School of Design and Construction

Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods

SPOKANE, Wash. – On one side of a knot of overpasses and railroads is Spokane’s thriving University District. On the other is the East Central neighborhood, where 63 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line and fewer than one in three own their homes. Using smart design and technology, students at Washington […]

A pillared East Central underpass could become a connecting pathway, said WSU instructor Steve Austin, right. His students are finding ways to link Spokane neighborhoods as a class project.

Building legacies: Inaugural open house looks at landscape architecture pioneer Tom Berger

At schools and universities, flagship stores, offices and parks across the Pacific Northwest, landscape architect Tom Berger pioneered ways to blend the natural and urban worlds. The Washington State University alumnus, who passed away last year, is the focus of “Building Legacies, Designing the Future,” a gallery opening hosted by the WSU School of Design […]

NEA ‘Our Town’ grant to Uniontown for development, design

UNIONTOWN, Wash. – The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced the award of 80 Our Town grants to communities in 44 states for work on “creative place making.” The Uniontown Community Development Association is one of the grantees and will be working to enhance the identity of Uniontown as a center of creativity.