As originally featured in the Daily Evergreen: Thursday, September 24, 2015 By Kelsey Bowers
With cold months approaching and energy’s high cost, it may be a struggle this winter to keep homes warm as snow begins to fall. Undergraduate students at WSU have recently been sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop the idea of “TrashWalls;” literally, walls made of trash.
Nathan Conklin, a mechanical engineering student working on the project team, said the walls are made to insulate and will allow a room to retain heat efficiently. “Some people spend up to 40 percent of their monthly income on heating their houses,” Conklin said. … » More …
Last week another exciting term of the Global Architecture and Design Program (offered through CIEE Study Abroad) started in Barcelona, Spain. The program involves students from around the world, including four from the School of Design and Construction.
This term started with two intensive workshops: a Spanish language workshop at CIEE, and a Digital Tools Workshop with Aldo Sollazzo at the IaaC Campus. Students were making their first steps in parametric architecture, developing beautiful patterns using plug-in Grasshopper. On the last day of the workshop, students prepared small panels with parametric patterns using a laser cutter.
In order to make students familiar with other machines … » More …
As the first SDC Integrated Design Research Studio, students from Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture, will collaborate to create design solutions for Spokane’s University District in conjunction with SMART.CITY|SPOKANE.
This effort is an integrated design research collaborative that will explore emergent ideas associated with the Smart City – data driven decision making, interactive environments, and an internet of things. Our work will investigate how the built environment can use Smart City ideas to facilitate resource management, build community, and promote health and well-being.
To advance this initiative, ID 425, ARCH 570 and ID 525, ARCH 511 and 513, and LA 470, led … » More …
August 26 (Wednesday): SDC Graduate Student Orientation in Carpenter Hall 312 from 1-2:30pm. All SDC graduate students required to attend. All SDC faculty and staff welcome to attend.
August 26 (Wednesday): Celebration of Life to honor President Elson S. Floyd in Beasley Coliseum at 3:00pm. Entire WSU community welcome.
August 27 (Thursday): VCEA Ice Cream Social, 3:30pm-5:00pm, ETRL Courtyard. All SDC students, faculty, and staff welcome.
August 28 (Friday): All-SDC Welcome and All-SDC BBQ, begins at 4:30pm in Jones Theatre (Daggy Hall) and moves to north side of Carpenter Hall/Thompson Flats by 5:30pm. All SDC students, faculty, and staff welcome.
It is my absolute pleasure to write this piece about a great friend, colleague, and fellow Coug – Lucas Vannice. Lucas is our outstanding volunteer this month for the tremendous work he has put in as the Public Relations and Communications committee chair. Let’s just say that he is perfect for this position, as he is one of the most outgoing and engaging individuals I’ve had the delight of meeting. You may have all met him at the last … » More …
SOAP LAKE, Wash. – A community workshop about designing parks and recreation opportunities for Soap Lake will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Soap Lake middle/high school library.
Recreation survey findings will be presented by the Grant County Health Department. Participants will engage in design of a general parks plan, playground, connecting trails and additional community activities.
Jennifer Dean Director of Development Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture 509-335-8096 email@example.com
Construction Management Student Excellence Fund
Work-ready on day one: That is what students in the Washington State University Construction Management program can expect to be when they graduate. Their employers can expect it, too. The WSU Construction Management program gives students the perfect mix of leading edge knowledge and practical experience. For over 50 years it has equipped students to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.
A series of summer studios located in Spokane, Seattle, and Vancouver, WA, connected 35 architecture students with practitioners and community projects. The immersive six-week experience (May 11-June 19) counts towards studio credit in the graduate program (ARCH 510) or the undergraduate program (ARCH 301).
ARCH 301 (Seattle) Ayad Rahmani, School of Design + Construction Working in conjuction with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the Arch 301 summer studio delivered by Ayad Rahmani, was charged with the challenge to design a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) school on a site located on the edge of Pioneer Square, between 1st Avenue and Alaskan Way. The … » More …
The teams then presented their design to a panel of respected judges from the interior design industry. A Winners Reception took place the following evening.
The WSU Interior Design program was represented by students Uris Giron and Candie Wilcken. Giron’s team was awarded the “People’s Choice Award,” voted on by nearly 50,000 architecture and design professionals attending NeoCon.