Students look back to preserve the future of Pullman Depot

WSU students in the early 1920s arrive at the Pullman Depot. (Photo courtesy of WSU Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections)

As featured in WSU INSIDER, November 8, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Generations of students used to arrive in late summer on “Cougar Special” trains, disembarking and carrying their bags up the steep, sometimes muddy hill to begin their studies at Washington State College.

In those days, the men might have worn bowler hats or newsboy caps and suits, while women dressed in long skirts and pointed, leather boots. Today, WSU students are helping preserve the unique past of those early days as part of a project with the Whitman County Historical Society.

As part of the Rural … » More …

Architecture student’s art makes splash in Wazzu sports community

Finished drawing of Chris Petersen (UW) and Mike Leach (WSU)

As featured on KREM 2 News (Author: Brenna Greene; Published: 3:40 PM PDT October 9, 2018)

“It’s definitely unique. Not a lot of people are in my position. It’s kind of a self-made kind of territory, if that even makes sense.” Andrew Cho is a junior at WSU, an architecture student, and, oh yeah, goes viral from time to time.

“A complete drawing like this would take me about 2-3 days if I sat down and worked, let’s say, five hours-ish a day,” said Cho.

Cho has become well known for his extremely life-like drawings of mostly WSU football players, with his latest … » More …

Alumna, faculty member paintings featured at Animal Health Library

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As posted in WSU Insider September 17, 2018

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Growing up in the family veterinary clinic, Washington State University alumna, faculty member and landscape architect Jena Jauchius became familiar with many species of animals — domestic, wildlife and exotics alike. Jauchius spent many hours at the Ponti Veterinary Clinic in Otis Orchards, Washington, working with and caring for the animals while forging a lifelong love for them. Those early experiences also inform the subjects of her paintings.

“From a youngster, it was evident to me that all creatures possess individual personalities, intellects, moods and ways of being,” Jauchius said. … » More …

Come From Away: In architecture, those who are foreign-born are part of revitalizing the culture and our cities

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As featured in Architectural Record, August 1, 2018

The stories about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this summer were a heartbreaking reminder of how terribly broken our immigration system is, and the practice was condemned across the political spectrum. But how to “fix” the system is a process that’s also painfully broken, with Congress unwilling to seriously take up immigration reform, and Federal judges having to take the lead against border-guard actions such as de facto rejection of legitimate asylum seekers, or their indefinite detention, in violation of federal policy and international law.

We’re a very different country … » More …

In the news: recent highlights and activities at the SDC

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SDC students participating the Rural Communities Design Initiative’s efforts to redesign the Pufferbelly Depot were recently mentioned in a story on KLEW TV. The program is led by Interior Design faculty member Bob Krikac. Omar Al-Hassawi gave tips to the Spokesman Review on hot to keep your home cool during summer heatwaves. Several SDC students are experiencing City of Lights for the first time together in the 2018 summer study tour “Paris: A Designer’s View” led by Bob Krikac and Carrie Vielle. The National Institute of Building Sciences, Off-Site Construction Council, Associated Schools of Construction, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture … » More …

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 …