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Students to design new downtown Hillyard
January 10, 2007

SPOKANE – Washington State University Interdisciplinary Design students are kicking off the spring semester with a charrette (an intense design and problem solving process of limited duration) to develop new ideas for a revitalized downtown Hillyard along North Market Street in Spokane.The 24 teams of four students will meet Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at The Old Hillyard Variety Store, 5009 N. Market Street, to tour the area and learn what their designs will need to incorporate. The goal is to enrich the area for living, working, playing and learning. With knowledge of the community, the teams will design a revitalized Hillyard downtown that is … » More …

Architecture on display
November 9, 2006

Junior architecture student Jonathan Stahl views a display at last night’s opening of the Architectural Ideas in Practice exhibit.  (Photo by Judy Croskey) Emerging architectural projects designed by western Washington practitioners are on display at the main gallery in Carpenter Hall.  The exhibit is open from 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. daily and will be on display until Nov. 30. 

Exhibit provides new perspective
October 31, 2006

The School of Architecture and Construction Management at Washington State University will present a month long exhibit in Carpenter Hallfrom Nov. 3 through Dec. 1, which will highlight 100 emerging architectural projects designed by Western Washington practitioners. The exhibit explores the architectural ideas behind works in progress, offering the public, professionals and the campus community a glimpseof work “on the boards,” which is rarely seen outside an academic studio or a professional environment.An opening reception will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Carpenter Hall Main Gallery on the first floor.

Students to design fictional library in masonry competition
September 28, 2006

PULLMAN – As part of a regional competition, 34 students from the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management are designing a fictional neighborhood library using a variety of masonry products.The third-year students are competing for a cash award in designing a 10,000-square-foot library building as if it were to be located on a site across from Reaney Park near downtown Pullman.The Northwest Concrete Masonry Association with headquarters in Seattle and the Masonry Institute Promotional Group of Spokane are sponsoring the competition.Drawings and models of the students’ designs will be on display in the Main Gallery of Carpenter Hall Oct. 7-21. The public … » More …

Miller/Hull Architects partners receive alumni awards
April 25, 2006

David Miller and Robert Hull each were honored with a WSU Alumni Achievement Award from the WSU Alumni Association Thursday, April 20, at a ceremony held at the School of Architecture and Construction Management. Co-founding partners of Miller/Hull Architects in Seattle, both received their bachelor of arts in architecture from WSU in 1968.The duo’s projects have provided significant contributions to the field and have garnered more than 100 national, regional and American Institute of Architects awards and citations over the past 25 years. In 2003, Miller/Hull was named AIA Firm of the Year, the highest award bestowed upon an architectural firm from the American Institute … » More …

Engineering hosts first open house
April 17, 2006

Presentations ranging from robotics to a project to develop a decal applicator for Boeing Company airplanes will be featured at the first WSU College of Engineering and Architecture Open House, April 20 – 21.The two days of activities will include graduate research posters and demonstrations; undergraduate senior design presentations; student club displays; and an awards luncheon. Events will be held throughout the engineering buildings, Sloan, Dana and the Engineering, Teaching and Research Laboratory (ETRL).”The engineering fields will be of increasing importance in the 21st century, globally competitive workplace,” said Bob Olsen, associate dean of Undergraduate and Student Services for the College of Engineering and Architecture. … » More …

Engineering appoints development director
April 17, 2006

Mark Hermanson, a WSU alumnus with close to 15 years of fundraising and higher education experience, has been appointed executive director of development and external relations for the College of Engineering and Architecture at WSU.Hermanson has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant administration and a master’s of education in educational leadership and counseling psychology from WSU.Since 2000, he has worked in development at the University of Idaho, most recently as senior director for development for the College of Natural Resources. There, he led and managed the fundraising activities of the college. Previous to his years at Idaho, he worked as assistant/associate director at the … » More …

Seminar features early Renaissance architecture
April 13, 2006

Matthew Cohen, an assistant professor of architecture in the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane, will be the featured speaker at a free public seminar on April 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Phase I Classroom Building Auditorium at 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard on the Riverpoint Campus. The presentation is a feature of the Third Friday Seminar Series hosted by the Office of Research and the Health Research and Education Center at WSU Spokane.Cohen’s research presentation– sometimes referred to as nonfiction DaVinci Code– will encompass his 15-year study of the proportional systems used in the churches designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in Florence. The churches featured … » More …

WSU Spokane seminar features early Renaissance architecture research
April 13, 2006

Matthew Cohen, an assistant professor of architecture in the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane, will be the featured speaker at a free public seminar on April 21 from 3-5 p.m. in the Phase I Classroom Building Auditorium at 668 North Riverpoint Boulevard on the Riverpoint Campus. The presentation is a feature of the Third Friday Seminar Series hosted by the Office of Research and the Health Research and Education Center at WSU Spokane.Cohen’s research presentation– sometimes referred to as nonfiction DaVinci Code– will encompass his 15-year study of the proportional systems used in the churches designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in Florence. The churches featured … » More …

School, industry cooperate to craft savvy students
February 3, 2006

Walls are coming down in the architecture and construction management professions. Early communication and cooperation are tunneling through traditional barriers between the various disciplines that create our built environment. Designers are forging bridges to builders, contractors to owners, financers to those in charge of continuing building maintenance. And WSU is offering innovative programs to educate and prepare just these types of forward-thinking professionals. This was the message delivered recently at the first Integrated Education Symposium sponsored by the WSU School of Architecture and Construction Management (A+CM). The goal and even the process of the symposium series is all about integration and collaboration. Leaders from the … » More …