Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Interior Design students explore sustainable development on Jordan summer trip

Posted by struscott | September 14, 2017

 

Interior Design students explore the ancient treasury site at Petra during a July 2017 study trip.
Interior Design students explore the ancient treasury site at Petra during a July 2017 study trip.
SDC students display a Cougar flag in a stop at the South Theater in Jerash, Jordan.
SDC students display a Cougar flag in a stop at the South Theater in Jerash, Jordan.

Interior Design faculty member Genell Ebbini visited Jordan this summer with six students from the WSU School of Design and Construction.

The trip was part of Ebbini’s summer course, offering her students a hands-on, immersive look at Jordan’s green infrastructure development and environmental policies.

SDC students are building local partnerships with the design industry, non-government community groups and government agencies at the cutting-edge of sustainable development. Experts from leading institutions such as the Ministries of Environment, Public Health and Housing, and Water and Irrigation are engaging with students in the study of regional issues that impact natural resources, availability, ecology, and socio-economic inequality in the built environment.

Students toured projects that demonstrated collaborative strategies in sustainable development while working with the Jordan Green Building Council in the development of green infrastructure guidelines and governing policies.