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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
For over ten years, a variety of noteworthy architecture firms have hosted undergraduate architecture summer studios in Seattle that focus on urban issues and practice topics. In summer 2018, the Northwest Architectural Company (NAC) hosted the students and asked them to examine homelessness in the city, including ways to reintegrate people who are homeless back into society.
NEWH awarded scholarships to three interior design students from Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction at this year’s NEWH NW Savor event. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. It’s about Scholarship, Education, and Business Networking.
The award recipients are:
$10K – Sarah Miranda Rosenthal (junior)$10K – Ashtyn Deone Perlatti (senior)$7.5K – Priscilla Duong (senior)
Besides awarding the scholarships, NEWH NW Savor UnCorked raises money for next year’s scholarship fund: NEWH Northwest Savor UnCorked was held on Thursday, July 19.
Further, senior interior design student and … » 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.