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Every brick tells a story

Bryan Hall, built in 1909, is the dominant structure of the historic campus core.

As featured April 17, 2019 in WSU Insider By Siddharth Vodnala, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Like many WSU students, Abigail Shane, a master’s student in architecture, enjoyed the iconic buildings and landscapes of Pullman’s campus but knew little about their history or architectural significance.

As part of a historic preservation seminar led by associate professor Phil Gruen, Shane and her classmates dove into school archives and digital resources, weaving the information they collected into a narrative about WSU’s built environment.

The students are developing a booklet highlighting more than twenty representative examples of WSU’s architecture that the class hopes will become part of the … » More …

Student wins national design competition

As featured in WSU Insider, April 18, 2019

The lobby of Keyaira Mumford’s awarding winning hotel design includes exposed brick with a green, living wall of plants, and orb lights.

Interior design student Keyaira Mumford has won a national competition in sustainable design.

Mumford, who is a junior in the School of Design and Construction, won the Green Voice Design Competition, sponsored by the Hospitality Industry Network. She receives a scholarship as well as a travel award to attend the association’s exposition that will … » More …

Landscape Architecture Students Get Creative

As featured in WSU Insider: By Lillie Williams, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Landscape architecture professor Steve Austin challenged his students to work with the Pullman Downtown Association to improve downtown Pullman.

In the project, called Pullman Vital Signs, students conducted research and gathered information about downtown Pullman in areas such as land use, urban design, environment, heat, noise, speed and transportation.

“The goal was to help bring awareness and address problems to help the future of the town,” Austin said.

Students learned about the history … » More …

Students take top awards at construction management competition

As featured in WSU Insider, March 5, 2019

Washington State University student teams took top prizes, including first place and a second place, in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management competition in the U.S.

More than 1,450 students from 53 universities and 21 states participated in the competition, which was held in Reno, Nevada. The competition requires students to solve complex problems in less than 24 hours, present proposals, and participate in a rigorous question and answer session in a business‑like setting.

A WSU group, coached by Anne Anderson, assistant professor of construction management, took first place in the … » More …

Creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the Walla Walla Foundry

Second year landscape architecture students participated in a design charrette with Walla Walla Foundry owner Mark Anderson to explore ways of creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the foundry.

Joining students were Washington State University alumni Jason Henry of the Berger Partnership and Sari Graven of Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel.

Students will present final design concepts to Mr. Anderson on February 13, 2109.

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SAH Archipedia: Washington’s Classic Buildings Completed

by SAH News | Jan 09, 2019

From Seattle’s Space Needle to Spokane’s Riverfront Park, 235 entries covering the state of Washington have been added to SAH Archipedia. Featuring contributions from a number of architectural historians working under the guidance of state coordinators J. Philip Gruen and Robert R. Franklin, this collection surveys Washington’s built environment.

SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with the University of Virginia PressOver 20,000 building histories, photographs, maps, and essays from the Society’s award-winning Buildings of the United States series are available online to SAH … » More …