A+D Weekly

Week of November 28, 2016
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Classes you may be interested in:
Within the school -
Component Thinking I & II with Deidre Regan
Environment Design and Sustainability with Bob Schubert
Design + Build with Kay Edge

Around the University -
Language of Visual Arts - poster  description

Friday, December 2nd - Opening of web course request for summer 2017 (closes February 3, 2017)

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

Need to contact your advisor?


Virginia Tech Students -
Do you know a teacher at Virginia Tech who:
- Encouraged you?
- Challenged you?
- Inspired you?
Want to say thanks?

Put on by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech's "Thank a Teacher" program allows students, alumni, and parents to express their appreciation for teaching excellence at Virginia Tech. If a teacher (e.g., professor, instructor, advisor, or graduate teaching assistant) has made a positive contribution to your educational experience, consider sending them a thank you note.
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
Steven and Cathi House, Virginia Tech alumni and partners in House + House Architects, created the Center for Architecture Sustainability + Art, a summer study program in San Miguel de Allende. Students can now apply for the summer 2017 session. The deadline is Feb. 15. more
The FutureHAUS was featured in the Wall Street Journal this month. Check out the article here.
Jaan Holt, professor emeritus in our school and former director of the WAAC, was recognized by the American Institute of Architects Virginia with the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service. more


NEW - A competition that challenges the innovative minds around the globe to design a marketplace to promote refugee livelihoods. Registration deadline is this Saturday, December 3rd. flyer
NEW - 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!
DBR is now seeking entries for PAUSE, an international wood design competition that will determine the final form of this year's pavilion structure for TED2017. Submissions are due January 1, 2017. more application


NEW - Peru Service Immersion Trip - three week long service immersion trip over summer break to Peru. All are welcome to apply, open to all majors (undergrad and grad). Apply by Thursday, December 1st
more  flyer
NEW - deadline this Friday - The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study by sponsoring an annual conference for students. Traditionally, Virginia Tech has sponsored 2-4 students annually to attend NCUR which is held at campuses around the country. Abstract deadline is December 2nd.
NEW - Deadline this Sunday, December 4th - VT Engage Spring Break Service Trip
Hello! My name is Megan Mickey and I'm a trip leader with VT Engage. I am excited to announce VT Engage's Spring Break Trip to Hurley Virginia to help with Rural Community Development!  We will be serving in Hurley, Virginia with Hurley Community Development, repairing houses and learning about the challenges Hurley and other southwest Virginian towns face. Click the link below to learn more about the trip and to apply. Applications close on December 4th! 
If you have any questions, please contact myself at or my co-leader, Carl Yao, at
Than you!
NEW - 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.
NEW - 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.
NEW - 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.
NEW - 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.
DEADLINE is Wednesday - Forecast is an interdisciplinary platform, which now has started its second edition and will invite 30 talents from fields such as art, architecture, music, dance, design, etc. to Haus de Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in March 2017. Mentors such as curator Hou Hanru, designer Heather Martin, video artist Bjorn Melhus, architect Philippe Rahm, choreographer Richard Siegal, and composer Jennifer Walshe will accompany chosen projects to fruition. The international open call for the second edition is online until November 30, 2016. more
DEADLINE this Sunday - Diversity Scholarship
Awards African-American students enrolled in US not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. Submission Deadline is December 4, 2016.
DEADLINE is Sunday - Brinkmann Scholarship
Awards students enrolled in US not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. Submission deadline is December 4, 2016.
Since 2009, Houzz has worked alongside architects, interior designers and lanscape architects to build a digital platform that enables them to improve and grow their business. Now through Houzz Scholarships we are lookin to support the education of the next generation of practicing professionals. Houzz Scholarships will award three $2,500 scholarships, in the categories of "Women in Architecture," "Residential Interior Design," and "Sustainable Design." For scholarships that will be awarded in Spring 2017, applications are due no later than December 15, 2016.


NEW - 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
NEW - 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
HKS is opening their applications for their Health Fellowship today. This would be a great opportunity for graduating students who are seeking jobs and interested in Healthcare design. Applications are due February 3, 2017.
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.


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

Founded in 2006, we are a young and growing architecture and interiors company located in the wonderful Roaring Fork Valley, just outside of Aspen, Colorado. With an extensive residential, hospitality, and commercial experience, KA DesignWorks is notable as a small yet up and coming firm with an a variety of exciting contemporary projects. Headed up by two Virginia Tech graduates, we have expanded operations to Asheville, North Carolina, and are well situated to handle work from around the world, including recent projects in Italy and Costa Rica as well as in our own backyards.

Perkins Eastman is an international planning, design and consulting firm that was founded in 1981. Headquartered in NYC, the firm has a professional staff of approximately 1000 made up of architects, interior designers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects and graphic designers.
Duda|Paine Architects presents clients with the opportunity to create meaningful, purposeful and transformative spaces inspired by their vision and goals. We harness the essence of an organization’s character and a project's purpose to shape spatial experiences that expand and advance institutional, business, organizational and community models. Our work realizes and elevates clients’ goals for success in the twenty-first century.
Find all current firms attending career day here.


Studio Collective Chipotle Percentage Night
Wednesday, November 30th
Chipotle - N Main Street
Come support Studio Collective on Wednesday, November 30th from 5-8pm at the N Main St Chipotle. Present this flyer at the register!
In The Lobby
Mon - Fri - 5th year pin-ups
WAAC Interest Meeting
Monday, December 5th
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


Bodies & Power: Picturing Identity from the 18th to 21st Century
Thursday, December 1st
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Pauley Center, 3-4:30pm
Leslie Check Theater, 6-7pm

This research symposium, co-organized with the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech, explores these questions through fresh interpretations of objects in the permanent collection. more
SOVA's 9th Annual Portfolio Review
Friday, December 1st
Armory Gallery

This FREE, catered event is open to the public and will include an exhibition by students applying to our BFA program as well as an exhibition in the Armory Gallery by seniors that will soon be graduating from our Studio Art program.
flyer  facebook
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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