Engineering and Architecture Dean finalist visits


As published in WSU Announcements, February 6, 2017

We are pleased to announce three Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Dean finalists will visit Washington State University during the timeframes below. The WSU community is encouraged to attend each finalist’s public presentation which will outline the their vision for the College. Dedicated time will also be reserved for question-and-answer.

Finalist #1: Monday, February 13, from 9:10 – 10:30 a.m. •Pullman: Engineering Teaching/Research Laboratory Building (ETRL), Room 101 •Everett: Gray Wolf Hall (GWH), Room 157 •Seattle: Forthcoming •Spokane: Nursing Building (SNRS), Room 119 •Tri-Cities: West Building, Room 260 •Vancouver: Engineering and Computer Science … » More …

LEED prep course scheduled for spring 2017


This spring the Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM) will be hosting a two-day LEED Prep Class featuring Lori Brown from Chico State. Lori is an expert of all things LEED. She has taken the test multiple times and knows the best ways to teach it to students so that they can be as prepared as possible to take the test necessary to obtain LEED Green Associate certification.

ASCM anticipates the cost to be around $150 depending upon total enrollment. There is a sign up sheet at the front desk on the fifth floor of Carpenter Hall, and an informational meeting will be … » More …

Construction management student one of two Army ROTC cadets to win scholarships as future pilots



As published in WSU News, February 1, 2017

By Chris Heatherly, Army ROTC

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Army ROTC cadets Shane Hopkins (Construction Management) and Samantha McNicholas (Civil Engineering) were the only two regional winners selected recently for scholarship awards from the Order of Daedalians Cascade Flight #22 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in western Washington.

Founded in 1968, the nonprofit Daedalian Foundation encourages young men and women to become military pilots by providing scholarships to students pursuing careers as military aviators.

Hopkins and McNicholas were selected based upon their academic, … » More …

Pullman community brainstorms bus stop enhancements


By Taylor Nadauld, Daily News staff writer, Jan 27, 2017

Local city officials, student engineers, artists and designers are paying attention to Pullman’s bus stops and brainstorming ways to make them a vibrant reflection of the city.

“Pullman transit bus stops are not engaging or attractive,” Wayne Thompson, Pullman transit manager, said at a community meeting at the Neill Public Library on Thursday evening.

Members of the public attended, as well as Thompson and students from the Washington State University schools of engineering, fine arts and design and construction. Ayad Rahmani, a WSU professor who wrote a business column in the Daily News … » More …

2017 AIA Spokane Architecture Month celebration will Go Tiny to make a Big Impact

Tiny house AIA Spokane

The 2017 AIA Spokane Architecture Month celebration will Go Tiny to make a Big Impact. Tiny homes, small footprint, shared spaces will all be featured.

During this month-long celebration, the committee will offer the 3rd Annual Student Design Competition and 2-day trip, workshops – including possible partnerships with Cascadia and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), tours, keynote speakers and displays. Architecture Month will wrap-up with a Student Design Awards celebration at the end of April.

Assistant Professor Mona Ghandi is investing her third year studio’s time toward the student design competition. In Mona’s words she describes the experience of her students … » More …

Grand Opening of LuxMotus Pavilion: January 25

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This past fall semester the senior interior design studio (ID 425) focused on computational design and digital fabrication that led to the construction of LuxMotus Pavilion. This was a design build assignment that focused on the collaboration of working as a team. This semester, LuxMotus Pavilion will be showcased on January 25th at 4:30pm in the WSU Fine Arts building. The grand opening will address the concept, design, and construction process of LuxMotus Pavilion.

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SDC Newsletter – Winter 2017

Carpenter Winter



Dear friends,

We are thrilled to share our winter 2017 e-newsletter with you and let you know about some of the exciting work happening in the School of Design and Construction (SDC).

The school is now in its fifth year as an integrated, collaborative unit with construction management, landscape architecture, interior design, and architecture, and it is rapidly gaining a reputation as a model for integrated education in the twenty-first century. We are beginning to see regular, excellent results from this collaboration – from our integrated first-year “SDC” courses to our senior capstones, student competitions, and study tours. Our students are … » More …

Intercultural Architecture: Students immerse in visual culture of Barcelona




CIEE Architecture + Design, FALL 2016, NEWSLETTER II

More than halfway through the semester, CIEE Architecture and Design students are fully used to Barcelona, and they are also becoming fully acclimated to the specifics of architecture and design in the city.

Very appropriately, a few days ago local architect Genís Bargués gave a guest lecture for the program’s core class (The city in the visual culture), and he spoke about how having lived abroad had helped him become a better architect. Genís explained the challenges of practicing architecture out of one’s comfort zone, which he had experienced during the four … » More …

WSU Foundation News features “Sheltering the Homeless” project


Students in the Spring 2016 Advanced Tectonics (ARCH 531) course taught by Omar Al-Hassawi were challenged to address an issue with complex roots. Their assignment: develop innovative architectural solutions for temporarily sheltering the homeless.

Read full story here.


During the month of September, the built structures and design illustrations were displayed in “Shelter Solutions for the Unsheltered: Responses to the Growing Homelessness Crisis in the U.S. Northwest” at the SDC Gallery in Carpenter Hall. Photos of the projects and additional details about the assignment can be found here.

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