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Reception / Open House

Gateway Project Relaunch Celebration

Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center, 405 SE Spokane Street, Pullman, WA

About the event

Join us as we celebrate the relaunch of the Gateway Project! We are kicking off the next phase of this effort to create and share ideas that will enhance the region and strengthen connections between WSU and downtown Pullman. Come learn about the project, speak with students and faculty, and help us envision a new, meaningful partnership between WSU and the Pullman community!

The goals of the Gateway Project are three-fold: provide a rewarding learning experience for WSU students through community engagement and service; strengthen relationships between WSU, Pullman and other stakeholders; and envision innovative solutions to a geographic district with incredible potential.

The Gateway Project began in 2020 with a junior-level landscape architecture studio led by Scholarly Associate Professor, Steve Austin. This fall, the project continues through an interdisciplinary studio—led by Associate Professor, Bob Krikac—comprised of students and faculty from the architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture programs at WSU’s School of Design + Construction. The studio will collaborate with community stakeholders and WSU personnel to produce additional design concepts. These ideas will address the built environment’s potential to strengthen connections between University and City. The project’s geographic scope begins at the old Steam Plant on WSU’s campus, continuing down to the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center and onward to Main Street in downtown Pullman. Many community groups have already been involved in the ideation of this project, including the Port of Whitman, Pullman Chamber of Commerce, WSU Facilities, WSU Real Estate, and others from the WSU and Pullman communities.

Join us at this relaunch celebration, and add your voice. This event is free and open to the public—all are welcome! Please RSVP at the link provided.