Interior Design students on winning teams in NeoCon Charette Competition

Winning Team 2

Twelve teams with five students from different interior design programs across the country recently participated in the IIDA Student Design Design Charette at NeoCon in Chicago. Only three awards (1st place, 2nd place and People’s Choice) are handed out and WSU was represented with a student on two winning teams.

Senior – Alex Scott’s team won People’s Choice (voted on by NeoCon attendees) Senior – Jocelyn Camacho’s team won 2nd Place (voted on by competition judges)

For more information about the competition click here. View the Student Competition Lookbook for details on participants.

Students are in Chicago with faculty member Genell Ebbini as … » More …

Gensler summer studio hosts third year architecture students

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The third year architecture summer studio of 2017 (Architecture 301) is being hosted by Gensler, a firm of international scope with several branch offices across the country. Over the six week time span of the course the students have been working on two types of projects, the first urban and runs the length of the course, the second composed of three weekly projects with each delivered by the firm and from their current practice.

For the long project the students have been asked to combine several programmatic needs into one building, on the one hand including an incubator and accelerator set of functions, … » More …

EnCity – WSU Solar Decathlon 2017: Summer team continues progress

Summer Team

A dedicated group of students will be working over the summer to continue progress on WSU’s entry into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. EnCity is our unique design addressing energy efficiency, suburban expansion, and water management within an affordable tiny-home community located on urban infill lots.

Meet the team, keep track of progress, and learn more about the project at the WSU Solar Decathlon 2017 website and EnCity-WSU Solar Decathlon Facebook page.

Furniture team  Summer Team

Students learn modular construction process used in new campus hotel


September 9, 2016: Construction Management and Hospitality and Business Management students toured Guerdon Enterprises to learn about the modular construction process.  The tour allowed students to see the construction progression associated with the modular hotel units that will be part of the new Marriott Courtyard hotel on the WSU campus.

Stonebridge Companies (founder & CEO) Navin Dimond – ’85) initiated the creation of an industry sponsored, interdisciplinary course between Construction Management and Hospitality Business Management.  Through this course the students will research and test the hypothesis that modular construction is a viable process for future hotel construction.  The students will explore aspects of this project ranging … » More …