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!
Read more about the competition’s guidelines HERE, and read more about the Parklet project HERE.
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 …
Washington State University landscape architecture students have developed designs for the Lower Snake River waterfront.
They will present their work on May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lewiston Library, 411 D Street in Lewiston. Students’ work will be exhibited at the Lewiston Library for two months.
As part of the semester-long, service-learning course, the third-year students researched and analyzed the waterfront. Their projects were guided by stories and ecologies of the regional landscape.
The students interacted with multiple individuals and organizations throughout the semester to develop their design ideas. This included Save our Wild Salmon, the Nez Perce Tribe, the City of Lewiston, Port … » More …
Mona Ghandi is the recipient of the 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Architecture.
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements, and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a rotating category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of architecture.
One of the biggest moments of Paul Hirzel’s career came not from the numerous awards he has received over a lifetime but from the reaction of construction workers at a building project he designed. On a snowy afternoon in Moscow, Idaho, the … » More …