Student Designs for Community Enrichment Center

Student Designs for Community Enrichment Center

Student Design for Community Enrichment Center


The Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library is currently displaying interior design plans for the proposed Community Enrichment Center from students in Washington State University’s Interior Design program. Led by WSU Professor Bob Krikac of Colfax, the students collaborated with the library as part of the Rural Communities Design Initiative (RCDI).

During the collaboration, student designers Marissa Rosati Cool, Amanda Billberg, Lauren Bruan and Shaleesa Mielke led community focus groups to explore the needs of the community and how the Center might respond. From these meetings, each student took prospective building uses and developed designs which will be extremely useful to library officials at they move forward with the Center.

RCDI is a collaborative effort between Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction and WSU Extension who partner with small, rural communities to offer an innovative, cross-disciplinary approach to rebuilding and promoting a sustainable local economy. Basically students in these programs get to work on real projects while residents of rural communities reap the benefits.

For more information contact:

Kristie Kirkpatrick at the library (509-397-4366.)

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