TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Washington State University Tri-Cities will sponsor an
information night next week to discuss a proposed executive track program in design-build management at the Richland campus.

The session begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the West Building.

Faculty from WSU Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute will join WSU Tri-Cities representatives in explaining the program and all admission requirements. The core courses in the potential program will come from WSU Spokane, which offers a master of science degree in architecture with a design-build emphasis.

Darlene Septelka, an associate professor at WSU Spokane and design-build management coordinator, said the degree can lead to professional advancement, giving graduates the ability to lead design or construction projects.

“A benefit for a design or construction firm would be that they have employees with advanced specialization in design-build management techniques,” she said.