2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture Awarded to Mona Ghandi

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Read more in “Compassionate Spaces” as featured on VCEA website.

Published on Jan 31, 2018

Mona Ghandi is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture.

The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of architecture.

Mona Ghandi … » More …

Hirzel projects featured in top architectural exhibition

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As featured in Spokesman Review “Front & Center: WSU’s Paul Hirzel is an architect, inside and out” July 8, 2018

As featured in Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, June 22 2018

As featured in WSU Insider, April 18, 2018

Also featured as “Building your happy place: Pullman architect recognized for bringing the outside inside” in Inland360.com

One of the biggest moments of Paul Hirzel’s career came not from the numerous awards he has received over a lifetime but from the reaction of construction workers at a building project he designed. On a snowy afternoon in Moscow, Idaho, the … » More …

Students work with Pullman on Mary’s Park improvements

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As posted in WSU Insider: April 9, 2018

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A group of Washington State University landscape architecture students is working with the City of Pullman parks department to develop a wetland mitigation interpretive garden at Mary’s Park.

The five-acre park, located at 1570 SE Johnson Rd., is under development and was created in 2010 with a donation from the Herb Neil estate. The students will be working on the project through May 1.

As part of their third-year class, nine students developed an interpretive theme and designs for a wetland mitigation garden and … » More …

Major certification deadline May 1

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Eligible undergraduate students may begin applying for certification into the four SDC majors by submitting the application materials below. The deadline is 5pm on Tuesday, May 1 unless otherwise noted.

Hard copies are also available in the SDC advising center, Carpenter Hall 121.

Architecture Certification Application  Construction Management Certification Application Interior Design Certification Application  Landscape Architecture Certification Application 

If you have any questions, please contact your program advisor (Julie Miller or Chris Gana)

“Meaning, Memory, and Museums”

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Delivered by interior design faculty member Carrie Vielle, and the school’s academic program manager Jaime Rice,”Meaning, Memory and Museums” is the focus of ID 477: Interior Design Study Tour this spring.

The course includes students from interior design, architecture, history, and fine arts and involves pre-departure articles and movie screenings to inform class discussions and help “focus their lens” for on-site learning in New York City (March 4-10, 2018).

Students come away from the experience with a much deeper understanding of the multi-faceted role the designed environment plays on preserving memory and the opportunity to visit some of the finest museums and monuments in the world, while … » More …