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Construction focus shifts to interior
October 24, 2007

New stone and windows near the 

the main entrance of the CUB.

The sounds of clanging hammers and whining saws are slowly being replaced by the ‘swishing’ of brushes and dabbing of caulk as renovation projects at the Compton Union Building gradually shift from exterior construction to interior design.

While no areas of the CUB are 100 percent complete, crews are in full swing to get the building ready for the August 2008 reopening. 

“The third and fourth floors are nearest to completion with the walls up and painted,” said … » More …

WSU student wins national award for kitchen redesign
March 7, 2006

With deep green and purple walls and counters, wooden cabinets, stainless steel appliances and a spot for the dog dish, a kitchen created by WSU student Manda Glover has won first place in the National Kitchen & Bath Association 2006 Student Design Competition.The sophomore from Tacoma is majoring in interior design in the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. She used a painting by Cuban artist Dionisio Perkings as her inspiration to create a kitchen that satisfied the needs of her fictitious clients, Brad and Penelope.The design challenge was to open up the kitchen to the dining area to create a social space … » More …

Interior Design student wins nat’l design competition
June 2, 2005

SPOKANE, Wash. — Nicole Kelln, who graduated this spring with a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Washington State University, took the 2005 grand prize in the National Sustainable Design Competition sponsored by the International Interior Design Association.The competition organizers said they had an “overwhelming” number of entries and that the grand prize selection was challenging, with many deserving entries. This is the second year in a row that a WSU student has taken the grand prize; in 2004, graduate student Kate Hauge won that honor.Each year the IIDA sponsors the Sustainable Design Student Competition, which is open to interior design students from around the … » More …

Interior design program ranked among nation’s top 8
January 21, 2005

Design Intelligence magazine ranked the Washington State University interior design program the eighth overall best interior design school in the nation in their annual survey of design professionals.According to the magazine’s editors, the rankings “sum up the satisfaction levels of the leading professional firms and organizations that hire graduate architects and designers.” Conducted by Greenway Group’s Counsel House Research, the survey went to interiors firms and to architecture firms with interior design departments.The surveys were targeted to those individuals in each firm who have direct experience with the hiring and performance of graduates, including design partners, managing principals and human resource directors. They were asked … » More …

Awards & Honors
October 29, 2004

• WSU Spokane interior design graduate student Kate Hauge received the grand prize of $3,500 in the 2004 International Interior Design Association Sustainable Design Student Competition. Each year the IIDA sponsors the contest, open to interior design students from around the world. Sustainable office design seeks to create a healthy and productive working environment while reducing the consumption of nonrenewable resources and minimizing waste.• John Fabian of Port Ludlow, a retired NASA astronaut, has been appointed to the WSU Board of Regents by Gov. Gary Locke. Fabian, who earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from WSU in 1962, will replace William Marler … » More …