Peschel awarded with distinguished professorship, college teaching award

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On Tuesday, Dick Silliman, Executive Vice President of Hoffman Construction was on the WSU Pullman campus. Dick has been instrumental in helping to advance WSU’s Construction Management program. To honor him and his 40th anniversary with the company, Hoffman generously established the Richard L. Silliman Distinguished Professorship in Estimating.

A distinguished professorship is an academic honor, designed to recognize distinctive and outstanding service to the university community, and a named professorship is one of the highest honors a faculty member can receive. The Silliman Professorship is to be awarded in recognition of excellence in teaching, specifically in the area of estimating. Tuesday, in front of … » More …

Is this the homeless shelter of the future? Architecture students create prototype

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There are approximately 1,185 homeless people living in Spokane, including about 170 homeless families, most of which are suffering from the extreme consequences of poverty. Washington state University’s third-year architecture studio led by assistant professor Mona Ghandi is a Homeless Shelter Design build studio, and it aims at designing an affordable, portable, flexible, and self-stand shelter for homeless, using computational design and emergent technologies.

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By using the potentials embedded in emergent technologies and material behavior, students have fabricated a shelter that can better serve homeless people and bring them back their dignity. The benefits … » More …