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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.

High-efficiency building bloopers revealed through occupant studies
November 13, 2017

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.

Nov. 8-17: Homeless shelter designs featured at exhibit
November 3, 2017

homeless shelter paper modelBy Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s School of Design and Construction will hold an exhibition featuring student designs for portable homeless shelters, as well as a full-scale version that they built.

WSU students design for sea-level rise, flooding, drought
May 2, 2017

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.

Students design foldable, affordable homeless shelter
April 25, 2017

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.

Students take top awards in construction management
March 7, 2017

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.

Jan. 27-29: Helping neighborhoods adapt to climate change
January 17, 2017

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.