SPOKANE – Environmental design’s effects on health will be explored at the sixth annual Design Research Conference Thursday-Friday, Oct. 7-8, in the Phase I Classroom building at WSU Spokane.
WSU faculty, staff and students can attend at no charge. The cost is $175 for those not affiliated with WSU.
Hosted by the WSU Interdisciplinary Design Institute, the conference brings together international experts, students, business professionals and community leaders from a wide range of disciplines, such as natural and social sciences, health fields, the arts and design.
The program will include these presentations:
•9 a.m. Oct. 7: Richard Dallam of the NBBJ architecture firm in Seattle will discuss the collaborative interdisciplinary process of architecture and how it relates to the design of the new Biomedical Sciences Building on the Riverpoint campus.
•9 a.m. Oct. 8: Barbara Huelat of Huelat Parimucha Ltd. in Alexandia, Va., will discuss healing environments for home, work and play.
•6:30 p.m., Oct. 8, in the Bing Crosby Theater at 901 W. Sprague: Fred Kent, president of Project for Public Spaces, will discuss creation of the city of the future – specific to Spokane.

Register online and view the schedule of events.