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Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

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The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech consists of four schools, including the School of Architecture + Design, which consistently ranks among the best in the country Headquartered in Blacksburg, Virginia, the college also has sites in Alexandria, Virginia and Riva San Vitale, Switzerland Spread out among these three locations, the college consists of nearly 2,200 students, making it one of the largest schools of architecture in the nation

Contents

  • 1 History
    • 11 1964-1967
    • 12 1968-1979
    • 13 1980-1999
    • 14 2000-present
  • 2 Academics
    • 21 School of Architecture + Design
    • 22 School of Visual Arts
    • 23 Myers-Lawson School of Construction
    • 24 School of Public and International Affairs
  • 3 National Capital Region programs
    • 31 Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
    • 32 Urban Affairs and Planning
  • 4 Research Centers
    • 41 LumenHAUS
    • 42 Independent Research and Scholarship by Faculty
  • 5 Art and Architecture Library
  • 6 Rankings
    • 61 Ranking history
  • 7 Notable alumni
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

History

1964-1967

  • 1964: The College of Architecture was founded, replacing the College of Engineering's Department of Architecture which had been formed in 1928 Charles Burchard was named the college's first dean by Virginia Tech president, T Marshall Hahn
  • 1967: Shortly after the founding of the college, Olivio Ferrari and Herbert Kramel inspired the school to draw influences from many different sources, including the Bauhaus, and the Ulm School of Design, among others They created the "Blue book", which was a guide for faculty members, explained the school's general philosophy

1968-1979

  • 1968: Ferrari and Kramel began study abroad programs in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1969: Cowgill Hall, home to the College of Architecture, opened It was named for Clinton Cowgill, former Head of the Architecture Department 1928-1956
  • 1972: Ceramics and printmaking became part of the curricula, under the direction of Ellen Braaten and Rengin Holt
  • 1973: The name of the college was changed to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies CAUS
  • 1974: The Landscape Architecture Department was founded

1980-1999

  • 1980: The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center WAAC was founded in Alexandria, Virginia
  • 1991: The school purchased a building in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, named Casa Maderni, to be used by the school for study-abroad programs
  • 1992: The Research+Demonstration Facility opened off campus to be used for projects by faculty and research interests
  • 1992: Casa Maderni became the Center for European Studies and Architecture and renamed, "Villa Maderni"
  • 1994: The Industrial Design program was founded
  • 1996: The School of Public and International Affairs was founded as a collaboration of multiple departments to develop interdisciplinary instruction
  • 1998: Burchard Hall opened adjacent to Cowgill Hall, adding new studio and workshop spaces

2000-present

  • 2003: The School of Architecture + Design was founded within College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  • 2003: The School of Visual Arts was founded, incorporating Art and Art history programs
  • 2003: The Interior Design program was added to The School of Architecture + Design
  • 2005: The Myers-Lawson School of Construction was jointly founded between CAUS and the College of Engineering
  • 2007: Bishop-Favrao Hall opened, becoming the home for The Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • 2007: The Landscape Architecture program became part of the School of Architecture + Design
  • 2008: The design/buildLAB program was founded by Keith and Marie Zawistowski
  • 2009: The college's prototype mobile/solar home, LumenHAUS competed in the 2009 US Dept of Energy's Solar Decathlon
  • 2010: LumenHAUS won the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 in Madrid, Spain It also traveled to many esteemed locations, including Times Square
  • 2012: The Center for European Studies and Architecture at Villa Maderni was renovated 5200 SF and expanded 6200 SF
  • 2012: LumenHAUS won a 2012 AIA Honor Award for Architecture
  • 2014: On June 24, 2014, the Center for European Studies and Architecture was renamed the Steger Center for International Scholarship in honor of former dean, Charles Steger
  • 2017: Virginia Tech's Center for Design Research finalized the design of "FutureHAUS", which began in 2015 It is planned to enter the 2018 International Solar Competition in Dubai
Deans of the College of Architecture
Year Name
1964-1978 Charles Burchard
1978-1980 Julio San Jose
1980-1993 Charles W Steger
1993-1997 Patricia Edwards
1997-2006 Paul Knox
2006-2017 Jack Davis

Academics

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies offers 13 bachelor’s degrees and 11 graduate degrees through its four schools Programs offered within these schools are architecture, art and art history, building construction, environmental design and planning, government and international affairs, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, public administration and policy, and urban affairs and planning

School of Architecture + Design

Programs in the School of Architecture + Design include architecture, interior design, industrial design, and landscape architecture Through the school, students can earn Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees, which are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board The Bachelor of Architecture degree at Virginia Tech has been accredited by the NAAB, consecutively, since the 1957-58 academic year making it one of the oldest, accredited architecture programs in the US along with Syracuse University, Cornell University, Pratt Institute, Auburn University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University of Oregon The School also offers professionally accredited degrees in Industrial Design BSIDS, Interior Design BSITDS, and Landscape Architecture BLA and MLA Research-oriented degree programs include the Master of Science in Architecture and the PhD in Architecture and Design Research According to the School of Architecture + Design's website, the School's mission is "to create a setting for the pursuit of theoretical, practical, and productive knowledge, embracing the duality of the education of an individual and the practice of a profession"

On the Blacksburg campus, the Architecture programs are housed in Cowgill Hall and Burchard Hall, named after the college’s first dean Charles Henry Burchard The Industrial Design Program is housed in Burchard Hall, and the Interior Design and Landscape Architecture programs are based in Burruss Hall Architecture and Landscape Architecture studios are offered at the Nation Capital Region/Washington-DC's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, located in Oldtown Alexandria, Virginia, and at the Steger Center for International Scholarship, the former Center for European Studies and Architecture, in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

School of Visual Arts

The School of Visual Arts offers programs in art history, visual communication design, and studio arts, with concentrations in visual communication design/graphic design, creative technologies, 3-D animation, modeling, painting, ceramics, animation, and sculpture Areas of study include the studio arts BFA, the visual communication design BFA, art history BA, and the creative technologies MFA The school’s administrative offices are located in the Armory, one of Blacksburg’s historic buildings

Myers-Lawson School of Construction

Bishop-Favrao Hall Home to the Department of Building Construction

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction is a joint venture between the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering It was founded with a donation from A Ross Myers and John R Lawson II It offers degrees in building construction and construction engineering and management The school's programs are unique in that they blend building construction and civil engineering

The Department of Building Construction offers a BS in Building Construction with two different tracks, the first track being Construction & Design, and the other track being Development, Real Estate, and Construction which comes with a Minor in Real Estate The department also offers a Masters of Science in Building Construction Science & Management, and a Masters of Science in Building Construction Science & Management plus an MBA The department also hosts a PhD program

School of Public and International Affairs

The School of Public and International Affairs was established in 2003 with the intent of offering an "innovative integration of scholarship and professional instruction in policy and planning in public administration, urban affairs, environment, governance, and international relations" The school offers undergraduate students either a bachelor of science in environmental policy and planning or a bachelor of arts in public and urban affairs In addition, the school offers master's degrees in public administration, public and international affairs, and urban and regional planning Doctoral students may earn degrees in planning, governance and globalization or in public administration and public affairs The School of public and International Affairs is situated in Blacksburg, Virginia and Alexandria, Virginia

National Capital Region programs

See also: Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center

Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

VT's National Capital Region offers Architecture and Urban Studies programs within the Washington metropolitan area "LumenHAUS" - Award winning solar powered house designed and constructed by Virginia Tech in 2010

The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center WAAC has been functioning as the urban extension of the School of Architecture and Design in the Virginia Tech National Capital Region since 1980 Since 1985 the WAAC has also housed a consortium of national and international architectural schools The WAAC grants degrees in the MArch1 program for those students with a five-year professional degree, and the MArch2 program for students with a four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree MArch3 students are able to attend the WAAC during their thesis level of study after having completed their first two years at the main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia The WAAC also offers a Master of Landscape Architecture degree as a three-year program for individuals with a baccalaureate degree background Students interested in a degree in Urban Design can apply through the Master of Science in Architecture The Urban Design concentration requires 3-4 semesters of study with a background in design; students without a design background can enter the program after a foundation year in the Landscape program A PhD in Architecture and Design Research is available to qualified candidates

Urban Affairs and Planning

The Department of Urban Affairs and Planning UAP provides interdisciplinary teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach and service in planning, public policy, and public and non-profit management to serve students, the university and society The department's diverse programs and interdisciplinary faculty provide a wide range of professional specializations, including urban development, environment protection, economic and community development, international development, community health, housing and information technology and societyDepartment of Urban Affairs and Planning offers a Master of Urban & Regional Planning MURPL degree

Research Centers

Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies is affiliated with multiple research centers for advancements by both faculty and students

University-wide research centers include:

  • Virginia Center for Housing Research
  • The Institute for Policy and Governance
  • The Institute for Community Health - center based in the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs

College of Architecture and Urban Studies centers include:

  • The Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health
  • The Community Design Assistance Center, the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech
  • The Vibration Testing Laboratory
  • The Research and Demonstration Facility
  • The Environmental Systems Laboratory
  • The Center for Advanced Visual Media

School of Architecture + Design centers include:

  • The Center for Design Research
  • The Center for High Performance Learning Environments
  • The Center for Preservation and Rehabilitation Technology
  • The Henry W Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture
  • The International Archive of Women in Architecture
  • FourDesign - a faculty-led and student-run digital and print design center based in the School of Visual Arts

LumenHAUS

The college has earned national recognition for its LumenHAUS project, a solar house designed and built by students and faculty of the School of Architecture + Design to compete in the US Dept of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition, which went on to win the international Solar Decathlon Europe Competition in Madrid, Spain in June 2010 Built from renewable and recyclable materials, the fully automated solar house is completely self-sufficient, zero-energy, and provides a new approach to environmental and sustainable design Since the house won the competition, the house has been displayed in Times Square in New York City, NY; Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill; and on the grounds of the Farnsworth House in Plano, Ill In 2012, the LumenHAUS received a national Institute Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects

Independent Research and Scholarship by Faculty

Faculty members conduct sponsored and independent research and publish books with some of the leading publishers in their respective disciplines and write articles who appear in prestigious scholarly and professional journals

Art and Architecture Library

The Art and Architecture Library contains a collection of approximately 78,000 volumes and more than 200 journals, which encompass the visual arts, art history, architecture, decorative arts, and design In addition, the library holds nearly 900 multimedia items, including DVDs, videotapes, and slides, and houses several hundred architectural plans and drawings for in-house use

Rankings

The Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture programs in the School of Architecture + Design consistently rank among the top tier Architecture schools in the US based on the ranking of the journal DesignIntelligence The Bachelor of Architecture program is commonly ranked in the top five 3rd in 2016, the Master of Architecture program is usually ranked in the top 15 9th in 2016 The undergraduate degree program in Landscape Architecture was ranked 10th in 2015 and the graduate program in Landscape Architecture was ranked 14th in 2015 The undergraduate program in Interior Design was ranked 9th in 2015 DesignIntelligence rankings are based on survey responses from a wide range of private practice organizations that were asked, “In your firm’s hiring experience in the past five years, which of the following schools are best preparing students for success in the profession”

The US News & World Report also ranked some of the college’s programs as top in the nation The graduate urban planning program was ranked seventh in the nation, and the public administration graduate program was ranked twelfth in the nation In addition, the public affairs program was ranked as twenty-seventh in the nation

Ranking history

According to 2009 rankings by DesignIntelligence, the journal published by the Design Futures Council and the only national college ranking survey focused exclusively on design, Virginia Tech’s Architecture Program was recognized as one of America’s World-Class Schools of Architecture with highest distinction, tied with Harvard, Yale, and Columbia Universities The multidimensional DesignIntelligence ranking, was based on five criteria: current rankings by professional practices; historic 10-year rankings by professional practices; rankings by academic department deans and chairs; overall campus environment and student evaluations; and program accreditation

In addition to the school rankings by professionals, deans and chairs from academic programs participate in separate surveys for DesignIntelligence In 2012, the deans ranked the Bachelor of Architecture program #2, citing the program’s “design quality, preparation for professional practice, and collaboration with other majors” The deans ranked the undergraduate Interior Design program #3, citing its “faculty, comprehensive education, and collaborative teaching approach” The deans ranked the undergraduate Landscape Architecture program #4, citing its “excellent resources, good design program, and diversity of students” The deans’ survey ranked the undergraduate program in Industrial Design #2 in the nation, citing its “emphasis on human factors, comprehensive program, and quality of students”

Notable alumni

See also: List of Virginia Tech alumni
  • Christian Bailey AIA
  • Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist for the Trump Administration
  • Raymond S Calabro, FAIA
  • A Jack Davis, FAIA
  • Carl D'Silva, FAIA
  • Martin Felsen, FAIA of UrbanLab
  • Kevin Jones
  • Robert S Mills, FAIA
  • Thomas W Moss Jr building construction 1950 was Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1991 to 2000
  • Thomas S Shiner, FAIA
  • Adam M Shalleck, FAIA
  • Charles W Steger, PhD 15th President of Virginia Tech 2000 - 2014
  • Keith Zawistowski, AIA, GC, Co-Founder of Design/Build lab at Virginia Tech with wife, Marie Zawistowski

References

  1. ^ "CAUS 50th Anniversary" vtedu 19 December 2015 
  2. ^ "The Brand Guide: Virginia Tech Identity Standards and Style Guide" PDF Virginia Tech February 2015 p 10 Retrieved November 4, 2015 The burnt orange and Chicago maroon are the university's official colors that were adopted in 1896 
  3. ^ "CAUS" College of Architecture and Urban Studies Virginia Tech Retrieved 1 April 2011 
  4. ^ "design/buildLAB - ABOUT" wwwdesignbuildlaborg DESIGN/BUILDLAB 2017 Retrieved February 3, 2017 
  5. ^ a b "what is lumenhaus" wwwlumenhauscom Virginia Tech 2012 Retrieved February 2, 2017 
  6. ^ "history of the school" wwwarchdesignvtedu school of architecture + design 2017 Retrieved February 3, 2017 
  7. ^ "VIRGINIA TECH FUTUREHAUS" futurehaustech Virginia Tech 2017 Retrieved February 3, 2017 
  8. ^ Barlow, Marya October 5, 2016 "Virginia Tech to build FutureHAUS Dubai for 2018 international solar competition" vtnewsvtedu Virginia Tech Retrieved February 3, 2017 
  9. ^ "School of Architecture + Design" Virginia Tech Retrieved 1 April 2011 
  10. ^ "NAAB Accredited School Database" NAAB Retrieved 19 July 2011 
  11. ^ "About the School of Arch/Design" Virginia Tech 
  12. ^ "School of Visual Arts" Virginia Tech Retrieved 1 April 2011 
  13. ^ 6 http://wwwsovavtedu/ School of Visual Arts Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  14. ^ "Myers-Lawson School of Construction" Retrieved 1 April 2011 
  15. ^ http://wwwbcvtedu/degrees
  16. ^ "School of Public and International Affairs" Virginia Tech Retrieved 1 April 2011 
  17. ^ About WAAC Program
  18. ^ About UAP Program
  19. ^ "About Lumenhaus" Retrieved 3 April 2011 
  20. ^ Matt Shuba "Virginia Tech Lumenhaus" lumenhauscom 
  21. ^ http://wwwaiaorg/practicing/awards/2012/architecture/LumenHAUS/indexhtm American Institute of Architects
  22. ^ http://archdesignvtedu/news/2015-16/1601 Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
  23. ^ http://archdesignvtedu/news/2014-15/1486 Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
  24. ^ http://wwwcausvtedu/about Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies
  25. ^ http://archdesignvtedu/news/2008-09/749 Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
  26. ^ http://wwwdinet
  27. ^ http://archdesignvtedu/news/2011-12/1225 Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
  28. ^ "ODA Architecture" wwwoda-architecturecom Retrieved February 9, 2017 
  29. ^ Korth, Robby November 17, 2016 "Trump top adviser Bannon got his political start in Blacksburg" wwwroanokecom Retrieved January 27, 2017 
  30. ^ a b "Alumni Elevated to AIA College of Fellows" wwwarchdesignvtedu caus · virginia tech March 28, 2014 Retrieved March 7, 2016 
  31. ^ "A Jack Davis, FAIA, LEED AP" wwwarchdesignvtedu 2016 Retrieved October 7, 2016 
  32. ^ "Martin Felsen biography" National Building Museum Retrieved January 28, 2017 
  33. ^ a b c "Alumni Elevated to AIA College of Fellows for 2015" wwwarchdesignvtedu CAUS Virginia Tech March 23, 2015 Retrieved March 7, 2016 
  34. ^ "design/buildLAB" wwdesignbuildlaborg Virginia Tech 2016 Retrieved January 27, 2017 

External links

  • Official website

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