“Meaning, Memory, and Museums”

ID 477 Spring 2018 - 3

Delivered by interior design faculty member Carrie Vielle, and the school’s academic program manager Jaime Rice,”Meaning, Memory and Museums” is the focus of ID 477: Interior Design Study Tour this spring.

The course includes students from interior design, architecture, history, and fine arts and involves pre-departure articles and movie screenings to inform class discussions and help “focus their lens” for on-site learning in New York City (March 4-10, 2018).

Students come away from the experience with a much deeper understanding of the multi-faceted role the designed environment plays on preserving memory and the opportunity to visit some of the finest museums and monuments in the world, while … » More …

Senior Shelby Ruiz selected as national finalist in the 2018 IDEC Student Design Competition

Shelby Ruiz IDEC student competition 2018

Congratulations to senior Shelby Ruiz on being a national finalist in the 2018 IDEC Student Design Competition.

“Fundamental Atmospheres: Designing for Spatial and Spiritual Experiences” provides for the empowerment of users to grow intellectually, spiritually, mentally, or metaphysically. Purposefully broad and open ended, the project program asks entrants to define the specific use of the design and to develop an atmospheric intervention. The purpose can be a religious practice (traditional or emerging), a secular space of reflection or mindfulness, and/or places for public commemoration.

Winners will be displayed at the 2018 IDEC Annual Conference, March 7-10, 2018 in Boston and will … » More …

Eric Drivdahl and the WSU Mentor Day


Last fall, Washington State University grad Eric Drivdahl returned to his alma mater to share his experience with aspiring architectural designers during “mentor day” with the architecture program.

Design is inherent for Eric Drivdahl, a Pacific Northwest Native local to Bothell. As a child, Tinker toys, erector sets, and blocks served as the means to construct his imagination’s creative visions. He graduated cum laude in architecture from Washington State University and spent the first six years of his career in Ohio working on historic buildings, including several on the National Historic Register. In 2002, he began his journey with the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl design team … » More …

Building Connections: Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship


Building Connections

JANUARY 10, 2018: By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

For architecture major Abigail Shane, life is about moments and interactions. She believes they each happen for a reason – and right now, Shane is living in a pretty good moment.

This past year, Shane earned a Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship and with it, was awarded $2,000 and a trip to California to tour Simpson Strong-Tie’s laboratories and manufacturing facilities.

“I feel really fortunate to have won the scholarship,” said Shane. “It has given me a confidence boost knowing that outside sources can see my potential.”

While touring their facilities, Shane … » More …