Every brick tells a story

Bryan Hall, built in 1909, is the dominant structure of the historic campus core.

As featured April 17, 2019 in WSU Insider By Siddharth Vodnala, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Like many WSU students, Abigail Shane, a master’s student in architecture, enjoyed the iconic buildings and landscapes of Pullman’s campus but knew little about their history or architectural significance.

As part of a historic preservation seminar led by associate professor Phil Gruen, Shane and her classmates dove into school archives and digital resources, weaving the information they collected into a narrative about WSU’s built environment.

The students are developing a booklet highlighting more than twenty representative examples of WSU’s architecture that the class hopes will become part of the … » More …

Interior design student wins Green Voice Design Competition

NEWH is proud to announce recent NEWH Green Voice Design Competition undergraduate winner: Keyaira Mumford, interior design major from Washington State University. Congratulations to Keyaira for her winning project Hygee.

Keyaira is currently a junior in the School of Design and Construction with a passion for sustainability, good design, and creative problem solving. “I first connected in a deeper way with the built environment in high school while studying the development of sustainable buildings. Design offers me an opportunity to make the world a better, healthier … » More …

Landscape Architecture Students Get Creative

As featured in WSU Insider: By Lillie Williams, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Landscape architecture professor Steve Austin challenged his students to work with the Pullman Downtown Association to improve downtown Pullman.

In the project, called Pullman Vital Signs, students conducted research and gathered information about downtown Pullman in areas such as land use, urban design, environment, heat, noise, speed and transportation.

“The goal was to help bring awareness and address problems to help the future of the town,” Austin said.

Students learned about the history … » More …

Students take top awards at construction management competition

As featured in WSU Insider, March 5, 2019

Washington State University student teams took top prizes, including first place and a second place, in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management competition in the U.S.

More than 1,450 students from 53 universities and 21 states participated in the competition, which was held in Reno, Nevada. The competition requires students to solve complex problems in less than 24 hours, present proposals, and participate in a rigorous question and answer session in a business‑like setting.

A WSU group, coached by Anne Anderson, assistant professor of construction management, took first place in the … » More …