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Four Myers-Lawson Grads Who Are Constructing the Future

What’s exceptional about Myers-Lawson School of Construction grads? It’s hard to name just one thing. They’re an extraordinarily close-knit, proud bunch, loyal to their programs and each other, with a strong sense of service. Those qualities make them highly coveted in the construction industry, where they enjoy 100 percent employment prior to graduation with some […]

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Virginia Tech conveys its highest honor on John Lawson

John Lawson is president and CEO of a leading national construction firm that employs dozens of Virginia Tech graduates, a namesake and co-founder of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, and a proud part of a Hokie family legacy spanning three generations. Add to that list of accomplishments Virginia Tech’s highest honor. Lawson, who earned his […]

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Band of Brothers: Myers-Lawson advocates pave the way for intelligent infrastructure

Thanks to a group of loyal supporters of the Myers-Lawson School of Construction who gave combined gifts of $25 million, Virginia Tech is poised for global leadership in high-tech, human-centered infrastructure education and research. The donors included Myers-Lawson namesake John Lawson (geophysics ’75), president and CEO of W.M. Jordan Company, and the Hitt family 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 in Melbourne, Australia, will join Virginia Tech on Oct. 10, [...]
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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 the following: Although diversity and inclusion initiatives have been sweeping […]

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Building Construction student lives a life of service

Kyle VanDerVelden, a freshman in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, is a winner of the Virginia Tech Common Book Project 2016-17 Essay Competition. His essay, “The Potential of Ut Prosim,” describes how he started the nonprofit organization Right to Write as a 10th grader in Wayne, New Jersey. Ever since, he has held pencil drives […]

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Ten years old, Myers-Lawson School of Construction is breaking new ground in industry leadership

Jade McNair doesn’t graduate until December 2017, but she’s already entertaining job offers from employers eager to attract a Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduate. “It’s overwhelming in a good way,” said the building construction major from Columbia, South Carolina. “Instead of competing for a job, it’s like the job market is competing for […]

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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 banquet. McCoy’s article abstract: The U.S. has a long- term […]

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Student Profile: Jade McNair

 Jade McNair of Columbia, South Carolina is a junior majoring in Building Construction in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies with a minor in Spanish. One day, she hopes to start her own international construction company in Vancouver, Canada. What began as a class project in 2014 became an organization called Building Women In Construction, […]

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Virginia Tech student CIB chapter wins the ​2014 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award

The International Council for Building Construction, also known as the CIB in reference to it’s original French names Conseil International du Bâtiment, has announced that our new student chapter has won the ​2014 CIB Sebestyén Future Leaders Award. The purpose of the award is to expose future leaders of the building sector to the latest developments […]

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