Gallery Shows

Spring 2017

“Landscape Architecture: Impacts” 

Exhibit features nationally-recognized innovative projects in the world of Landscape Architecture.

Opening: Wednesday, January 11th 4:30-5:30pm

Exhibition: Jan 11-25


“Solar Decathlon: Transformative Innovation in Design” 

Learn about this student led competition to design, build, and market a home that produces as much energy as it uses. Our remarkable group of hardworking students present their process and results.

Opening: Monday January 30th 4:30-5:30pm

Exhibition: Jan 30-Feb 16

Exhibit poster

“Pacing Space”

An exploration in drawing, photography, and film of unique threshold conditions in contemporary Japanese housing.

Opening: Wednesday, February 22nd 4:30-5:30

Exhibition: Feb 22-Mar 23


“Freehand Drawing and Discovery with James Richards”

James Richards is an urban designer, artist, and author. His work explores great places and placemaking around the globe.

Opening with Book Signing: Friday, March 31st  4:30-5:00pm

Exhibition: March 27-Apr 6

Lecture Presentation: Friday, March 31st 5:00-6:00pm

Workshop: Saturday April 1 – Sunday April 2

James Richards

“Legacy of Florence Knoll” *Student curated

Learn about Florence Knoll and her involvement in creating one of the most innovative and powerful design empires in the world.

Opening: Wednesday, April 19th 4:30-5pm

Exhibition: Apr 19-27

Knoll event spring 2017

Graduation Exhibition

Installation May 1-4; Exhibit May 5-8

Fall 2016

“Story Structures” opens Monday, November 14 at 4:30pm in the Carpenter Hall Gallery.

Please help us celebrate the award-winning set designs of Professor David Drake and our talented SDC Fab Labs student teams. Several of these remarkable design-build structures have been recreated in our Carpenter Hall Gallery for you to discover the construction methods, unique materiality, and illusion-making techniques involved in creating environments to support the WSU Performing Arts.

November 14 – December 15, 2016

“Power of Place” opens Monday, October 17 at 4:30pm in the Carpenter Hall Gallery.

In conjunction with the SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Managing Director, Gensler Phoenix, “The Power of Place: Concept, Experience, and Placemaking in Interior Architecture,” and the “Place” symposium on October 21, the upcoming gallery exhibition will focus on the “Power of Place” and will run through November 3, 2016.

“Hand Sketching and Engagement of Place–A Design Sketching Collaboration between Washington State University and University of Idaho” opens Monday, September 26 with a reception celebration from 4:30-5:30pm in the SDC Gallery.

Professors of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Design from Washington State University and University of Idaho come together to celebrate the importance of hand sketching within their disciplines. Whether it be as a tool to discover, understand, interpret, or conceptualize “place,” hand sketching remains a highly valued mode of design communication, and a sought after talent by the design and construction professions. Please join us for this dynamic exhibition and explore the diverse sketching approaches of these talented faculty members.

Monday, Sept 26 – Thursday, Oct 13, 2016

“Whether as a tool to discover, understand, interpret or conceptualize ‘place,’ hand sketching remains a highly valued mode of design communication,” said Carrie Vielle, WSU clinical assistant professor of interior design. “It is a sought after talent by the design and construction professions.”

“Shelter Solutions for the Unsheltered: Responses to the Growing Homelessness Crisis in the U.S. Northwest.” 

Homelessness is an ever-growing global crisis that has social, economic and environmental impacts on society. Students in the Spring 2016 Advanced Tectonics course researched and deveoped solutions for this issue with focus on homeless populations in Washington. The SDC Gallery is proud to showcase their outstanding efforts in this exhibition.

August 29 – September 22, 2016