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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, simple to set up and tune, and easy to integrate […]

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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. “How do I get a home like this?” and “This […]

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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 previous prototypes for the kitchen, bath, and living room, the […]

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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 a job, it’s like the job market is competing for […]

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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 later, they married on campus, at the Duck Pond. Over […]

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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 in Dubai, kicking off the university’s bid to win the […]

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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 to share your experiences and perspectives. The annual rankings are […]

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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 New York. The team won for their “Thermalswitch Facade” concept. Audrey […]

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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 to students about real estate investment and development. Lawson spoke […]

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