Mona Ghandi is working across disciplines to make architecture more adaptive

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As featured in Washington Architecture: Mona Ghandi – 1889 Magazine

What if your apartment could change the lighting, window size or wall configuration depending on your mood? Mona Ghandi wants to make that a reality.Ghandi was born in Iran and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tehran University. In 2012, she earned another master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is now an associate professor of architecture and design at Washington State University. Most recently she received a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which is given to young immigrants who are showing signs of being high achievers in … » More …

Hirzel projects featured in top architectural exhibition

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As featured in WSU Insider, April 18, 2018

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 workers building the Colter’s Creek Wine Tasting Room courtyard stopped momentarily and looked skyward in awe.

They had never seen snow falling in the middle of a building before. Hirzel, a professor in Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction, strives to affect people with his architecture and to bring balance between … » 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 …