Bringing the BIM Experience to Construction Management Students

BIM Lab View Toward Classroom

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Jennifer Dean Director of Development Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Washington State University 509-335-8096 • jenn.dean@wsu.edu

  BIM Lab view toward collaboration area

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A significant percentage of firms in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry are engaged with building information modeling (BIM). Additionally, due to the diverse nature of construction projects, teams in the AEC industry are often separated by large distances. As part of their education, Washington State University must prepare construction management students to work with building information models face-to-face … » More …

LMN Architects Hosts Studio Mid-Reviews

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In mid-November, 22 third year architecture students, lead by faculty members Omar Al-Hassawi and Chris Masicampo, held their studio mid-reviews at the offices of LMN Architects in Seattle.

The students were challenged to propose a contemporary design for a public library on a site located at the intersection of the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhoods of Chicago, adjacent to the Bloomingdale trail. Their proposals were critiqued by professionals from multiple architecture firms in the Seattle area, including the Miller Hull Partnership, Olson Kundig, and the host firm of LMN Architects.

Students received a wide range of constructive feedback–from comments on their general response to the design problem, to … » More …

Students Meet Integrated Industry Professionals

CM students with industry

A group of twenty-three Construction Management and Architecture students, led by Dr. David Gunderson and Professor Jason Peschel, attended the 2015 Design-Build (DBIA) Conference and Expo in Denver on November 2nd – 4th. The conference was loaded with networking and learning opportunities for students, faculty, and industry representatives alike. The continuing education sessions focused on topics ranging from DBIA best practices to innovation to mentoring of students and young professionals.

In addition to the conference, Matt McGowan (CM ’13) and Ryan Garris (CM’14) of Swinerton Builders provided an outstanding project tour of the SkyHouse project in downtown Denver. The project is a 26-story residential mixed-use … » More …

Landscape Architecture Students Use Biophilic Designs in Reconsideration of Mill Creek

Mill Creek

Washington State University Landscape Architecture students are creating a conceptual master plan for the restoration of a 1-mile section of Mill Creek in downtown Walla Walla, WA. Implementing concepts of biophilic design, students are creating a place where Walla Wallans can find a place in nature and the natural world (Mill Creek) can find its place in human society.

Last year, members of the community began a collective dialogue we hope to continue, ultimately bridging us closer to reconnecting this amazing natural resource with our built environment.

Presentations will take place at the Water & Environmental Center | WWCC, 500 Tausick Way, in Walla Walla, WA on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 7-9 p.m.

For more information see www.watereducationcenter.org and Mill Creek Flyer (PDF).

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