WSU Foundation News features “Sheltering the Homeless” project

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Spring 2016 Advanced Tectonics (ARCH 531) class in a movable shelter made of wood pallets and Styrofoam.
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Omar Al-Hassawi, instructor in WSU’s School of Design and Construction, challenged his students to design sturdy, functional, and moveable shelters.

Students in the Spring 2016 Advanced Tectonics (ARCH 531) course taught by Omar Al-Hassawi were challenged to address an issue with complex roots. Their assignment: develop innovative architectural solutions for temporarily sheltering the homeless.

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During the month of September, the built structures and design illustrations were displayed in “Shelter Solutions for the Unsheltered: Responses to the Growing Homelessness Crisis in the U.S. Northwest” at the SDC Gallery in Carpenter Hall. Photos of the projects and additional details about the assignment can be found here.