Dave Smith, director of capital planning and development, and campus architect at Washington State University Vancouver, is retiring at the end of this month. Smith has been involved with the planning and design of the WSU Vancouver campus since before it was a campus. He is passionate about insuring the appropriate balance of functionality and aesthetics with each addition to the university. In fact, the Campus Master Plan was recognized with a national planning award for its integration of campus development with its native surroundings under Smith’s watch.

Smith started his career with Washington State University in 1985 as a senior architect in Pullman. After serving in many roles there, including director of facilities development for all of WSU, he moved to Vancouver in 1997.

A celebration of Smith’s career will be held 3 – 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at WSU Vancouver in the Administration building room 129. If you cannot attend, you are invited to send cards and notes to WSU Vancouver Capital Planning and Development in advance of the celebration.