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WAAC Virginia Tech For alumni, faculty, and current students of the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) branch of Virginia Tech. Look here for news and events happening at the WAAC.

FutureHaus is coming...but first come the plants.
05/24/2019

FutureHaus is coming...but first come the plants.

almost finished with thesis...what a great set of projects!
05/16/2019

almost finished with thesis...what a great set of projects!

WAAC Spring Celebration!- The WAAC is really proud of the hard work you’ve all made throughout this semester. We will ...
05/14/2019

WAAC Spring Celebration!

- The WAAC is really proud of the hard work you’ve all made throughout this semester. We will be missing all of our students who will be leaving us, but the WAAC will always be your home.
Thank you again for such a great year and we wish all of you a bright future ahead.

#waac_world #vt_waac #architecture

Semester's over--go visit some firms!
05/14/2019
Urban Design Open House Series: Wiencek + Associates | AIA|DC

Semester's over--go visit some firms!

Date Thursday, May 16 2019 Time 6:30pm-8:00pm Location Wiencek + Associates UD DC Open House Series 2019 Join the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee for our third annual series of open houses at leading architectural and urban design offices in DC. They will be showcasing projects currently in planning,....

one more reason to come to the end of year celebration Friday--get your books signed by your own faculty!
05/08/2019

one more reason to come to the end of year celebration Friday--get your books signed by your own faculty!

don't forget to get your laundry WAACed
05/01/2019

don't forget to get your laundry WAACed

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA
04/29/2019

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA

Check out this new bench in Chinquapin Park that was designed, fabricated, and placed by architecture students at WAAC Virginia Tech. We loved working with them throughout this creative process!

For our Monday talk this week, we will be having, Manuel Perez-Romero, presenting : “Close to Equilibrium”.#waac_wor...
04/21/2019

For our Monday talk this week, we will be having, Manuel Perez-Romero, presenting : “Close to Equilibrium”.
#waac_world #waac_vt #architecture

Congratulations to Ezgi and Alex D & Alex S--top doctoral and masters students, respectively!  Read all about it here:  ...
04/09/2019
Graduate students receive awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service

Congratulations to Ezgi and Alex D & Alex S--top doctoral and masters students, respectively! Read all about it here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2019/03/2019-gradschool-award-winners.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_040919-f%2Fs

The Virginia Tech Graduate School honored master's and doctoral degree students from across the university at the school’s annual awards dinner during Graduate Education Week.

Fridays Career Fair event was a great chance for students to network and talk with the different firms they were interes...
04/01/2019

Fridays Career Fair event was a great chance for students to network and talk with the different firms they were interested in! I hope everyone found what they were looking for and thank you AIAS for organizing this event and for all the firms that participated!
#waac_world #vt_waac #careerfair

Snapshot from Fridays Glenstone museum tour which was very inspiring for both of our Architecture and Landscape students...
03/25/2019

Snapshot from Fridays Glenstone museum tour which was very inspiring for both of our Architecture and Landscape students !

Our Monday Speaker today will be one of our A+D alum Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, talking about the fi...
03/25/2019

Our Monday Speaker today will be one of our A+D alum Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, talking about the firm’s recent project, Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Southeast Washington DC.

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!!

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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!

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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.

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