Washington, D.C. ― The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Scott L. Cassels, Executive Vice President of Kiewit Corporation, as a member of its 2017 class. He was inducted October 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.
During the formal induction, the Academy cited Cassels as an outstanding leader with exceptional skills in collaboration, workforce development, teambuilding, and use of creative solutions in dispute resolution.
“The new members of the National Academy of Construction, like those before them, … » More …
While heavy reliance on subcontracting has been the de facto business model for many general contractors in recent decades, self-perform construction shops are nothing new. In the 1960s and 70s, in-house building teams were the norm, said David Gunderson, a 30-year industry veteran who now teaches at Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction.
More recently, rising building costs in hot construction markets like the Bay Area have fueled the pursuit of maximum efficiency in hopes of boosting profit margins. San Francisco’s average construction costs ballooned 4.2 percent last year alone. They are estimated to grow by as much … » More …
In November, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program will be one of 16 university programs or departments recognized by the Provost for “for useful and sustained assessment that supports quality undergraduate education at WSU.” The program remains committed to meaningful outreach, experiential learning, and alumni connection opportunities such as the recent activities described below.
Over the weekend of October 28-29, 2017 four students participated in the Latah-Hangman Creek charrette in Spokane. The purpose of the charrette was to create a concept plan for the Latah-Hangman Creek corridor. It would include a nature path, history, culture, flora and fauna. The area connects seven Spokane neighborhoods, the past and … » More …
The School of Design and Construction (SDC), Washington State University, is seeking applications for Director. The director is principally responsible for conveying and communicating the mission, vision, and values of the SDC and providing strategic leadership and outreach.
As the face of the SDC, the director assumes a high-profile role to publicly represent the School and its interests in every capacity. S/he must be committed to the diversity and breadth of the SDC while upholding the mission of a land-grant university.
We are pleased to announce the opening of “Shape Your Shelter” exhibition on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 in the SDC Gallery (Carpenter Hall ground floor) at 4:30 PM. In this exhibition you can find the full scale shelter and 14 proposals for the homeless shelter designed by students as part of assistant professor Mona Ghandi’s third year architecture studio (spring 2017). Three of these designs were awarded as first, second, and third place in the AIA Spokane Student Award show in April 2017.
There are approximately 1,185 homeless people living in Spokane and about 170 homeless families, most of which are suffering from the extreme consequences of … » More …
Jason Peschel, Richard L. Silliman Distinguished Professor of Estimating, is Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s 2017 Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.
With more than 25 years of combined construction and teaching experience, Peschel directs Washington State University’s in-demand Construction Management program, where four out of five students often receive job offers from industry prior to graduation.
The college caught up with Peschel to ask him about the Construction Management program, and about what makes it so special.
Ayad Rahmani is a licensed architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at Washington State University who writes on a diverse array of topics ranging from the Islamic city to Frank Lloyd Wright to Dubai today.
In this episode we try and connect the dots that link his diverse interests. Discussion topics include: publicity and privacy in the Islamic city, Wright’s Broadacre plan, ruralization and food security, and, migration and the search for roots via architecture.
A class of third-year interior design students has been tasked with developing conceptual ideas for a new WSU Grizzly Bear Research, Education and Conservation Center as part of their studio curriculum. The current facility, which was originally constructed for primate research in the 1950s, has been deemed inadequate by students, faculty and review committees for several years. According to the WSU Bear Center website, it remains the premier grizzly bear research facility in the country, and the only one of its kind.
Aspen Durand, a senior wildlife ecology student, and her friend Daniel Molina, a recent forestry … » More …
Graduate architecture and interior design students, led by Clinical Assistant Professor Omar Al-Hassawi, are working on the Bremerton Outpatient Clinic for their fall semester studio project and were recently given a tour of the CHI Franciscan Medical Pavilion while in full operation.
In partnership with ZGF, students were also shown the full-scale mockup of the clinic pods for the Bremerton Clinic and given a tour around the project site as part of mid-semester reviews held in Seattle.