• Noteworthy News: October 2016

  • Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Peg Staeheli: November 3

  • Vote for interior design student finalists in "CarpetVista International Custom Rug Design Competition"

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Noteworthy News: October 2016


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Miyasaka receives 2016 Grant for Artist Projects from Washington State Artist Trust and GAP 2016 funding. “When Darkness is Light,” a project originating from his design research, proposes to discover a series of spaces in Kyoto, Japan, which have an intense relationship between light and darkness, documented in drawings, photographs, and interviews.

TrashWalls team received AIA 2016 Upjohn Research Initiative Grant. The team received $19,500 to develop, test, build the prototypes of TrashWalls interior insulating walls. … » More …

Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Peg Staeheli: November 3


The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series is proud to welcome: Peg Staeheli, PLA, FASLA, WSU, BSLA for “Urban Landscape Retrofits and Stormwater Implications.”

We are at a place where our built urban landscape is not serving the needs of the population where this is city-urban or suburb-urban. The shift in our lifestyles and the realization that the environment doesn’t magically restore itself are coming together under new codes and advocacy to retrofit our public realm and private places to address multiple needs. Peg will discuss the projects, their challenges and how each success spurred new ideas.

Staeheli’s lecture will take place on Thursday, November 3, … » More …

Vote for interior design student finalists in “CarpetVista International Custom Rug Design Competition”


Three interior design students, Kai Davies, Karli Iseman, and Coco Ferris, have been selected as finalists in the CarpetVista International Custom Rug design competition, Sweden. According to CarpetVista the response has been overwhelming with more than 19,000 designs entered from 90 countries.

Voting is open now. The winners of the competition will be announced on 11/11/2016.

Coco Ferris | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50237/111521

Karli Iseman | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50591/112235

Kai Davies | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50295/111622


Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Beth Harmon-Vaughan: October 17


The SDC Gallery and the SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series present Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Managing Director, Gensler Phoenix, “The Power of Place: Concept, Experience, and Placemaking in Interior Architecture.”

Beth Harmon-Vaughan, PhD, FIIDA, LEED AP, is a recognized leader in the field of design, and is sought after for her synthesis of practice, research, education and public service. Her collaborative approach to design leadership has been a key factor in the successful outcome of multiple complex, large-scale projects over the past three decades.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH Opening Reception 4:30PM, Carpenter Hall Gallery Lecture Presentation 5:00PM, Cleveland Hall 30E

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

“Place” Symposium scheduled for October 21, 2016


Please join us for an evening of interdisciplinary presentations and discussions on the theme of “Place.” The event is organized by Kevin Haas from the department of Fine Art and Ayad Rahmani from the School of Design and Construction, and will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on October 21st, between 6-9PM.

It will start with an introduction by Kevin Haas followed by 9 diverse presentations from 9 different faculty members across campus. The presentations will be grouped in sections of 2 or 3 and opened by brief comments from graduate students involved in the event. The format will follow a “PechaKucha” model in … » More …

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 …

Students learn modular construction process used in new campus hotel


September 9, 2016.

Construction Management 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 ranging … » More …

Public invited to help plan for sea level rise


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Professor Hope Rising’s Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio facilitated inter-generational planning for adapting two Seattle neighborhoods to the impacts of sea level rise and climate change. Six senior landscape architecture students presented best practices and engaged high school students and experts in design games to generate climate adaptation solutions.

Learn more about Rising’s work at http://sdc.wsu.edu/landscape-architecture/faculty/.

Contact: Hope Hui Rising, WSU School of Design and Construction, 503-962-0220, hope.rising@wsu.edu 

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 …