She’s Got Game: Destined for School of Design

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 …

WSU Interior Design Students take top three prizes in National Retail Design Competition

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 …

Interior Design alumni earn NCIDQ Certification

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 …

NEWH awards scholarships to interior design students

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 …

Landscape Architecture advocacy day: Washington D.C.

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.

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Mona Ghandi is working across disciplines to make architecture more adaptive

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 win AIA awards for work on “Parklet” project

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!

Read more about the competition’s guidelines HERE, and read more about the Parklet project HERE.

Students from Mona Ghandi's spring studio show their awards at the AIA Spokane ceremony Spring 2018» More …

“Parklet” focus of spring semester architecture studio

Read more at the project website, on Facebook, and Instagram.

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.

Parklet ARCH 303 spring 2018

Garland Sandwich Shoppe owner Kristen Speller said since they released … » More …