• Interactive Pavilion Studio Integrates Nature, Human Behavior, and Parametric Modeling

    Saleh Kalantari's fall semester ID 321 studio focused on the design of a pavilion in an urban environment--based on three episodes of form generation that integrated into a final design project.
  • Architecture Professor Helps Preserve Historic Structure

    Matt Cohen, associate professor and former president of Spokane Preservation Advocates, was instrumental in coordinating efforts to convince the university to save the Jensen-Byrd building.
  • AIAS to Host West Quad Conference March 19-22

    The Washington State University AIAS chapter is hosting the upcoming West Quad Conference "A City Between Waters" in Seattle, WA. The conference will run March 19-22 at the Seattle Public Library and feature a series of speakers, tours, and professional development activities.
  • "Unexpected Journeys" Takes Viewers Around the World

    An exposition of observational and analytical drawings by Associate Professor of Interior Design Bob Krikac and Landscape Architecture Instructor Michael Sánchez is on display through February 27.

Global Lectures in Virtual Worlds

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A series of global lectures presented by professors from several universities around the world will take place six times during the spring semester on Mondays from 8:15am-9am in Carpenter 220.  What makes this series unique is that the lectures take place in a virtual world. What attendees see, projected onto a screen in Carpenter 220, are the presenters and global audience members “in world” as avatars.

SDC students and their global collaborators from Virginia Tech and Bogacizi University (Istanbul) will present from their virtual world “CyberGRID,” developed by John E. Taylor and his graduate students at Virginia Tech, on Monday, March 2. Students will … » More …

Interior Design Graduate Program Ranked Top 5 in the West by DesignIntelligence


A 2015 survey of America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools, conducted annually by DesignIntelligence, recently ranked WSU’s graduate interior design program tied for third for top interior design schools in the west.

The research ranks undergraduate and graduate programs from the perspective of leading practitioners–selected professional practice leaders with direct experience hiring and supervising the performance of recent architecture and design graduates.

The professional practice survey asked participants, “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession?” In addition, they were asked about how programs rate in teaching various … » More …

Interior Design Student Wins at Wiley Research Expo

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Ky Wiley Poster 2

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Ky Christiansen, a senior in the interior design program, was a 2015 Wiley Research Exposition winner of 1st place in Undergraduate Excellence for her project titled “A Product of Sharing: Designing a Culturally Adaptive Exhibit.” Ky worked with her faculty mentor Kathleen Ryan, through the Rural Communities Design Initiative with the Museum of Anthropology and Nez Perce tribe to develop an exhibit of the former fishing grounds at Celilo Falls.

This year’s event was the most competitive thus far, with … » More …