CAUS named a ‘Diversity Champion’ by METROPOLIS

A recent article by METROPOLIS magazine names Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies one of the most diverse and inclusive design and architecture schools in the nation. In “Diversity Champions: 8 Schools That Aren’t Just Paying Lip Service To Diversity,” the magazine notes…

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Senior Amy Groome wins national interior design award

Virginia Tech interior design major Amy Groome won the top national prize at the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition last month – beating out more than 800 students from 65 colleges. Groome, a senior in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies from Oakton, Virginia, won…

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Building Construction student lives a life of service

Kyle VanDerVelden, a freshman in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, is a winner of the Virginia Tech Common Book Project 2016-17 Essay Competition. His essay, “The Potential of Ut Prosim,” describes how he started the nonprofit organization Right to Write as a 10th grader in…

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Virginia Tech’s Aki Ishida recognized as one of the nation’s top architectural educators

Aki Ishida, assistant professor of architecture in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has earned a prestigious award naming her one of the nation’s leading new faculty in architecture. Ishida will receive the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2016-2017 New Faculty Teaching…

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Virginia Tech architecture professor, students reduce structural vibrations with simple, groundbreaking device

A revolutionary portable device invented by Virginia Tech Professor of Architecture Mehdi Setareh with help from students promises to make structural vibration-reducing technology universally accessible. The PTMD – or portable tuned mass damper – significantly improves on existing technology by making it more compact, affordable,…

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FutureHAUS wows crowds at KBIS

Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies faculty and students earned rave reviews as they showed off their work on FutureHAUS – a revolutionary prototype for the future of smart, sustainable housing – at the world’s largest kitchen and bath industry expo last week….

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Virginia Tech debuts final phase of FutureHAUS: The bedroom and home office of the future

Virginia Tech will unveil the final phase of FutureHAUS – the revolutionary prototype for the home of the future – with the bedroom and home office at the world’s largest kitchen and bath industry expo, KBIS, January 10 through 12 in Orlando. Like the three…

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Class of 2016: Matthew Yourshaw’s 3-D visual effects hit the big screen

Even before graduating from the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech, Matthew Yourshaw had already racked up an impressive resume reel in film and television. The Blacksburg, Virginia, native has used his skills in three-dimensional animation…

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Ten years old, Myers-Lawson School of Construction is breaking new ground in industry leadership

Jade McNair doesn’t graduate until December 2017, but she’s already entertaining job offers from employers eager to attract a Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduate. “It’s overwhelming in a good way,” said the building construction major from Columbia, South Carolina. “Instead of competing for…

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CASA students explore Mexico with CAUS alums

Steven and Cathi House’s story is deeply intertwined with the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies. The award-winning team behind the architecture firm House + House, the couple met as architecture students on their first day of design lab in 1970. Four years…

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CAUS kicks off 2018 Solar Decathlon with FutureHAUS Dubai

After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is gearing up to do it again. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, three members of the Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon team took the stage at the World Green Economy Summit…

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A note from Dean Jack Davis: DesignIntelligence Surveys

Note: The deadline has been extended to Friday, July 13! Dear Colleagues, DesignIntelligence is conducting their annual surveys of America’s best architecture and design schools. If you are a person in your firm who hires architects, landscape architects, interior designers, or industrial designers,  you are invited…

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Two architecture alumni win NYC Facade Redesign Competition

Husband and wife team Audrey and Alex Worden competed against leading international architecture and engineering firms and organizations and tied for first place in the “Reimagine a New York City Icon” competition, the 2016 Design Challenge sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of…

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VT Alumni Speak About The Lost Art of the Deal

Virginia Tech alumni John Lawson and Donald McNamara spoke to a packed house about the Lost Art of the Deal on Friday, October 23. John Lawson, President and CEO of W.M. Jordan Company, and Donald McNamara, Chairman of Hampstead Holdings, highly successful real estate entrepreneurs, spoke…

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