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Candis Claiborn to lead Engineering, Architecture
June 28, 2005

PULLMAN — Candis Claiborn has accepted the post of interim dean of Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture. Claiborn, who is currently the college’s associate dean for research and graduate programs and a professor of civil and environmental engineering, will begin her new duties Aug. 16.  “I am very pleased that Dr. Claiborn, an outstanding researcher and teacher, has accepted the challenge of leading the College of Engineering and Architecture for the next year,” said Robert Bates, provost and academic vice president. “Our world-class faculty, excellent academic programs and rapidly growing research enterprise continue to bring more visibility to the College of Engineering … » More …

April 20 presentation to discuss Seattle library
April 13, 2005

Two members of Hoffman Construction Company will make a presentation about the construction of the new Rem Koolhaas-designed Seattle Public Library on April 20.The Washington State University Museum of Art, in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Construction Management at WSU, is sponsoring a presentation by Dan Harmon, vice president of Hoffman Construction Company, and Dale Stenning, project manager of Hoffman Construction Company, at 7 p.m. in Carpenter Hall Room 102. The presentation is in conjunction with “Focus: Art + Architecture,” a program started by the Museum of Art and the School of Architecture and Construction Management to increase cross-disciplinary projects on campus.”In our … » More …

School of Architecture to host lecture series
April 4, 2005

The Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management will host a series of three architectural lectures on the Pullman campus in April.Mitchell Schwarzer, chair of visual studies at the California College of the Arts, will speak April 4 on “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media.” The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Carpenter Hall Room 102.Schwarzer has written extensively on architecture, urbanism, landscape and historic preservation. In his book, “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media,” he writes about how perceptions of architecture changed with new forms of transportation and photo technology in the 20th century. Schwarzer holds a doctorate from MIT … » More …

School of Architecture to host upcoming lecture series
March 31, 2005

The Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management will host a series of three architectural lectures on the Pullman campus in April.Mitchell Schwarzer, chair of visual studies at the California College of the Arts, will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4 in Carpenter 102 on “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media.” Schwarzer has written extensively on architecture, urbanism, landscape, and historic preservation. In his book, “Zoomscape: Architecture in Motion and Media,” he writes about how our perception of architecture changed with new forms of transportation and photo technology in the 20th century. Schwarzer holds a doctorate from MIT in architectural history and … » More …

Campus architecture, hidden art topic of lecture
February 10, 2005

Washington State University Art á la Carte, a brown-bag noontime lunch series, will present “Public Art and Private Encounters” with H. Clare Wiser, docent of the Museum of Art/WSU and professor emeritus of mathematics at WSU.Wiser’s visual presentation will describe and illustrate both the obvious and hidden campus art and the architectural details of the Pullman campus. This is a walking tour without the walking and a “bet you didn’t notice” challenge.The final spring Art á la Carte program will be Feb. 24 with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick as they discuss “On Art, Glass, and more…” They are renowned for their innovative work, from … » More …

Students go face-to-face with bricks and steel
October 14, 2004

Giving students an up-close opportunity to experience the materials that they will need in their professions, John Neary, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management, is coordinating the construction on an 8-foot tall, steel, teaching structure behind Carpenter Hall. The American Institute of Steel Construction provided the design. The steel structure, along with a brick laying exercise done last month gives professors the opportunity to illustrate connections and structures that have been discussed in class but not often seen up-close. The foundation for the steel structure, built partly by Professor Ken Carper and his structures students is located in the courtyard between … » More …

Professor gives students material experience
August 23, 2004

John Neary, assistant professor in the Washington State University School of Architecture and Construction Management, will give students an up-close opportunity to experience the materials they will use in their professions when he coordinates the construction of an eight-foot tall, steel teaching structure behind Carpenter Hall next month.<br><br>With support from the Masonry Industry Promotion Group, a group of 60 students will also experience brick-laying through a Sept. 8 workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. The American Institute of Steel Construction provided the design. <br><br>Architecture students spend their years at school drawing pictures and creating models of the beautiful buildings they … » More …

Spectacle on art, architecture and audience
November 12, 2003

Chris Bruce, director of the WSU Museum of Art, will speak at 12:20 p.m., Nov. 13 in the CUB Cascade Room 123 as part of the Compton Union Art a la Carte lecture series.Bruce’s lecture is titled “Spectacle and Plain Good: some thoughts on art, architecture and audience.Art a la Carte is sponsored by Campus Involvement and the Museum of Art. There are five art a la cartes that take place throughout the semester.