Getting kids outdoors and away from their screens

As featured in WSU Insider, by Jakob Thorington, WSU News

April 22, 2019

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 The structure, Pneu World, will open on April 24 at 2 p.m., replacing the outdated playground that existed prior and encouraging children to play outside.

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Student team named winners of architecture prize

As featured in WSU Insider, By Lillie Williams, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

April 22, 2019

A Washington State University student team was one of the 2019 winners of the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE) Top Ten for Students Design Competition.

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.

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Every brick tells a story

Bryan Hall, built in 1909, is the dominant structure of the historic campus core.

As featured April 17, 2019 in WSU Insider By Siddharth Vodnala, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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 …

Student wins national design competition

As featured in WSU Insider, April 18, 2019

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 Students Get Creative

As featured in WSU Insider: By Lillie Williams, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

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.

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Students take top awards at construction management competition

As featured in WSU Insider, March 5, 2019

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.

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Creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the Walla Walla Foundry

Second year landscape architecture students participated in a design charrette with Walla Walla Foundry owner Mark Anderson to explore ways of creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the foundry.

Joining students were Washington State University alumni Jason Henry of the Berger Partnership and Sari Graven of Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel.

Students will present final design concepts to Mr. Anderson on February 13, 2109.

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