History of ID+CL

In 2005, the WSU Integrated Design Lab (IDL) was formed to conduct sponsored design research activities for architecture and engineering firms in the Inland Northwest. The IDL was initially formed as part of an allied regional network of university labs (UO, UW, WSU, UI, MSU) to provide technical assistance and market diffusion services to AECO building teams.

The overarching goal of the renamed ID+CL is to re-establish the WSU lab in Pullman, WA, as well as revive some of the original partners, collaborators, and overall goals of the lab. This second iteration of the WSU lab — the Integrated Design + Construction Lab — seeks to transform design, construction, and building operational practices to advance high-performance building designs that are more comfortable for people, require less carbon and energy to construct and maintain, and enhance the health and productivity of inhabitants.

Goals: 
  • acquire additional funding to re-establish the lab and employees,
  • work on projects that reflect the WSU grand challenges,
  • seek projects that advance energy savings and occupant comfort in high-performance buildings
  • engage building occupants and building operators
  • engage undergraduate & graduate students in research, and
  • engage with the community + industry.