• Vogue interviews faculty member Max Kirk for the inside scoop on indoor air quality research

  • Graduate students construct recycled homeless shelters

  • IA emphasizes education and emerging professionals with WSU

  • Student takes first place award in light fixture competition

Vogue interviews faculty member Max Kirk for the inside scoop on indoor air quality research


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Is the Air in Your Home Affecting Your Health? How to Reduce Indoor Pollution as featured in Vogue: MAY 17, 2016 by Laura Regensdorf

Pollution is increasingly—and rightfully—on people’s minds lately, as seen in the host of new products addressing its negative effects on the skin and the troubling smog levels in cities like Beijing. But only recently did I start thinking more seriously about the air quality inside the home, after a pair of prolific chain-smokers moved in downstairs, sending evidence of their dedication wafting up into my apartment. What … » More …

Graduate students construct recycled homeless shelters


By Darold Lee Bivens | Evergreen reporter May 11, 2016

In an effort to help those in need in the Pacific Northwest, design and construction graduate students thought one person’s trash could be another’s shelter. With the homeless population growing in the Pacific Northwest, Omar Al-Hassawi, an instructor in the School of Design and Construction, said these projects gave students a chance to test their skillsets.

Focusing on the Seattle area, Al-Hassawi said students need to construct these shelters from a place of empathy. “Always put yourself in the place of these people,” he said. He said there are plans to further develop a pallet … » More …

Students challenged to create intricate wine rack


By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

As published in WSU News | Washington State University | May 4, 2016

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For much of the semester, Leah Engelhardt and Jingxian (Doris) Xie’s fellow architecture graduate students and professors had doubts about their project. They were trying to create a modular wine rack in their furniture design class, and their colleagues thought that the project’s intricate design and complex geometry were impossible. They would only have a … » More …

IA emphasizes education and emerging professionals with WSU


IA Interior Architects April 21, 2016

A semester of study culminated at IA’s Seattle office on April 18 as students enrolled in the Corporate Design Studio course of Washington State University’s Interior Design program presented months of work to a group of mentors from the firm, and a number of Seattle-based clients and industry partners.

The course, ID333 Interior Design Studio, was designed to enhance third-year students’ design thinking and technical skills to solve design problems related to organizational theory in a global context. For the second consecutive year, IA Designer Julie Mathews has helped WSU refine the course framework to pair students with … » More …

Student takes first place award in light fixture competition

Jess Small Award Spring 2016

Jess Small, a student double majoring in construction management (B.S.) and architecture (M.Arch) will receive a $5000 award for first place in the Robert Bruce Thompson Annual Student Light Fixture Competition.

Small was first introduced to luminaire / lighting design in an Arch 493 Light / Lighting seminar course taught by interior design faculty member Judy Theodorson.

Small’s submission was chosen unanimously by the judges out of the 116 submissions this year.

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Students present proposals for WSU’s Solar Decathlon 2017 and participate in the VCEA Capstone Expo

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On April 27, 2016, twenty seven third year undergraduate architecture students, led by faculty members Omar Al-Hassawi and Darrin Greichen, held their studio final reviews at the PACCAR Building located on WSU Pullman campus.

The students had been challenged to propose ideas for WSU’s entry to Solar Decathlon 2017. Their designs were critiqued by professionals from Seattle and Spokane as well as WSU faculty and graduate students.

On April 29,2016, Omar Al-Hassawi took eight architecture students (Idalia Guillen, Neva Hubbert, Saeed Alshidhani, Sean Anderson, Scott Buchman, Da Guo, Tobias Jimenez, and Tyler Prosser) to the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) Capstone Expo at … » More …

Commencement celebration Saturday, May 7

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Graduating students and their families, along with faculty and staff, are invited to attend a elebration prior to commencement on Saturday, May 7, hosted by the School of Design and Construction.

A reception will be held from 8:30-9:30am in the Carpenter Hall first floor gallery followed by a recognition program at 9:30am in the Daggy Hall Jones Theatre.

The final gallery exhibit of the semester will be on display showcasing work from several courses this spring and from graduating students. We hope you will plan to join us for this special event.

Spring 2016 Capstones, Project Presentations, and Exhibits

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The flurry of the last few weeks of the semester is in full swing with final reviews, capstones, and exhibits taking place:

Prefix Course # Faculty Date Location Time LA 263 Austin Wednesday, April 27 Carpenter 312 1:15 to 2:15pm LA 363 Drake Wednesday, April 27 TBD 2:30 to 4:30pm LA 365 Sanchez Tuesday, April 26 Carpenter 4th Floor 11am-1pm LA 367 Jauchius Tuesday, April 26 Mary’s Park, Pullman (Unveiling and celebration) 2-4pm LA 485 Kaytes Tuesday, April 26 Carpenter 521 1:30 to 4:30pm LA 485 Kaytes Thursday, April 28 The Russell Family Foundation, Gig Harbor 1-5pm ID 203 Vielle Wednesday, April 27 Hamilton Studio, … » More …