• Undergraduate Research Showcase to Feature SDC Students

    Monday, March 27, from 3:30- 5 p.m in the CUB Senior Ballroom
  • Spring study tour visits Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

    March 9-18, 2017
  • Spring Sketching Workshop with James Richards

    March 31 to April 2, 2017
  • LEED prep course scheduled for spring 2017

    April 1-2, 2017

Integrated student team earns second place finish in 2016 Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) national student competition


Judged by an industry panel including architects, engineers, contractors, and owners, the second place team was one of four competing in Phase 1 from WSU and includes students from Construction Management (Marie Landsverk, Steven Bradshaw, and Sam Rykken), Interior Design (Christina Andresen), and Architecture (Connor Schneider).

As Regional Finalists, the team completed and submitted the Phase 2 deliverable based upon a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a facility on a liberal arts college campus in the southeastern United States. Short-listed by the national judging panel, the WSU team then presented their proposal before a live jury at the 2016 Design-Build Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Support the Gary Mueller Scholarship Fund


A scholarship fund has been created in memory of Gary Mueller, the husband of Vicki Rova Mueller—both dedicated Cougar alumni and members of the Interior Design Advisory Board, past and present. Vicki is also a founding member of the SDC Central Board and has been an incredible supporter of the program and school.

Gary worked with many members of the design and construction industry in Seattle over the years in his position at HomeStreet Bank. The Gary Mueller Scholarship Fund will allow colleagues, friends, and family to honor his memory with the recipients of the scholarship focusing on Interior Design.

Gary suddenly and unexpectedly passed away … » More …

Noteworthy News: January 2017


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Highlights from January 2017

See our News + Events page for even more information!

Winter 2017 E-Newsletter We are thrilled to share our winter 2017 e-newsletter with you and let you know about some of the exciting work happening in the School of Design and Construction (SDC). Read the full director’s message here.

Spring 2017 Gallery Series Opens with “Impacts” IMPACTS: Achievements in Landscape Architecture” is a touring exhibition … » More …

Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Peg Staeheli: November 3


The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series is proud to welcome: Peg Staeheli, PLA, FASLA, WSU, BSLA for “Urban Landscape Retrofits and Stormwater Implications.”

We are at a place where our built urban landscape is not serving the needs of the population where this is city-urban or suburb-urban. The shift in our lifestyles and the realization that the environment doesn’t magically restore itself are coming together under new codes and advocacy to retrofit our public realm and private places to address multiple needs. Peg will discuss the projects, their challenges and how each success spurred new ideas.

Staeheli’s lecture will take place on Thursday, November 3, … » More …

Vote for interior design student finalists in “CarpetVista International Custom Rug Design Competition”


Three interior design students, Kai Davies, Karli Iseman, and Coco Ferris, have been selected as finalists in the CarpetVista International Custom Rug design competition, Sweden. According to CarpetVista the response has been overwhelming with more than 19,000 designs entered from 90 countries.

Voting is open now. The winners of the competition will be announced on 11/11/2016.

Coco Ferris | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50237/111521

Karli Iseman | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50591/112235

Kai Davies | https://www.carpetvista.com/design-competition/show/50295/111622


Callison Distinguished Guest Lecture Beth Harmon-Vaughan: October 17


The SDC Gallery and the SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series present Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Managing Director, Gensler Phoenix, “The Power of Place: Concept, Experience, and Placemaking in Interior Architecture.”

Beth Harmon-Vaughan, PhD, FIIDA, LEED AP, is a recognized leader in the field of design, and is sought after for her synthesis of practice, research, education and public service. Her collaborative approach to design leadership has been a key factor in the successful outcome of multiple complex, large-scale projects over the past three decades.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH Opening Reception 4:30PM, Carpenter Hall Gallery Lecture Presentation 5:00PM, Cleveland Hall 30E

The SDC Distinguished Guest Lecture Series is proudly … » More …

“Place” Symposium scheduled for October 21, 2016


Please join us for an evening of interdisciplinary presentations and discussions on the theme of “Place.” The event is organized by Kevin Haas from the department of Fine Art and Ayad Rahmani from the School of Design and Construction, and will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on October 21st, between 6-9PM.

It will start with an introduction by Kevin Haas followed by 9 diverse presentations from 9 different faculty members across campus. The presentations will be grouped in sections of 2 or 3 and opened by brief comments from graduate students involved in the event. The format will follow a “PechaKucha” model in … » More …

Construction Management program earns “Best Value” ranking


The Construction Management program was recently ranked 14th out of 50 schools by BestValueSchools.com in terms of methodology, accreditation, degree popularity, program enrollment, graduation rate, and net price. The school with the most points received an A+ grade (or 100 points). WSU’s program received 85 points total.

“With a results-oriented, project-based curriculum, Washington State University’s accredited construction management degree program helps students learn to appreciate the value of their hard work. From laboratory design courses to senior capstone projects and industry internships during summer break, construction management students at WSU are always building their knowledge by, well, building. Plus, WSU’s professionally-experienced faculty come from all … » More …