Week of April 6, 2015
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Friday, April 17 - Deadline for requesting rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours. (See Carolyn Harris in 202 Cowgill Hall)
Saturday, April 18 - Web drop/add begins for Fall Semester 2015


Graduation Information


The School of Architecture and the University of Tianjin and the Chinese press group, Urban Environmental Design (UED), have announced the fourth edition of the annual international competition open to students of architecture world wide: the UIA-HYP Cup 2015. Registration Deadline is June 30, 2015   flyer
Houzz and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are teaming up to spotlight architecture’s emerging talent. Enter the Future of Architecture Residential Design Contest and Showcase to get your work in front of Houzz’s 25 million users and for a chance collaborate with Houzz on a community revitalization project. Deadline: 12 p.m. (noon) PST, April 7, 2015.
The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, was established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden. The Fund has supported a fascinating array of projects, from a study of the Cambodian modernist Vann Molyvann, to the social impact of new architecture and planning interventions in Medellin, Colombia, to the insertion of built form into fragile ecosystems in Australia, to the stereotomy of complex surfaces in French Baroque architecture. Deadline to Apply is April 16, 2015. more
Summer 2015 FN Platform Challenge is a 4-week Footwear Design Master Class in Portland, Oregon from June 1-26, 2015. The winning team will display their designs at FN Platform, the largest footwear tradeshow in North America, in Las Vegas from August 17-19, 2015. Application deadline is April 26, 2015. more

The Fentress Global Challenge is an international design competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. The competition theme changes each year to reflect current issues. For 2015, students around the globe are invited to imagine The Airport of the Future. Register by Friday, May 1, 2015

For more information, download the full competition program here.
The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The prize is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust, American Institute of Architects, and the Center for Architecture, Design & Engineering in the Library of Congress, and administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service (HABS/HAER/HALS). Entry Form deadline is May 31, 2015
ARCHmedium is proud to announce its 18th architectural competition "Ohrid Watersports Club" for students and young graduates. Submission deadline is June 15, 2015 (by mid-night London time)
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS standards and donated to HABS by students. Submission deadline is June 30, 2015
For the 6th annual HALS Challenge, we invite you to document modernist landscapes unique to your region of the country. Submission deadline is June 31, 2015


NEW - Summer Internship
Internship available in Easton, Maryland for an Architecture graduate or advanced undergraduate student. more
NEW - Peer Advisor
Student wage position, serves as the initial point of contact for students interested in going abroad. more
NEW - Events & Outreach Assistant
Student wage position, assists with GEO events and outreach. more
NEW - Marketing & Design Assistant
Student wage position, actively promotes GEO events. more
NEW - ADA Assistant
This is a student wage position with the Equity and Access, Human Resources department at Virginia Tech. more
NEW - Intern Architect
Seeking highly motivated individual- Revit and AutoCad literate or Intern Architect in our Roanoke office. more
Architectural Intern (4 full time positions available)
Four full time positions for candidates with a degree from an accredited architecture program. Knowledge of Revit, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft programs is required.
Summer Intern - Architecture or Interior Design (2 available)
Two summer internships available, knowledge of Revit, Sketchup, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft programs is required. more
Entry Level Landscape Architect
Associate will be responsible for developing design and technical solutions to a variety of project types in all phases of the design process. Candidate will work collaboratively with fellow design team members within an open creative environment. Previous successful experience in a professional landscape architectural office is preferred but not required.
Summer Internship
A digital portfolio and resume should be submitted by April 17, 2015. more
Showroom Manager
This is an entry level opportunity with,  for the right candidate, an excellent opportunity for growth and development.
Sustainability Internship in Panama
Since the Summer of 2010 we have had students from 20 countries, 45 states, and 160 universities produce more than 400 individual research projects and reports in sustainability. more
Intern Architect
JKF ARCHITECTURE is expanding its Design Team and is currently seeking Intern Architects with 2-5 years’ experience to join us in Greenville, North Carolina. Powered by our energized and innovative Design Team JKF ARCHITECTURE successfully delivers client-focused design solutions across North Carolina. more
Design Consultant
We provide a clear career path for interior design professionals and design-minded business people as well as superb earnings opportunities and outstanding benefits.  If you’re interested in working for the industry leader and you have the talent, style and passion to thrive in our fast-paced creative environment. more
Entry Level Architect
Evergreene Homes is currently interviewing candidates for a newly created Entry Level Architect position. Located just 25 miles east of Washington D.C. and 8 miles south of Washington Dulles International Airport, Evergreene Homes offers an expanding range of project types with a heavy focus on residential architecture. more
Intern Architect
Sanders Designs, Architects is looking for an experience Intern Architect to join their award-winning design team. We have a strong and diverse portfolio in both the Commercial and Residential marketplace. more
Intern (Entry Level) Architect
Currently we are seeking entry level candidates who are eager to learn and gain the valuable experiences needed to become a practicing Architect.  Job responsibilities would include but are not limited to: drafting, rendering, construction document preparation, construction site visits & documentation, building code review, assisting senior firm members, and last but certainly not least, being a positive team-player while having fun and loving what you do!!! more
Architectural Intern
We seek an energetic and enthusiastic intern who would enjoy joining our team of design professionals. more
Entry Level Solution Sales Specialist
In this position, you will have the opportunity to develop your strategic selling skills by building diverse, collaborative relationships with our customers and sales managers.  You will be responsible for supporting a specific sales territory through lead generation, creation of quality specifications, and solution selling while maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.  This assignment will allow you to build your business acumen and technical product knowledge through our sales excellence training program.  You will also assist the team with promotions and events to include new product launches.  Our solution sales representatives are an integral part of our sales teams, adding significant value and making an immediate impact on territory performance. more
Staff Designer
FOX Architects’ Interiors Studio is seeking top graduating design students to join the firm this summer. The Staff Designer will be part of our landlord services team, where they will dive into multiple projects while expanding their knowledge of all aspects of design. more

Summer Intern
FOX Architects is an award winning interior design and architecture firm. We are seeking interns who are eager to learn about corporate commercial workplace design and have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic design team at our McLean, VA and Washington, D.C. office. They will assist in design reviews, production, research, coordination and many more fun projects. more



The 2015 DesignBuild Studio will explore the process of developing conceptual solutions and translating them into a built space. The program will be led by instructors Luke W. Perry and Miriam Gee, designers, architects, and builders with over 18 years combined experience.

The DesignBuild Studio is open to collegiate and graduate level students who are interested in learning more about the built environment and how it interfaces with individuals and local communities. The DesignBuild Studio will be an equivalent of six credit hours and will work with students to help with the transfer of credit with their host College or University. Apply by April 15, 2015.

The SOM Prize and Travel Fellowship are two annual awards that are administered as a single competition. The awards are given to students and recent graduates of Architecture, Design (including interior design, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, or industrial design) and Urban Design. Intent to Apply postmarked by Monday, April 20
The 2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in Architecture. A professional degree is either a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 4+2 pre-professional Bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree. Application deadline is April 22, 2015
Vectorworks is sponsoring a Design Summit in Philadelphia, PA from April 27-29.  This event provides networking opportunities, engaging speakers, breakout sessions, and much more! register
4 free ‘registration codes’ are available for students and professors on a first come, first serve basis.  The free registration means that you don’t have to pay for a ticket [normal price for a student/professor ticket is $99].  The ticket includes lunches and dinners the days of the events as well as access to all sessions, activities, and training.  You WOULD have to pay for transportation and lodging. Contact Laura Sparra for available codes.
Create your extraordinary product design concept and submit in the BraunPrize 2015 competition with total prize money $75,000 USD. Submission period until April 30, 2015
Post something extraordinary you have found and win 1of 4 Braun products of your choice or 1 of 19 Braun alarm clocks. Jan – April 2015
The Halucinated Scholarship for the Aspiring Creative is for (but not limited to) passionate designers, animators, editors, photographers, artists, illustrators, and painters, who wish to develop their skills at higher education institutions. June 1st Deadline
The Industrial Fabrics Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the specialty fabrics industry, nine scholarships are available for the 2015-16 academic year, giving a total of $21,000 in tuition to students enrolled in accredited colleges, universities, or technical schools. Apply by June 5, 2015
Funded by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. our competitive scholarships provide financial support to promising students at two levels. July 30th deadline
The 9th annual AA Shanghai Summer School will focus on issues related to the unprecedented extent and rate of urbanization in China, and more specifically, on Shanghai, as a laboratory of one of the preeminent twenty-first century cities. Application deadline June 26, 2015
Lighting Education Toolkit Available from
The Nuckolls Fund

“Lighting Across the [Design] Curriculum,” is a multi-disciplinary, multi-university approach to lighting education initiated by a group of educators and funded by the $50,000 Twentieth Anniversary Grant awarded by the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education.

Applicable to architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering, the curriculum provides 7 interactive modules with content, examples, definitions, and educator resources, supplemented with animations, audio, and other interactive features. These free modules are available for online study: [click here] or for download as PowerPoint presentations: [click here] or


AIAS will be hosting the 3rd annual Block Out Competition, in which teams of students will be asked to design and build compositions on the plaza using CMU blocks.

The winning team will receive a $100 MishMish gift certificate, along with trophies and bragging rights!

Teams will each have one day to build and document their work, starting Sunday (4/12) through Wednesday (4/15). Teams may be up to five people, and there is a registration fee of $10 per team.  The registration fee should be paid in cash to April Pilcher (in Michael Ermann's studio on the 4th floor) to save your spot.  Build day choice is first come, first served based on registration fee.

The prompt will be announced Sunday (4/12), and the awards reception will be hosted by AIAS at 5:30 on Wednesday, April 22nd.  Food and festivities will be provided.

Register at:

Hope to see you all out on the plaza!


Mary Cladwellender, Mary-Kate Weaver, and Ian Hunter, NCR/MLA students, will be recognized as recipients of the 2015 Potomac ASLA Ballard Scholarships at the Chapter’s Gala this month.


Lisa Tucker, Interior Design Program Chair, is presenting a paper entitled "Fast Housing in the US" at the ARCC Conference this week in Chicago. She will present tomorrow, April 7, 2015.


Thursday Lecture Series
Thursday, April 9
Hancock 100

Lecture given this week by Peter Ozolins.
Block Out Competition
April 12-15
Cowgill Plaza

AIAS will be hosting the 3rd annual Block Out Competition, in which teams of students will be asked to design and build compositions on the plaza using CMU blocks.  more  register
This Week in the Lobby
Wednesday - Industrial Design China Spring Break Study Abroad Trip

Friday - Hand Drawing Award


A Celebration of Breaking Stereotypes
Wednesday, April 8
3rd Floor, Bishop-Favrao Hall

The CAUS Diversity Committee invites all university students, faculty, and staff to view and celebrate the submissions from the Annual Diversity Competition and Showcase. Winners will be announced, and entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Flyer
Dr. Eric H. Cline Lecture
Friday, April 10
Surge Building Room 118A

Public lecture by award winning scholar, teacher and author,
speaking on his 2015 Pulitzer-Prize nominated book: 1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed. flyer


Mid-Semester Check
Monday, March 16
Femoyer 111

Has the reality of the semester begun to sunk in? Different input creates different output. Come learn varying strategies to finish the semester STRONG!

Seminar Series on Academic Success
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