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 …
As published June 6, 2018 at WSU Foundation Meet Our Students
When Sarah Rosenthal was old enough to use a computer, she got hooked on playing the SIMS, a life simulation video game where the player creates characters and builds houses for them. In the game, Sarah built homes with wood, stone, drywall, and landscaped yards. She developed eccentric but functional houses with patios and pools, massive balconies, and secret passageways. She preferred building the homes to creating the characters, and some nights, stayed up so late playing, she fell asleep on her keyboard.
By the time Sarah was enrolled in college, she … » More …
Congratulations to Washington State University – School of Design and Construction interior design students Maria Tatum, Shelby Ruiz, and Liana Haugaard for winning first, second, and third place respectively in the 2018 Retail Design Institute’s Student Design Competition.
As posted on Retail Design Institute by Janet Groeber (June 11, 2018)
Also featured in WSU Insider (July 17, 2018) “Interior design students sweep Retail Design Institute competition”
Our thanks to the Atlanta | Southeast Chapter for assembling a blue-chip judging panel which met June 2 at the Atlanta office of Cushman & Wakefield to review the … » More …
Congratulations 2018 NCIDQ certificate holders and WSU Alumni: Jordan Christensen, Katrina Dunbar, Marit Pinkoske and Marcus Whitener!
NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession.
Professional interior designers who possess the NCIDQ Certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. They have proven their expertise in understanding and applying current codes established to protect public health, safety and welfare. They are passionate about their profession and dedicated to its recognition and integrity.
The NCIDQ Examination is the … » More …
For over ten years an undergraduate architecture studio has been offered in the summer in Seattle, hosted by a variety of noteworthy offices in the city, and focusing on urban issues and practice topics. This year the studio is stationed at NAC (Northwest Architectural Company) and examines the question of homelessness in the city, including ways to reintegrate the homeless back into society.
Homelessness is an acute problem stemming, in part, from a housing market that has gone through the roof but also from mental and social issues related to an age that has become increasingly too fast to contend with.
The challenge involves three sites … » More …
Ryan Smith has been named as director of the School of Design and Construction. His appointment will begin July 1.
Smith comes to WSU from the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning, where he served as associate dean for research and community engagement. In that position, he encouraged the development of research teams, which led to a doubling of grant applications and an increase in externally funded projects over the course of three years. … » More …
During LA Advocacy Day in Washington D.C., third year landscape architecture student Zochil Castro met with local legislators to discuss pressing landscape architecture issues.
Here are some photos of Zochil with GGLO Principal, Marieke Lacasse ASLA, LEED AP BD+D, GGLO Landscape Architect Tim Slazinik ASLA LEED Green Associate, and University of Washington student representatives – Sophie Kasse and Darin Rosellini.
As featured in Washington Architecture: Mona Ghandi – 1889 Magazine
What if your apartment could change the lighting, window size or wall configuration depending on your mood? Mona Ghandi wants to make that a reality.Ghandi was born in Iran and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Tehran University. In 2012, she earned another master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and is now an associate professor of architecture and design at Washington State University. Most recently she received a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which is given to young immigrants who are showing signs of being high achievers in … » More …
Students working with Mona Ghandi and her Architecture 303 studio this spring won 4 out of 5 awards at the 2018 AIA Spokane Design Awards. The awards recognize excellence in architectural design within the Spokane design community.
This year AIA Spokane received:
23 Design Submissions 8 Architecture Firms Over 50 different consultants, general contractors, landscape architects.etc, participated!
Assistant Professor Mona Ghandi’s third year architecture studio is working with the Garland Sandwich Shoppe (Spokane) to design and install a “parklet,” a temporary sidewalk extension that can provide outdoor seating inside the parameters of a parking space or loading zone.
Garland Sandwich Shoppe owner Kristen Speller said since they released their incredibly popular pickle sandwich, the Big Dill, business has been booming.
“The warmer months are our busiest times, it’s in saying … » More …