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Kristoffer Christianson (CM, ‘06) didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to going to college: it came down to finances and WSU was it.
Freshman orientation was his first visit to Pullman, and he arrived with only $350 in cash to get through the semester. His decision to study construction management was based on practical considerations. Coming from a family of architects and knowing that wasn’t for him, he found construction management to be a perfect fit. In high school he was guided by an industry mentor – a construction management degree would provide him with hands-on skills for a future in the construction industry.
A team of Washington State University construction management and design students recently earned second place in the Design-Build Institute of America’s national student competition in Las Vegas.
“The student competitions are as close to real life in the design and construction industry as possible. The DBIA student competition is a competition that forces the involvement and collaboration of students in the design disciplines with the construction management students,” said David Gunderson, the team advisor and associate professor of WSU’s School of Design and Construction (SDC).