New building system using construction waste explored

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A research team led by Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake, and Robert Richards has developed a unique building system made from low-value construction waste that they hope can reduce waste while creating affordable housing. A prototype structure of their work will be displayed as part of the “Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse” exhibit starting July 14 at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma.

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Read full story in WSU Insider, July 9, 2018

She’s Got Game: Destined for School of Design

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As published June 6, 2018 at WSU Foundation Meet Our Students

When Sarah Rosenthal was old enough to use a computer, she got hooked on playing the SIMS, a life simulation video game where the player creates characters and builds houses for them. In the game, Sarah built homes with wood, stone, drywall, and landscaped yards. She developed eccentric but functional houses with patios and pools, massive balconies, and secret passageways. She preferred building the homes to creating the characters, and some nights, stayed up so late playing, she fell asleep on her keyboard.

By the time Sarah was enrolled in college, she … » More …

WSU Interior Design Students take top three prizes in National Retail Design Competition

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Congratulations to Washington State University – School of Design and Construction interior design students Maria Tatum, Shelby Ruiz, and Liana Haugaard for winning first, second, and third place respectively in the 2018 Retail Design Institute’s Student Design Competition

As posted on Retail Design Institute by Janet Groeber (June 11, 2018)

Also featured in WSU Insider (July 17, 2018) “Interior design students sweep Retail Design Institute competition

Our thanks to the Atlanta | Southeast Chapter for assembling a blue-chip judging panel which met June 2 at the Atlanta office of Cushman & Wakefield to review the … » 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 …

Landscape architecture student selected for Massie Family Endowed Fellowship

Yakima Arboretum

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Zochil Castro has been selected for the Massie Family Endowed Fellowship for a $1,500 scholarship to design a central trail system with the Yakima Area Arboretum. Castro, a third year landscape architecture student, will have spring and summer of 2018 to work on the project under the guidance of Jolie Kaytes, an associate professor and program head for landscape architecture.

The Duward and Carolyn Massie family scholarship was established by Duward Massie (BS ‘52 Agronomy) and his late wife, Carolyn (Former Student, Nursing), with their children Jennifer (MS ’79 Vocational Technical Education and Teaching Certificate), Jeffrey (BS ’83 Civil … » More …