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    Grants aim to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration , article

    With funding up to $25,000, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology is accepting proposals for research projects in science, engineering, arts, or design until Feb. 4.

    Date: Jan 11, 2024
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    Designing socks , video

    Madison Gunnell, a fashion merchandising and design major in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, shares more about her winning sock designs for this year's Giving Tuesday. Visit to make your gift and secure your Hokie gear.

    Date: Oct 20, 2023
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    Designing help for aging in place , article

    About 40 third-year students studying industrial design received feedback on aging-in-place products they created from residents at Warm Hearth Village, a senior living community near the Blacksburg campus, on a recent Monday.

    Date: Oct 25, 2022
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    Designing better methods for aging in place , video

    Teams of industrial design students in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design are meeting with residents of Warm Hearth Village for feedback on designs that can aid them in their homes. The students are working alongside SFCS, an architecture firm that specializes in aging in place.

    Date: Oct 13, 2022
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    Students take a creative approach to fighting food insecurity , video

    Students in Martha Sullivan's service-learning ceramics course are crafting soup bowls to be donated for a fall event hosted by the Plenty! foodbank and farm. Their bowls will be sold to benefit local organizations that fight food insecurity. "I think it's really great for the students to see that there's an entry level into community service," said Sullivan.

    Date: Oct 07, 2022
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    Civil engineering students learn how to create a better world , video

    Assistant Professor of Practice Clarie White and students from her Sustainable Land Development class toured The Village at Tom's Creek, observing and discussing elements of sustainability. "When you're in the class and you're examining case studies and talking in these really abstract terms, it's really helpful to come out and see how certain design decisions affect people's lives and see how we create a better world," said graduate student Zach Hershey.

    Date: Oct 04, 2022
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    Applying Innovative and Sustainable Building Techniques , video

    A combination of undergrad and graduate students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies are designing and fabricating full scale mock-ups of a Greenhouse that is to showcase a multitude of innovative materials and building techniques including polycarbonate, wood fabric, ETFE & smart louvers, printed clay, a green roof, and solar panels. The studio, led by faculty members Kay Edge and Stefan Al, is intended to encourage students to combine sustainability, functionality, and beautiful architecture into a single project.

    Date: May 04, 2022
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    Fostering accessibility through universal design , video

    At the Center for Real Life Design, Residential Technologies students are exploring design, ergonomics and technology while learning about universal design — design that allows differently abled people to use a space equally.

    Date: Apr 01, 2022
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    Washington Architectural Foundation recognizes Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and faculty members , article

    The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) and two of the WAAC’s adjunct and affiliated faculty members received awards at an event hosted by the Washington Architectural Foundation to recognize members of the D.C. metro community who demonstrate the transformative power of architecture.

    Date: Feb 17, 2022
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    Ceramics students conclude semester with self-directed project , video

    Architecture 3514, a design-related media topics course, provides students with basic skills and techniques relating to photography, printmaking, watercolor and ceramics through hands-on experience.

    Date: Nov 30, 2021
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    Collaboration is key to first-year undergraduate studio , video

    Foundation Design Lab at the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is bringing together students from interior design, landscape architecture, industrial design and architecture in an immersive, collaborative learning environment focused on inquiry, experimentation and discovery.

    Date: Nov 17, 2021
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    SOVA majors and non-majors come together in 3D art class , video

    Students in Dustin Dennis' Principles of 3D Art & Design course are becoming comfortable with the basics, mixing art and technology, as they create their 'Gravity Lantern' project.

    Date: Nov 12, 2021
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    Cultural immersion in Mexico helps architecture and design students hone professional skills , article

    Eight students spent a part of the past summer on an architecture and design journey of discovery to Mexico. The Center for Architecture Sustainability + Art Mexico Study Abroad Program was established by Virginia Tech alumni Steven and Cathi House of House + House Architects of San Francisco.

    Date: Nov 05, 2021
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    Transfer students navigate summer studio and join design programs , article

    Blacksburg tends to return to a quiet, sleepy small town during summertime. However, this summer, the exciting chatter and enthusiasm of 51 design transfer students filled Surge Space Building. Word trickled back to Cowgill Hall of the lively and creative atmosphere in the summer studios.

    Date: Oct 15, 2021
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    Developing interactive systems for home-based stroke rehabilitation. , video

    The INR Lab at Virginia Tech designs, develops, and evaluates interactive systems for home-based stroke rehabilitation.

    Date: May 13, 2021
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    College of Architecture and Urban Studies faculty member develops new COVID-19 key design , video

    Ryan Pieper, associate professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, found the key to his contribution in the times of COVID-19 in designing a more efficient and widely -accessible version of the handheld tools he saw being marketed as germ-free ways to open doors and use on touchscreens. His design is open sourced with the hope of providing production opportunities for local machine shops around the world.

    Date: Jun 12, 2020
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    Sydney Miller - College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Senior , video

    Sydney Miller, Outstanding Senior in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies for the Class of 2020, talks about her time at Virginia Tech.

    Date: Apr 20, 2020
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    7th annual ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day celebrates science, engineering, arts, and design , video

    ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day was held on May 6. The event featured projects funded by ICAT, projects from transdisciplinary courses, projects with ICAT-affiliated faculty, and community projects that work at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design (SEAD).

    Date: May 07, 2019
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    TLOS Sandbox Story: Think-A-Sketch , video

    Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies worked with Akshay Sharma, chair of the industrial design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, to test a new artificial intelligence-driven methodology for teaching 2D sketching to design students. The How2Sketch software, developed by a research collaboration from University College London, was adapted for use on a variety of devices by sketching students.

    Date: Mar 27, 2019

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