Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies presents its biennial Faculty Research Symposium on Feb. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies Faculty Research Symposium is held to encourage a collaborative discourse among its four academic areas: the School of Architecture + Design, the Myers-Lawson School of Construction, the School of Public and International Affairs, and the Department of Art and Art History.

The program on Feb. 11 will include presentations on the current activities of the college’s 12 affiliated centers:

  • Collaboration for Creative Technologies in the Arts and Design,
  • Virginia Center for Housing Research,
  • Institute for Policy and Governance,
  • Community Design Assistance Center,
  • Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech,
  • Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health,
  • Center for High Performance Learning Environments,
  • Center for Preservation and Rehabilitation Technology,
  • Henry W. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture,
  • Institute for Community Health,
  • International Archive of Women in Architecture, and
  • Visual Design Studio 4.

At 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 11, Daniel S. Friedman, dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Washington University in Seattle and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, will present the keynote address. The keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion on urban design at 4:45 p.m. and then a reception.

On Feb. 12, faculty of the college will present papers they have previously given outside the university within the last three years. Nearly 50 topics will be presented by teams and individuals within the college.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is composed of three schools and the Department of Art and Art History, part of the multi-college School of the Arts. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint school of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering, includes programs in building construction and construction management. The college enrolls nearly 2,000 students offering 24 degrees taught by 153 faculty members.

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