• Mona Ghandi is working across disciplines to make architecture more adaptive

  • Students design for Snake River waterfront

  • Hirzel projects featured in top architectural exhibition

  • Students work with Pullman on Mary’s Park improvements

Students present proposals for WSU’s Solar Decathlon 2017 and participate in the VCEA Capstone Expo

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On April 27, 2016, twenty seven third year undergraduate architecture students, led by faculty members Omar Al-Hassawi and Darrin Greichen, held their studio final reviews at the PACCAR Building located on WSU Pullman campus.

The students had been challenged to propose ideas for WSU’s entry to Solar Decathlon 2017. Their designs were critiqued by professionals from Seattle and Spokane as well as WSU faculty and graduate students.

On April 29,2016, Omar Al-Hassawi took eight architecture students (Idalia Guillen, Neva Hubbert, Saeed Alshidhani, Sean Anderson, Scott Buchman, Da Guo, Tobias Jimenez, and Tyler Prosser) to the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) Capstone Expo at … » More …

Commencement celebration Saturday, May 7

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Graduating students and their families, along with faculty and staff, are invited to attend a celebration prior to commencement on Saturday, May 7, hosted by the School of Design and Construction.

A reception will be held from 8:30-9:30am in the Carpenter Hall first floor gallery followed by a recognition program at 9:30am in the Daggy Hall Jones Theatre.

The final gallery exhibit of the semester will be on display showcasing work from several courses this spring and from graduating students. We hope you will plan to join us for this special event.

Spring 2016 Capstones, Project Presentations, and Exhibits

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The flurry of the last few weeks of the semester is in full swing with final reviews, capstones, and exhibits taking place:

Prefix Course # Faculty Date Location Time LA 263 Austin Wednesday, April 27 Carpenter 312 1:15 to 2:15pm LA 363 Drake Wednesday, April 27 TBD 2:30 to 4:30pm LA 365 Sanchez Tuesday, April 26 Carpenter 4th Floor 11am-1pm LA 367 Jauchius Tuesday, April 26 Mary’s Park, Pullman (Unveiling and celebration) 2-4pm LA 485 Kaytes Tuesday, April 26 Carpenter 521 1:30 to 4:30pm LA 485 Kaytes Thursday, April 28 The Russell Family Foundation, Gig Harbor 1-5pm ID 203 Vielle Wednesday, April 27 Hamilton Studio, … » More …

Architecture + Cancer: Studio honors deceased student

Remembering Dina Radjabalipour




ARCHITECTURE + CANCER: An Architectural Inquiry on Cancer Treatment Centers In Loving Memory of Dina Radjabalipour

Architecture + Cancer Studio Poster (PDF)

Architecture + Cancer: An Architectural Inquiry of Cancer Care Centers (online publication)


Paul Hirzel, professor, School of Design and Construction, (509) 335-1373, hrzl@sdc.wsu.edu

Tina Hilding, communications coordinator, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, (509) 335-5095, thilding@wsu.edu

Students design for better cancer care in late classmate’s memory

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Adaptive Systems: Spring IDR studio work on display April 25-29

Adaptive Systems

OPEN HOUSE April 25 – 29 Opening April 25 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm in Carpenter 201

The spring 2016 IDR Adaptive Systems studio, led by faculty members Mona Ghandi and Saleh Kalantari, has focused on kinetic and responsive design solutions and tends to create tools, techniques, and platforms for robotized self-adjusting buildings. The studio has aimed at a more comprehensive design of adaptive systems in architecture and interior design.

The framework for designing adaptive systems in this studio has incorporated computational methods in both design thinking and fabrication process as well as studying material behavior, transformative mechanism, and robotics. Emphasizing the connection of data to the adaptive built environment, this studio has focused on design computation, … » More …

Interior Design faculty member receives President’s Award for Leadership

Kathleen Ryan President's Award 2016

Kathleen Ryan, Assistant Professor in the Interior Design program, received the President’s Award for Leadership and Engagement based on work with students and Rural Communities Design Initiative.

Presented in partnership by the CCE and Student Involvement, the President’s Award for Leadership is an honor bestowed annually to students and others who advance leadership and engagement at WSU. Recipients of this prestigious award demonstrate exceptional leadership and service to the university and the community as well as to those who support leadership development in WSU students. The award categories are student, student group, faculty or staff and community organization.

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Solar Decathlon kick-off meeting: watch video on You Tube

Solar Decathlon Recruitment

Watch a video of the meeting:

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Join the team:


Sign up for Summer Courses:

ARCH 401: Solar Decathlon Design

ARCH 490/520: Solar Decathlon Systems Design

ARCH 580: Solar Decathlon Details

Sign up for Fall Courses:

ARCH 403: Solar Decathlon Construction Documents

ARCH 580: Solar Decathlon Details

WSU Solar Decathlon team getting underway

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students from all disciplines are invited … » More …