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WSU students win national design, construction competition
November 17, 2017

By Mary Catherine Frantz, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

DBIA logoPULLMAN, Wash. – A team of Washington State University students earned first place in the Design-Build Institute of America’s national student competition held Nov. 8-10 in Philadelphia.

April 26: Cancer care designs inspired by late classmate
April 25, 2016

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – As Dina Radjabalipour fought a losing battle with cancer last year, the Washington State University architecture graduate student wanted to design a better treatment center.

Awards and honors
February 9, 2009

• WSU Spokane’s graduate program in interior design ranked ninth in the nation in a recent list released by DesignIntelligence, a bimonthly journal for architecture and design professionals. Rankings are based on surveys of professional design firms.


“The ranking suggests our graduate students are doing extremely well in entry level positions,” said John Turpin, associate professor and department chair. “We have had the program for seven years and enough students have gone through to where people are starting to take notice,” he said.

• For the third time in the last 10 years, a student in WSU’s Distance Degree Programs has been named the … » More …

Career collaboration
November 10, 2006

WSU Career Services aims to provide practical experience to students to help prepare them for life outside of college, and it is using the creation of the new multimedia conference room as an opportunity to do just that. Faculty, staff and students are collaborating on the multimedia conference room, planned to be located in the Career Services main lobby in Lighty 180. “Employers look for work experience related to the field and that is what we are trying to give students,” said Virginia Tavera-Delgado, assistant director of Career Services.Students from two interior design classes, including students from the Spokane campus, met with Career Services staff … » More …

Daylighting lab to promote energy-effective design
January 21, 2005

Daylight can make people happier, healthier and more productive. The challenge of bringing it into the workplace will be the focus of a Daylighting Lab and Integrated Design Center being established at the Interdisciplinary Design Institute of Washington State University Spokane with a grant from BetterBricks.BetterBricks is a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a broad consortium of utilities that work to improve the efficiency of electricity use in the region. The BetterBricks Daylighting Labs’ goals are to encourage the use of daylighting in building design and to optimize the use of daylight in buildings.Daylight does not equal sunlight. Daylight is cool in color … » More …

Interior Design program names new director(s)
September 25, 2002

In a move that reflects growth at Washington State University Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute, the new director of WSU’s interior design program will also serve as assistant director of the Institute. Professor Nancy Blossom comes to WSU Spokane from The George Washington University, where she directed the interior design program.“Many programs aspire to the goal of bringing students together from the multiple design programs such as architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and construction management, but to my knowledge WSU is the first to accomplish it with the Interdisciplinary Design Institute,” Blossom says of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute. “We share a common language of design and … » More …