Week of April 25, 2016
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Wednesday, May 4 - Last day to apply for W grade
Wednesday, May 4 - classes end
Thursday. May 5 - reading day
Friday, May 6 - exams begin

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CAUS Commencement Details

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The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Union Bank and Carilion Clinic, invited submissions to the annual Union Innovation Challenge.
Student teams pitched innovative ideas, businesses, and products for a chance to win 1st or 2nd place. Potential proposals spanned the spectrum of healthcare and wellness industries, including biotechnology; life sciences tools and services; wearables; health care equipment, providers, services, and technologies; pharmaceuticals; wellness apps or technologies; veterinary medicine; and medical devices.
Industrial Design student, Carly Landers (pictured on right), worked with an interdisciplinary team of three other students:
Grace Ma - Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Joe Rittenhouse - graduate Materials Science and Engineering

Dominik Takenaka - Industrial Systems and Engineering
They used technology from Virginia Tech to develop a PICC line catheter tip that illuminates under near infrared fluorescent light.  This allows the long term catheters placed in premature babies to be seen safely with an infrared imaging system, eliminating the need for X-rays on sensitive babies to monitor the placement of the catheters.  This innovative alternative is safe and inexpensive. They won first place in this Union Innovation Challenge. Congratulations to Carly and her team!

Please join Nicholas Coates (B. Arch 2015) on Friday, April 25th at 1pm in room 300. Prior to embarking on his worldwide travels as part of the 2015 SOM Prize, Nick will be giving a talk entitled “past. present. future.”  He will be chronicling his last six months in Hamburg, Germany working at Carsten Roth Architekt as well as giving an update on his upcoming journey that commences in May.
Dear A+D Students,
It is my distinct honor to announce to A+D's community that this years tenure-track searches in both the Architecture and the Interior Design program have been a great success. The following colleagues will be joining us this Fall 2016:
Edward Becker -Digital Technology <>
Joseph Bedford -History and Theory <>
Sharone Tomer -Urbanism <>
Interior Design
A more formal announcement will follow early summer to reach out to the general academic and alumni at large. However I invite you to welcome our new colleagues at this time.
Also, and perhaps as important as acknowledging our new colleagues, I wish to recognize the leadership role of architecture professors Hilary Byron (History and Theory, and Urbanism), and Kay F. Edge (Digital Technology); and interior design professor Helene Renard in serving as chairs for each of the tenure-track searches. Their strategic thinking in setting up these searches, tireless coordination of all applicants' dossiers, and their commitment to following procedures and protocols that enabled us to learn more about the extremely qualified short-listed candidates is to be applauded. Their recommendations led to the successful outcome of this year's tenure-track search. 
The architecture program's search committee members included: Professors Kathryn Albright, James Bassett, Hilary Bryon, Dave Dugas, Kay F. Edge, Hunter Pittman, Heinrich Schnoedt and Wendy Jacobson (LAR).
The interior design program's search committee members included: Professors Shelley Martin (ARCH), Helene Renard, Lisa M. Tucker, and Bradley Whitney.
Finally, I wish to thank Marty Simpson, Christina Brannan, Lenora Stover, Morgan Ohland and Gloria Kiernan for all of the critical and behind the scene work.
Please join me in thanking all members involved in this year 2016 Tenure Track Searches and to welcome our new colleagues to A+D.
Additional information on Lobby exhibits
Wednesday - Paul Knox's Building Cities Class flyer


AIA Blue Ridge invites submissions of built or unbuilt projects by Designers currently enrolled in an Architecture School in the AIA Blue Ridge Region or out of school no more than 3 years.  Submitted projects must have been completed while the Designer was in school.  Submissions will be comprised of a single digital board in PDF format at 24x36 and minimum of 300 ppi.  File sizes should not exceed 15 MB.  The entry fee is $20 per project.  Please contact Prof. Kevin Jones regarding questions and to submit your entries.  Submissions are due by 5pm on 11 MAY 2016.  The entrants will be judged by a panel of architects from around the country and awarded in October at the 2016 AIA Blue Ridge Design + Honors Awards in Roanoke.  Beyond the awards, AIABR will be sharing the work of our region publicly over the coming two years through a variety of physical, social, and digital means.  We can't wait to see what the next generation of talented designers has up their sleeves.  flyer
Deadline Extended
Participants will compete for the chance to present their idea in front of top hotel executives and designers and gain real-life international exposure for future employment. Entry for students is free with a chance to win a cash prize of $1,500 and the opportunity to receive a two-year full scholarship to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she or he will earn a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Design, valued over $60,000. Submit by May 6, 2016
Previously posted competitions, still available:
Dencity Competition April 25, 2016  poster
Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals May 1, 2016
Virtue Hotel May 2, 2016
Arcbazar - Obama Presidential Library May 10, 2016  brief
San Francisco 2016 May 11, 2016
Historic Richmond May 13, 2016

Plural City Ideas Challenge May 22, 2016
Leicester B. Holland Prize 2016  May 31, 2016

Peterson Prize 2016  June 30, 2016


Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design
This fellowship is intended to increase architecture and healthcare students' awareness of the special needs and nature of healthcare facilities; to attract talented young architects and students to this field; to advanced the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments, and to establish relevant research material for the profession of healthcare architecture. Application due by May 26, 2016.
J. Armand Fellowship in GFI interest areas of Health Facility Planning and Design
This fellowship is intended to encourage research consistent with the overall mission of FGI; to attract talented young architects and students to this field' and to advance the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments. Application due by September 30, 2016.
Programming, Planning and the Practice of Designing Health Facilities - Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Legacy Fellowship.
This fellowship is intended to encourage research related to the programming and planning healthcare facilities; to attract talented young architects and students to this field; to advance the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments; and to better understand the dynamics of the team environment and what makes successful project delivery teams. Applications due by May 26, 2016.
The student government association is looking for passionate students from CAUS to represent their fellow students. Have any questions? Feel free to reach out to our incoming President Alexa Parsley at more apply
Previously posted opportunities, still available:
AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey  April 29, 2016
7th Urban Space and Social Life April 30, 2016
The Secret Life of Buildings  May 2, 2016

STUDIO NORTH Design-Build Summer Program  May 12, 2016  flyer
SERCEC 2016 May 18, 2016


NEW - Architectural Intern
Architectural intern for a small residential/light commercial design office. Entry level position. Previous office or construction internship a plus. more
NEW - Junior Project Designer/Architect [Summer]
GreenSpur, a national design-build firm with an emphasis on smaller, simpler, smarter homes, is looking for a full time junior project designer or architect. Candidates for the job should be hard working, willing to grow with the firm , have a background in design and always be looking for new and innovative ways to change the way we work. flyer
Help with graduation
CAUS is in need of Graduation Ushers responsible for helping with moving items (programs, etc.) between Cowgill Hall and Burruss Auditorium prior to and following the ceremony, assisting graduation guests, a distribution of programs and other ushering responsibilities. flyer
Deadline Today - Summer Intern Architect
Community Housing Partners is pleased to offer a summer opportunity for an Architect Intern. Typical duties include performing limited and specific portions of assignments using prescribed methods and under general supervision, working from the design of others. Applications due by April 25, 2016
Deadline approaching - 2016 Summer Internship
League Studio Architects in Brooklyn, NY is currently offering a 10 week paid summer internship opportunity (mid June through end of August) to an industrious 3rd or 4th year Virginia Tech student who would like experience a summer in New York. Resume should be submitted by May 2, 2016.
Previously posted job postings, still available:
CHP Summer Intern Architecture April 25, 2016
DJG, Inc. Intern Architect  May 1, 2016
Historical Landscape Architect Intern May 7, 2016
Intern Associate with Johnson & Associates May 15, 2016
Q-Design Intern Architect  May 31, 2016
Anne Decker Intern Architects May 31, 2016
Freeman Morgan Architects Architect Intern June 1, 2016
JR Bernlohr Architects Archtural Intern and Architect June 1, 2016
Wiley|Wilson Architect Intern June 1, 2016
STB Enterprises Summer Internship flyer
Innovate Intern Architect more

Architectural Intern with CJMW more
Q-Design - Intern Architect more


CALL for ENTRIES: 2016 Design Awards
Join AIA Virginia in a celebration of the very best work from designers working from Virginia.
The Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design - both built and unbuilt - in these five categories: 
Contextual Design
Residential Design
Historic Preservation
Interior Design
 All entries must be the work of architects who have an office in Virginia or are members (including associate members) of AIA Virginia. The location of projects is not restricted, but built work must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2009.
Entries with project submissions: 5 p.m. on June 13, 2016  


Awards Ceremony
Thursday, April 28
Hancock 100

Please join us to honor the School of Architecture + Design Annual Awards Recipients. invite
Some Assembly Required
Thursday, April 28
Ceritanos Ristorante

Buy tickets from IDSA-IDEAS-AIAS-ASLA poster
IDEAS Group Guest Lecturer
Friday, April 15
Interior Design Classroom, Burruss

This week's lecturer is Rich Fanelli from Fanelli McClain
Past. Present. Future.
Friday, April 29
Cowgill 300

Please join Nicholas Coates (B. Arch 2015) on Friday at 1pm in room 300. Prior to embarking on his worldwide travels as part of the 2015 SOM Prize, Nick will be giving a talk entitled “past. present. future.”  He will be chronicling his last six months in Hamburg, Germany working at Carsten Roth Architekt as well as giving an update on his upcoming journey that commences in May. flyer
This Week in the Lobby

Wednesday -
Paul Knox's Building Cities
Thursday-Friday - Greg Tew


Senior Studio Exhibition Reception
Tuesday, April 26th
Armory Gallery, 201 Draper Road

Exhibitions by seniors in SOVA's Studio Art Program are starting this spring at the Armory Gallery! The first show opens at 5 PM Tuesday, March 29th. There will be a new show opening each Tuesday all through spring semester. more
Art and Mindfulness: Finding Place Through Art Making
Friday, April 29
Art + Architecture Library, 100 Cowgill Hall

The focus of this session is to engage participants in the process of quiet sitting and journal work which involves drawing, sketching, writing, or other mark-making to learn connection to the places we inhabit.  Sketchbooks and drawing tools provided. Open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. more


Hokie High-Five Celebration for Graduating Seniors
Tuesday, April 26

Smith Career Center
Come celebrate your upcoming graduation with Career Services! Join us for prizes, food, and fun to applaud your success. more
Surviving Your First Job or Internship
Thursday, April 28

Smith Career Center Room A
This workshop will cover some not so obvious tips and advice on being professional, while incorporating real stories of employer feedback and previous Hokie who have and "unique" experiences on the job. more  flyer
Technical Seminar: Diavolo - Architecture in Motion
Wednesday, May 4

Balcony Lobby, Moss Arts Center
Visiting artists Diavolo will lead an in depth conversation about the inspiration, design, construction, and mechanics of the elaborate architectural pieces at the center of their work. flyer
Quiet Study Place for Exams
Various times during Exam week (see flyer)

Career Services
27 Private Rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis that can accommodate up to three students; common area for larger study groups. flyer
Career Outfitters - Suit & Accessories Drive
collecting through August 5th

Smith Career Center
A service program providing new and/or gently used business attire for Virginia Tech students such that no student will be excluded from career events (interviews, career fairs, networking events, etc.), due to a lack of appropriate attire. flyer
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