Virginia Issues & Answers explores financial resilience in Virginia and beyond

Still reeling from the Great Recession and mounting pressures to deliver critical services, many state and local governments are taking aggressive action to survive and thrive in economic uncertainty. In the latest issue of Virginia Issues & Answers, Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International…

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Aki Ishida named a top national architectural educator

Aki Ishida, assistant professor of architecture in Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies, has been named one of the nation’s leading new faculty in architecture. Ishida received the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2016-2017 New Faculty Teaching Award at the organization’s national…

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SOVA Hokies ‘Make a Mark’ in 12-hour design-a-thon for nonprofits

A one-day design marathon led and executed largely by Hokies delivered critically needed free marketing materials to 18 area nonprofits. Over 12 hours, designers and developers at Make a Mark’s Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon produced websites, brochures, mobile apps, logos, social media campaigns, and other essentials for…

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Jack Davis to step down as dean of College of Architecture and Urban Studies

A.J. (Jack) Davis will step down as dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech on June 30, 2017, at the conclusion of his second term as dean. Davis will have led the college for 11 years. He was the sixth…

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Virginia Tech to build FutureHAUS Dubai for 2018 international solar competition

After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is gearing up to do it again in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. Virginia Tech is one of 22 universities chosen through a competitive process for the global competition...
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CAUS+effect dean’s message from A. Jack Davis

Greetings and welcome to the inaugural issue of CAUS+effect, an e-newsletter for alumni and friends, sharing some of the latest news from around the college. In this issue, you’ll read stories about our outstanding new graduates; find out the latest top news from each of…

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Richard Blythe named dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Richard Blythe, an award-winning architect and educator with more than 25 years in higher education and architectural practice, has been named dean of the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS). Blythe, professor and dean of RMIT University School of Architecture and Design...
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DesignIntelligence Best Architecture and Design Schools Surveys

Surveys for DesignIntelligence Ranking of “AMERICA’S BEST ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN SCHOOLS: Student/new alumni survey: Dear current students and alumni within two years, Please take a few minutes to complete this survey on your education at Virginia Tech. Your participation helps determine the School of Architecture + Design’s placement in national…

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SOVA students, faculty win seven ADDYs

Students and faculty from the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech won seven ADDY awards in the American Advertising Federation’s recent Western Virginia awards competition. Their designs, ranging from beer labels to mobile apps created for…

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Students in Aging in Place Studio present award-winning results

Students presented their Fall 2016 studio work to a professional audience at the By Design conference, hosted by Roanoke architectural office SFCS, a firm that specializes in housing for the elderly. The Senior Living Studio, sponsored by SFCS and Autodesk sought fresh solutions to challenges…

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FutureHAUS in ARCHITECT

ARCHITECT magazine and Hanley Wood Media visited the Virginia Tech FutureHAUS team for a behind-the-scenes tour of the fourth and final phase, the Bedroom and Home Office of the Future, at KBIS 2017 in Orlando. In this video, CAUS Professor Joe Wheeler and Program Manager…

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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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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 been named one of the nation’s leading new faculty in architecture. Ishida received the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s 2016-2017 New Faculty Teaching Award at the organization’s national…

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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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