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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Using data to make communities healthy and equitable
on December 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm
C.L. Bohannon, assistant professor of landscape architecture, director of the Community Engagement Lab, and faculty […]
Virginia Tech faculty chosen to deliver commencement keynote speeches
on December 1, 2019 at 11:00 am
John Seiler and Patricia Raun will be the featured speakers at Virginia Tech's 2019 fall University and Graduate School […]
Global Education Scholarships awarded to 27 students
on November 27, 2019 at 1:36 pm
Students from every Virginia Tech college were awarded scholarships to support their plans to study in countries around […]
Virginia Tech introduces new visual arts minor
on November 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm
Not just for artists – Virginia Tech’s visual arts and society minor makes artistic and creative […]
Community Design Assistance Center helps build communities and connections
on November 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm
Small local communities leverage help from Virginia Tech students and the Community Design Assistance Center to fund […]
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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.