.


The Rural Communities Design Initiative (RCDI) is a program that provides community based outreach learning to students in the SDC. Each year faculty leading the RCDI select from a series of community based projects to provide design and planning ideas to city leaders and citizens. This program expands the land grant mission of WSU. Students who participate in this program gain experience working with communities and government leaders in understanding the unique … » More …

Landscape architecture students study Farmers Market layout


The Farmers Market is a popular Moscow, Idaho tradition that was established in 1977. The Saturday morning event celebrates local farmers, artists, craftspeople and musicians by providing them with an opportunity to interact directly with the community and its visitors. Highlights include fresh produce, meat, delicious homemade baked goods, healthy nursery plants, beautiful flowers and quality handmade crafts.

Six students from the SDC landscape architecture program recently visited the market for a layout study including making observations and developing questionnaires. At the end of the five week study students will make a presentation to the board on their findings and suggested improvements.

The Market … » More …

Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Liu Yang September 9

Liu Yang

The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series presents Dr. Liu Yang ” Green and Low-Energy Building in Western China.”

Liu Yang, Ph.D., is a visiting scholar of the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor at the Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. She is Director of the Research Institute of Building Science, the XAUAT’s research and education unit for green building design. Professor Yang will share her recent scholarship that explores the fascinating challenges of sustainable building practices in rural China.

The lecture will take place Friday, September 9 at 5-6pm in Goertzen Hall Room 21.

The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series is proudly sustained by … » More …

Miyasaka and Drake combine efforts for “Camera Perturba” at Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial: Metalmorphosis





David Drake and Taiji Miyasaka have collaborated once again to install a new piece, Camera Perturba, for the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial: Metalmorphosis. This piece is located in the Court of Light on the third floor of the museum, where their previous installation, Night Blooming, was. Camera Perturba is scheduled to be displayed until February 5, 2017.

Below is a description of the project:

Abandoned steel tank, steel tube, water, lens, neoprene, paint, beeswax. Metal is extracted from the earth and transformed into vessels … » More …