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For alumni, faculty, and current students of the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) branch of Virginia Tech. Look here for news and events happening at the WAAC.

FutureHaus is coming...but first come the plants.


2019 Student Survey of Architecture Programs

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almost finished with thesis...what a great set of projects!

WAAC Spring Celebration!

- The WAAC is really proud of the hard work you’ve all made throughout this semester. We will be missing all of our students who will be leaving us, but the WAAC will always be your home.
Thank you again for such a great year and we wish all of you a bright future ahead.

#waac_world #vt_waac #architecture


Urban Design Open House Series: Wiencek + Associates | AIA|DC

Semester's over--go visit some firms!

aiadc.com Date Thursday, May 16 2019 Time 6:30pm-8:00pm Location Wiencek + Associates UD DC Open House Series 2019 Join the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee for our third annual series of open houses at leading architectural and urban design offices in DC. They will be showcasing projects currently in planning,....

one more reason to come to the end of year celebration Friday--get your books signed by your own faculty!

Hey WAAC--Luke, Randa, Juan, Larissa, Alice and Ryan Pieper are all in the Zebra today, page 27. Check it out online at http://digital.thezebra.org/?issueID=37&pageID=1

National Student Exchange : NSE

The WAAC is officially open for NSE students!

Where Do You Want To Study Next Year? For more information, go to http://www.nse.org.

don't forget to get your laundry WAACed

Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, City of Alexandria, VA

Check out this new bench in Chinquapin Park that was designed, fabricated, and placed by architecture students at WAAC Virginia Tech. We loved working with them throughout this creative process!

For our Monday talk this week, we will be having, Manuel Perez-Romero, presenting : “Close to Equilibrium”.
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Graduate students receive awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service

Congratulations to Ezgi and Alex D & Alex S--top doctoral and masters students, respectively! Read all about it here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2019/03/2019-gradschool-award-winners.html?utm_source=cmpgn_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=vtUnirelNewsDailyCMP_040919-f%2Fs

vtnews.vt.edu The Virginia Tech Graduate School honored master's and doctoral degree students from across the university at the school’s annual awards dinner during Graduate Education Week.

Fridays Career Fair event was a great chance for students to network and talk with the different firms they were interested in! I hope everyone found what they were looking for and thank you AIAS for organizing this event and for all the firms that participated!
#waac_world #vt_waac #careerfair

Snapshot from Fridays Glenstone museum tour which was very inspiring for both of our Architecture and Landscape students !

Our Monday Speaker today will be one of our A+D alum Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, talking about the firm’s recent project, Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Southeast Washington DC.


Spotlight on Design: PWP Landscape Architecture

Perfect lecture to follow the visit to Glenstone on Friday! And, did you notice that it's FREE?

go.nbm.org http://go.nbm.org/site/Calendar/2077018284?view=Detail&id=124756

Tomorrow our guest speaker and Virginia Tech alumn Rick Schneider, founding principal of ISTudio, will be here to discuss his firm's most recent project, the Marvin Gaye Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, DC !!

Did you notice that important bit of information--"free to students"? That's you! Why would you not go?

‪Don’t miss our next Spotlight on Design featuring PWP Landscape Architecture partner and Glenstone Museum landscape architect Adam Greenspan. ‬
‪Free for students. ‬
‪Learn about how the firm creates memorable spaces bringing together nature, ecology, and culture.
Tuesday, April 9 http://go.nbm.org/spotlight

[03/05/19]   Congratulations to Ezgi Isbilen—outstanding doctoral student in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies!

Don’t miss todays talk from our WAAC Alumna, Theresa Mozinski, presenting her thesis project ,"Escuela sin Fronteras.” 💪🏻💪🏻

Some snapshots from yesterdays annual ASLA portfolio reviews! Hope everyone got some good feedback and thanks for those who made it happen!

Wishing all of our thesis students, the best of luck today and next week on their mid-term reviews! Keep up the good work! 💪🏻💪🏻

Looking forward to hearing from Becker Linn Design today at 1:30. Oh, and Dean Blythe is here!

Try not to miss todays forum, the talk will be interesting!

it could be worse--remember 2016?

[02/20/19]   Snow day on Wednesday. Updates on studio pin ups to follow...

Don’t miss todays talk by Phoebe Crisman on “ The Elizabeth River Project”.

Today’s Forum will be by Ivan O’Garro on “Empowering Haiti’s Youth through Sustainable Design”. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻


Meet the Team — SamanHaus

Don't miss today's Monday Forum--Ivan O'Garro talking about his work in Haiti.

samanhaus.org Ivan is the Founder of SamanHaus. Having grown up in Trinidad & Tobago he understands firsthand the challenges associated with overcoming infrastructural shortcomings in a developing nation. Ivan’s passion for design and youth development helped him identify the need to couple the two to create be...


Send us your #buildingcrush - National Building Museum

Have you fallen in love with a building? Share your crush in a haiku!

nbm.org Have a favorite building crush? Perhaps you’re a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI? From now until Valentine’s Day we’re collecting haikus about your favorite pieces of architecture. Tweet your poem using #BuildingCrush or submit yours below. We’ll be posting...

Today we will hear from Evan Kuester. His talk is called “Innovation with Compassion”.

Here is a link for his website:


AIA Virginia Prize Weekend - AIA Virginia

Don’t forget to join the AIA Virginia Prize Weekend !!

aiava.org The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.

We just made it out of our first week!! Everyone is back to working on their new studio projects 💪🏻💪🏻We have four studios this semester. Tell us which studio are you in?
#waacworld #vt_waac #architecture #2019


Architecture Month 2019: Poster Competition | AIA|DC

come on WAACsters--do it and win!

aiadc.com Architecture Month 2018 Poster by Erin Sherman Architecture Month 2019 will feature behind-the-scenes tours, interactive lectures, and exclusive events throughout Washington, DC. These public events will shine a spotlight on Washington's design culture for architecture enthusiasts of all ages.

Post a photo of your desk in studio--Are you a Naiad, a Hippocamp, and Rusalka, or a Kelpie?

Welcome back!!

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Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Susan Piedmont-Palladino, Director of Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC Virginia Tech), and a consulting curator and writer with the National Building Museum in Washington will speak on April 25th at 6:30pm at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. She will talk about Otto Eggers—a partner of John Russell Pope. Eggers was another outstanding professional involved in the design and execution of The Branch House. You won’t want to miss it!

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May this Christmas season bring you nothing but fond memories, happiness and laughter, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Have a great and blessed holiday!🎄

Have a wonderful break, see some architecture, sketch, write, ponder, reflect and rest. January will be here before you know it! and, Congratulations to Loay on his successful defense!

Virginia Tech

Look who's joining us in Alexandria! More VT!

One million square feet. ✅
150 years of experience in technology excellence. ✅
750 new top-tier graduate students. ✅
50 additional tenure-line and research faculty. ✅
This is Virginia Tech...in Alexandria. Get ready for the VT Innovation Campus. 🎉

EPIC win! Congratulations Joseph Wheeler, Alex& Alex, and the entire team of talented Hokies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Virginia Tech #hokies take home the WIN at Solar Decathlon Middle East 👍🏽 So proud of the FutureHAUS Dubai team!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design WAAC Virginia Tech

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can you hear us cheering?

THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Virginia Tech #hokies take home the WIN at Solar Decathlon Middle East 👍🏽 So proud of the FutureHAUS Dubai team!

Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design WAAC Virginia Tech

great job!

We were wowed by these WAAC Virginia Tech students’ innovative designs for park benches.

Stay tuned....they may be coming to a park near you.

exciting news--1st place in Architecture! VT rules!!

Today we took home First Place in Architecture, First Place in Contest Special Awards and Third Place In Energy Efficiency Measures. We are beyond thrilled and are still pinching ourselves. Tune in tomorrow for the Final Awards Ceremony of the Solar Decathlon Middle East!


The Pipeline From Schools To Tech Jobs: What HQ2 Means For Education In Our Region - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Should be interesting...tune in at noon to Kojo on WAMU

thekojonnamdishow.org Amazon is coming to Virginia. And school leaders are optimistic about the tech talent pipeline. Are there any drawbacks?

FutureHAUS Dubai

Follow and "like" the FutureHAUS, support your solar-powered colleagues in their quest for design victory!

The Virginia Tech FutureHAUS is going to Dubai, UAE for the 2018 Solar Decathlon.

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