What is an advisory board and who is it comprised of?
The School of Design and Construction Advisory Board provides non-binding strategic advice that helps the development of the school, as well as acts as a sounding board for new programs, initiatives, and curriculum development for the SDC. The board is comprised of design professionals in the fields of architecture, construction management, interior design, and landscape architecture. Each discipline has its own advisory board, and a few members of each board come together to form a central advisory board for the whole SDC. These members together help facilitate fundraising and development activities, serve as an advocacy and communication point between the school and other alumni and professionals, and participate in school symposiums, lectures and presentations.
If you are interested in meeting the board members, keep an eye out for them as they will be visiting us March 28-29!
Central Advisory Board
Jim Hillier | CHAIR | Regional Director | BRPH Marjorie Chang Fuller | CHAIR ELECT | Business Development | Hoffman Construction Mark Brands | Managing Principal | Site Workshop Todd Enoki | Vice President | CallisonRTKL Jason Henry | Principal | Berger Partnership Jennifer Fleming | Principal | RicefergusMiller Vicki Rova-Mueller | Senior Sales Representative | Knoll Darin Chestnut | Director, Major Projects | PCL Construction SAH Archipedia: Washington’s Classic Buildings Completed | Jan 09, 2019
From Seattle’s Space Needle to Spokane’s Riverfront Park, 235 entries covering the state of Washington have been added to SAH Archipedia. Featuring contributions from a number of architectural historians working under the guidance of state coordinators J. Philip Gruen and Robert R. Franklin, this collection surveys Washington’s built environment.
SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with the University of Virginia Press. Over 20,000 building histories, photographs, maps, and essays from the Society’s award-winning Buildings of the United States series are available online to SAH members and institutional subscribers in SAH Archipedia. Its open access counterpart, SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings, is available to the public at sah-archipedia.org and contains peer-reviewed essays, photos, and maps for more than 4,100 structures in all 50 states.
Creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the Walla Walla Foundry | Jan 20 , 2019 Second year landscape architecture students participated in a design charrette with Walla Walla Foundry owner Mark Anderson to explore ways of creating a cohesive campus masterplan for the foundry. Joining students were Washington State University alumni Jason Henry of the Berger Partnership and Sari Graven of Design and Workplace Resources at Allsteel. Students will present final design concepts to Mr. Anderson on February 13, 2019.
Circum‑ambience featured at Seattle’s MadArt Studio | Jan 29, 2019
An exhibition by Taiji Miyasaka, professor in the WSU School of Design and Construction, will investigate traditional methods of construction in a contemporary art context at Seattle’s MadArt Studio.
As part of the project, called Circum‑ambience, Miyasaka is creating three spherical sculptures, including a 13‑foot inhabitable structure made of clay and wood. Miyasaka is creating one of the sculptures through a traditional Japanese plaster construction method.
An opening reception for the exhibition is set for 1–3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, and the exhibition will run from Feb. 26–March 23.
MadArt is also holding an open studio until the exhibition opening, which allows the public to view the installation as it’s being built. A group of master Japanese plasterers will be demonstrating their traditional methods on Feb. 7–8 as part of the open studio installation period. Miyasaka also will lecture on the project at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, at the University of Washington’s Architecture Hall, as part of the Architecture Lecture Series.
Originally from Kyoto, Japan, and a professor at WSU since 2002, Miyasaka has conducted research in the areas of materiality, design process and communication, and design pedagogy. In his creative work, Miyasaka has often explored the interplay between light and darkness. His project entitled “Light Hole Shed,” which won a design award in the AIA Seattle 2012 Honor Awards, was built using reclaimed timber from grain elevators in eastern Washington. “Night Blooming,” done in collaboration with David Drake, adjunct professor in the School of Design and Construction, is a structure that alludes to the qualities of light and darkness in grain elevators. It was installed for the BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood at Bellevue Arts Museum and is permanently on display at the Bellevue Botanical Garden.
The project at MadArt Studio was built with support from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Engineering Shops, including Miles Pepper and Eric Barrow. Five architecture graduate students also helped to install the sphere. The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, the School of Design and Construction, WSU’s Puyallup Research and Extension Center, ACKS Demo and Construction Service, and Murai‑Wolf Farms also supported the effort. The exhibition is supported by the MadArt, Artist Trust, and the Japan Foundation. For more information, visit the MadArt Studio website. WSU Circum‑ambience project team includes, l‑r, Akkarawin Valinluck, Ping Fai Sze, Eric Barrow, Taylor Chadwick, Sam Geibel, Miles Pepper, Taiji Miyasaka, and Zaky Ramadhan.
See MadArt Seattle for full details about dates and times to view this exhibition. Also featured in “The Stranger” January 17, 2019
February 6-10, 2019: ASC Student Competition (Sparks, NV)
February 24-27, 2019: Landscape Architecture Accreditation Team Visit
April 11, 2019: Tim Waterman— A Landscape Citizenship, joint lecture sponsored by the University of Idaho (UI) and Washington State University (WSU) landscape architecture programs. Lecture will be at UI in TLC 32 from 5-7pm following a Q&A at WSU at 12pm in room TBD.
April 23, 2019: Architecture & Construction Management Capstone Presentations
April 25, 2019: Landscape Architecture Senior Capstone & WASLA Review, WSU West (Seattle, WA)
April 25, 2019: Architecture & Construction Management Capstone Presentations (Seattle, WA)
April 26, 2019: Landscape Architecture Student Portfolio Presentations (Seattle, WA)