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The School of Planning, Design and Construction uniquely unites four built environment disciplines to foster synergistic learning and collaboration: Construction management, interior design, landscape architecture and urban & regional planning. Our academic programs are accredited and produce career-ready graduates. We provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and work on real-world, cross-discipline projects and activities. Our nationally recognized, world-renowned faculty cross-collaborate on pressing built environment issues, delivering timely and crucial sustainable research and outreach. Learn More
On Sept. 19, 2016, interior design seniors were given details on a project to redesign a historic home on the campus of Michigan State University. This project would be unlike any other they had worked on, because the students were being called upon by MSU’s President Lou Anna K. Simon to envision a redesign of Cowles House.
SPDC Environmental design grad student Hebatalla Nazmy has big plans after selection for ESPP’s Summer Research Fellowship for Urban Environments. Her project is titled, “Residential Interior Design and its Reflection on Urban Environment.”
In 2016, 32 students from the LA Program received awards from the Michigan chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MI ASLA), and program endowments and scholarships.
Traverse City, MI, is the kind of success story we really like to hear about at the National Charrette Institute at MSU. . . After the training, Soyring and Sych contacted NCI seeking advice on how to create a replicable process for doing a series of corridor charrettes [for the 8th Street corridor]. They engaged NCI to teach them how to conduct a Co-Writing Intensive workshop to assess and organize the project for a Request for Proposals.
In May, MSU Construction Management (CM) Program faculty members Sinem Mollaoglu, PhD, and Matt Syal, PhD, were presented with Emerald Publishing’s Emerald Literati Award for Highly Commended Paper for their co-authored paper, titled “Diffusion of Green Building Guidelines as Innovation in Developing Countries.” They have also been nominated for the Outstanding Paper Award, along with their co-authors Citra Chergia and Esin Ergen from the Civil Engineering Department at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey.