Week of November 16, 2015
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Friday, November 20th - Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours (see Sonia Hirt/Carolyn Harris in the Dean's office 202 Cowgill Hall)
Saturday, November 21st - Thanksgiving Holiday Begins
Saturday, November 28th - Web Drop/Add begins for Spring Semester 2016
Sunday, November 29th - Thanksgiving Holiday Ends
Friday, December 4th - Opening of Web Course Request for Summer 2016

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This week's Instagram Takeover...
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Thanksgiving Break's Instagram Takeover...
In the lobby this week...
Tuesday-Wednesday  - “Learning from the existing landscape is a way of being revolutionary for an architect.”
Robert Venturi, Learning from Las Vegas
 As architects we do not often have the luxury of clearing away unsightly surroundings and beginning from a tabula rasa; we make our architectural interventions piece-by-piece under existing conditions.  Reuse the Box! is a design studio that begins with an ordinary vacant building in a particular kind of setting.  Ordinary buildings when thoughtfully addressed can create beautiful urban and suburban spaces.  It is our charge (and specifically suited to our expertise) to show communities the potential of our surroundings and to fulfill a role as stewards of the environment, not only in the sense of sustainability but also in the sense of beauty.
Architectural education should always be about imagining possibilities and pushing limits, along with seeing the practical, realizable potential in an existing condition.  Imagination and invention are a necessary part of the architect’s work even in the most pragmatic of situations. picture
Friday - Installation by Chris Pritchett & Alex Bala - Mason Jars and Water. An Invasive Introduction. picture



The Vietnamese Cultural Garden is excited to announce a Design Competition for the installation of our Garden. The Garden is a fantastic opportunity to share our culture and showcase our pride in this natural setting that celebrates diversity and peace through understanding. We encourage you to explore our website and consider enter the competition. Deadline November 30, 2015
Previously posted competitions, still available:
Vietnamese Cultural Garden Design Competition November 30, 2015
ArchMedium - Cruise Terminal December 6, 2015
ULI Hines Student Competition December 7, 2015
HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing December 10, 2015
Flower of Life December 15, 2015
The Akamas Landscape Between Science and Myth January 15, 2016
Fairy Tales 2016  January 16, 2016
Theatre Design Competition January 19, 2016

2016 Skyscraper Competition January 19, 2016
Hart Howerton Fellowship 2016 January 22, 2016



RAW - Real Architecture Workshop offers intensive design/build workshops in intriguing locations around the world. Each workshop presents a meaningful design challenge rooted in a rich natural and cultural context.  In July 2016, RAW is offering, Arusha 2016  a two week workshop in Arusha, Tanzania where we will design and construct a new family home for orphaned children. This project is offered in partnership with UCare Project and Neema House, two non-profits who provides services for abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies.  Apply by March 1, 2016  poster
The American Institute for Roman Culture's Summer Archaeological Field School is an intensive, accredited five-week educational program in Roman archaeology led by AIRC faculty and affiliated expert archaeologists. Apply by March 31, 2016 (if you have questions about this program, feel free to contact Michelle Noceto, she participated in this program last summer.)
Previously posted opportunities, still available:
Lunch, UVA design journal November 30, 2015
Trees Virginia Scholarship November 30, 2015
Brinkmann Scholarship December 6, 2015
Gensler 2016 Diversity Scholarship   December 6, 2015



NEW - Intern
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated full-time intern to join our team. Qualified candidates will have a professional degree in architecture and will be working toward licensure. Production experience with AutoCad 2014 and knowledge of SketchUp and Photoshop software are preferred. more
NEW - Assistant Groundskeeper
Seeking an assistant groundskeeper to help in planning, supervising, and executing the maintenance of Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2016 season. Seasonal position that runs from March through October. more
NEW - Assistant Groundskeeper (Seasonal Summer)
Seeking an assistant groundskeeper to help in planning, supervising, and executing the maintenance of Regency Furniture Stadium for the upcoming 2016 season. Seasonal Position that runs from May/June through August. more
Previously posted job postings, still available:
Women's Initiative Shadowing Internship with SOM  November 16, 2015
Interior Design Intern  more
Architect Intern with Spectrum Design  more

Baltimore City Department of Planning more
Architecture Intern with University of Richmond more

Project Architect with Melville Thomas Architects, Inc. more
The Autry Fellowship January 11, 2016
National Gallery of Art January 11, 2016



Faculty Lecture - Akshay Sharma
Thursday, November 19
Hancock 100

"Spirit of a Place" more poster
This Week in the Lobby (more information below in School News)

Tuesday-Wednesday - Kay Edge
Friday - Chris Pritchett & Alex Bala


Fall 2015 grad & professional school prep events
ongoing throughout November

Kaplan is offering a variety of free online test strategy classes and practice tests. More information here.
More campus events


ASP Virginia Tech
Every other Tuesday (next meeting would be November 17th)
Johnston Student Center North Lounge (above Seattle's Best Coffee)

We are a national non-profit organization that is happens to have a collegiate chapter here at Virginia Tech. We are construction-based, though no prior experience is required. It is an excellent learning opportunity! We go out into the New River Valley to make homes warmer, drier, and safer for those who cannot afford simple repairs or renovations. We frequently work with Habitat for Humanity and Renovate Alliance (they are from Roanoke). We are always looking for students to get involved! Anyone can come to our meetings. facebook

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