With children spending alarmingly less time outdoors, Mona Ghandi and her architectural design students might have found an innovative way to begin changing that.
Ghandi, an assistant professor at Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction is working to develop a new inflatable playground at WSU’s Children’s Center with her design studio class. The structure, Pneu World, will open on April 24 at 2 p.m., replacing the outdated playground that existed prior and encouraging children to play outside.
With their design for a waste to energy power plant, the students were one of 10 teams selected nationally out of 172 entries and almost 500 students. The team included graduate students Haley Ladenburg, Sean Anderson, and Tobias Jimenez. Their faculty sponsor was Omar Al-Hassawi, assistant professor in the School of Design and Construction.
Like many WSU students, Abigail Shane, a master’s student in architecture, enjoyed the iconic buildings and landscapes of Pullman’s campus but knew little about their history or architectural significance.
As part of a historic preservation seminar led by associate professor Phil Gruen, Shane and her classmates dove into school archives and digital resources, weaving the information they collected into a narrative about WSU’s built environment.
The students are developing a booklet highlighting more than twenty representative examples of WSU’s architecture that the class hopes will become part of the … » More …
The lobby of Keyaira Mumford’s awarding winning hotel design includes exposed brick with a green, living wall of plants, and orb lights.
Interior design student Keyaira Mumford has won a national competition in sustainable design.
Mumford, who is a junior in the School of Design and Construction, won the Green Voice Design Competition, sponsored by the Hospitality Industry Network. She receives a scholarship as well as a travel award to attend the association’s exposition that will … » More …
Landscape architecture professor Steve Austin challenged his students to work with the Pullman Downtown Association to improve downtown Pullman.
In the project, called Pullman Vital Signs, students conducted research and gathered information about downtown Pullman in areas such as land use, urban design, environment, heat, noise, speed and transportation.
“The goal was to help bring awareness and address problems to help the future of the town,” Austin said.
Washington State University student teams took top prizes, including first place and a second place, in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management competition in the U.S.
More than 1,450 students from 53 universities and 21 states participated in the competition, which was held in Reno, Nevada. The competition requires students to solve complex problems in less than 24 hours, present proposals, and participate in a rigorous question and answer session in a business‑like setting.
A WSU group, coached by Anne Anderson, assistant professor of construction management, took first place in the … » More …