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While Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS research shows the world a revolutionary concept for the smart, modular home of the future, its creators have taken it one step further: a test in the real-world market that demonstrates its advantages over conventional construction. Over the summer, FutureHAUS team leader Professor Joseph Wheeler and College of Architecture and Urban […]

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The Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience funded six projects over the summer with topics ranging from mortgages to extreme heat to tiny houses — all with a focus on resilience. Now, the researchers are preparing to report their results at the forum’s Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16  […]

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Professor Robert Dunay of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies will receive the architecture profession’s highest award from American Institute of Architects (AIA) Virginia on Friday, Nov. 4, in Richmond. Dunay, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Design Research, will be honored with the William […]

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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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Faculty, staff, and students from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies gathered at the University Club on April 21 for the college’s annual awards ceremony. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”25″ gal_title=”2016 CAUS Awards”] CAUS and University Awards CAUS Certificate for Excellence in Teaching: Ann-Marie Knoblauch CAUS Certificate for Excellence in Outreach:  Patrick Doan CAUS Certificate for Creative Achievement:  […]

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Professor of Architecture Markus Breitschmid is currently appointed as an external expert to review 130 architecture graduate degree theses at the Accademia di Architettura of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana in Mendrisio during the 2016 Spring and Summer semesters. The Accademia di Architettura is a prominent school of architecture located in the Italian-speaking part of […]

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The international “Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design” convention was recently held in Sydney, Australia, at the 3rd Biennial International Convention on Robotic Fabrication in Architecture Art and Design (RobArch2016). Virginia Tech was the only university to host a workshop independent from an Australian academic institution. The workshop included 13 practitioners and students from all over the world. This was […]

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Andrew McCoy’s journal article “Resilient Built Environment: New Framework for Assessing the Residential Construction Market” has been selected as the Best Journal Article of 2015 in the Journal of Architectural Engineering. The award was announced at the during the Architectural Engineering Institute’s forum April 1, during the awards banquet. McCoy’s article abstract: The U.S. has a long- term […]

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Associate Dean for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Sonia Hirt’s Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation caught the eye of two publications’ top book lists since the holiday season. Her work was published in December 2014 by the Cornell […]

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