A+D Weekly

Week of September 5, 2016
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A note from our CAUS Facilities and Safety Officer --
On Wednesday, September 7th, Cowgill Hall will be inspected by VT's Environmental Health and Safety Services. One of the main violations found are extension cords being used. Virginia Fire Code does not allow extensions cords in government buildings. EHSS, Virginia Tech and CAUS prefer that you use a surge-protected power strip or plug your electronic device directly into the building outlet. Extension cords must be removed from the building in order to help us pass inspection.

Virginia Tech wishes all students, faculty and staff a safe and productive environment. Your participation helps us meet these important safety goals.
Thank you,
Brian Squibb, FMP
CAUS Facilities and Safety Office

AIA Virginia competition weekend change --
Dear Students and Colleagues,
Please note, there has been a change of the AIA Virginia competition weekend. The competition will now occur on the weekend beginning on September 16th (instead of the 9th). 
The AIA Virginia passes along thanks to all of you who will need to make schedule adjustments.

Jim Bassett
Chair, Foundation Program
Associate Professor of Architecture

Upcoming on the academic calendar:
Monday, September 30th - Last day for students to drop Fall 2016 classes without grade penalty, last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F.

Need to contact your advisor?


School of Architecture + Design (A+D)
Study Abroad in Hong Kong

Off-campus Spring Break
Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 11, 2017

ROOM 300: 12:30PM

Henri T. de Hahn
A+D Professor
Jaan Holt, the Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professor of Architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and former director of the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. more
Laura Thomas graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1980 with a B.Arch degree. In this article she recounts her first year as an architecture student at Virginia Tech, remembering important lessons she learned and how they've stayed with her since then.


In its fifth year the Fentress Global Challenge invites young architects to explore future design possibilities in public architecture. This year the annual competition challenges students to envision The Airport of the Future, designing speculative projects for a future in which airports will have ever-more significance as facilities for travel, retail, leisure, national security and more. Deadline is October 1st. more
The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanization in both sustainable and humane ways. Deadline is September 30th. more


NEW - Help requested! Blacksburg Sustainability Week is looking for students to get more involved in their service projects throughout the week. Check out the calendar of events and service projects that you can get involved with!      Website       Facebook       Service Opportunities
NEW - This winter & spring break, we invite you to join The GREEN Program abroad in the world's leading destinations for sustainable development: Peru & Iceland. more
NEW - Career Services is looking for students to join their 2016-2017 Student Advisory Board. All academic disciplines and years are welcome. flyer  application

Also coming up, Career Services has events about graduate school preparation and the federal job process.
NEW - Dominican Republic Service Immersion trip over winter break. January 4-12, 2017 to Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic. Working with nonprofit partner, the Community Service Alliance who empowers local communities in the Dominican Republic to challenge the status quo & improve standards of living. There is an information to learn more on September 12th at 5:30pm in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room. flyer apply
Study Abroad opportunity in Switzerland & Germany - Bridges, Builders & Society. Students will learn about famous bridge designs, the builders who created them and the impact to the society where these bridges are located. Students will visit the communities and bridges to finalize the learning in this class. Requires a class during the spring semester with the pre-req of ESM 3704 for Architecture students, and a May 14-25 trip abroad. more


NEW - J. Armand Burgun Dellowship in FGI interest areas of Health Facility Planning and Design. The Fellowship in named in honor of J. Armand Burgun, FAIA, FACHA, a true pioneer of the Facilities Guidelines Institute. The mission of FGI is to establish and promote consensus-based guidelines and publications, advise by research, to advance quality healthcare. The Fellowship focuses on graduate research and education in the practice of healthcare architecture with an emphasis on the FGI Guidelines.  more
NEW - Landscape Architect/Designer
Urban, Ltd. ( seeks a landscape architect/designer with up to three years' experience to work in their Annandale, VA office. Urban is an industry leading firm in land development in the region, and provides a comfortable environment, competitive pay, great benefits and career advancement opportunities. more
NEW - Architectural Design Assistant
Looking for part time student or full time graduate, in both architecture and interior design, to work on the interior details of a L'Enfant Trust, 1904 Dupont Circle town house. more
NEW - Architect
The Architect will research and design in a real estate development setting, working as a team member on projects in all phases. Selected candidates will report directly to the Chief Architect and Vice President of COHL. more
Entry Level Interior Designer
Job specifics include: concept development, space planning, documentation, furniture bidding & procurement. more

Intern Architects - Hospitality
Level 3 Intern Architect will work with the Hospitality team creating schematic, design development, and construction documents. more


Digital Mentorship Collaborative (DMCO) Meeting
September 7th
Burchard 001

The DMCO is a group of students working together to create a community of digital collaboration within school of A+D. Learn more here. Interest survey here.
AIAS Mentorship Event
September 7th
Cowgill 300

Meet students from other years. Open to all.
Faculty Lecture
Thursday, September 8th
Hancock 100

Prof. Paul Emmons from our Washington Alexandria Architecture Center will give a talk titled Drawn to Scale: Play and Tolerance more
Hong Kong Spring Break Information Session
Friday, September 9th
Cowgill 300

Prof. de Hahn is pleased to announce that he will offer a Hong Kong trip over next year's Spring Break - Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 11, 2017. Information can be found here or can be retrieved from Henri's office, Room 304A. poster
In The Lobby
Friday -
Aki Ishida's 2nd Year studio are exhibiting the outcome of their first project, Light Passage.
CASA Information Lecture
September 28th
Cowgill 300

Steven and Cathi House will be in town to give information about their CASA program in Mexico. Please plan to attend if you're interested in this summer study abroad opportunity. more
MLA Open House
Saturday, October 22nd
601 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA

Join the Landscape Department at the WAAC Saturday, October 22nd from 9am-1pm for the Master of Landscape Architecture Program's Fall Open Studios/House. Meet current faculty and students, view studio design work and tour our facilities in Old Town with a recent program alumnus. For further information and registration, please contact Program Director, Laurel McSherry at


Art by Mary Lou and Bill Hill
2nd Floor West Wing of Norris Hall

Art exhibit of talented wife and husband artistic duo. Portraits, landscapes, marine scenes, and urban images using acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, and oil. Opening reception is Monday, September 12 3-4pm, get a chance to meet the artists. more
VT Engage: Dominican Republic Service Immersion Trip - Information Session
September 12th
Newman Library, Multipurpose Room

Winter break opportunity to Hato Mayor, Dominican republic. Flyer   Apply
Study Abroad Bridges in Switzerland and Germany Program
May 14 - 25, 2017

CEE sponsored, prereq of ESM 3704 for Architecture students. More information about this program and apply here.
More campus events


Blacksburg Sustainability Week
Septemeber 18th - 25th
Around campus and Blacksburg

10 Anniversary of Sustainability Week - check out the events and get involved!
Service Opportunities
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