Volunteers needed to build solar powered house


PULLMAN, Wash. – EnCity, a team of Washington State University students, is seeking volunteers from alumni, friends and the community to help complete construction of a solar powered house in time for a national competition.

Volunteers do not need to have any prior construction experience to take part. Activities include general construction of the home; assembly and disassembly of the home; plumbing, electrical, tiling; concrete mixing; solar panel installation; rigging; packing and securement for transport.

Construction activities will take place 7 a.m.-6 p.m. through Aug. 31 at 1610 NE Eastgate Blvd in Pullman. The house will then be transported to Denver, Colo., where … » More …

A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future


David Wang

Writing is often thought of as a sit-down, no-distractions type of task. David Wang, a Washington State University architecture professor, says it is more like running a marathon. Wang has recently published his book A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future (Routledge, 2017). The book examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China’s historic and modern architecture. It comes out of Wang’s many years of teaching about European and Chinese philosophies and their impact on architecture and material culture.

“The message the readers will take away from the book is that we need to … » More …

2017 Landscape Performance Education Grant Recipients Announced


To help university landscape architecture programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) Landscape Performance Education Grants allow select university faculty to develop and test new approaches for standard courses.

Their teaching materials and reflections are then shared through the Resources for Educators section of LAF’s LandscapePerformance.org. Landscape performance is part of the the revised LAAB Accreditation Standards, which take effect starting with landscape architecture programs scheduled for accreditation reviews this fall.

Students must learn necessary skills to predict outcomes, assess alternatives, defend design proposals, and evaluate environmental, social, and economic performance of landscape projects. … » More …

Back to school events announced


With the school year right around the corner the SDC is getting geared up for several activities. Check back here and visit our news and events page for updates!

Graduate School Orientation Monday, August 14 from 8am-4pm in CUB Senior Ballroom For all new graduate students. Register HERE Week of Welcome Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, August 17 at 2pm in Carpenter Hall 102 Full schedule of Week of Welcome events HERE Fall Classes Begin Monday, August 21 @ 8am Graduate Programs Orientation Wednesday, August 23 from 1:10-2pm in Carpenter Hall 412 For all students in the M.Arch and MA Interior Design programs … » More …