• FutureHaus takes first place at Solar Decathlon Middle East
    by sshover on November 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    After years of research and development contributed by over 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team has officially built the world’s best solar home. The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition

  • House of the future and team await SDME 2018 Results
    by sshover on November 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    The home of the future is at its temporary residence in the desert — and the Virginia Tech students and faculty who built it are awaiting the results. FutureHAUS Dubai, the innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team currently competing against 14 other

  • Virginia Tech IAWA Work to Save the Work of Women Architects
    by sshover on November 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) at Virginia Tech is issuing an open call to women architects worldwide to submit a seminal design or drawing to the university’s historical collection. The campaign, dubbed “A Seminal Piece,” is the latest in the IAWA’s three-decades-long effort to capture and preserve the contributions of women in architecture who

  • Professor Emeritus, Donald Sunshine, Exhibits in Cowgill Hall
    by sshover on October 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      “Social Commentary,” an exhibit by professor emeritus of architecture, Donald Sunshine, was on display in Cowgill Hall lobby this past week.  Watercolor paintings and his pen and ink sketchbooks combined to showcase innovative perspectives of big events from our country’s past and present that are meaningful to not only Donald, but to many others. “This

  • FutureHAUS is Ready to Compete in Dubai
    by sshover on October 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    After many late nights, research, hard labor, and coffee runs, the FutureHAUS is complete! The competition called the Solar Decathlon is being held in Dubai from November 14th-29th, 2018. After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is planning to do it again this year. Virginia Tech


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