• New building system using construction waste explored

  • She’s Got Game: Destined for School of Design

  • WSU Interior Design Students take top three prizes in National Retail Design Competition

  • Hirzel projects featured in top architectural exhibition

New building system using construction waste explored

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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.

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Read full story in WSU Insider, July 9, 2018

She’s Got Game: Destined for School of Design

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As published June 6, 2018 at WSU Foundation Meet Our Students

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 …

WSU Interior Design Students take top three prizes in National Retail Design Competition

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Congratulations to Washington State University – School of Design and Construction interior design students Maria Tatum, Shelby Ruiz, and Liana Haugaard for winning first, second, and third place respectively in the 2018 Retail Design Institute’s Student Design Competition

As posted on Retail Design Institute by Janet Groeber (June 11, 2018)

Also featured in WSU Insider (July 17, 2018) “Interior design students sweep Retail Design Institute competition

Our thanks to the Atlanta | Southeast Chapter for assembling a blue-chip judging panel which met June 2 at the Atlanta office of Cushman & Wakefield to review the … » More …

Interior Design alumni earn NCIDQ Certification

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Congratulations 2018 NCIDQ certificate holders and WSU Alumni: Jordan Christensen, Katrina Dunbar, Marit Pinkoske and Marcus Whitener!

NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s  commitment to the profession.

Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.

The NCIDQ Examination is the … » More …

NAC’s Seattle office hosts undergraduate summer studio

For over ten years an undergraduate architecture studio has been offered in the summer in Seattle, hosted by a variety of noteworthy offices in the city, and focusing on urban issues and practice topics. This year the studio is stationed at NAC (Northwest Architectural Company) and examines the question of homelessness in the city, including ways to reintegrate the homeless back into society.

Homelessness is an acute problem stemming, in part, from a housing market that has gone through the roof but also from mental and social issues related to an age that has become increasingly too fast to contend with.

The challenge involves three sites … » More …

NEWH awards scholarships to interior design students

NEWH is pleased to announce that three interior design students from Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction will be awarded scholarships at this year’s NEWH NW Savor event. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking.

The award recipients are:

$10K – Sarah Miranda Rosenthal (junior) $10K – Ashtyn Deone Perlatti (senior) $7.5K – Priscilla Duong (senior)

Besides awarding the scholarships, NEWH NW Savor UnCorked is a big event with a large silent auction and live auction to raise money for … » More …

Ryan Smith named director of School of Design and Construction

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WSU News: May 21, 2018

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Ryan Smith has been named as director of the School of Design and Construction. His appointment will begin July 1.

Smith comes to WSU from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he served as associate dean for research and community engagement. In that position, he encouraged the development of research teams, which led to a doubling of grant applications and an increase in externally funded projects over the course of three years. … » More …

Landscape Architecture advocacy day: Washington D.C.

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During LA Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., third year landscape architecture student Zochil Castro met with local legislators to discuss pressing landscape architecture issues.

Here are some photos of Zochil with GGLO Principal, Marieke Lacasse ASLA, LEED AP BD+D, GGLO Landscape Architect Tim Slazinik ASLA LEED Green Associate, and University of Washington student representatives – Sophie Kasse and Darin Rosellini.

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Mona Ghandi is working across disciplines to make architecture more adaptive

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As featured in Washington Architecture: Mona Ghandi – 1889 Magazine

What if your apartment could change the lighting, window size or wall configuration depending on your mood? Mona Ghandi wants to make that a reality.Ghandi was born in Iran and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tehran University. In 2012, she earned another master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is now an associate professor of architecture and design at Washington State University. Most recently she received a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which is given to young immigrants who are showing signs of being high achievers in … » More …

Students win AIA awards for work on “Parklet” project

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Students working with Mona Ghandi and her Architecture 303 studio this spring won 4 out of 5 awards at the 2018 AIA Spokane Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in architectural design within the Spokane design community.

This year AIA Spokane received:

23 Design Submissions 8 Architecture Firms Over 50 different consultants, general contractors, landscape architects.etc, participated!

Read more about the competition’s guidelines HERE, and read more about the Parklet project HERE.

Students from Mona Ghandi's spring studio show their awards at the AIA Spokane ceremony Spring 2018   » More …