Quirks, rumors about buildings on campus WSU’s architecture more than just concrete slabs; structures give insight on university’s values, prestige

Tales of WSU Architecture

Phil Gruen, WSU associate architecture professor, talks about the designs of buildings around campus and how they came to be.

Tales of WSU Architecture

As featured in the Daily Evergreen, EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist November 15, 2018

Some of WSU’s most interesting hidden history lies in the architecture on campus.

If you toured WSU as a prospective student or during Alive! Orientation, you probably heard some strange stories about the buildings around campus.

Every building was designed with a practical use in mind, but the stories passed along by fellow Cougs rarely … » More …

Welcome sign greets visitors in dozens of languages: Display resulted from city partnering with architecture students

Welcome sign

As featured in the Daily Evergreen, September 24, 2018

As distant and local travelers enter Pullman on Davis Way, the word “Welcome” will greet them in 60 different languages ranging from Indonesian to French.

There will also be a big “Welcome to Pullman” sign with the names of sponsors for the project by the end of the month, Mayor Glenn Johnson said. A paved drive-thru will be included in the area, as well as a bus stop.

The $200,000 sign was partially funded by donations from groups including the Pullman Chamber of Commerce, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories and Asif Chaudhry, the WSU International Programs … » More …

Art, technology and fun collide in Creative Corridor

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As Published on November 13, 2018 by Todd Mordhorst

Interior design students involved with the Creative Corridor program were featured in the Provost’s Blog.

Sarah Rosenthal, left, and Kris Kha work on a prototype of the “Bench of Belonging,” which his scheduled to be installed in the Spark early next year.

Creative Corridor

Give students from interior design, animal sciences and accounting/marketing an open-ended project with little direction and no restrictions and you’re bound to get some off-the-wall ideas.

But that’s half the fun of the Creative Corridor program.

When grades aren’t in … » More …

Architecture student’s art makes splash in Wazzu sports community

Finished drawing of Chris Petersen (UW) and Mike Leach (WSU)

As featured on KREM 2 News (Author: Brenna Greene; Published: 3:40 PM PDT October 9, 2018)

“It’s definitely unique. Not a lot of people are in my position. It’s kind of a self-made kind of territory, if that even makes sense.” Andrew Cho is a junior at WSU, an architecture student, and, oh yeah, goes viral from time to time.

“A complete drawing like this would take me about 2-3 days if I sat down and worked, let’s say, five hours-ish a day,” said Cho.

Cho has become well known for his extremely life-like drawings of mostly WSU football players, with his latest … » More …

Alumna, faculty member paintings featured at Animal Health Library

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As posted in WSU Insider September 17, 2018

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Growing up in the family veterinary clinic, Washington State University alumna, faculty member and landscape architect Jena Jauchius became familiar with many species of animals — domestic, wildlife and exotics alike. Jauchius spent many hours at the Ponti Veterinary Clinic in Otis Orchards, Washington, working with and caring for the animals while forging a lifelong love for them. Those early experiences also inform the subjects of her paintings.

“From a youngster, it was evident to me that all creatures possess individual personalities, intellects, moods and ways of being,” Jauchius said. … » More …

Come From Away: In architecture, those who are foreign-born are part of revitalizing the culture and our cities

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As featured in Architectural Record, August 1, 2018

The stories about children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this summer were a heartbreaking reminder of how terribly broken our immigration system is, and the practice was condemned across the political spectrum. But how to “fix” the system is a process that’s also painfully broken, with Congress unwilling to seriously take up immigration reform, and Federal judges having to take the lead against border-guard actions such as de facto rejection of legitimate asylum seekers, or their indefinite detention, in violation of federal policy and international law.

We’re a very different country … » More …

In the news: recent highlights and activities at the SDC

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SDC students participating the Rural Communities Design Initiative’s efforts to redesign the Pufferbelly Depot were recently mentioned in a story on KLEW TV. The program is led by Interior Design faculty member Bob Krikac. Omar Al-Hassawi gave tips to the Spokesman Review on hot to keep your home cool during summer heatwaves. Several SDC students are experiencing City of Lights for the first time together in the 2018 summer study tour “Paris: A Designer’s View” led by Bob Krikac and Carrie Vielle. The National Institute of Building Sciences, Off-Site Construction Council, Associated Schools of Construction, and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture … » More …

New building system using construction waste explored

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A research team led by Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake, and Robert Richards has developed a unique building system made from low-value construction waste that they hope can reduce waste while creating affordable housing. A prototype structure of their work will be displayed as part of the “Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse” exhibit starting July 14 at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma.

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Read full story in WSU Insider, July 9, 2018