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Week of December 5th
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Wednesday, December 7th - Last day to apply for W grade policy form
Wednesday, December 7th - classes end
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SCHOOL NEWS

WAAC Director, Susan Piedmont-Palladino, will be here on Monday, December 5th noon-1pm in Cowgill 300 to meet with you about the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center. flyer

COMPETITIONS

NEW - The winning logo of the design contest will be used to establish the conference’s visual identity and highlight the conference theme: Transforming the Discussion: breaking the landscape architecture chrysalis. Deadline is Sunday, January 15th.  more  flyer
DEADLINE TUESDAY - Show your passion for design by creating an interesting and unique faucet concept that showcases your creative interpretation of the contest's mood board. From the entries received, we'll select ten finalists to move on to a voting round to decide the winner. Entries will be accepted through December 6th.
Deadline is Wednesday - Don’t miss out on your chance to win $200 dollars and see your slogan on the 2017 Hokie Effect football shirts! Enter your slogan ideas for the 2017 Orange and Maroon Effect shirts by Wednesday, December 7th 2016 at 11:59pm and they could be selected for the official “effect” shirts. Each slogan selected will win $100 dollars. Enter your ideas by clicking on the link and filling out the survey!
DEADLINE IS SATURDAY - Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance
Located in Old Town Alexandria, the Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance program offers a unique 11-week immersion into work experience within the nation’s capital. Students will learn about and work on challenging public policy issues that shape communities locally and nationally while obtaining academic credit. Washington Semester Fellows will also attend seminars that enable them to understand their internship from a range of analytical perspectives. Open to all majors who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and are in good academic standing. Final application deadline is December 10th.

SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

NEW - This is a brand new program taking off in Summer 2017. Students will gain crtitcal thinking, intercultural, and career Skills through hands-on field experience engaging with local communities in rural Ghana and classroom exploration of African culture, history, and politics at the University of Cape Coast. Deadline to apply is December 9th. flyer
NEW - An international course on arts and architecture in ancient Athens and Greece. The aim of the course is to introduce Athens's arts and architecture from antiquity to modern times. The dates for this course are May 28 - June 10, 2017. Deadline to apply is January 31st.
NEW - As we start looking toward the end of the fall semester and begin gearing up for the holidays, the GREEN Team is eager to kickstart the #ExperiencesOverGoods campaign this season. We believe in investing in experiences that benefit one’s wellbeing beyond the upcoming winter festivities through education, travel, and sustainable development. The deadline for reduced program fees is December 29th. Holiday Code you can use through December 15th.
ACC Meeting of the Minds - 5-10 outstanding undergraduate researchers from each ACC university gather at a host university, each year, to present their research, either verbally or as a poster. To be invited to the conferee is a real honor. Deadline is January 23rd.
It is a celebration of the creative and scholarly accomplishments of undergraduate students campus wide. This Conference features the work of all majors and program s and it gives students an opportunity to showcase what they're doing, to defend their work, exchanges ideas, and share new ideas. Application deadline is February 6th.
The Fralin SURF program is a 10-week training program designed to give motivated Virginia Tech undergraduates the opportunity to engage in full-time (~40 hrs/week) research and related professional development activities that mirror graduate training. 15 students will be selected to participate in this training program during the summer of 2017 and will receive a $4,000 stipend. Deadline is February 19th.
Competitive grant program to support student-led research projects in any discipline each summer, with awards of up to $2,000 which can go towards travel, supplies, stipend, and the like. Deadline is February 22nd.

JOB POSTINGS

NEW - The Global Internship Program. Fast-track your college education in eight weeks with intensive workplace-based learning, career seminars and networking events. More
Agricultural Marketing Service
The marketing services division is responsible for conducting and supporting market research and analysis of agricultural marketing channels, processes and methods, and providing planning and design recommendations for agricultural marketing facilities, in order to facilitate the efficient and economical distribution of US food and fiber products, primarily locally produced and distributed agricultural products. more
Intern needed for Architecture, Private Practice in Richmond. Work assignments vary from project concept and programming through construction drawings and details large and small. more
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.

CAREER DAY 2017

Newly added firms from the past week for Career Day 2017 - February 27, 2017

HOK is a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. We use design to enrich people’s lives and help organizations succeed. Our 1,800 people collaborate across a network of 23 offices on three continents. HOK’s mission is to deliver exceptional design ideas and solutions for our clients through the creative blending of human need, environmental stewardship, value creation, science and art.

Established in 1984, INTEC Group was one of the first firms to combine architecture and interior design as an integrated concept.
Design Collective is a multi-disciplinary design firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, with a diverse portfolio of work across the United States and internationally. Founded in 1978, the firm provides holistic approaches and sustainable solutions in architecture, planning, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design. Design Collective’s work is repeatedly recognized for design excellence by industry peers, professional trade associations and publications, with over 300 design awards to the firm’s credit. The firm has consistently ranked among the top architecture firms in the United States by Architect magazine and Engineering News Record.
NEW in 2017 - At CPL, we live and breathe our brand and culture every day. It is the essence of who we are as a company and it runs deep in our DNA as individuals. We are architects, engineers, designers and technical specialists. We are community leaders, business owners, friends, colleagues, and moms and dads too. We feel inspired every day to make our world a better place through exceptional design, dedicated service and lasting client relationships. With full intent, what you see on the outside is a reflection of what we continuously nurture on the inside. Take a walk through our team-based work stations at any CPL location and you’ll see a multi-disciplined group of professionals that truly enjoy working together.
NEW in 2017 - CDC began as a one-man firm in 1973. We now employ over 220 professionals and technicians who have extensive and in-depth experience in design, engineering, erection and testing of exterior cladding systems including standard and custom glass-and-aluminum curtain walls and windows, precast concrete, natural stone cladding, brick/masonry cavity wall systems, unitized EIFS, specialty metal panel systems, siding systems, all-glass glazing systems, skylights and cable net glazing systems. CDC offers additional consulting services on all types of roofing and waterproofing systems in conjunction with its façade system consulting contracts. This specialized expertise and depth in a variety of building enclosure systems has enabled us to expand across the U.S.A., with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, New Orleans, New Jersey (Princeton), Washington DC (Leesburg, VA), Boston, New York, New England (Hartford, CT), San Francisco, Colorado and Las Vegas; and to international markets with offices in Montreal Canada, Monterrey Mexico, Manila Philippines, and Taipei Taiwan, Seoul South Korea and Shanghai China.
NEW in 2017 - Established in 1991, our diverse practice includes residential, retail, office, religious, restaurant, industrial and government projects, all sourced mostly by referral. We offer motivated interns a comprehensive path to registration by promoting involvement in all aspects of architectural practice. We offer assistance with exam fees, a 401-k with 4% match, health and dental insurance, paid-time-off, flexible hours, and an upbeat, collaborative environment.
Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP (WRA) is a nationally-recognized architectural, engineering, construction management and environmental firm. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with offices in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, WRA has been ranked among the top 160 architecture firms by Architectural Record and has been named the ENR MidAtlantic 2016 Design Firm of the Year.
RETURNING! Back since 2014 - CHP Design Studio is an award-winning,full-service design firm that is nationally-recognized for high- performance, sustainable design. Our work encompasses new residential communities and commercial facilities and the renovation and preservation of existing multi-family housing stock.
Find all current firms attending career day here.

SCHOOL EVENTS

WAAC Interest Meeting
Monday, December 5th
noon-1pm
Cowgill 300

WAAC Director, Susan Piedmont-Palladino, will be here on Monday, December 5th noon-1pm to meet with you about the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center. flyer
In The Lobby
Mon - Studio Collective
Tue - Screen Printing
Wed - Integrated Studio Prize Competition
Thu - 3rd Year Competition

COLLEGE EVENTS

Theory and Practice of Planning Student Exhibit
Tuesday, December 6th
5-8pm
Newman Library Multipurpose Room

As a component of their final projects, student groups created short videos (4-5 minutes) and posters focusing on the practice of planning in a given decade for a city of their choice. The goal was to have them learn about and articulate the values imbued in these planning processes and the mode of planning predominantly used (comprehensive, equity, communicative, etc.). Students were allowed to focus broadly on the city as a whole or on specific projects, and chose to research Seoul (2000-2010), Detroit (1996-2006), Seattle (1996-2006), Richmond (1995-2005), Charleston (1980-1990), and the Research Triangle (1960-1970). flyer
Washington Semester 2017
Info Sessions scheduled throughout November and December
Room 111, Architecture Annex

Washington Semester, Leadership through Policy and Governance is open to all Virginia Tech students, regardless of major, who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and are in good academic standing. Early submission is November 12th, final applications due December 10th. more facebook flyer

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