PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University will recognize the contributions of the late A. Donald Poe, WSU architecture professor, with the dedication of a studio.

Dedication of the A. Donald Poe Construction Management Studio will begin at 10 a.m. in Carpenter Hall, Room 102, on the WSU campus. Guided tours of the hall will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. brunch on the first floor. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Poe was pivotal in the creation of WSU’s construction management program, which became the nation’s only five-year program of its kind, said Greg Kessler, director of the WSU School of Architecture and Construction Management. But he was most remembered for the care and compassion he showed his students as he mentored and assisted them in their academic and personal lives.

“Donald Poe was a beloved professor that many alums remember with great fondness,” Kessler said. “The naming of the studio in his honor assures that his legacy and the work that he did for the construction management program will be remembered.”

A Kansas native, Poe came to WSU in 1958 as an associate professor of architecture. In 1976, he was appointed chair of the WSU Department of Architecture and served for seven years before retiring in 1982. He continued to teach part-time until his death in 1986.

For more information, contact Bridget Pilcher at (509) 335-0144 or pilcher@wsu.edu.