Virginia Tech’s Department of Landscape Architecture is excited to co-host the 2016 XTREME LA design challenge with the Landscape Architecture Foundation and Landscape Forms. This year’s challenge focuses on two unique sites in Blacksburg, Virginia where the teams will develop plans for the potential redevelopment of the 14-acre old Middle School parcel and Houston/Green Street Neighborhood parcel to address and accommodate housing needs in the town for students, families, and retirees. Over an intense two-day period, sixteen young design professionals and sixteen graduate students led by two distinguished Landscape Architects will work together to create comprehensive design plans for the chosen sites. Presentations, which will happen at noon on Thursday, October 6 in the Collegiate Square Studio, are open to the public and will be attended by local officials, faculty, students, and interested citizens. Please join us!