The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech is a global leader in architecture, art, construction, design, and public and international affairs. Founded in 1964, the college houses four top-ranked schools: the School of Architecture + Design, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, the School of Public and International Affairs, and the School of Visual Arts. Today, CAUS is home to more than 2,300 students, 300 faculty and staff, 15,000 active alumni, and hundreds of industry partners from around the globe.
CAUS IN VT NEWS
Kathleen Parrott inducted into Kitchen and Bath Industry Hall of Fame
on February 24, 2020 at 4:06 pm
The Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management professor is being honored for the certification standards […]
Bailey Van Hook honored with emerita status
on February 18, 2020 at 2:54 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1988, Van Hook produced landmark scholarship through three books, many […]
Dean Bork honored with emeritus status
on February 14, 2020 at 2:32 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1980, Bork’s scholarship focused on watershed sensitive site design […]
Steve Hankey receives NSF CAREER award to measure air pollution with bicycle sensors, smartphone app
on February 13, 2020 at 4:19 pm
Hankey is the first faculty member from the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs to receive a […]
Architecture + Design student serves in high school program that brought her to Virginia Tech
on February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm
In 2016, Aria Hill attended the Inside Architecture + Design program, an opportunity for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th […]
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Our diverse disciplines are united in one common goal: We build resilient, thriving communities – and design spaces and places that allow people to live better lives. Through our classes, research, community outreach, industry partnerships, and the graduates we produce, CAUS is fulfilling that promise.
RESEARCH IN PRACTICE CONFERENCE 12-14 Nov 2018
World-class design practitioners and architects discuss practice-based research, a globally recognized research innovation, and explore its game-changing implications for the academy and the industries of the future.
New River Train ObservatoryFaculty and students in the School of Architecture + Design partnered with the city of Radford to design and build a train observation platform. The New River Train Observatory is an investment in the region’s rich railroad history and a testament to the design-build approach for students. The project is also one of the first structures in the United States to use cross-laminated timbers (CLT), a technology heralded by many in the industry as a more sustainable and affordable alternative to steel.
Painting For Non-Majors at Virginia TechDid you know that painting classes at Virginia Tech are open to students in all majors? Research shows that training in visual arts helps students in all disciplines excel by boosting creative and academic performance and cognition.
Creating the world's smartest solar homeVirginia Tech's five-college FutureHAUS Dubai student/faculty team will present their prototype for the future of smart, sustainable, modular housing at the Solar Decathlon Middle East in November as the only U.S.-based university team.