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 …
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.
Over 70 design professionals, including SDC faculty member Omar Al-Hassawi and five architecture students (Drew Jepsen, Chris Opdyke, Matthew Staley, Marianeth Becceril, and Jared Milne), joined the Bellevue Arts Museum and the City of Bellevue to imagine the future of the city as part of a visionary planning session in celebration of the exhibition, Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture.
For the third year running, WSU School of Design and Construction students are collaborating with WSU Performing Arts to design and build sets for the WSUPA spring theater production. This year, the production is play based upon the one-act comedy written by Neil Simon.
David Drake, Fabrication Labs Manager and faculty member was the set designer for the play; students Carson Davis, Cody Kotrlik, Kim Lawrence, and Jared Milne were design assistants and build team as part of an Architecture 499 Theater Set Design-Build course. Graduate student Ann-Jeannette Seymour plays the Mariette.
The collaboration between SDC and Performing Arts is noteworthy for a number of reasons. The VCEA/SDC Fabrication Labs offer a … » More …
Austin’s address, “Welcome to the Anthropocene: Our Reality and The Implications for Landscape Architecture,” focused on the Anthropocene – the human era – referring to the profound, but perhaps not unexpected, realization that humans are now the single most dominant force on the planet. Austin states, “in this era, we face both the consequences of, as well as the limits to, our actions. Past and present considered, we confront the … » More …
Jolie Kaytes, landscape architecture professor in the School of Design and Construction, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Kaytes will participate in an NEH Summer Institute titled “Extending the Land Ethic: Current Humanities Voices and Sustainability.” The four-week program will be held at Northern … » More …
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.