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Tomorrow our guest speaker and Virginia Tech alumn Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, will be here to discus...
03/17/2019

Tomorrow our guest speaker and Virginia Tech alumn Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, will be here to discuss his firm's most recent project, the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, DC !!

Did you notice that important bit of information--"free to students"?  That's you! Why would you not go?
03/12/2019

Did you notice that important bit of information--"free to students"? That's you! Why would you not go?

‪Don’t miss our next Spotlight on Design featuring PWP Landscape Architecture partner and Glenstone Museum landscape architect Adam Greenspan. ‬
‪Free for students. ‬
‪Learn about how the firm creates memorable spaces bringing together nature, ecology, and culture.
Tuesday, April 9 http://go.nbm.org/spotlight

03/05/2019

Congratulations to Ezgi Isbilen—outstanding doctoral student in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies!

03/04/2019

Don’t miss todays talk from our WAAC Alumna, Theresa Mozinski, presenting her thesis project ,"Escuela sin Fronteras.” 💪🏻💪🏻

Some snapshots from yesterdays annual ASLA portfolio reviews! Hope everyone got some good feedback and thanks for those ...
03/01/2019

Some snapshots from yesterdays annual ASLA portfolio reviews! Hope everyone got some good feedback and thanks for those who made it happen!

Wishing all of our thesis students, the best of luck today and next week on their mid-term reviews! Keep up the good wor...
03/01/2019

Wishing all of our thesis students, the best of luck today and next week on their mid-term reviews! Keep up the good work! 💪🏻💪🏻

Looking forward to hearing from Becker Linn Design today at 1:30.  Oh, and Dean Blythe is here!
02/25/2019

Looking forward to hearing from Becker Linn Design today at 1:30. Oh, and Dean Blythe is here!

Try not to miss todays forum, the talk will be interesting!
02/25/2019

Try not to miss todays forum, the talk will be interesting!

it could be worse--remember 2016?
02/20/2019

it could be worse--remember 2016?

02/20/2019

Snow day on Wednesday. Updates on studio pin ups to follow...

Don’t miss todays talk by Phoebe Crisman on “ The Elizabeth River Project”.
02/18/2019

Don’t miss todays talk by Phoebe Crisman on “ The Elizabeth River Project”.

02/11/2019

Today’s Forum will be by Ivan O’Garro on “Empowering Haiti’s Youth through Sustainable Design”. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Don't miss today's Monday Forum--Ivan O'Garro talking about his work in Haiti.
02/11/2019
Meet the Team — SamanHaus

Don't miss today's Monday Forum--Ivan O'Garro talking about his work in Haiti.

Ivan is the Founder of SamanHaus. Having grown up in Trinidad & Tobago he understands firsthand the challenges associated with overcoming infrastructural shortcomings in a developing nation. Ivan’s passion for design and youth development helped him identify the need to couple the two to create be...

Have you fallen in love with a building?  Share your crush in a haiku!
02/07/2019
Send us your #buildingcrush - National Building Museum

Have you fallen in love with a building? Share your crush in a haiku!

Have a favorite building crush? Perhaps you’re a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI? From now until Valentine’s Day we’re collecting haikus about your favorite pieces of architecture. Tweet your poem using #BuildingCrush or submit yours below. We’ll be posting...

Don’t forget to join the AIA Virginia Prize Weekend !!
01/26/2019
AIA Virginia Prize Weekend - AIA Virginia

Don’t forget to join the AIA Virginia Prize Weekend !!

The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.

We just made it out of our first week!! Everyone is back to working on their new studio projects 💪🏻💪🏻We have...
01/26/2019

We just made it out of our first week!! Everyone is back to working on their new studio projects 💪🏻💪🏻We have four studios this semester. Tell us which studio are you in?
#waacworld #vt_waac #architecture #2019

come on WAACsters--do it and win!
01/24/2019
Architecture Month 2019: Poster Competition | AIA|DC

come on WAACsters--do it and win!

Architecture Month 2018 Poster by Erin Sherman Architecture Month 2019 will feature behind-the-scenes tours, interactive lectures, and exclusive events throughout Washington, DC. These public events will shine a spotlight on Washington's design culture for architecture enthusiasts of all ages.

Post a photo of your desk in studio--Are you a Naiad, a Hippocamp, and Rusalka, or a Kelpie?
01/22/2019

Post a photo of your desk in studio--Are you a Naiad, a Hippocamp, and Rusalka, or a Kelpie?

Welcome back!!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design Virginia Tech - School of Public and International Affairs Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech @virginia.tech Virginia Tech Alumni WAAC Virginia Tech #vtcaus #virginiatech #hokies #hokienation #utprosim #beyondboundaries

Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies
01/10/2019

Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Director of Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC Virginia Tech), and a consulting curator and writer with the National Building Museum in Washington will speak on April 25th at 6:30pm at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. She will talk about Otto Eggers—a partner of John Russell Pope. Eggers was another outstanding professional involved in the design and execution of The Branch House. You won’t want to miss it!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Alumni #industrialdesign #interiordesign #virginiatech #hokies #hokienation #utprosim #beyondboundaries

May this Christmas season bring you nothing but fond memories, happiness and laughter, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! Have a ...
12/25/2018

May this Christmas season bring you nothing but fond memories, happiness and laughter, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Have a great and blessed holiday!🎄
#TheWAACFamily

Have a wonderful break, see some architecture, sketch, write, ponder, reflect and rest. January will be here before you ...
12/14/2018

Have a wonderful break, see some architecture, sketch, write, ponder, reflect and rest. January will be here before you know it! and, Congratulations to Loay on his successful defense!

12/13/2018
Virginia Tech

Look who's joining us in Alexandria! More VT!

One million square feet. ✅
150 years of experience in technology excellence. ✅
750 new top-tier graduate students. ✅
50 additional tenure-line and research faculty. ✅
This is Virginia Tech...in Alexandria. Get ready for the VT Innovation Campus. 🎉

EPIC win!  Congratulations  Joseph Wheeler, Alex& Alex, and the entire team of talented Hokies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
11/28/2018

EPIC win! Congratulations Joseph Wheeler, Alex& Alex, and the entire team of talented Hokies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Virginia Tech #hokies take home the WIN at Solar Decathlon Middle East 👍🏽 So proud of the FutureHAUS Dubai team!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design WAAC Virginia Tech

WOW!  CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can you hear us cheering?
11/28/2018

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can you hear us cheering?

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Virginia Tech #hokies take home the WIN at Solar Decathlon Middle East 👍🏽 So proud of the FutureHAUS Dubai team!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design WAAC Virginia Tech

great job!
11/27/2018

great job!

We were wowed by these WAAC Virginia Tech students’ innovative designs for park benches.

Stay tuned....they may be coming to a park near you.

exciting news--1st place in Architecture!  VT rules!!
11/27/2018

exciting news--1st place in Architecture! VT rules!!

Today we took home First Place in Architecture, First Place in Contest Special Awards and Third Place In Energy Efficiency Measures. We are beyond thrilled and are still pinching ourselves. Tune in tomorrow for the Final Awards Ceremony of the Solar Decathlon Middle East!

Follow and "like" the FutureHAUS, support your solar-powered colleagues in their quest for design victory!
11/21/2018
FutureHAUS Dubai

Follow and "like" the FutureHAUS, support your solar-powered colleagues in their quest for design victory!

The Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is going to Dubai, UAE for the 2018 Solar Decathlon.

We wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving with all of your friends and families ! Have a great Thanksgiving ...
11/19/2018

We wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving with all of your friends and families !
Have a great Thanksgiving and Enjoy the good food 🦃🍂🍁

We heard from many great minds, had wonderful conversations and shared different experiences in the 'Research In Practic...
11/19/2018

We heard from many great minds, had wonderful conversations and shared different experiences in the 'Research In Practice' conference that was held last week. Many thanks for those who joined us and helped make this conference as planned. They were three great days with amazing people, sessions and good food!
#virginiatech_waac #waac_world #waac #architecture #ResearchInPractice #Mobius

The leaves are almost gone on Prince Street, so that means the semester in ending. The final Monday Forum will be on Mon...
11/19/2018

The leaves are almost gone on Prince Street, so that means the semester in ending. The final Monday Forum will be on Monday, Nov 26 at the LYCEUM, where we began back when the days were hot and sunny. Come to hear Randy Mars talk about "one perfect building" and to find out who won the NoVa AIA Scholarship competition!

Great job WAAC students!  #WAACWorld
11/15/2018

Great job WAAC students! #WAACWorld

We were wowed by these WAAC Virginia Tech students’ innovative designs for park benches.

Stay tuned....they may be coming to a park near you.

10/21/2018

You ever wondered how diverse the WAAC actually is?
Well, starting from the right we have Ethiopia 🇪🇹, Bangladesh 🇧🇩, Palestine 🇵🇸, Rwanda 🇷🇼, China 🇨🇳, Afghanistan 🇦🇫 , USA 🇺🇸, Jordan 🇯🇴& Japan 🇯🇵!
#FallingWaters #WAAC #Virginia_tech #diversity #frankloydwright #fallingwareravilla #waac_virginia_tech #architecture #photography

The beautiful “Falling Waters Villa” for the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright!These pictures were part of the Fall...
10/21/2018

The beautiful “Falling Waters Villa” for the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright!
These pictures were part of the Falling Waters Trip for the WAAC students which was implemented by the WAAC_AIAS.

#fallingwatersvilla #frankloydwright #WAAC #Virginia_Tech #waac_virginia_tech

Great photos of the Interschool DesignCompetition!
10/03/2018

Great photos of the Interschool DesignCompetition!

Photos from NCARB

share this with your colleagues!
10/02/2018

share this with your colleagues!

congratulations to the winning teams, and many thanks to Ezgi for writing the program this year!
09/18/2018

congratulations to the winning teams, and many thanks to Ezgi for writing the program this year!

Competition Day came and went, and it was awesome!

Right Bank, Left Bank.
08/23/2018

Right Bank, Left Bank.

The WAAC's theme this year is River Cities, so what better way to start the semester than to get out on the river!
08/23/2018

The WAAC's theme this year is River Cities, so what better way to start the semester than to get out on the river!

current students are eligible!
07/11/2018
Emerging Professionals Exhibit

current students are eligible!

AIA's Center for Emerging Professionals sponsors an annual exhibit of architectural work, design, and art from the rising generation of architecture and design professionals.

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