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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Architecture alumni couple design a life of sustainability, accessibility, and engagement
on January 16, 2020 at 2:26 pm
With a guiding sense of gratitude and respect, Steven and Cathi House find ways to give back to the architecture […]
More federal funding needed to increase Americans’ active transportation habits, research suggests
on January 14, 2020 at 5:04 pm
A recent study led by Virginia Tech suggests that the small increase in walking rates between 2001 and 2017 was […]
Lindsay Lally named Pulte Homes Professor of Practice
on January 9, 2020 at 4:41 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2018, Lally has more than 12 years of experience in the design and […]
Student's work in the University Libraries leads to a career in augmented reality
on January 8, 2020 at 4:33 pm
During Dillon Cutaiar’s two-year paid fellowship in University Libraries at Virginia Tech, the computer science […]
Professor combines classical design with advanced technologies to teach building construction students
on January 8, 2020 at 4:02 pm
Tanyel Bulbul’s teaching and research in smart design combines the tangible world of buildings with computational […]
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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.