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WSU students win national design, construction competition

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. » More …

High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through occupant studies

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

air vent with cover over itPULLMAN, Wash. – Many researchers know that new high-efficiency buildings don’t typically get used as intended. The numbers don’t add up, and occupants can easily waste energy if they do not understand how to use the building. » More …

Sept 1: Pullman’s hidden waterway revealed by landscape architecture students

By Brett Staav, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Pullman is a water city, yet much of that water remains out of the consciousness of most residents. » More …

Kessler named interim director of School of Design and Construction

Gregory Kessler, WSU PULLMAN, Wash. – Gregory Kessler, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects,  has been named as the interim director of the School of Design and Construction, effective May 15. » More …

WSU students design for sea-level rise, flooding, drought

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture communications

SanFrancisco sea level chart PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University students will present their ideas for mitigating sea level rise to San Francisco Public Works 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in Carpenter 312 on the Pullman campus. » More …

Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter

wsu design team and homeless shelter
WSU homeless shelter design team

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Architecture and Engineering

PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU architecture student team has designed a shelter that they hope might someday improve the lives of homeless people. » More …

Students take top awards in construction management

PULLMAN, Wash. – Two Washington State University student teams placed second and one claimed third in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management contest in the U.S. » More …

Jan. 27-29: Helping neighborhoods adapt to climate change

SAN FRANCISCO – Five public, community workshops to help some San Francisco neighborhoods adapt to sea level rising, flooding and drought will be hosted by the Washington State University Adaptive Water Urbanism Initiative Jan. 27-29. » More …

Design, construction students claim national honor

By Erik Gomez, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – A team of Washington State University construction management students recently earned second place in the Design-Build Institute of America’s national student competition in Las Vegas. Thirty-one teams from 23 universities participated. » More …