A highlight of college, community, and Virginia Tech news.
A closer look at the people, programs, and projects that drive CAUS forward.
- DesignIntelligence online voting for its annual survey of America’s Top-Ranked Architecture and Design Schools ends tomorrow, July 2!
- 2021 Spring Commencement returns to Lane Stadium for in-person ceremonies.
- The Center for Design Research and MASS Design Group designed and fabricated a pavilion entitled Lo-Fab. On display until September 25, 2022 at the National Building Museum.
- SAVE THE DATE – Oct. 16 Homecoming Tailgate - Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming 2021 Oct. 11-16 with activities for students, alumni, and friends. The week-long celebration will culminate when the Hokies face off against Pittsburgh on Oct. 16 and CAUS will have a tent set up at the Homecoming tailgate on the Holtzman alumni lawn.
- Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students partnered with Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets (NoVA FSS) to create a survey that allows community members to report dangerous incidents on streets and trails. The survey will allow NoVA FSS chapters to collect and analyze vital pedestrian street safety data to monitor trends and share information with the relevant jurisdictional authorities.
Awards & Honors
- The college celebrates the achievements of it faculty, staff and students with awards who are nominated by their peers and voted on by the college’s Honorifics Committee and allied units in the university. View all award recipients and excerpts from their nominators!
- AIA and ACSA Announce the 2021 COTE Top Ten for Students Award Winners, including WAAC recipient Mahsa Hedayati!
- Building Construction’s Shelton Norwood received the 2021 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising.
- The Washington Alexandria Architecture Center won the AIA DC Architectural Educator Institution of the Year Award.
- Building Construction’s Associate Professor Annie Pearce was recognized as an outstanding faculty mentor by the Graduate School for her impact on CAUS students.
- “The rise and fall of global health issues: an arenas model applied to the COVID-19 pandemic shock” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Program Chair and Associate Professor, Center for Public Administration and Policy was recently published in Globalization and Health open access.
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