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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An Exhibition of Cultures – Feb. 13-17

Join CAUS for An Exhibition of Cultures, featuring traditional garments and accessories from cultures worldwide. A fashion show and reception will be held Feb. 14, from 4-5 p.m. in the Art + Architecture Library, 100 Cowgill. The exhibition runs Feb. 13-17 in the library. Traditional…

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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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Virginia Tech Professor Anne Khademian elected a director at National Academy of Public Administration

Anne Khademian, professor and director of the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been elected to the board of directors at the National Academy of Public Administration. She will serve a three-year term. An…

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Come to the School of Visual Arts’ 9th Annual Portfolio Review Exhibition

Dear students, faculty and staff,   You are invited to the 9th Annual Portfolio Review Exhibition at the School of Visual Arts. This FREE, catered event is open to the public and will include an exhibition by students applying to our BFA program as well as an exhibition in the Armory…

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Students send 10,000 books to fire-ravaged African university

Virginia Tech, Radford and community pitch in to fill African library The Roanoke Times By Travis Williams travis.williams@roanoke.com 381­1643 | Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:00 am MCCOY — Thousands of books turned the first page of a global journey at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farms…

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First residential home built in FutureHAUS style earns AIA Virginia award

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…

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CAUS faculty will present results of summer projects at symposium Nov. 16

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…

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Professor Robert Dunay receives AIA’s highest award for impact on Virginia architecture

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…

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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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2016 CAUS Awards

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. CAUS and University Awards CAUS Certificate for Excellence in Teaching: Ann-Marie Knoblauch CAUS Certificate for Excellence in Outreach:  Patrick Doan…

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Breitschmid at the Accademia di Architettura

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…

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Center for Design Research (CDR) hosts workshop Dynamo-BUILD! in Sydney, Australia

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…

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Andrew McCoy wins Journal of Architectural Engineering best article award

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…

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Book published by Sonia Hirt featured on two top book lists

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….

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Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibits research pavilion at Reality Computing Summit

Starting with the design, construction, and deployment of the Lo-Fab Pavilion, which is scheduled to remain on the Boston Greenway throughout the summer of 2016, the Virginia Tech Center for Design Research embarked on a collaborative research program focused on the potential for computational design…

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Center for Design Research Presents Second Annual Design Robotics Summit

In its second year, the annual CDR-Design Design Robotics Summit will be hosted by the Virginia Tech Center for Design Research at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Research and Demonstration Facility (RDF)- Design Robotics Studio on February 12th and 13th . The annual summit is led…

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Sonia Hirt wins 2015 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award – Honorable Mention

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida – April 8-11, 2015. Over 900 participants, representing universities, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public and private organizations/institutions from around the world met to discuss 21st century issues…

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Margaret Cowell’s new book shows how eight midwest cities used adaptive resilience to deal with deindustrialization

Mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s has been a research interest for Margaret Cowell, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, since she was a doctoral student at Cornell University. Cowell’s study of…

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Hickok Cole Program Highlights Sustainable Urbanism — Principles, Projects and Plans

Sustainable urban design was the focus of a special May 19 presentation at Hickok Cole Architects by two leading sustainability experts—the Metropolitan Institute’s Joe Schilling and Professor of Architecture Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino — both located at Virginia Tech’s campus in Old Town Alexandria.  The program highlighted the roots of…

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