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Spring 2018

G’Days Ahead

New Dean Richard Blythe brings Australian charm, visionary leadership, and dogged determination to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech. Read more >

Faces of Giving

Virginia Tech’s first-ever Giving Day is March 20! Find out how you can help CAUS … and meet a few of the people who give and receive support. Read more >

Dean's Message

Dean Richard Blythe welcomes you to this edition of CAUS+effect. Read more >


A+D: Simply the best

Virginia Tech is ranked one of America’s Best Architecture and Design Schools.
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MLSoC: Answering the call for construction talent

Construction graduates are the job market’s hottest thing. Just ask a Hokie.
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SPIA: Launching Virginia’s next leaders

The Commonwealth and Virginia Tech partner on Virginia Management Fellows program.
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SOVA: Art Beyond Boundaries

Prolific artist and Professor Emeritus Ray Kass keeps Virginia Tech and Southwest Virginia in his heart … and the spotlight.
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ALUMNI: Mel Soria

Industrial design alumnus and award-winning director Mel Soria is rocking the music video world. Read more >

STUDENT: Hannah Largen

Meet CAUS’s 2018 Outstanding Senior, Hannah Largen. Read more >

FACULTY: Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma guides students to design “happiness and empowerment.” Read more >

DONOR: Lucy Ferrari

A new archive in Cowgill Hall commemorates the lasting legacy of Lucy and Olivio Ferrari. Read more >


Join us for – Virginia Tech’s first all-Hokie Reunion, June 7-10, 2018!

The popular Inside Architecture + Design summer program for high schoolers will be offered June 24-29 and July 8-13. Now open for registration.

A 2015 architecture grad’s A+D thesis project for a Virginia Beach surf park is making waves. Read about it in the Virginian-Pilot.

A+D students are designing a new library for a university in Malawi.

Virginia Tech is leading a landmark study linking affordable housing growth to economic development.

Virginia Tech hosts the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, March 21-24.

The International Archive of Women in Architecture annual symposium is March 28-30 at Virginia Tech.

Meet our newest faculty.

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About CAUS+effect

CAUS+effect is an online newsletter for alumni and friends published by Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Contact causnews@vt.edu or Communications Director Emily Roediger at eroedig@vt.edu with your questions, comments, news tips, and feedback.

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