Pullman community brainstorms bus stop enhancements

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Dec. 9: Students to show designs for Coeur d’Alene Tribe site

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As featured in WSU News, December 6, 2016

PLUMMER, Idaho – Landscape architecture designs highlighting the heritage and future of the Coeur d’Alene Indian Tribe will be presented to the public 2-4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the tribe’s Wellness Center, Conference Room B, by students from Washington State University.

Eighteen School of Design and Construction students worked this semester on improvements to the tribe’s tribute site, a sculpture park at the confluence of the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d’Alene – a historic tribal gathering place. Six student teams will show their designs to representatives from the tribe, North Idaho College, the … » More …

Alumni provide leadership for AIA Washington, Oregon

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA)-Oregon has voted to name Seth Anderson, AIA, as the council’s president-elect for 2017. Anderson (class of ’02), who is principal architect at Ascent Architecture & Interiors in Bend, Oregon, will subsequently step into the role of AIA-Oregon president in 2018. AIA-Oregon’s mission is to “create the environment for the improvement of the practice of architecture, to promote the value of high quality design of the built environment to the people of Oregon, and to lead the efforts of the profession to define the practice of … » More …