• Seeking Architecture Professionals to Instruct Graduate Studio (Summer 2018)

    Proposals are due on or before Friday, February 16, 2018 at 5:00 p.m
  • "The Destruction of Memory" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:30-9pm at the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center
  • Spring gallery exhibition schedule announced

  • Revitalizing Rural Environments

    Workshop and Symposium March 28-31, 2018

Landscape Architecture Students Use Biophilic Designs in Reconsideration of Mill Creek

Mill Creek

Washington State University Landscape Architecture students are creating a conceptual master plan for the restoration of a 1-mile section of Mill Creek in downtown Walla Walla, WA. Implementing concepts of biophilic design, students are creating a place where Walla Wallans can find a place in nature and the natural world (Mill Creek) can find its place in human society.

Last year, members of the community began a collective dialogue we hope to continue, ultimately bridging us closer to reconnecting this amazing natural resource with our built environment.

Presentations will take place at the Water & Environmental Center | WWCC, 500 Tausick Way, in Walla Walla, WA on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 7-9 p.m.

For more information see www.watereducationcenter.org and Mill Creek Flyer (PDF).

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WSU Engineering and Architecture Students Create Trash Insulation

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As originally featured in the Daily Evergreen: Thursday, September 24, 2015 By Kelsey Bowers

With cold months approaching and energy’s high cost, it may be a struggle this winter to keep homes warm as snow begins to fall. Undergraduate students at WSU have recently been sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency to develop the idea of “TrashWalls;” literally, walls made of trash.

Nathan Conklin, a mechanical engineering student working on the project team, said the walls are made to insulate and will allow a room to retain heat efficiently. “Some people spend up to 40 percent of their monthly income on heating their houses,” Conklin said. … » More …

Study Abroad Students Attend Berlin Summit and Meet with Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind

November 2015

These weeks are going very well. We had some great time visiting Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Berlin, we got plenty of new ideas working on the Studio projects at IaaC, and we definitely had lots of fun here in Barcelona! The Berlin Summit included a lecture and meeting with the famed Daniel Libeskind. “This was a great experience, because as an architecture student I was able to compare educational experiences and learn from my peers’ educational experiences. Moreover, we had a great chance to join the lecture of Daniel Libeskind and even have one hour meeting with Daniel discussing all our questions regarding his work … » More …

School of Design and Construction Creates First Integrated Design Research Studio

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WSU News: Students present Smart City Spokane midterm designs

WSU News: Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods

As the first SDC Integrated Design Research Studio, students from Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture, will collaborate to create design solutions for Spokane’s University District in conjunction with SMART.CITY|SPOKANE.

This effort is an integrated design research collaborative that will explore emergent ideas associated with the Smart City – data driven decision making, interactive environments, and an internet of things. Our work will investigate how the built environment can use Smart City ideas to facilitate resource management, build community, and promote health … » More …