Week of October 12, 2015
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A+D Undergraduate Students:  Making an appointment with your academic advisor is easy.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment at any time during the semester if you need assistance. 
+ Architecture and Industrial Design majors may schedule an appointment with academic advisor (Tamela Gallimore) online:
 + Interior Design and Landscape Architecture majors may schedule an appointment with academic advisor (Teresa Phipps) via e-mail

Friday, October 16th - Fall Break - no classes, university offices open
Monday, October 19th - Last day for students to resign without grade penalty. First and required contact for resignation is Carolyn Harris in the CAUS Dean's office, 202 Cowgill Hall or the dean of the Graduate School. Submit completed resignation form to the University Registar's office by 5pm. Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F, 5pm. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
Tuesday, October 20th - Opening of web course request for Spring 2016


Prof. Dean Bork is offering this class in the Spring, please check the flyer out to see if you'd be interested in taking the course. flyer
Course request opens on October 20th.

<-- Please spread the word to anyone you may know interested in transferring into our school internally from another major at Virginia Tech. We will be having an internal transfer meeting on October 14 at 5:15 in Cowgill 300. Thank you. Facebook event page
In the lobby this week...
Monday - On Monday, October 12th from 1 to 5 pm, landscape architecture students will host their first Senior Project pin-up of the year in the Cowgill Lobby.  Students and faculty from across the School and College are invited to drop by to view the work, ask questions, and engage in dialogue.
Wednesday - Thursday - The students of architecture from the Virginia Tech Steger Center at the Villa Maderni are pleased to invite you to the final exhibition of our work this semester. We will exhibit our studio projects, select sketches, and photographs made while residing in Riva San Vitale and traveling throughout Europe. flyer
-Prompt: Create an architectural t-shirt graphic
-AIAS must be on the t-shirt, but shouldn’t be the main focus of the design
-If the AIAS logo is used, it must be on a white background
-You may have one t-shirt color and two other colors (3 colors total)
-The winner will receive a $50 Mish Mish gift card and will be decided by a panel of judges
-Email your design to in pdf format with the subject line “t-shirt competition”
-Due by November 4th


Relationships between actions and spaces is changing.  Traditional definitions of space, form and function are no longer able to fully adapt to the new and continuously evolving behaviors of our society. These new ways of interaction are a consequence of new technologies, which have drastically changed the patterns of social engagement.
How can we address these new modes of interaction? What are the new objects/tools produced by the hybridization of traditional definition of spaces and these new engagement opportunities? Let’s challenge, re-form, and re-structure established notions of verb and space. Deadline is 6pm on October 19th.
Since 2002, the ULI Hines Student Competition has challenged students to collaborate across disciplines and imagine a better built environment. To compete, form a team with four other graduate students to devise a development program for the selected real site in a North American city, providing designs, market-based financial data, and related narratives. This year's host city and competition site will be announced when the competition begins on January 11, 2016. Four teams receive an all-expense-paid trip to the host city for their final presentation and selection of the winner. Team applications due: Monday, December 7, 2015. more
The IAH competition has been designed to replicate a real-life approach. Multi-disciplinary teams comprised of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA). Deadline for teams to register - December 10, 2015.
ArchMedium proposes the construction of a new cruise terminal that optimizes the connection between the city and cruise ships. An ideas competition that raises a double scale: Understanding the terminal as a gateway to Puerto Rico and understanding the terminal as a public facility for collective use among the community. Deadline - December 6, 2015. flyer
Previously posted competitions, still available:
Mountain Architecture Prototype flyer   October 16, 2015
Breakwater Chicago October 25, 2015
Baldwin 70 Years Bold Design Competition October 30, 2015
A Fresh Start November 9, 2015
2015 Furniture Design Competition  November 10, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Garden Design Compeition November 30, 2015
Theatre Design Competition January 19, 2015

2016 Skyscraper Competition January 19, 2016


The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment. Deadline is March 2, 2016
(campus deadline is December 1, 2015 contact Christine McIntyre if interested)
The Truman is a very competitive national scholarship. Each year, the Foundation reviews over 600 applications for our 55 to 65 Scholarships awarded annually. These 600 applications do not include the students who compete on their own campus for one of a school's four nominations. Deadline is February 2, 2016  (campus deadline is December 1, 2015 contact Christine McIntyre if interested)
The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these fields. Deadline is January 22, 2016  (campus deadline is December 1, 2015 contact Christine McIntyre if interested)
Organized by our own Shabnam Kavousi, Ph.D. Candidate, An Exhibition of Cultures is looking for the university community to showcase cultures and countries by celebrating the creative works and objects of art and craftmanship from various countries and regions: all media welcome - pottery, sculptures, paintings, calligraphy, fabric and so on. Registration has been extended to October 19, 2015. more
Previously posted opportunities, still available:
32nd National Conference-Beginning Design Student  October 5, 2015
AIA West Virginia  October 15, 2015
Site Accessibility Training  October 21, 2015
Architecture Exchange East, registration closes  October 27, 2015
AIA Northern Virginia Scholarship Fund   October 30, 2015
Manna Project International  November 15, 2015
Gensler 2016 Diversity Scholarship   December 6, 2015


Full-time positions / fellowships available in international architecture at the Department of State. The PMF program is the flagship leadership development program within the federal government and is open to graduate level students that are approaching graduation in the Spring of 2016 or former students have completed a graduate level program within the past 2 years. Deadline, October 13th  more
Previously posted job postings, still available:
Project Architect with Madison Spencer Architects  apply by Oct. 30th
Architect Intern with Spectrum Design  more

Baltimore City Department of Planning more


Internal Transfer Meeting
Wednesday, October 14
Cowgill 300

Please invite/share with any current Virginia Tech student you may know that would like to transfer into our school. Facebook event page here.
Faculty Lecture - Kevin Jones
Thursday, October 15
Hancock 100

"Choose your own adventure." poster  more
This Week in the Lobby (more information below in School News)

Monday - CL Bohannon
Wednesday-Thursday - Spring 2015 Riva Exhibition


Opening Reception - Salt Marsh Suite
Friday, October 16
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke

Salt Marsh Suite is an installation and dance piece that Carol Burch-Brown (Professor of Art, SOVA) has been working on for several years with Ann Kilkelly (SOPA) and a number of others in SOVA, both faculty and students. Salt Marsh Suite will be on display in the Taubman Museum in Roanoke October 3-January 10. flyer  website


Linkedin Photo Lab
Various Upcoming Dates
Smith Career Center

Get FREE Professional Headshots from Career Services more
Pamplin College of Business Minors Information Session
Wednesday, October 14
1045 Pamplin Hall

The Pamplin College of Business would like to pass along some information about the minors they offer, most of which are open to all majors. Here is a Virtual Book with some general information.
Women in Architecture Edit-A-Thon
Thursday, October 15
Newman Library, Room 207

In collaboration with Women in Architecture global edit-a-thon hosted by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Virginia Tech ARt + Architecture Library and Newman Library host this event to enhance and create pages related to women in architecture. more
Fall 2015 Connection Job Fair
Tuesday, October 20
Squires Student Center - Commonwealth Ballroom

Get all information, as well as employers attending, here
More campus events
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