Students to design new downtown Hillyard

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. […]

9th annual Charrette goes to the dogs

The first week of school, Interdisciplinary Design Institute students at WSU Spokane are initiated, so to speak, into the institute through an intensive, 30-hour design challenge known as the Charrette.The Charrette is a design education tradition, being an intense project with “a tremendously difficult timeline,” said Keith Diaz Moore, Charrette coordinator and assistant professor of […]

Sixth ‘charrette’ eyes Spokane’s Great Gorge Park

For 130 design students at WSU Spokane, the second day of school last week meant being teamed to produce concepts for a project that has been calling to the Spokane community since 1908. That’s the year Fredrick Law Olmsted, a principal designer of New York City’s Central Park, proposed The Great Gorge Park. For the […]