The School of Design and Construction at Washington State University is comprised of professional accredited programs in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Construction Management. The school was formed in 2011 through the merger of the previous School of Architecture and Construction Management and the Departments of Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.
The goal of our school is to provide a collaborative educational experience that provides for the highest quality education and engages in innovative and collaborative research that advances the design and construction of the physical environment. The hallmark of our school is that students receive exceptional undergraduate and graduate education while also having opportunities to integrate their education with allied disciplines. With our alliances in Engineering, students in the school have the ability to interact with all disciplines required for the design and construction of the built environment.
Our Graduate programs also emphasize collaboration, as students in each discipline share required coursework and have the opportunity to integrate in teams for their graduate project. All students have access to elective courses in each discipline. The School offers many courses in sustainable design and construction as well as specialized courses in Design Build. Students have the opportunity to become LEED associates prior to graduation as well as receive their DBIA Associate Certification.
Students also have the opportunity to work with faculty on significant research related to our constructed environment. As an example, students may work with faculty in our Institute for Sustainable Design, as well as take advanced studios in our Integrated Design Experience (IdEX). Graduate students may also partner with professional design firms to create unique research program s that advances the body of knowledge in the professions. Our Integrated Education Symposiums also offer mechanisms for collaboration between students and professionals.
The School of Design and Construction is positioned to provide the next generation of professionals the education required to address the challenges of our built and natural environment. Please feel free to contact us with questions regarding our school and programs.
Gregory Kessler, AIA, NCARB
Professor and Director
Carpenter Hall 520
Pullman, WA, US , 99164-2220