• "Meaning, Memory, and Museums"

  • Global Engagement in Design and Construction: Jordan, 2018

  • Spring Sketching Workshop: Sketching Fundamentals with Matthew Brehm

    April 13-15, 2018
  • Revitalizing Rural Environments

    Symposium March 29-31, 2018

Landscape Architecture students reveal Pullman’s hidden waterway

Fall 2017 underground waterway

Pullman is a water city, yet much of that water remains out of the consciousness of most residents. The city’s original name was “Three Forks,” a reference to the founding of the city at the intersection of three distinct streams: the Missouri Flat Creek and the Dry Fork Creek, which both flow into the South Fork of the Palouse River.

Yet the Dry Fork is largely invisible to most citizens, hidden underground for nearly one-half of a mile as it flows under the sidewalks along Grand Boulevard in downtown Pullman.

Landscape Architecture students from WSU’s Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture have developed ways to … » More …

Bring your renewable energy and help us build WSU’s Solar Decathlon home!


Bring your renewable energy and help us build WSU’s Solar Decathlon home! August 7, 2017 

The team is recruiting alumni, friends, and the community to help us compete in the Department of Energy’s competition (you can learn more about WSU’s entry in the competition here).  Volunteers are needed to finish the build in Pullman.

No experience necessary (we will train you by task), but if you’re an experienced hand, all the better!  We can promise you a tremendous Cougar welcome as you work side-by-side with a crew of passionate students.

When? Let us know when you … » More …

A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future


David Wang

Writing is often thought of as a sit-down, no-distractions type of task. David Wang, a Washington State University architecture professor, says it is more like running a marathon. Wang has recently published his book A Philosophy of Chinese Architecture: Past, Present, Future (Routledge, 2017). The book examines the impact of Chinese philosophy on China’s historic and modern architecture. It comes out of Wang’s many years of teaching about European and Chinese philosophies and their impact on architecture and material culture.

“The message the readers will take away from the book is that we need to … » More …

2017 Landscape Performance Education Grant Recipients Announced


To help university landscape architecture programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) Landscape Performance Education Grants allow select university faculty to develop and test new approaches for standard courses.

Their teaching materials and reflections are then shared through the Resources for Educators section of LAF’s LandscapePerformance.org. Landscape performance is part of the the revised LAAB Accreditation Standards, which take effect starting with landscape architecture programs scheduled for accreditation reviews this fall.

Students must learn necessary skills to predict outcomes, assess alternatives, defend design proposals, and evaluate environmental, social, and economic performance of landscape projects. … » More …

Back to school events announced


With the school year right around the corner the SDC is getting geared up for several activities. Check back here and visit our news and events page for updates!

Graduate School Orientation Monday, August 14 from 8am-4pm in CUB Senior Ballroom For all new graduate students. Register HERE Week of Welcome Freshmen and Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, August 17 at 2pm in Carpenter Hall 102 Full schedule of Week of Welcome events HERE Fall Classes Begin Monday, August 21 @ 8am Graduate Programs Orientation Wednesday, August 23 from 1:10-2pm in Carpenter Hall 412 For all students in the M.Arch and MA Interior Design programs … » More …

Ruiz named scholarship recipient by NEWH Northwest

Shelby Ruiz

Congratulations to NEWH Northwest Scholarship Recipient Shelby Ruiz! Shelby’s major is in Interior design with a minor in construction management.

NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities.

Award recipients must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which currently enrolled; show financial need and have eligible outstanding debt for tuition, books or supplies at time of scholarship award; have a 3.0 cumulative GPA/B average or equivalent; and be pursuing a career objective in the hospitality industry (i.e., … » More …

Faculty-Led Jordan: Collaborative Approaches to Sustainable Built Environments

Hiking the Siq Petra

Interior design faculty member Genell Ebbini is currently (July 7-22, 2017) in Jordan with six students from the School of Design and Construction as part of her summer course offering students an immersive, hands-on learning opportunity regarding pathways to primary drivers in green infrastructure development and environmental policies in Jordan.

Students are building local partnerships with the design industry, non-government community groups and government agencies at the cutting-edge of sustainable development. Experts from leading institutions such as the Ministry of Environment; Public Health and Housing, and Water and Irrigation are engaging with students in the study of regional issues that impact natural resources, availability, ecology, … » More …

The Odyssean Hand: Rethinking the design journey through narrative and storytelling


Olson Kundig has paired up with WSU Master of Architecture students to host the ARCH 510 Summer Immersion Studio. For the past month, twelve students have taken residency in their downtown Seattle office and have pushed forward unexpected projects blurring the line between dream and reality.

The Odyssean Hand is an experimental studio that investigates process and rethinks the design journey through narrative and storytelling, with Homer’s Odyssey the foundation for the studio. Each student has become Odysseus and has embraced the complexities of a particular challenge from the tale. Through a series of curated assignments, each has pulled their own unique thesis … » More …

Interior Design students on winning teams in NeoCon Charette Competition

Winning Team 2

Twelve teams with five students from different interior design programs across the country recently participated in the IIDA Student Design Design Charette at NeoCon in Chicago. Only three awards (1st place, 2nd place and People’s Choice) are handed out and WSU was represented with a student on two winning teams.

Senior – Alex Scott’s team won People’s Choice (voted on by NeoCon attendees) Senior – Jocelyn Camacho’s team won 2nd Place (voted on by competition judges)

For more information about the competition click here. View the Student Competition Lookbook for details on participants.

Students are in Chicago with faculty member Genell Ebbini as … » More …