EnCity – WSU Solar Decathlon 2017: Summer team continues progress

Summer Team

A dedicated group of students will be working over the summer to continue progress on WSU’s entry into the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. EnCity is our unique design addressing energy efficiency, suburban expansion, and water management within an affordable tiny-home community located on urban infill lots.

Meet the team, keep track of progress, and learn more about the project at the WSU Solar Decathlon 2017 website and EnCity-WSU Solar Decathlon Facebook page.

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Black Shed at White Spring Ranch completed by group of devoted students


The following students have been working on designing and building Black Shed at White Spring Ranch, Genesee, ID. The project started in 2015 by a group of third year students. Their devotion, energy, and persistence have enabled this project to see completion.

Marianeth Becerril Richard Carlos Vlanka Catalan Ian Chi Chau Yang Chen Drew Jepsen Jason Johnson Jared Milne Chris Opdyke Zhe Song Matthew Staley

The White Spring Ranch Museum and Archive Library is a gathering site for students, artists, and volunteers with all kinds of skills to restore the 1876 Log cabin, 1873-1904 Farmhouse, 1913 Early Curio Natural History Roadside Museum cabin (which … » More …

Kessler named Interim Director, Gruen’s leadership acknowledged in recent announcement

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Don Bender, Weyerhaeuser Professor and Interim Dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA), announced today that Professor Gregory Kessler has accepted the position of Interim Director of the School of Design and Construction effective May 15, 2017.

“Professor Kessler has the experience and dedication to provide strong leadership during this year of transition.  It is anticipated that Professor Kessler will serve for approximately one year while an external search for a permanent Director takes place.  Dean Rezac is committed to working with the School to develop a structure that will not only succeed but thrive.  VCEA’s new Dean … » More …

Recycling kiosks created for Carpenter Hall through design-build project

Recycling Kiosks

Students in the spring semester Interior Design 415 (Advanced Construction Detailing) course, led by faculty member Genell Ebbini, worked to create recycling kiosks for Carpenter Hall. Watch the whole process unfold through the video below (click on image to view video). This is great work by Genell and her students, and a welcome addition to sustainable practices at the school and on the WSU campus!

Recycling Kiosks


Senior capstone events celebrate culmination




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A number of graduating students in architecture, construction management, interior design, and landscape architecture will participate in senior capstone presentations, product expos, portfolio reviews, and professional networking to celebrate culmination of their degrees. Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of our graduates, and thank you to all of the support from our professional and industry partners.

View event photos on our SDC Facebook page!» More …

Gruen selected as honors college fellow

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Honors College faculty fellows announced, Published on April 25, 2017 in WSU News

PULLMAN, Wash. – Seven Washington State University faculty members have been selected to be faculty fellows for the Honors College. “These are very involved educators who have made a remarkable impact on Honors College students and initiatives,” said M. Grant Norton, Honors College dean. Their three-year appointments will start May 16.

“Their areas of specialization, and even where they are located, points to the broad scope of the faculty who teach and mentor our students,” said Norton. This is the second cohort of Honor College faculty fellows, and is made … » More …

DBIA Competition Accepting Team Applications


The application for the DBIA Competition is now open to those that are interested. A resume and cover letter explaining why you want to be on a team and what assets you would contribute to the teams is due by May 5th. Send resume’s and cover letters to dbia.wsu@gmail.com.

Designers - This is a great opportunity to get a different type of experience with design, involving “real world” design problems which can be better solved through the application of your creativity. It’s the little experiences and involvements like DBIA which will set you apart from your peers when its time to search for internships and … » More …