Students and faculty recognized for research and creative excellence

Please join us in congratulating Kathleen Ryan, interior design assistant professor, and Ky Christiansen, interior design 2015. Their presentation at the 2016 IDEC (Interior Design Educator’s Council) Annual Conference “A Product of Sharing: Designing a Culturally Adaptive Exhibit” was identified as a “best of the best” selection in the Scholarship of Design Research category.

The top presentations at the conference, held in Portland, OR, March 9 – 12, were reviewed by a group of peers. IDEC recognizes that those individuals that are recipients of these awards have been acknowledged by their peers as outstanding scholars in their area of expertise.

IDEC Award Spring 2016

Also recently recognized are junior architecture student, Said Alshidhani, and interior design instructor Genell Ebbini. Their collaborative research and design project, “Optimum Ablution: A Design Response” won the top award (Crimson) in the Arts and Design category at SURCA, Washington State University’s Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students make original intellectual or creative contributions to a discipline.

SURCA-2016 SDC students

At the 2016 GPSA Research Exposition, held on March 25, the Graduate and Professional Student Association announced Antonio Norsworthy, graduate architecture student, as one of the scholarship winners. Under the mentorship of associate professor John Abell, Antonio utilized Grasshopper software to develop computational design tools for modelling and optimizing floor-area-ratio (FAR) for buildings with sloped, stepped and vertical envelopes.

Antonio GPSA Spring 2016