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Week of February 6th
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Dates & Deadlines
Monday, February 27th  - last day for students to drop Spring 2017 classes without grade penalty. Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F.

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.



We are now digitally collecting resumes to provide for the firms coming to the career day in advance. We will accept them up until the weekend before the Career Day (February 27th) on the Career Day website. Please be on the look out for resume/portfolio workshops that will be held throughout the beginning of the spring semester prior to the Career Day! For the Career Day website we will only accept 2-paged resumes, in PDF format. If you have any questions, please let Taylor Cupp know. Submit your resume here.
Fall 2017 Residency Program in Riva san Vitale Information Session
Wednesday, February 8th
300 Cowgill Hall

Steve Thompson, faculty leader of the Fall Riva Program, will be holding an information and organization meeting regarding the Fall 2017 Residency Program in Riva san Vitale. It is not too late to sign up for this and forms are on Taylor Cupp's desk in 201 Cowgill Hall.
Henri T. de Hahn, architecture professor at the School of Architecture + Design (A+D), wishes to offer students an immersion into one of the most fascinating places in Asia  – the sub-continent of India. During the 2018 Wintermester session (12.27.17 – 01.13.18), de Hahn will conduct an eighteen-day trip to five cities in India tailored to students within A+D, with an eye toward ARCH majors. 
This is an opportunity to see firsthand how the influences of design decisions on the production of architecture and urban space, and vice-versa, have defined five very different cities and rural landscapes in Northern India –New Delhi (planned 20th century city, 1931), Agra (traditional organic development), Fatehpur Sikri (planned 16th century Imperial City, 1569), Jaipur (first planned 18th century city in India, 1726) and Ahmedabad (traditional organic development).
Accompanying the targeted areas of research, the off-campus program will emphasize the cultural dimensions of each locality –their exceptional history and tradition of handicrafts and popular culture including block printmaking, jewelry and gems, and design issues in all art forms. These will unfold through the experience of daily street life and visits to museums, monuments, markets, and bazaars. In addition there will be targeted hands-on experiences, seminars and lectures by guest academic experts. 
Full proposal is available during the session, at the faculty's office, and/or upon request through email. more
ITDS 3954: Interior Design Study Abroad
SUMMER I 2017: May 17-May 31
Open to all A+D Majors
This study abroad will be based in Florence Italy with trips to Sienna, Pisa, Chianti, Vicenza (Palladio's Villas), and Venice.  Students will be engaged in learning about the architectural history of the region and sketching.
Credit Hours:
3 counts as a professional elective for interior design and as the art history professional elective required
To be considered, please contact Lisa Tucker,
Architecture Professor Mehdi Setareh's device makes a previously complex, cost-prohibitive technology for reducing structural vibrations universally accessible. more
The American-Architects Building of the Year 2016 is the Sharon Fieldhouse in Clifton Forge, Virginia, designed and constructed by the design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. The project received more than 15% of the thousands of votes cast by readers for their favorite Building of the Week featured on our US platform last year. The project was part of an effort by former Virginia Tech Architecture Associate Professors of Practice and husband and wife duo, Marie and Keith Zawistowski, who founded the design/buildLAB. more
AIAS-VT is currently selling preorders for their T-shirts until February 8th. The preorder price is $15 and then there will be a limited quantity of shirts sold after preorders for $18. The for to purchase a shirt is here.
Message regarding Executive Order from the VT Global Education office


NEW - Deadline to this Thursday - Arch Out Loud is partnering with Last House on Mulholland to host the HOLLYWOOD design competition. The competition asks participants to design a house of the future which demonstrates the use of innovative technology, integrative environmental strategies, and capitalizes on the iconic prominence of its site beneath the famed Hollywood sign.  The competition serves as a design charette generating ideas for the sites future construction and how it can inspire the future of residential design. Registration deadline is February 9th, submission deadline is February 10th. more
Deadline next Monday - The College of Architecture and Urban Studies will be holding its Annual Graduate Student Poster Competition on February 22, 2017. You are invited to submit a poster to be displayed at the competition. The poster should convey the scholarly work that you are doing as part of your degree. Posters hsould be a maximum of 36"x48". If you accept this invitation, please respond by email to Dee Dee Dudley ( with your name and the title of your poster that you will submit by February 13th. The poster must be submitted to the Dean's office in 202 Cowgill Hall by 5pm, February 20th. A panel of faculty members, who are Directors of the College Research and Outreach Centers, will jury the posters. First, second, and third prize will be awarded. The jury will provide feedback on all posters. It is anticipated that you will be able to submit a revised version of your poster to the Graduate Student Assembly's (GSA) Research Symposium in March.
Shelter is pleased to invite architects, planners, students, engineers, designers, thinkers, NGOs and organizations from all over the world to take part in the third annual Dencity Competition. The intent of this competition is twofold: to foster new ideas on how to better handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of this massive problem. Contestants should consider how design can empower communities and allow for a self sufficient future. For this years competition, the focus will be on improving living conditions in urban settings. There are no restrictions in regards to site, program, or size. Projects can be based on a specific urban location or a general concept. Submission deadline is April 24, 2017website  flyer


NEW - AIAS-VT is going to be attending the Quad Conference in Toronto during March 9th-12thQuad Conferences are a terrific way to meet other students in your region, learn about architecture outside of the classrooms and have a lot of fun. The AIAS Quad conference brings together some of the best architecture students to attend a 3-day conference packed with engaging workshops, seminars, and tours of the host city of the year. AIAS Virginia Tech will be funding hotel costs and partial registration. Sign up is at poster
NEW - 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
DEADLINE TODAY - 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.
Deadline is Wednesday - RCI is pleased to announce that once again, the RCI Foundation is providing funding for full-time undergraduate college students to attend the RCI 32nd International Convention and Trade Show in Anaheim, California, March 17-21, 2017. Through this funding, convention registration and individual travel expenses are covered for students attending the convention, as well as a one-year student RCI membership. The application and supporting documents must be received no later than Wednesday, February 8, 2017. more application website
Deadline is Friday - Virginia Tech Faculty Women's Club Scholarship
Each year the VTFWC gives two to three scholarships to Virginia Tech Women who are rising junior and senior students in the amount of $2,000. Criteria includes a 3.0gpa, involvement in the campus community, strong recommendations, and registered as a full time student. Deadline is February 10, 2017. flyer
Building Goodness Foundation
Building Goodness at Tech is looking for: CEM, Engineers, Architecture, and Building Construction Majors. Volunteers can expect to be involved in the design and construction tasts of non-profit builds around the Blacksburg area. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact Olivia Kiss at This Building Goodness chapter is new to Tech and we are looking for motivated and excited students to get involved.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) is pleased to announce that the application process for our 2017 Summer Internship Program is now open. We are seeking the best emerging talent to join us this summer in our Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington DC and London offices. Selected candidates will gain hands-on project experience in architecture, interiors, structural engineering, sustainable engineering and urban design. To be considered you must be a returning student in the Fall of 2017 and need to apply by March 20th. Decsisions announced the week of April 3rd. The internship will be June 5th - August 11thwebsite  flyer


NEW - The 3north Summer Design Internship is an intensive 12-week experience in our Richmond, Virginia, studio that has been developed for students of advanced standing who possess the design talent, work ethic, and creative passion that we value at 3north. The program provides practical experience in a professional multi-disciplinary design environment that will enable participating students to explore many areas of interest in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, graphic design and interior design. Beyond daily work experience, the students will be exposed to diverse subjects within the business of design and to projects of varying types in different stages of development. Deadline is February 28th. more
NEW - The Greener Side Lawn & Landscaping has an opportunity for a Landscape Estimator located in Alexandria, VA. The Landscape Estimator will be responsible for preparing landscape maintenance estimates and contracts, client proposals, work orders and purchase orders. We are looking for motivated professionals seeking a growing professional career, who seek a unique opportunity to work closely with the CEO of a rapidly growing landscape and hardscape company. more
Find previously posted job opportunities still available here.


Newly added firms from the past week for Career Day 2017 - February 27, 2017
Burns & McDonnell comprises more than 5,700 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We are steadfast in our mission to make our clients successful through a breadth and depth of services in industries from aviation to power, environmental remediation to transportation, manufacturing to refining, military facilities to commercial buildings. We are proud to be 100 percent employee-owned, No. 16 on FORTUNE’s 2016 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and a winner of numerous regional workplace honors.
NEW in 2017! - DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design
NEW in 2017! - Arentz Landscape Architects, LLC is a small boutique landscape architecture firm. Our practice is 90% high-end residential with the occasional institutional project including niche hotels, private schools, and museums. We practice across a broad spectrum of scales from large rural estates to small urban gardens developing big picture relationships and intensely focusing on the execution the finer details. ALA has developed a consistent body of award-winning work based on the philosophy that the creation of place is critical to the outcome of a project and achieved through an understanding of scale, proportion, and context to develop projects that fit their environment. Underlying all of our work is the acknowledgement that each project is unique, and an appropriate response is one that carefully integrates client values with layers of culture, history, and materials. Our projects are primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region with a D.C., Maryland, Virginia focus. However, we frequently have projects outside of the region and occasionally abroad.
Find all current firms attending career day here.


Fall 2017 Residency Program in Riva san Vitale Information Session
Wednesday, February 8th
300 Cowgill Hall

Steve Thompson, faculty leader of the Fall Riva Program, will be holding an information and organization meeting regarding the Fall 2017 Residency Program in Riva san Vitale. It is not too late to sign up for this and forms are on Taylor Cupp's desk in 201 Cowgill Hall.
Portfolio Workshop by the AIAS
February 8th
Cowgill 300

This week AIAS will be having a Portfolio Workshop this Wednesday, February 8th at 5:05 pm in Cowgill 300. 
Thursday Faculty Lecture
Thursday, February 9th
Hancock 100

This week's faculty lecture will be by Bill Green. He will be discussing the African influences on modern design and the affect African Art had on 20th century artists. Bill will also discuss African furniture, fabrics, architecture, and metal work. Some of Bill Green's African fabric will be displayed in the Library next week as part of An Exhibition of Cultures by Shabnam Kavousi and the CAUS Diversity Committee.
Study Abroad in India - 2018 Wintermester Info Session
Friday, February 10th
Cowgill 300

Henri de Hahn will be holding an information session for his 2018 Wintermester Study Abroad Program in India. Further information under school news. flyer
In The Lobby
Mon - Tue Margarita McGrath's 3rd year Building Analysis class trip to Texas. more
Wed -  5th year LAR students pin up their Senior Projects



An Exhibition of Cultures
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th
Fashion Show & Reception 4-5pm, Febraury 14th
Art + Architecture Library, 100 Cowgill Hall

Traditional garments, accessories and from countries and regions - traditional dress encouraged at the Fashion Show & Reception on Tuesday, February 14th, 4-5pm. Put on by Shabnam Kavousi, Diversity Scholar & Exhibition Curator and sponsored by CAUS Diversity Committee. poster


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