About HOW Space

Mission

The HOW Space mission is to advance creative and collaborative student and faculty projects that engage the local community. The space functions as a window for the community, showcasing what we do at the university and in the college. 

Vision

HOW Space is the opportunity catalyst and collision space supporing both the university's and college's strategic initaitves. The space is designed to lead the way at Appalachian State University in openly engaging the community in creating opportunity through creative practice. 

History

The HOW Space interior was completely redesigned and renovated by 16 students enrolled in the 2016-17 Integrative Design Experience Laboratory (IDEXlab). The interdisciplinary IDEXlab is a rigorous, 9-credit course spanning two semesters. Students taking the course come from a variety of programs, including sustainable technology, interior design, building sciences and business. Under the guidance of two faculty members and two graduate assistants, these students managed all aspects of the project, including sponsorship procurement, lighting and interior design, demolition and construction and more.How Space renderings

 

Steering Committee

Co-Chair IlaSahai Prouty, College of Fine and Applied Arts Associate Dean 
Co-Chair Richard Elaver, Department of Applied Design

Michael Helms, Department of Theatre and Dance
Dr. Anatoli Ignatov, Goodnight Family Department of Sustainable Development
Jason Miller, Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment
Dr. Janice Pope, Department of Communication
Tricia Treacy, Department of Art
DJ Weatherford, Department of Military Science and Leadership
Dr. Anthony Wilson, Department of Applied Design

Steering Committee Student Members

Lainey Everly, Departments of Art and Sustainable Development
Matt Frizzell, Department of Art
Ariel Green, Department of Art
Abby Piette, Department of Art