AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students)
The American Institute of Architecture Students is a professional student organization that connects students with professionals and provides a forum for student learning. The AIAS helps students to understand their future in the profession. The AIAS involves students in community service projects, helps with SDC functions and allows students to participate in national conferences and events.
The AIAS is a separate organization from the AIA. While it originally started as the Associated Student Chapters of the AIA, it has since gone completely independent with its own professional staff and officers. The AIAS plays an important role in representing students of architecture and specifically its members to the other associations of architecture both in the US and around the world.
ASCM (Associated Students of Construction Management)
The ASCM is a student-led organization dedicated to the advancement of student interest in construction management. It provides student members the opportunity for association with construction representatives and promotes a better liaison between educational institutions and the construction industry.
The ASCM promotes high professional standards and sound business methods among its members through adherence to the principles of the code of ethical conduct of the various construction organizations with which it affiliates insofar as these principles are comparable with the policies of Washington State University and the School of Design + Construction.
The ASCM operates without profit wherein the income of the organization shall be expended for the mutual benefit of the organization only.
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
The ASID creates a welcoming learning environment for beginning and continuing interior design students to understand the meaning and responsibility of the profession. The ASID works to prepare for real world projects and interactions. ASID membership provides opportunities to collaborate and network with students from different majors and connect with companies and communities.
Club members participate in collaborative design workshops with community members. One recent project involved collaboration with students from kinesiology, architecture, construction management and landscape architecture to develop a playscape master plan featuring multiple play nodes of natural materials.
Students in the interior design program enrich their learning experiences through participation in the community through Habitat for Humanity, CASA Qulits, Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute, and projects through the WSU Center for Civic Engagement. Leadership and community involvement opportunities are available to future ASID members.
ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architecture)
The LA Club is the WSU student chapter of the ASLA. All students are welcome to join. Members participate in community service and local design projects. The chapter also sponsors professional workshops and visits by local and regional practitioners.
Recently, LA Club members took part in Park(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks; sponsored a Leed Green Associate class; volunteered in a playscape charrette and design-build for a regional non-profit; designed various private spaces for local clients; and the WSU Earth Day event by creating a living-roof display. This year the Club plans to do all of the above once again, as well as work with Habitat for Humanity in conjunction with other SDC student clubs.