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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Giving

Building Success Campaign

Our Mission

When it comes to solving the world’s biggest design and engineering challenges, Cougs have always led the way.

Since 1890, Washington State University has provided opportunity for generations of engineers and architects to build better lives for themselves and those around them.

Did You Know?

John Fabian.

John Fabian, Mechanical Engineering ’62, was Washington State University’s first astronaut.
Homer Dana.

One of the oldest radio stations in the country was founded in 1922 by Washington State University’s Homer Dana and Hubert V. Carpenter.
Harriet B. RIgas.

Professor Harriet B. Rigas was one of the pioneers in the field of computer science.
Clint Cole.

In 1996, Washington State University’s Clint Cole helped develop one of the first portable automated external defibrillators in the world.
Paul Allen with Bill Gates.

In 1975, Washington State University alumnus Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates.

Today, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture continues to provide a pathway to education and opportunity. Enrollment in Voiland College had doubled since 2015, to nearly 6000 students, making up nearly 20% of the entire student body of Washington State University.

Voiland College offers 29 fields of study, and has the largest undergraduate mechanical engineering program in the Pacific Northwest.

Did You Know?

are students of color
are female students
of our students qualify for low-income federal financial aid.
of our students are the first in their family to go to college.
of our students come from the state of Washington.
of our students receive undergraduate degrees each year.

Learn more about the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

WSU students collaborating in the classroom.
Students working on a small robot in the Frank Innovation Zone.
WSU Undergraduate Chemical Engineering students in the lab.

Our Growing Need

  • Industry demand for engineering and design graduates is at an all-time high.
  • With older facilities, space constraints, and technological advances, the college’s classrooms and learning environments have become outdated.

Did You Know?

  • Wegner Hall was built in 1942.
  • Dana Hall was built in 1949.
  • Sloan Hall was built in 1962.

Learn more about Voiland College’s campus facilities.

Dana Hall construction, 1948.

Our Vision

There’s a difference between a building…and a home.

At the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, we envision a learning environment where walls bring people together – not keep them apart.

A place where students and faculty can further their knowledge and skills through better access to resources, advanced technologies – and to one another.

A place of connection.

One that will attract and welcome new students and faculty to our community and better serve their emerging needs.

A place to learn. A place to grow. A place to thrive.


WSU students working together on a robotic vehicle.

Concept art of a new multi-story student success building.

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture is launching an ambitious effort to update its facilities to support the student teaching and research in our college.

Voiland College’s new Student Success Building will support generations of future problem-solvers through flexible and adaptable design features that include:

  • Student Collaboration Zones
  • Career Center
  • Tutoring Center
  • Academic Advising Center
  • Student Club Activity Zones
  • Innovative, Flexible Classrooms
  • First-year Student Engagement Studios
  • Senior Capstone Project Design Spaces

Concept art of interior of student success building.

Contact Us

For more information about how you can support our new Student Success Building, please contact:

Mary Rezac
Dean, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development

Sue Elder
Assistant Director of Development

Bridget Pilcher
Director of Development

Ron Ramos
Director of Development

Dana Sprouse
Director of Development