Ruiz named scholarship recipient by NEWH Northwest

Shelby Ruiz

Congratulations to NEWH Northwest Scholarship Recipient Shelby Ruiz! Shelby’s major is in Interior design with a minor in construction management.

NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities.

Award recipients must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which currently enrolled; show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award; have a 3.0 cumulative GPA/B average or equivalent; and be pursuing a career objective in the hospitality industry (i.e., … » More …

Interior Design students on winning teams in NeoCon Charette Competition

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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 …

Black Shed at White Spring Ranch completed by group of devoted students


The following students have been working on designing and building Black Shed at White Spring Ranch, Genesee, ID. The project started in 2015 by a group of third year students. Their devotion, energy, and persistence have enabled this project to see completion.

Marianeth Becerril Richard Carlos Vlanka Catalan Ian Chi Chau Yang Chen Drew Jepsen Jason Johnson Jared Milne Chris Opdyke Zhe Song Matthew Staley

The White Spring Ranch Museum and Archive Library is a gathering site for students, artists, and volunteers with all kinds of skills to restore the 1876 Log cabin, 1873-1904 Farmhouse, 1913 Early Curio Natural History Roadside Museum cabin (which … » More …

Kessler named Interim Director, Gruen’s leadership acknowledged in recent announcement

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Don Bender, Weyerhaeuser Professor and Interim Dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA), announced today that Professor Gregory Kessler has accepted the position of Interim Director of the School of Design and Construction effective May 15, 2017.

“Professor Kessler has the experience and dedication to provide strong leadership during this year of transition.  It is anticipated that Professor Kessler will serve for approximately one year while an external search for a permanent Director takes place.  Dean Rezac is committed to working with the School to develop a structure that will not only succeed but thrive.  VCEA’s new Dean … » More …

Recycling kiosks created for Carpenter Hall through design-build project

Recycling Kiosks

Students in the spring semester Interior Design 415 (Advanced Construction Detailing) course, led by faculty member Genell Ebbini, worked to create recycling kiosks for Carpenter Hall. Watch the whole process unfold through the video below (click on image to view video). This is great work by Genell and her students, and a welcome addition to sustainable practices at the school and on the WSU campus!

Recycling Kiosks


Senior capstone events celebrate culmination




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A number of graduating students in architecture, construction management, interior design, and landscape architecture will participate in senior capstone presentations, product expos, portfolio reviews, and professional networking to celebrate culmination of their degrees. Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of our graduates, and thank you to all of the support from our professional and industry partners.

View event photos on our SDC Facebook page!» More …

Gruen selected as honors college fellow

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Honors College faculty fellows announced, Published on April 25, 2017 in WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven Washington State University faculty members have been selected to be faculty fellows for the Honors College. “These are very involved educators who have made a remarkable impact on Honors College students and initiatives,” said M. Grant Norton, Honors College dean. Their three-year appointments will start May 16.

“Their areas of specialization, and even where they are located, points to the broad scope of the faculty who teach and mentor our students,” said Norton. This is the second cohort of Honor College faculty fellows, and is made … » More …