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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From TikTok videos to Duck Pond lectures, professors get creative with online classes
on April 1, 2020 at 5:42 pm
“Great challenges also create great opportunities,” said Paolo Scardina, an assistant professor of practice […]
Alumna thrives on space life, exploration
on March 17, 2020 at 3:51 pm
Erin Bonilla '04 was vice commander of SENSORIA, a 14-day all-female research mission to simulate life on Mars. Bonilla […]
Virginia Tech graduate programs continue to shine in latest U.S. News & World Report survey
on March 17, 2020 at 4:15 am
Programs offered across Virginia Tech’s colleges and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are included […]
Aaron Betsky named director of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design
on March 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm
Betsky, an internationally acclaimed author and critic on art, architecture, and design, will join Virginia Tech on […]
Students help chart course for new Wonder Universe museum
on February 28, 2020 at 3:16 pm
A team of graduate students with the Office of Economic Development worked with a Christiansburg children’s […]
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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.