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A+D Weekly

Week of April 3rd
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dates & Deadlines
Upcoming:
Friday, April 14th - Deadline for requesting rescheduling of final examination that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours -- see Kathryn Albright in the dean's office for undergraduate students.
Saturday, April 15th - Web Drop/Add begins for Fall Semester 2017
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Commencement Info for those Graduating | Commencement Guide
Information about staying the Summer in Blacksburg


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:  tphipps@vt.edu to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

SCHOOL NEWS

For all those interested in joining the travel trip to India during Wintermester 2017, please note the attached link to a Scholarship Application Form that provides all of the necessary information in order to apply for one of three $1,000 Scholarships sponsored by A+D.
Scholarship Application deadline is THIS Friday, April 7, 2017 (electronically to hdehahn@vt.edu).
Final Application Forms to attend the program are due to Taylor Cupp on May 10, 2017
more   scholarship application
Frank Lloyd Wright Film Screening
Tuesday, April 4th
5pm
Hancock 100

Award-winning film producer and director Michael Miner will present his most recent work, "Masterpieces: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" at a special screening on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5pm in Hancock 100. A complementary exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth will also be on display in the Cowgill Lobby, between April 3-5, 2017. trailer
Sonnenzimmer
Wednesday, April 5th
7pm
Hancock 100

Presentation by Sonnenzimmer following a two day print workshop, Tuesday and Wednesday. Bio
Ecologies of Injustice
Monday, April 10th
5:30pm
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
Virginia Tech's libraries will highlight women's contributions to architecture through digitization project -- University Libraries at Virginia Tech will digitize and document a significant part of the collection, making the work of 30 women architects freely accessible to the world in an online repository. more

COMPETITIONS

NEW - Flash is a new competition platform from arch out loud promoting the open exploration of a topic within the short time span of 7 days. Deadline is April 8th. more
NEW - arch out loud is hosting the first international architecture competition addressing the global epidemic of human trafficking. Submission deadline is May 15th. Early registration through April 17th. more

SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

NEW - The Virginia Center for Housing Research (VCHR) is seeking student applications for the Ragaei Abdelfattah Award. The Abdelfattah Award is presented annually to students who exemplify excellence through scholarship that addresses interdisciplinary research topics around community development and the housing industry. The award provides $500 to the selected student and recognition on the Center's website. Final submissions are due on May 4th. more
The IABSE Future of Design Conference is a one-day event aimed at engineers, architects, academics, students, contractors, fabricators or other built environment professionals held on April 29 in NYC. The purpose of the conference is to exchange knowledge on topics that are of importance to construction and design industries now and in the future and to energize, educate and inspire the next generation of designers. We are aiming at maximizing the exchange between participants by making use of a variety of session styles including panel discussions, short lectures and hands-on workshops. Accomplished designers and researchers will pair with emerging and innovative designers to present ideas on what the future holds for structural engineering. We will also discuss the future of our practice as a whole and how we adapt as designers to ever changing contexts with increasing complexity.
  IABSE (the International Association for Bridges and Structural Engineering) is a truly global association with members in over 100 countries. The Future of Design Conference is a successful annual event in the UK and we are about to launch the first event here in NYC. For more information, visit our website https://fodnyc.org/ and buy your $40 student ticket now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iabse-future-of-design-nyc-tickets-31753301981 (includes 3 meals, lectures, workshop and after event-party) poster

JOB POSTINGS

NEW - Aspiring Architect
RBA, a leading residential design firm in Hampton Roads, is searching for an aspiring Architect who understands where we live, is as important or more important than where we work or shop. Our mission is for all people, no matter their place in life, to have the opportunity to live in a home that has been creatively designed. Whether this be a 350 sq. ft. apartment or a 10,000 sq. ft. manor home, each should be crafted to the same high level of design.
We are looking for a person that desires to learn the various aspects of their selected field. Someone who wants to be hands on with clients from the first meeting to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Our senior staff is committed to mentoring the selected candidate to allow them to become a well rounded Architect. more
DEADLINE IS SATURDAY - Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine is taking applications for next semester! If you are interested in becoming our Special Events Coordinator, Poetry Editor, Prose Editor, Social Media Representative or Photography / Art and Design Editor please fill out the corresponding application! 
Applications are due April 8th at 11:59 pm 
Questions? E-mail our Editor-in-Chief, Layne Mandros: mlayne7@vt.edu 
 
Special Events Coordinator: 
 
Social Media Representative: 
 
Poetry Editor: 
 
Prose Editor: 
 
Photography, Art and Design Editor: 
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.

SCHOOL EVENTS

Frank Lloyd Wright Film Screening
Tuesday, April 4th
5pm
Hancock 100

Award-winning film producer and director Michael Miner will present his most recent work, "Masterpieces: The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright" at a special screening on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5pm in Hancock 100. A complementary exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth will also be on display in the Cowgill Lobby, between April 3-5, 2017. trailer
Sonnenzimmer
Wednesday, April 5th
7pm
Hancock 100

Presentation by Sonnenzimmer following a two day print workshop, Tuesday and Wednesday. Bio
Thursday Lecture
Thursday, April 6th
2pm
Hancock 100

This week's lecture will be by Shelley Martin. more
In The Lobby
Mon-Wed Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit -- learn more in School News
Thu-Mon NAEF Competition
Ecologies of Injustice
Monday, April 10th
5:30pm
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

COLLEGE EVENTS

Jumpstart Your Professional Development - Spring Workshop Series
Monday, April 10th
5:30-6:30pm
Bishop-Favrao Hall 210

Communication: The #1 Skill Employers Are Looking For
Want to sharpen those communication skills? This interative workshop with connect your StrangthsQuest Top 5 Strengths with various communication styles for you to learn more about how to effectively communicate in the workplace. Please complete the StrengthsQuest assessment at https://vt.gallup.com/ and bring your Top 5 Strengths to the workshop. Presented by Career and Professional Development. poster
CAUS Dean Candidate - Tsai Lu Liu
Wednesday, April 12th
3:30-4:30pm
Solitude Room, Inn at Virginia Tech

Tsai Lu Liu is professor and head of the Department of Graphic Design and Industrial Design in the College of Design at North Carolina State University. Prior to beginning his academic career in 2004, he spent nearly 20 years in the industry, both as a designer and leader in the areas of design, marketing, product development, and product management. He has also served as president of two technology companies, one of which he also founded. An international keynote speaker in the areas of innovation, planning and design, and universal design, he has also built solid partnerships with a wide range of industry sponsors and collaborators on work spanning new product design and user experiences to collaborative workspaces, inclusive design, and construction safety and mobility.
Liu holds an MBA in marketing from Georgia State University and a master of industrial design from Auburn University. more
Senior Studio Exhibition
Wednesday, April 12th
6-8pm
Armory Gallery
Please join SOVA for the opening of the next Senior Studio Exhibition. The reception is from 6-8pm on Wednesday, April 12th at the Armory Gallery and includes light snacks and beverages. Event is FREE and open to the public. 
The students' show titles include:
Tian Wang // Endure
Ryan Rosenbaum // Chromesthesia
Tiffany Newman // Here and There
Ye Young Song // For Display Only
Holly Waide // *Numinous
The artwork exhibited includes flow painting, ceramics, screen printing, motion capture animation, and 3D paintings.

CAMPUS EVENTS

Glossolalia - The Literary Festival
Friday, April 7th
7-9:30pm
Surge 118C

Glossolalia, Virginia Tech's annual, student-organized literary festival. This is a student reading, showcasing the best writers on campus. It also features two accomplished, visiting writers.
This year's festival features author Scott McClanahan & slam poet Chinaka Hodge. Both writers focus on themes dealing with Geography-- specifically sense of place in Appalachia and gentrification in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The festival is this Friday, April 7th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm in Surge 118C. Come out and join us to celebrate student writing at Virginia Tech! poster
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