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Week of March 13th
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Dates & Deadlines
Monday, March 20th - Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is the academic dean of your college (Kathryn Albright) or dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registrar's office by 5pm.
Monday, March 20th - Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5pm. Visit the University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process.
Tuesday, March 21st - Opening of Web Course Request for Fall Semester 2017.

Undergraduate Architecture & Industrial Design:
Tamela Gallimore (201D Cowgill Hall)
Spring Semester Drop-in Office Hours:
No Appointment Necessary 
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Interior Design & Landscape Architecture:
Teresa Phipps (121 Burruss Hall)
Walk-ins welcome or email: to ask questions or schedule an appointment.


Amy Groome, an ITDS student, won the top national prize at the Steelcase NEXT Student Design Competition last month – beating out more than 800 students from 65 colleges. more
Nicole Norris, IDS student, won second place and $2,000 in the 2017 Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association. more
Congrats to '05 MArch II alumnus Luis Velez-Alvarez and R. Corey Clayborne, B.Arch '04 alumnus for both being named one of only 14 architects nationwide to receive the 2017 Young Architect Award this year!
Kon Wajiro: Sketches and Social Spaces
The VT Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center will be displaying select works from architect Kon Wajiro this month, from March 16 to 24 in the Red Room. In conjunction with this exhibit, visiting lecturer Dr. Izumi Kuroishi will present three talks:
"The Sketches and Social Spaces of Wajiro Kon and Their Influence on Contemporary Japanese Architecture" -- March 16 at 4:15pm, 1001 Prince Street Cloud Room
Introductory Lecture -- March 20 at 2:00pm, The Lyceum, 210 S. Washington Street
"Post-War Industrialization of Japanese Housing and the Impact of Americanization on the Japanese Lifestyle" -- March 23 at 4:15pm, 1001 Prince Street Cloud Room
Spring Break integrated project team outreach to the underserved MLSoC, in partnership with Peacework, works to support the accessibility of sustainable agriculture education, employment opportunities, and affordable fresh food in communities throughout Kaua’i, an island with surprisingly high homeless and underserved populations. Students from Building Construction (BC), Construction Engineering and Management (CEM), Architecture, and Industrial Design apply their skills and education to deliver construction and engineering projects that support local initiatives. This year's project is the construction of a garden facility for a local Hawaiian immersion school, "Kawaikini". The garden is part of a larger initiative to ensure all students, including low-income students who qualify for a school food lunch program, have access to healthy, local, culturally relevant foods.
Submit to Studio Collective
Studio Collective is now accepting work from architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture students to be published in the student work section of our journal, released in May 2017. 
Work will be judged by a panel of faculty and students, and receives significant recognition if chosen.


NEW - DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY - Little is hosting a student portfolio competition to identify summer interns in both Burham and DC. It is open to both Architecture and Interior Design students. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize and a paid summer internship. Submissions are due this Friday, March 17. website poster
DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY - Undergraduate students at Virginia Tech in all fields are invited to submit a poem to The Steger Poetry Prize contest, established by President Emeritus Charles W. Steger and University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni. The first place prize is $1,100. The second place prize is $500 and third place is $300. The prize is administered by Professor Giovanni and judged by a committee of faculty from various disciplines at the university. Deadline is Friday, March 17th by midnight. submission form
Attention 4th Year Industrial Design and 5th Year Architecture Students: pdf


NEW - DEADLINE THIS WEDNESDAY - CI is delighted to announce the return of our four annual scholarship contests. Winners will earn a scholarship for the Global Explorer Program, CI’s flagship program, worth $4,650, in London, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Miami or San Francisco. Deadline is this Wednesday, March 15th. more
NEW - DEADLINE THIS SATURDAY - Summer Design Fellowship with Shepley Bulfinch. $8,000 Stipend, plus a $3,000 honorium upon successful completion of the fellowship. Application deadline is this Saturday, March 18th. website poster
NEW - The Society of American Registered Architects Education Fund (SARA Education Fund) is pleased to announce the Third Annual Student Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program for 2017 will be an award of $3,000. Submission deadline is August 3rd.
website application brochure
NEW - Vectorworks is now receiving applications for their 2017 Design Scholarship. All of our majors are eligible to apply. Packets of information along with a slap koozie are available at Taylor Cupp's desk in 201 Cowgill Hall should you like to pick that up. Submissions are due on July 15, 2017. more
NEW - Woods Bagot’s San Francisco studio is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Internship Program. We are now accepting applications for full-time paid placements for this summer’s program. This 10-week opportunity is scheduled to commence on June 19th and conclude on August 25th. Application deadline is March 24th. more
NEW - Studio North is a six day intensive building workshop. The workshop offers students the opportunity to engage with the rural landscape and to imagine, develop and construct inventive design solutions. An architectural education is best experienced through engagement in all aspects of the building process. This workshop is a fully immersive design experience. The workshop takes place in Norwich, Vermont. Each session investigates a particular interest and responds with the design and construction of a complete prototype structure. The workshop is limited to ten participants and lead by architect Keith Moskow FAIA and Robert Linn AIA of the Boston based firm, Moskow Linn Architects. Studio North is currently seeking applicants for this summer's workshop of scheduled for June 4-10, 2017. The workshop is open to interested students of all abilities. Previous construction experience is not required. Applications accepted until May 4, 2017. more flyer application
NEW - Yale School of Architecture is hosting a Spring 2017 symposium, "Material Light :: Light Material." The symposium, organized by Michelle Addington, Hines Professor of Sustainable Design, will take place on April 7-8, 2017 at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, CT; the keynote speaker will be Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA.
  The event aims to challenge the increasing normalization of homogeneous environments through an exploration of the behavior of light and its interaction with human perception. The design disciplines have approached light through the design of lighting, i.e., light as determined by tangible artifacts that over-privilege planar materials. By assuming that lighting is the resultant of constituent properties and surfaces, this approach neglects the contingency of perception. Light, however, is both an instrumental means and a performative end and, as such, the most strategic use of materials would be as discretionary interventions at the micron scale to facilitate the movement of light. Light is at the nexus of the physical and the physiological, the material and the virtual, the formal and the phenomenal. How do we invert our normative approach and design what we see by designing what we can’t see?
   The event is free and open to the public; attendees can register here. Poster
DEADLINE TODAY - Shapes of Logic is the International Conference of Computational Design in Wroclaw, Poland May 26-28, 2017. The goal of this year's conference is to facilitate a discussion on the subjects of architecture, design and urban planning in the context of global technological progress. The main areas of interest will be robotics, digital fabrication, computation and broadly understood automation. Participant registration closes on March 13th. poster
DEADLINE THIS WEDNESDAY - Island Design Assembly brings together a team of students and architects for eight intensive days to live off-the-grid while designing and building a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The June session is open to students from all colleges and universities. No experience with design or construction is necessary. IDA is led by McLeod Kredell Architects, and student participants may consider the experience a professional externship with the firm. IDA projects have won three AIA awards for excellence in architecture, and the program is one of sixteen case studies to be featured in the forthcoming book from Routledge Press, The Design Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education. More information, images of past projects, and application forms are available at Application deadline is March 15th. poster
DEADLINE ON WEDNESDAY - The historic Virginia Governor's Fellows Program offers a select group of outstanding and highly motivated individuals the opportunity to experience firsthand the administration of stage government in the Commonwealth. Deadline is March 15, 2017. more


NEW - TMPartners, PLLC (TMP) is a mid-size Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning firm seeking qualified graduates pursuing licensure. Candidates should demonstrate design creativity, presentation/communication skills, and relevant experience in Revit Architecture, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office. Prior experience in an Architect’s office is preferred. more
NEW - JN+A, a fast-paced, international Architecture and Project Management firm, specializing in the Hospitality Industry, is seeking an individual to fill an Architectural Designer position for our Rockville, Maryland office. more
NEW - HVS Design is looking for someone with an Interior Design degree to join their team as a full-time Designer. more
Junior Architect
LSM undertakes ambitious architectural projects around the world, consistently delivering innovative design solutions using strategic thinking, analysis and investigation. Celebrating 25 years, our studio today has 50 practitioners guided by the senior leadership team, Debra Lehman Smith and James McLeish. more
multiple paid project opportunities in the tidewater area. more
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.


Building Impact Lecture by Weston Walker
Wednesday, March 15th
Hancock 100

Weston Walker from Studio Gang will be here to give a lecture on Building Impact. poster
"Midwest Values: The Work of Booth Hansen"
Thursday, March 16th
Hancock 100

This week's lecture will be by David Mann, VT B.Arch '87 bio poster
Kon Wajiro - Sketches and Social Spaces
Thursday, March 16th
WAAC - Cloud Room
1001 Prince Street, Alexandria

The sketches and social spaces of Wajiro Kon and their influence on contemporary Japanese Architecture. poster
The Architect's First Building - Part I
Friday, March 17th
Riva San Vitale

The Architect's First Building - Part I, School in Grono by Raphael Zuber poster
In The Lobby
Mon-Tues 5 week IDS Module on Typography poster
Wed CAUS Senators
Thu-Fri Montessori school basewood models from Wheeler/Vance 3rd year studio.
Kon Wajiro - Sketches and Social Spaces
Monday, March 20th
- The Lyceum, 210 South Washington Street followed by Red Room, 1001 Prince Street, Alexandria
Introductory Lecture followed by an Exhibit Opening and Reception poster
Kon Wajiro - Sketches and Social Spaces
Thursday, March 23rd
- Cloud Room
1001 Prince Street, Alexandria

Post-War Industrialization of Japanese Housing and the Impact of Americanization on the Japanese Lifestyle poster
IAWA Symposium 2017
March 23-24

See Schedule
Ecologies of Injustice
Monday, April 10th
Solitude Room - Inn at Virginia Tech

This panel discussion brings together scholars at Virginia Tech whose work intersects the concerns of environmental justice, with community members, and interested individuals to increase our understanding of the diffuse ways that environmental injustice is experienced in our contemporary world. The conversation encompasses political, economic, social, and environmental factors that precipitate disproportionate exposure to environmental risk or access to resources and is designed to build bridges across the Virginia Tech campus and greater-Blacksburg community. more poster


Community Narratives: Lived Experiences of Diversity
Tuesday, March 14th
Art + Architecture Library, 100 Cowgill Hall

This initiative intends to spark conversations and create an ongoing dialogue in response to this question:  Based on your lived experiences, what does diversity mean in your life?
 Through a moderated discussion, panelists will voice their personal perspectives on diversity as they reflect on personal life experiences. It is our hope that this spark leads to broader conversations across Virginia Tech and beyond. facebook poster
CAUS Spring Workshop Series - How to Stand Out in Your Interview
Monday, March 20th
Bishop-Favrao Hall 210

This interactive workshop will teach you how to prepare for an interview and research your prospective employer. poster


Design for America at VT - Midterm Review
Tuesday, March 14th
NCB 220

Inviting professors, community members, students, etc. to Design for America at VT's expo-style critique/review to help refine their projects through thoughtful, pointed feedback. poster
Take Back the Night Rally and March
Thursday, March 30th
Henderson Lawn Outdoor Stage on College Avenue

The United Feminist Movement invites your group's participation in the twenty-eighth annual Take Back the Night Rally. more
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