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FutureHaus takes first place at Solar Decathlon Middle East
by sshover on November 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm
After years of research and development contributed by over 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team has officially built the world’s best solar home. The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition
House of the future and team await SDME 2018 Results
by sshover on November 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm
The home of the future is at its temporary residence in the desert — and the Virginia Tech students and faculty who built it are awaiting the results. FutureHAUS Dubai, the innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team currently competing against 14 other
Virginia Tech IAWA Work to Save the Work of Women Architects
by sshover on November 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm
The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) at Virginia Tech is issuing an open call to women architects worldwide to submit a seminal design or drawing to the university’s historical collection. The campaign, dubbed “A Seminal Piece,” is the latest in the IAWA’s three-decades-long effort to capture and preserve the contributions of women in architecture who
Professor Emeritus, Donald Sunshine, Exhibits in Cowgill Hall
by sshover on October 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm
“Social Commentary,” an exhibit by professor emeritus of architecture, Donald Sunshine, was on display in Cowgill Hall lobby this past week. Watercolor paintings and his pen and ink sketchbooks combined to showcase innovative perspectives of big events from our country’s past and present that are meaningful to not only Donald, but to many others. “This
FutureHAUS is Ready to Compete in Dubai
by sshover on October 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
After many late nights, research, hard labor, and coffee runs, the FutureHAUS is complete! The competition called the Solar Decathlon is being held in Dubai from November 14th-29th, 2018. After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is planning to do it again this year. Virginia Tech
RECENT IN VT NEWS
Students explore career paths through Chicago Studio’s blend of design theory and professional practice
on August 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm
Since 2002, the midwestern metropolis with a storied history in American design has housed a Virginia Tech architecture program where students experience the real challenges of professional practice in a complex urban setting.
Students advance sustainable change, new growth experiences in Climate Action Commitment update
on August 3, 2020 at 5:33 pm
Students have been key contributors in the ongoing Virginia Tech Climate Action Commitment revision process and have had the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in sustainability and invaluable professional development opportunities.
Dustin Read named head of Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
on July 31, 2020 at 1:48 pm
When the new department leader started his career in real estate, he worked with distressed properties, but knew he wanted to work with a different type of asset. Little did he know, his educational experiences would change the scope of his interests.
Amy Kirschke named director of Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts
on July 16, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Kirschke, an acclaimed art historian specializing in African American art, joins Virginia Tech from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she has been a faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History since 2005.
In memoriam: G.T. Ward, distinguished architect and dedicated alumnus
on July 15, 2020 at 5:36 pm
Ward was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a devoted supporter of the university in a variety of roles, and a recipient of the university’s highest honor, the William H. Ruffner Medal.
Robert Schubert honored with emeritus status
on July 8, 2020 at 12:31 pm
A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1976, Schubert initiated and was a leader and active participant in Virginia Tech's Solar Decathlon competitions. He also served for 22 years as the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ associate dean for research.
Academic advisor Vern Ferguson helps guide students through difficult transitions
on July 2, 2020 at 3:09 pm
School of Architecture + Design academic advisor Vern Ferguson’s commitment to guiding students has always been appreciated, even under normal circumstances. But his efforts have become all the more important in the wake of COVID-19.
A new meaning of 'home' for Hokies
on June 25, 2020 at 1:52 pm
Virginia Tech students are leading the design on key areas of the Creativity and Innovation District residence halls. When the buildings open for residents in the fall of 2021, student designs will come to life in three areas: the student lounge, faculty apartment, and makerspace.
Landscape architecture professor empowers through inclusive approach to design and engagement
on June 23, 2020 at 1:24 pm
C.L. Bohannon encourages students to inspire innovation for the good of everyone and to embrace community collaboration as integral to the design process.
Two Virginia Tech teams win awards at Solar Decathlon competition for renewable energy designs
on June 16, 2020 at 3:44 pm
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Challenge was even more difficult his year because students completed their projects and competed remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to return home.
Students focus on COVID-19 impacts on sustainability, education, and society
on June 16, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Students in the urban computing graduate certificate program gave their group presentations via Zoom at the end of semester 2020 Spring Retreat.
A key for staying germ-free
on June 15, 2020 at 1:31 pm
Ryan Pieper from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies has designed a more efficient and widely accessible version of the handheld tools to reduce physically touching such areas as door pulls and touchscreens. He has made his design plan available for distribution.
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