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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Sustainable Infrastructure

Developing novel solutions for building materials, design and constructability

Through the Institute for Sustainable Design, our researchers are providing innovative approaches to benefit the public by pioneering changes to the design and construction of the built environment.

The institute’s holistic and collaborative approach that includes a wide variety of researchers spanning the engineering and design disciplines is unique in the nation.

Did you Know?

Overcoming key obstacles that prevent wood-based jet fuel and petrochemical substitutes from being economically viable is the focus of a $40 million project of the WSU-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA). NARA includes a broad consortium of scientists from universities, government laboratories, and private industry. WSU received the five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help develop alternatives to petroleum-based fuels and chemicals. (Michael Wolcott, co-director).

Affiliated Centers, Institutes and Labs

Composite Materials & Engineering Center

The Composite Materials & Engineering Center (CMEC) develops new building materials from a range of recycled and virgin resources. They also develop innovative structural systems to effectively use new materials while maintaining economic viability and public safety. Learn more.

Integrated Design + Construction Lab

The Washington State University Integrated Design + Construction Lab (ID+CL) conducts sponsored design and construction research activities under WSU’s School of Design + Construction and the Composite Materials and Engineering Center. Learn more.

Degree Programs

Related degree programs are available in these departments:

» Complete list of Voiland College undergraduate majors.