DBIA Team Places First in National Student Competition

First place team Fall 2017 v.2

Washington State University Wins 2017 Student Competition

(click on link above to be directed to DBIA blog)

First place team Fall 2017 v.2

Tucker Jones, Construction Management David Chun, Construction Management Frederick Stidhams, Architecture Kelli Young, Interior Design Collin Schweikl, Landscape Architecture

Dr. David Gunderson, Faculty Coach (Construction Management faculty)

The Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2017 student competition closely mirrors best practices in design-build project delivery. The two-phase competition involves the collaboration of students from diverse backgrounds, including architecture and construction management, responding to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for … » More …

Landscape Architecture recognition and outreach


In November, the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program will be one of 16 university programs or departments recognized by the Provost for “for useful and sustained assessment that supports quality undergraduate education at WSU.” The program remains committed to meaningful outreach, experiential learning, and alumni connection opportunities such as the recent activities described below.

Over the weekend of October 28-29, 2017 four students participated in the Latah-Hangman Creek charrette in Spokane. The purpose of the charrette was to create a concept plan for the Latah-Hangman Creek corridor. It would include a nature path, history, culture, flora and fauna. The area connects seven Spokane neighborhoods, the past and … » More …

Seeking Applications for Director

Monster SDC Photo (Aug 2016)

The School of Design and Construction (SDC), Washington State University, is seeking applications for Director. The director is principally responsible for conveying and communicating the mission, vision, and values of the SDC and providing strategic leadership and outreach.

As the face of the SDC, the director assumes a high-profile role to publicly represent the School and its interests in every capacity. S/he must be committed to the diversity and breadth of the SDC while upholding the mission of a land-grant university.

SDC Director Search Position Announcement (posted 10-30-2017, PDF).

Position Posting and Application Instructions (Human Resource Services)

Applications will be … » More …

Shape Your Shelter: Exhibit open now through November 17


We are pleased to announce the opening of “Shape Your Shelter” exhibition on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 in the SDC Gallery (Carpenter Hall ground floor) at 4:30 PM. In this exhibition you can find the full scale shelter and 14 proposals for the homeless shelter designed by students as part of assistant professor Mona Ghandi’s third year architecture studio (spring 2017). Three of these designs were awarded as first, second, and third place in the AIA Spokane Student Award show in April 2017.

There are approximately 1,185 homeless people living in Spokane and about 170 homeless families, most of which are suffering from the extreme consequences of … » More …