I hope you enjoy this edition of the School of Design and Construction e-newsletter. As you can see from our new name, we have had some significant change and transition in the school in the past year. [more]
- Students Take 1st Place at Construction Management Competition – According to the judges, the commercial team was “absolutely dominant” and the “stand-out winner by a wide margin.”
- Way to Go! First Place at National Design Build Competition – “The construction industry views these competitions as the closest thing to real-life experience that students can get.”
- Winners of the 520 Bridge Competition – What can you do with old bridge pontoons? Build floating urban wetlands and food gardens, of course.
Around the School
- Kazimee edits “Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment” – The essays in the book include up-to-date research and investigation of the heritage of Islamic built environments and analysis of the challenges these cities face as they confront globalization.
- Online Construction Management Degree Gets Underway – “These new courses will enrich the curriculum for our current students and greatly benefit new students whose employment is closely associated with the construction management industry.”
- National Endowment for the Arts Grant Supports Rural Development – A group of SDC students is working to make the rural community of Uniontown, Washington, a center of creativity, thanks to support from a National Endowment for the Arts grant.
- Preserving Pullman’s Historic Red Brick – Philip Gruen is leading a team of students to get the red-brick paved roads on College Hill listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Integrated Design Lab Works to Bring Holistic Approach for Sustainability – “It is not yet part of the design culture to think about bigger systems and how they go together.”
- Cohen receives James Ackerman Award – Matthew Cohen has received the prestigious James Ackerman Award for his research that challenges long-standing architectural history theory.
- Miyasaka’s Seattle AIA Award – Taiji Miyasaka received a citation award from the Seattle chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his project, Light Hole Shed.
Alumni and Donors
- Max Kirk: Giving Back – “WSU is the cornerstone of my life. If it wasn’t for the professors who mentored me as an undergraduate, I wouldn’t be sitting here today. Giving back is paramount.”
- Scott Cassels’ Lecture – Executive vice president of Kiewit Corporation Scott Cassels gave a lecture on his journey to becoming supervisor of some of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.
- Timothy Buckley gets Jennie Sue Brown Award – The Jennie Sue Brown Award is the highest honor awarded by the American Institute of Architects Washington Council (AIA|WA). Timothy Buckley was honored for leadership and distinguished service to the council.
- Architecture Alum Lights Up Train Station – Joy Wulke ’70 had a recent project, City Canvases, in Stamford, Connecticut. Sponsored by the governor of Connecticut, the city of Stamford chose a permanent LED ever-changing program for their train station. It will be programmed for seasons and special days and events. It is most visible from I-95 the major N-S Northwest highway corridor. Joy earned a BA Architecture in 1970 and is a continuing Advisory Council member for the School of Architecture and Design.
In This Issue
Around the School
- Book on Islamic Architecture
- New Online CM degree
- Design Improvements for Uniontown
- Preserving Historic Red Brick
- IDL Brings Holistic Design Approach
Alumni and Donors
- Max Kirk: Time to Give Back
- Scott Cassels’ Lecture
- Buckley gets Jennie Sue Brown Award
- Alum Lights Up Train Station