Noteworthy News: January 2017

Highlights from January 2017

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Winter 2017 E-Newsletter
We are thrilled to share our winter 2017 e-newsletter with you and let you know about some of the exciting work happening in the School of Design and Construction (SDC). Read the full director’s message here.

Spring 2017 Gallery Series Opens with “Impacts”
IMPACTS: Achievements in Landscape Architecture” is a touring exhibition featuring projects, interventions, or proposals in which the work of landscape architects plays a prime role in shaping the built environment. The projects showcased in the exhibit are designed to inspire students and professionals by exposing them to various ideas, mediums, spaces and artistic visions. The exhibit will run through January 26, 2017.

Grand Opening of LuxMotus Pavilion
This past fall semester the senior interior design studio focused on computational design and digital fabrication that led to the construction of LuxMotus Pavilion. This was a design build assignment that focused on the collaboration of working as a team. This semester, LuxMotus Pavilion will be showcased on January 25th at 4:30pm in the WSU Fine Arts building. The grand opening will address the concept, design, and construction process of LuxMotus Pavilion.

Adapt to Climate Change
With the support of the Alaska Airlines’ Imagine Tomorrow Travel Award, Dr. Hope Hui Rising and her students from the junior landscape architecture will host a series of design game workshops in San Francisco on adapting Dogpatch and Potrero Hill to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. These workshops intend to bring an intergenerational mix of high schoolers, college students, experts, city staff, and community members together to conceive possible public realm design strategies as financially sustainable measures of climate resiliency to be implemented by the world’s first green benefit district, which is a special taxing district for financing public realm improvements. Read more here.