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.

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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.

Graduate student. Nicole Sanderlin in window of Casa Maderni; Riva San Vitale, Switzerland;Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA)

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Research

An outdoor amphitheater in CliftonForge, VA designed and built by CAUS students

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Faculty and students working in design studio in Burchard Hall, College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

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