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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.

The last week of classes, the last Monday Forum...time for the end of year WAAC Awards!
04/23/2018

The last week of classes, the last Monday Forum...time for the end of year WAAC Awards!

03/20/2018

To celebrate the first day of spring, VT in the NCR will close this evening at 5:30...for snow. That's right, snow closure on the first day of spring.

03/02/2018

The wind has blown the thesis schedule away and shut us down...enjoy the early start to spring break!

celebrate with our AIA neighbors!
02/12/2018

celebrate with our AIA neighbors!

Put it on your calendars--the Monday Forum lecture will slide into the evening, back at the Lyceum!
01/24/2018

Put it on your calendars--the Monday Forum lecture will slide into the evening, back at the Lyceum!

come meet your colleagues from Industrial Design!
12/08/2017

come meet your colleagues from Industrial Design!

Come to the West Room today at 1:30 to see what your colleagues in Industrial Design have come up with as they try to bu...
12/08/2017

Come to the West Room today at 1:30 to see what your colleagues in Industrial Design have come up with as they try to build a better internet.

WAAC Can, and WAAC did.
11/27/2017

WAAC Can, and WAAC did.

We're proud to announce that our canamorphic flower won the award for the best expression of the "cannecting with nature" theme. Thank you so much to everyone who supported our team and the Capital Area Food Bank!

The new dean is coming! The new dean is coming!  He'll be here at the WAAC on Monday Nov 27 and will be making a few rem...
11/22/2017

The new dean is coming! The new dean is coming! He'll be here at the WAAC on Monday Nov 27 and will be making a few remarks at the Monday Forum, so please be there!

11/14/2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NoVA AIA Scholarship. It's an All-WAAC sweep!
1st Place - Monica Mendoza 4th year from Cal Poly
2nd Place - Marium Rahman M.Arch, VT
3rd Place -Alyssa Tope MS Urban Design, VT

11/03/2017

"Opportunity fatigue"--a recently identified condition of having too many interesting things to do, all of which seem vitally important. WAAC students are unusually susceptible due to serial design competitions, volunteer opportunities, and one darn free conference after another. You heard it here first.

Listen for the echoes of 1968 at this free conference:
10/30/2017
44th Annual Conference on D.C. History

Listen for the echoes of 1968 at this free conference:

Echo & Resonance: 1968 The 2017 conference examines the 50th anniversary of the civil unrest of 1968. The conference sessions will explore 1968 and the civil unrest as a pivotal moment in the history of the District, the history of activism in the area, and the dynamics race, politics, governance, a...

Students can attend free!  And, there will be refreshments...
10/19/2017
Technology of Design: An Academia / Industry Panel Discussion | AIA|DC

Students can attend free! And, there will be refreshments...

Date Monday, October 23 2017 Time 6:30pm-8:00pm Location Crough Center for Architectural Studies What are AEC firms looking for in recent graduates? How are architecture schools preparing their students for practice? In this panel discussion we will learn how design technology factors into decisions...

finally, congratulations to Team 2 with Cal Poly Consortium student Monica Mendoza, for taking 3rd place.
09/20/2017

finally, congratulations to Team 2 with Cal Poly Consortium student Monica Mendoza, for taking 3rd place.

Congratulations to Team 2 - Emily Curato, Stephane Gross, Monica Mendoza, Amalie ElFallah, Huy Bui and Victor Salinas Furio for taking 3rd place.

...and congratulations to Team 8, with Cal Poly Consortium student Fernando Astiazaran, for 2nd prize!
09/20/2017

...and congratulations to Team 8, with Cal Poly Consortium student Fernando Astiazaran, for 2nd prize!

Congratulations to Team 8 - Madeline Traylor, Niles Parker, Fernando Astiazaran, Njillan Sarre, Juliane Leroy and Juan Urey for receiving 2nd place.

This is free for students, and there will be refreshments...
09/20/2017
National Building Museum

This is free for students, and there will be refreshments...

Hear Randy W. Fiser, Hon. ASID, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), David Cordell, ASID, associate principal, Perkins + Will, and Jaclyn Whitaker, LEED AP, senior vice president, International WELL Building Institute, discuss the growing interest in standards for building interiors t...

Congratulations Team 5 with Bauhaus Consortium student Mengqi Huang!!
09/20/2017

Congratulations Team 5 with Bauhaus Consortium student Mengqi Huang!!

Congratulation to team 5 for winning the 2017 Interschool Design Competition - Anne McGuinness, De'Sean Morris, Mengqi Huang, Carlos Gonzalez, Kennedy Carter and Timothy Craft.

Architecture in process...
09/18/2017

Architecture in process...

It's live!  The Virginia Prize competition is open!
09/15/2017
2017 AIA Virginia Prize Brief - AIA Virginia

It's live! The Virginia Prize competition is open!

2017 AIA Virginia Prize Competition The competition begins on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., and concludes Monday, Sept. 18, at 9:00 a.m. Each school will select up to ten finalists to move on to the state jury in Richmond. 2017 AIA Virginia Prize Brief – A Waterfront Terminus on King Street…

#WAACWorld
09/15/2017

#WAACWorld

It's a very competitive weekend!  Don't forget the Virginia Society Prize, if you're not committed to this one...
09/15/2017

It's a very competitive weekend! Don't forget the Virginia Society Prize, if you're not committed to this one...

Kick-Off last night for the this year's Interschool Design Competition at the National Building Museum

09/11/2017
Fourth Annual AIA|DC Thesis Showcase | AIA|DC

Check this out tomorrow evening and see what your peers are doing for thesis. And...let's get some WAAC thesis projects on the line-up next year!

Date Tuesday, September 12 2017 Time 6:00pm-8:00pm Location District Architecture Center Please join the AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee for the fourth annual Thesis Showcase. Recent B.Arch and M.Arch graduates will present their thesis projects to members of the AIA and the public. The Emergin...

09/07/2017
Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

What are you sitting on today?

Did you know the college owns a historical chair collection that includes Shaker chairs, Philippe Starck, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe original designs? In the Cowgill lobby through Thursday, for your seating and viewing pleasure. Give one a try ... just don't break it. In this video, Bill Green, Associate Professor of Industrial Design, explains why chairs can be works of art and architecture. Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design #chairs #notjustforsitting

Any WAAC students interested in being the WAAC Liaison?
09/05/2017

Any WAAC students interested in being the WAAC Liaison?

Come out to the first meeting of the semester!

08/31/2017
Visit Alexandria VA

#6--The WAAC!

Check out the top 5 things you can’t miss in Alexandria, VA.

put a pin in the map upstairs in 1001!
08/28/2017

put a pin in the map upstairs in 1001!

CAN we? Sure we CAN!
07/31/2017
WAAC Canstruction Team

CAN we? Sure we CAN!

Together we CAN fight hunger!

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This should be fun!
03/31/2017
Virginia Tech National Capital Region

This should be fun!

Susan Piedmont-Palladino, director of the WAAC Virginia Tech in the Virginia Tech National Capital Region and curator of the National Building Museum, will discuss Brutalism: The Architecture We Love To Hate at a Smithsonian Associates program on April 6.

Maybe we should do a version of this Story Corps for the WAAC?
03/20/2017

Maybe we should do a version of this Story Corps for the WAAC?

Call for stories: We would like to invite you to have a conversation with a friend or family member who wasn’t born in the US and to record it using the StoryCorps App, tagged with the keyword ImmigrantStories. Your interview will be preserved in the StoryCorps Archive and at The Library of Congress.

03/14/2017

closed for snow...for the 1st time--and hopefully the last time--this winter.

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