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Washington State University School of Design + Construction News – 2016


WSU students (in white, front and center) gather with other university teams on the National Mall at the opening of the 2005 Solar Decathlon. Photo: Stephano Paltera /Solar DecathlonAiming for the sun: Solar Decathlon 2017

Washington State University students from a variety of disciplines will spend the next two years designing and building a solar home as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. [more]

Mill Creek in downtown Walla Walla, WAReviving Mill Creek

Landscape architecture students worked with city officials, environmentalists, and concerned citizens on designs to revive a one-mile stretch of the paved over Walla Walla waterway. [more]

Rethinking a City

Using smart design and technology, approximately 40 graduate and undergraduate students worked to incorporate smart city ideas such as interactive environments and data-driven decision making into Spokane districts. [more]

Alumni and Donors

drafting room, 1926125 years of SDC history

As a single unit containing architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction management, the School of Design and Construction is a new entity. All four programs have lengthy histories at WSU. [more]

School builds support for virtual laboratory

The School of Design and Construction is working to develop a virtual laboratory in Carpenter Hall. The lab is intended to support the teaching and learning of emergent digital tools, distance collaboration through high-quality video conferencing, and the presentation of large-format digital media in multidisciplinary, interactive settings. [more]

Initiative aims to bring modeling technologies to students

The School of Design and Construction is working to emulate a global working environment on campus through the Building Information Modeling (BIM) initiative. [more]

Designing in the real world

In WSU’s School of Design and Construction, faculty regularly schedule site visits, portfolio reviews, competitions, and critiques in professional offices and project sites for the students. [more]