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The School of Architecture + Design’s architecture program has once again been recognized in the most recent professional design education rankings by DesignIntelligence, which publishes the only national college rankings focused exclusively on architecture and design. For 2017-18, Virginia Tech’s undergraduate Architecture program is ranked 4th in...

News Landscape Architecture student Lauren Delbridge has been selected by the Landscape Architecture Foundation as the 2017 National Olmsted Scholar (Undergraduate). Lauren receives the $15,000 undergraduate prize and will use the award to further her research to define strategies to remediate coal ash ponds and rethink the design of highly...

Landscape Architecture senior Lauren Delbridge was chosen as one of six Virginia Tech students to present their undergraduate research and scholarship at the 12th annual Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds Conference, hosted at Duke University, March 31 to April 2, 2017. Lauren’s research project is entitled, “Coal Ash Wastescape:...

Metropolis magazine recently named Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies one of the most diverse and inclusive architecture and design schools in the nation. In “Diversity Champions: 8 Schools That Aren’t Just Paying Lip Service To Diversity,” the magazine recognized design and architecture schools that stand out for taking...

Industrial Design senior Nicole Norris has placed second in the 2017 Student Design Competition sponsored by the International Housewares Association (IHA). Nicole will receive a $2,000 prize for her design, Wrinklerack Compact Ironing Station, which combines a mirror, ironing board, and clothes rack.

Prof. Mehdi Setareh, Ph.D., with some help from his undergraduate and graduate students, has invented a portable tuned mass damper (PTMD) to reduce structural vibrations in buildings. The PTMD significantly improves on existing technology by making vibration control more compact, affordable, simple to set up and tune, and easy to integrate into a...

Industrial Design alumnus Craighton Berman (BS.IDS ‘02) has developed a line of products that celebrate food and drink, including a coffee maker that is “half sculpture/half functional object.” Of his brand, Manual, Berman says, “We design products for rituals… things that will slow you down… Our coffee pot, it takes time. It’s about putting in the...

News The recently developed bedroom and home office units of Virginia Tech’s FutureHAUS will be featured at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the world’s largest kitchen and bath industry expo, Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Florida. The FutureHAUS is one of four signature KBISNeXT Experience sites, which give participants a unique hands-on...

News 2016-17 DesignIntelligence Rankings The School of Architecture + Design’s programs have again been recognized in the most recent professional design education rankings by DesignIntelligence, which publishes the only national college rankings focused exclusively on architecture and design. For 2016-17, Virginia Tech’s undergraduate Architecture...

A house designed and built by Prof. Joe Wheeler and alumnus Joshua Batman (M.Arch. 2013), assisted by Brandon Lingenfelser, a master’s student in architecture, and Ryan Alkire, a fifth-year undergraduate architecture student, has received an Honorable Mention for Residential Design in the 2016 AIA Virginia Excellence in Architecture Design Awards...