about the
school of architecture + design
at virginia tech

The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design offers professionally-accredited degree programs in ArchitectureIndustrial DesignInterior Design, and Landscape Architecture. In addition, research-oriented graduate programs are offered, leading to masters and Ph.D. degrees.

The architecture and design programs at Virginia Tech strive to create an environment where each student’s unique abilities and capacities can be activated, while challenging them with the standards of excellence and achievement that are inherent in their chosen discipline and profession. Studios and courses in our academic programs are taught by faculty members who are deeply committed to each student’s education in architecture and design.

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For its annual Career Day, Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture+Design hosted 107 Design firms from across the US. This year’s Career Day events began on Sunday, February 24, 2019, with a lecture by Pritzker Prize winning architect Thom Mayne, Principal of Morphosis Architects, Los Angeles.

The capacity crowd at the Lyric Theater, including professionals, faculty members, and students, enjoyed Mr. Mayne’s energetic overview of his progressive methods and works that have led to Mayne’s stature as a world-renowned architect.

Following the lecture, at the Holtzmann Center reception, firm representatives and faculty members had the opportunity to informally follow-up with Mr. Mayne. Monday morning, Thom responded to student questions at one of School’s recurring  “Conversation with Students” events.

Since many of the firms send representatives who are alumni of the School, the event contributed greatly to the further expansion of the already robust network of high quality professional firms who understand the School’s educational value and seek out graduating seniors to join their teams. read on