Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE DEGREE OPTIONS
The architecture and design programs at Virginia Tech strive to create an environment where each student’s unique abilities and capacities can be activated, while challenging them with the standards of excellence and achievement that are inherent in their chosen discipline and profession. Studios and courses in our academic programs are taught by faculty members who are deeply committed to each student’s education in architecture and design.
On the University’s main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, the School maintains a wide array of facilities to support its educational programs. The professional programs in the School of Architecture + Design are studio-based, and, from the first year onward, each student will have his or her own dedicated desk in the design studio in one of the School’s buildings at which to conduct their work. The design studios are supported by computing, rapid prototyping, and digital fabrication facilities, as well as workshops and laboratories for woodworking, metalworking, plastics, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, and photography. A comprehensive collection of research and study materials are available in the Art & Architecture Library, including an extensive set of architect’s working drawings of significant buildings.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 32,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $504 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.