WSU Engineering and Architecture Students Create Trash Insulation

As originally featured in the Daily Evergreen: Thursday, September 24, 2015 By Kelsey Bowers

With cold months approaching and energy’s high cost, it may be a struggle this winter to keep homes warm as snow begins to fall. Undergraduate students at WSU have recently been sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop the idea of “TrashWalls;” literally, walls made of trash.

Nathan Conklin, a mechanical engineering student working on the project team, said the walls are made to insulate and will allow a room to retain heat efficiently. “Some people spend up to 40 percent of their monthly income on heating their houses,” Conklin said. … » More …

Study Abroad Students Attend Berlin Summit and Meet with Daniel Libeskind

November 2015

These weeks are going very well. We had some great time visiting Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Berlin, we got plenty of new ideas working on the Studio projects at IaaC, and we definitely had lots of fun here in Barcelona! The Berlin Summit included a lecture and meeting with the famed Daniel Libeskind. “This was a great experience, because as an architecture student I was able to compare educational experiences and learn from my peers’ educational experiences. Moreover, we had a great chance to join the lecture of Daniel Libeskind and even have one hour meeting with Daniel discussing all our questions regarding his work … » More …

School of Design and Construction Creates First Integrated Design Research Studio

WSU News: Students present Smart City Spokane midterm designs

WSU News: Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods

As the first SDC Integrated Design Research Studio, students from Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture, will collaborate to create design solutions for Spokane’s University District in conjunction with SMART.CITY|SPOKANE.

This effort is an integrated design research collaborative that will explore emergent ideas associated with the Smart City – data driven decision making, interactive environments, and an internet of things. Our work will investigate how the built environment can use Smart City ideas to facilitate resource management, build community, and promote health … » More …

Fall Semester 2016 Important Events and Reminders

August 22 (Monday): First Day of Classes.

August 24 (Wednesday): SDC Graduate Student Orientation. 1:10pm-2:00pm, Carpenter Hall, Room 312. Graduate students required; all SDC faculty and staff welcome.

August 25 (Thursday): VCEA Ice Cream Social, 3:00pm-5:00pm, ETRL Courtyard. All SDC students, faculty, and staff welcome.

August 26 (Friday): All-SDC Welcome and All-SDC BBQ at 5pm on north side of Carpenter Hall/Thompson Flats. All SDC students, faculty, and staff welcome.

This year’s version of the “WE ARE SDC” t-shirt will be handed out at the BBQ!

September 15 (Thursday): CAHNRS Fall Festival, Spillman Plaza, 3:00-5:00pm.

October 2 (Sunday) to October 5 (Wednesday): Seattle Study Tour/Job Shadow (Lnd_Arch 222)

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Landscape Architecture Alumnus Honored for Volunteer Efforts

Lucas Vannice; Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (WSU; May 2014)

As featured in the August 2015 WASLA Washington Chapter Newsletter

It is my absolute pleasure to write this piece about a great friend, colleague, and fellow Coug – Lucas Vannice.  Lucas is our outstanding volunteer this month for the tremendous work he has put in as the Public Relations and Communications committee chair. Let’s just say that he is perfect for this position, as he is one of the most outgoing and engaging individuals I’ve had the delight of meeting. You may have all met him at the last … » More …

WSU Design Group Facilitates Rural Recreation Planning

As featured in WSU News July 7, 2015

SOAP LAKE, Wash. – A community workshop about designing parks and recreation opportunities for Soap Lake will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, in the Soap Lake middle/high school library.

Recreation survey findings will be presented by the Grant County Health Department. Participants will engage in design of a general parks plan, playground, connecting trails and additional community activities.

The session will be conducted by the Rural Communities Design Initiative at Washington State University and the Washington Parks and Recreation Committee. It is also sponsored by Soap Lake Parks and Recreation, … » More …

Enhancing the Construction Management Student Experience

To make a gift, please contact:

Devon Anderson Senior Director, Philanthropic Engagement Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture Office: 509-335-2197 Cell: 509-432-4292

Construction Management Student Excellence Fund

Work-ready on day one:  That is what students in the Washington State University Construction Management program can expect to be when they graduate.  Their employers can expect it, too.  The WSU Construction Management program gives students the perfect mix of leading edge knowledge and practical experience.  For over 50 years it has equipped students to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.

The Construction Management Student Excellence Fund needs $80,000+ annually to sustain outstanding student learning experiences.Help WSU … » More …