NAC’s Seattle office hosts undergraduate summer studio

For over ten years an undergraduate architecture studio has been offered in the summer in Seattle, hosted by a variety of noteworthy offices in the city, and focusing on urban issues and practice topics. This year the studio is stationed at NAC (Northwest Architectural Company) and examines the question of homelessness in the city, including ways to reintegrate the homeless back into society.

Homelessness is an acute problem stemming, in part, from a housing market that has gone through the roof but also from mental and social issues related to an age that has become increasingly too fast to contend with.

The challenge involves three sites … » More …

NEWH awards scholarships to interior design students

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NEWH awarded scholarships to three interior design students from Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction at this year’s NEWH NW Savor event. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking.

The award recipients are:

$10K – Sarah Miranda Rosenthal (junior) $10K – Ashtyn Deone Perlatti (senior) $7.5K – Priscilla Duong (senior)

Besides awarding the scholarships, NEWH NW Savor UnCorked raises money for next year’s scholarship fund: NEWH Northwest Savor UnCorked was held on Thursday, July 19.

Further, senior interior design student and … » More …

Ryan Smith named director of School of Design and Construction

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WSU News: May 21, 2018

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Ryan Smith has been named as director of the School of Design and Construction. His appointment will begin July 1.

Smith comes to WSU from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he served as associate dean for research and community engagement. In that position, he encouraged the development of research teams, which led to a doubling of grant applications and an increase in externally funded projects over the course of three years. … » More …

Landscape Architecture advocacy day: Washington D.C.

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During LA Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., third year landscape architecture student Zochil Castro met with local legislators to discuss pressing landscape architecture issues.

Here are some photos of Zochil with GGLO Principal, Marieke Lacasse ASLA, LEED AP BD+D, GGLO Landscape Architect Tim Slazinik ASLA LEED Green Associate, and University of Washington student representatives – Sophie Kasse and Darin Rosellini.

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Mona Ghandi is working across disciplines to make architecture more adaptive

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As featured in Washington Architecture: Mona Ghandi – 1889 Magazine

What if your apartment could change the lighting, window size or wall configuration depending on your mood? Mona Ghandi wants to make that a reality.Ghandi was born in Iran and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tehran University. In 2012, she earned another master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is now an associate professor of architecture and design at Washington State University. Most recently she received a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which is given to young immigrants who are showing signs of being high achievers in … » More …

Students win AIA awards for work on “Parklet” project

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Students working with Mona Ghandi and her Architecture 303 studio this spring won 4 out of 5 awards at the 2018 AIA Spokane Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in architectural design within the Spokane design community.

This year AIA Spokane received:

23 Design Submissions 8 Architecture Firms Over 50 different consultants, general contractors, landscape architects.etc, participated!

Read more about the competition’s guidelines HERE, and read more about the Parklet project HERE.

Students from Mona Ghandi's spring studio show their awards at the AIA Spokane ceremony Spring 2018   » More …

“Parklet” focus of spring semester architecture studio

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Read more at the project website, on Facebook, and Instagram.

Assistant Professor Mona Ghandi’s third year architecture studio is working with the Garland Sandwich Shoppe (Spokane) to design and install a “parklet,” a temporary sidewalk extension that can provide outdoor seating inside the parameters of a parking space or loading zone.

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Garland Sandwich Shoppe owner Kristen Speller said since they released their incredibly popular pickle sandwich, the Big Dill, business has been booming.

“The warmer months are our busiest times, it’s in saying … » More …

Students design for Snake River waterfront

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Washington State University landscape architecture students have developed designs for the Lower Snake River waterfront.

They will present their work on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Library, 411 D Street in Lewiston. Students’ work will be exhibited at the Lewiston Library for two months.

As part of the semester-long, service-learning course, the third-year students researched and analyzed the waterfront. Their projects were guided by stories and ecologies of the regional landscape.

The students interacted with multiple individuals and organizations throughout the semester to develop their design ideas. This included Save our Wild Salmon, the Nez Perce Tribe, the City of Lewiston, Port … » More …