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2017 SPIA grad and returning master’s student aims to help her home region of Appalachia thrive through her work.   Degree/year:  B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs and B.S. in Applied Economics and Management, 2017; current Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning student What’s your hometown?  I grew up in Glade Spring, Virginia, which is […]

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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 in the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. Virginia Tech is one of 22 universities chosen through a competitive process for the global competition and the only U.S.-based team. Over the next year and [...]
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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 Bobby Vance show off how flex space, versatile design, smart […]

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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 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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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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Graduate students Kyle Lukacs, Lauren Hall, Nick Ruiz, Douglas Cobb, Jon Wergin, and Kerri Oddenino in Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning Ralph Buehler’s transportation studio class presented findings of their recent study of cycling in the Foggy Bottom/Farragut area at the ‘Think Bike’ Workshop April 21 and 22, hosted by the Dutch Embassy and […]

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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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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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