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Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
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Feb 17 • 4:30PM
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Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous
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Feb 24 • 7PM
zoom
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Mason White + Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office
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Mar 03 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Paola Aguirre + Dennis Milam, Borderless Studio
Week 08
Mar 10 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Office
Week 11
Mar 31 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Week 12
Apr 07 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Andrew Freear, Rural Studio
Week 13
Apr 14 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
John Maher, MASS Design Group
Week 14
Apr 21 • 7PM
zoom

In collaboration with Center for Design Research, Impact Design Series

Crisis Lecture Series
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
Week 15
Apr 28 • 7PM
zoom
Architecture Thursdays
Dawn Bushnaq, BUSHNAQ STUDIO
Week 04
Feb 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Making Architecture in a Small Practice 

Bushnaq Studio, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
Carolina Freue, STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Week 05
Feb 18 • 2PM
Zoom

First Years of Practice

Steven Holl Architects, NY

Architecture Thursdays
Bettina Seitz, VITRA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Week 07
Mar 04 • 2PM
Zoom

The Change of Workplace

Vitra Interior Design Studio, Weil Germany

Architecture Thursdays
Johann Mordhorst, KIERAN TIMBERLAKE
Week 08
Mar 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Striving for Architecture

Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia

Architecture Thursdays
Heather Woofter, WASHINGTON UNIV. ST. LOUIS
Week 09
Mar 18 • 2pm
Zoom

The Mission of an Architecture School Today

Director, College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Thursdays
Ray Calabro, BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
Week 11
Apr 01 • 2pm
Zoom

Architecture is Possible

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
John Chamberlain, LAKE/FLATO
Week 12
Apr 08 • 2PM
Zoom

The First Year in Practice

Lake/Flato, San Antonio

Architecture Thursdays
Eugenio Ramirez, ERERAS Arquitectos
Week 13
Apr 15 • 2PM
Zoom

Island Practice

ERERAS Arquitectos, Puerto Rico

Architecture Thursdays
Michael Temple, SOM
Week 14
Apr 22 • 2pm
Zoom

Big Firm – Small Projects

SOM, San Francisco

Special Events
AIA Virginia Student Competition
Week 01
Jan 22 • 5
online
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 08
online
Special Events
Virtual Career Fair
Week 09
Mar 15 • 10AM - 4PM
Brazen

The School of Architecture + Design will host Career Day on March 15th from 10 am – 4 pm on the virtual platform, Brazen.

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 23 • 3 PM
online

Joanna Schmickel – Design Like a Girl

 

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 11
Mar 24
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 25
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IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 26
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Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 09
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Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 10
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Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 11
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Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 12
Special Events
Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

Special Events
Week -1
Jan 01
Thesis
Spring Opener
Week 02
Jan 27 • 4PM-10PM
the Dome
Thesis
Spring Opener Prompt
Week 01
Jan 19 • 3PM
zoom
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 08
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 09
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 10
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 11
Thesis
10-Pages
Week 10
Mar 23 • 4 pm
zoom
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 19
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 20
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 21
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 22
Thesis
Thesis Honors Reviews
Week 15
Apr 28 • 1 pm
Fourth Year
Faculty Conversation: What is thesis?
Week 07
Mar 05 • 4PM
zoom

An informal conversation led by Professor Paul Emmons talking about the three elements: site, program (together forming the basis of the project), and the thesis (as the investigation).  Professors Ishida, Bassett, and Bedford will be joining.

Link to Join

Fourth Year
Student Discussion: What is thesis?
Week 08
Mar 12 • 4PM
zoom

A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

Link to Join

Fourth Year
4th Year Town Hall
Week 11
Apr 02 • 4:00PM
zoom

Organization and opportunities for the coming year.

Link to Attend

Crisis Lecture Series
University Calendar
Classes Begin
Week 02
Jan 21
online

All courses meet online first week of class.

Link to university calendar.

University Calendar
Classes resume on-campus.
Week 02
Jan 26
Blacksburg

Face-to-face and hybrid courses resume on campus.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
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Classes end
Week 16
May 05
Crisis Lecture Series
Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Week 05
Feb 17 • 4:30PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous
Week 06
Feb 24 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Mason White + Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office
Week 07
Mar 03 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Paola Aguirre + Dennis Milam, Borderless Studio
Week 08
Mar 10 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Office
Week 11
Mar 31 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Week 12
Apr 07 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Andrew Freear, Rural Studio
Week 13
Apr 14 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
John Maher, MASS Design Group
Week 14
Apr 21 • 7PM
zoom

In collaboration with Center for Design Research, Impact Design Series

Crisis Lecture Series
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
Week 15
Apr 28 • 7PM
zoom
Architecture Thursdays
Dawn Bushnaq, BUSHNAQ STUDIO
Week 04
Feb 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Making Architecture in a Small Practice 

Bushnaq Studio, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
Carolina Freue, STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Week 05
Feb 18 • 2PM
Zoom

First Years of Practice

Steven Holl Architects, NY

Architecture Thursdays
Bettina Seitz, VITRA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Week 07
Mar 04 • 2PM
Zoom

The Change of Workplace

Vitra Interior Design Studio, Weil Germany

Architecture Thursdays
Johann Mordhorst, KIERAN TIMBERLAKE
Week 08
Mar 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Striving for Architecture

Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia

Architecture Thursdays
Heather Woofter, WASHINGTON UNIV. ST. LOUIS
Week 09
Mar 18 • 2pm
Zoom

The Mission of an Architecture School Today

Director, College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Thursdays
Ray Calabro, BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
Week 11
Apr 01 • 2pm
Zoom

Architecture is Possible

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
John Chamberlain, LAKE/FLATO
Week 12
Apr 08 • 2PM
Zoom

The First Year in Practice

Lake/Flato, San Antonio

Architecture Thursdays
Eugenio Ramirez, ERERAS Arquitectos
Week 13
Apr 15 • 2PM
Zoom

Island Practice

ERERAS Arquitectos, Puerto Rico

Architecture Thursdays
Michael Temple, SOM
Week 14
Apr 22 • 2pm
Zoom

Big Firm – Small Projects

SOM, San Francisco

Special Events
AIA Virginia Student Competition
Week 01
Jan 22 • 5
online
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 08
online
Special Events
Virtual Career Fair
Week 09
Mar 15 • 10AM - 4PM
Brazen

The School of Architecture + Design will host Career Day on March 15th from 10 am – 4 pm on the virtual platform, Brazen.

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 23 • 3 PM
online

Joanna Schmickel – Design Like a Girl

 

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 11
Mar 24
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 25
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 26
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 09
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 10
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 11
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 12
Special Events
Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

Special Events
Week -1
Jan 01
Thesis
Spring Opener
Week 02
Jan 27 • 4PM-10PM
the Dome
Thesis
Spring Opener Prompt
Week 01
Jan 19 • 3PM
zoom
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 08
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 09
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 10
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 11
Thesis
10-Pages
Week 10
Mar 23 • 4 pm
zoom
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 19
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 20
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 21
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 22
Thesis
Thesis Honors Reviews
Week 15
Apr 28 • 1 pm
Fourth Year
Faculty Conversation: What is thesis?
Week 07
Mar 05 • 4PM
zoom

An informal conversation led by Professor Paul Emmons talking about the three elements: site, program (together forming the basis of the project), and the thesis (as the investigation).  Professors Ishida, Bassett, and Bedford will be joining.

Link to Join

Fourth Year
Student Discussion: What is thesis?
Week 08
Mar 12 • 4PM
zoom

A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

Link to Join

Fourth Year
4th Year Town Hall
Week 11
Apr 02 • 4:00PM
zoom

Organization and opportunities for the coming year.

Link to Attend

Architecture Thursdays
University Calendar
Classes Begin
Week 02
Jan 21
online

All courses meet online first week of class.

Link to university calendar.

University Calendar
Classes resume on-campus.
Week 02
Jan 26
Blacksburg

Face-to-face and hybrid courses resume on campus.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
University Calendar
Classes end
Week 16
May 05
Crisis Lecture Series
Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Week 05
Feb 17 • 4:30PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous
Week 06
Feb 24 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Mason White + Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office
Week 07
Mar 03 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Paola Aguirre + Dennis Milam, Borderless Studio
Week 08
Mar 10 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Office
Week 11
Mar 31 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Week 12
Apr 07 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Andrew Freear, Rural Studio
Week 13
Apr 14 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
John Maher, MASS Design Group
Week 14
Apr 21 • 7PM
zoom

In collaboration with Center for Design Research, Impact Design Series

Crisis Lecture Series
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
Week 15
Apr 28 • 7PM
zoom
Architecture Thursdays
Dawn Bushnaq, BUSHNAQ STUDIO
Week 04
Feb 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Making Architecture in a Small Practice 

Bushnaq Studio, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
Carolina Freue, STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Week 05
Feb 18 • 2PM
Zoom

First Years of Practice

Steven Holl Architects, NY

Architecture Thursdays
Bettina Seitz, VITRA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Week 07
Mar 04 • 2PM
Zoom

The Change of Workplace

Vitra Interior Design Studio, Weil Germany

Architecture Thursdays
Johann Mordhorst, KIERAN TIMBERLAKE
Week 08
Mar 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Striving for Architecture

Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia

Architecture Thursdays
Heather Woofter, WASHINGTON UNIV. ST. LOUIS
Week 09
Mar 18 • 2pm
Zoom

The Mission of an Architecture School Today

Director, College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Thursdays
Ray Calabro, BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
Week 11
Apr 01 • 2pm
Zoom

Architecture is Possible

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
John Chamberlain, LAKE/FLATO
Week 12
Apr 08 • 2PM
Zoom

The First Year in Practice

Lake/Flato, San Antonio

Architecture Thursdays
Eugenio Ramirez, ERERAS Arquitectos
Week 13
Apr 15 • 2PM
Zoom

Island Practice

ERERAS Arquitectos, Puerto Rico

Architecture Thursdays
Michael Temple, SOM
Week 14
Apr 22 • 2pm
Zoom

Big Firm – Small Projects

SOM, San Francisco

Special Events
AIA Virginia Student Competition
Week 01
Jan 22 • 5
online
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 08
online
Special Events
Virtual Career Fair
Week 09
Mar 15 • 10AM - 4PM
Brazen

The School of Architecture + Design will host Career Day on March 15th from 10 am – 4 pm on the virtual platform, Brazen.

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 23 • 3 PM
online

Joanna Schmickel – Design Like a Girl

 

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 11
Mar 24
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 25
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 26
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 09
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 10
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 11
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 12
Special Events
Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

Special Events
Week -1
Jan 01
Thesis
Spring Opener
Week 02
Jan 27 • 4PM-10PM
the Dome
Thesis
Spring Opener Prompt
Week 01
Jan 19 • 3PM
zoom
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 08
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 09
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 10
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 11
Thesis
10-Pages
Week 10
Mar 23 • 4 pm
zoom
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 19
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 20
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 21
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 22
Thesis
Thesis Honors Reviews
Week 15
Apr 28 • 1 pm
Fourth Year
Faculty Conversation: What is thesis?
Week 07
Mar 05 • 4PM
zoom

An informal conversation led by Professor Paul Emmons talking about the three elements: site, program (together forming the basis of the project), and the thesis (as the investigation).  Professors Ishida, Bassett, and Bedford will be joining.

Link to Join

Fourth Year
Student Discussion: What is thesis?
Week 08
Mar 12 • 4PM
zoom

A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

Link to Join

Fourth Year
4th Year Town Hall
Week 11
Apr 02 • 4:00PM
zoom

Organization and opportunities for the coming year.

Link to Attend

Special Events
University Calendar
Classes Begin
Week 02
Jan 21
online

All courses meet online first week of class.

Link to university calendar.

University Calendar
Classes resume on-campus.
Week 02
Jan 26
Blacksburg

Face-to-face and hybrid courses resume on campus.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
University Calendar
Classes end
Week 16
May 05
Crisis Lecture Series
Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Week 05
Feb 17 • 4:30PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous
Week 06
Feb 24 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Mason White + Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office
Week 07
Mar 03 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Paola Aguirre + Dennis Milam, Borderless Studio
Week 08
Mar 10 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Office
Week 11
Mar 31 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Week 12
Apr 07 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Andrew Freear, Rural Studio
Week 13
Apr 14 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
John Maher, MASS Design Group
Week 14
Apr 21 • 7PM
zoom

In collaboration with Center for Design Research, Impact Design Series

Crisis Lecture Series
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
Week 15
Apr 28 • 7PM
zoom
Architecture Thursdays
Dawn Bushnaq, BUSHNAQ STUDIO
Week 04
Feb 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Making Architecture in a Small Practice 

Bushnaq Studio, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
Carolina Freue, STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Week 05
Feb 18 • 2PM
Zoom

First Years of Practice

Steven Holl Architects, NY

Architecture Thursdays
Bettina Seitz, VITRA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Week 07
Mar 04 • 2PM
Zoom

The Change of Workplace

Vitra Interior Design Studio, Weil Germany

Architecture Thursdays
Johann Mordhorst, KIERAN TIMBERLAKE
Week 08
Mar 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Striving for Architecture

Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia

Architecture Thursdays
Heather Woofter, WASHINGTON UNIV. ST. LOUIS
Week 09
Mar 18 • 2pm
Zoom

The Mission of an Architecture School Today

Director, College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Thursdays
Ray Calabro, BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
Week 11
Apr 01 • 2pm
Zoom

Architecture is Possible

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
John Chamberlain, LAKE/FLATO
Week 12
Apr 08 • 2PM
Zoom

The First Year in Practice

Lake/Flato, San Antonio

Architecture Thursdays
Eugenio Ramirez, ERERAS Arquitectos
Week 13
Apr 15 • 2PM
Zoom

Island Practice

ERERAS Arquitectos, Puerto Rico

Architecture Thursdays
Michael Temple, SOM
Week 14
Apr 22 • 2pm
Zoom

Big Firm – Small Projects

SOM, San Francisco

Special Events
AIA Virginia Student Competition
Week 01
Jan 22 • 5
online
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 08
online
Special Events
Virtual Career Fair
Week 09
Mar 15 • 10AM - 4PM
Brazen

The School of Architecture + Design will host Career Day on March 15th from 10 am – 4 pm on the virtual platform, Brazen.

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 23 • 3 PM
online

Joanna Schmickel – Design Like a Girl

 

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 11
Mar 24
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 25
Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 26
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 09
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 10
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 11
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 12
Special Events
Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

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A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

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The Change of Workplace

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The Mission of an Architecture School Today

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Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

Special Events
Week -1
Jan 01
Thesis
Spring Opener
Week 02
Jan 27 • 4PM-10PM
the Dome
Thesis
Spring Opener Prompt
Week 01
Jan 19 • 3PM
zoom
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 08
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Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 09
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Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 10
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Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 11
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10-Pages
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zoom
Thesis
Exhibition Week
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Exhibition Week
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Exhibition Week
Week 14
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Exhibition Week
Week 14
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Thesis
Thesis Honors Reviews
Week 15
Apr 28 • 1 pm
Fourth Year
Faculty Conversation: What is thesis?
Week 07
Mar 05 • 4PM
zoom

An informal conversation led by Professor Paul Emmons talking about the three elements: site, program (together forming the basis of the project), and the thesis (as the investigation).  Professors Ishida, Bassett, and Bedford will be joining.

Link to Join

Fourth Year
Student Discussion: What is thesis?
Week 08
Mar 12 • 4PM
zoom

A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

Link to Join

Fourth Year
4th Year Town Hall
Week 11
Apr 02 • 4:00PM
zoom

Organization and opportunities for the coming year.

Link to Attend

Fourth Year
University Calendar
Classes Begin
Week 02
Jan 21
online

All courses meet online first week of class.

Link to university calendar.

University Calendar
Classes resume on-campus.
Week 02
Jan 26
Blacksburg

Face-to-face and hybrid courses resume on campus.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 03
Feb 05

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 06
Feb 25

No class.

University Calendar
Spring Break Day
Week 09
Mar 17
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Spring Break Day
Week 12
Apr 06
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Spring Break Day
Week 15
Apr 26
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Classes end
Week 16
May 05
Crisis Lecture Series
Dagur Eggertsson, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Week 05
Feb 17 • 4:30PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Chris Cornelius, studio:indigenous
Week 06
Feb 24 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Mason White + Lola Sheppard, Lateral Office
Week 07
Mar 03 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Paola Aguirre + Dennis Milam, Borderless Studio
Week 08
Mar 10 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH Office
Week 11
Mar 31 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Week 12
Apr 07 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
Andrew Freear, Rural Studio
Week 13
Apr 14 • 7PM
zoom
Crisis Lecture Series
John Maher, MASS Design Group
Week 14
Apr 21 • 7PM
zoom

In collaboration with Center for Design Research, Impact Design Series

Crisis Lecture Series
Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
Week 15
Apr 28 • 7PM
zoom
Architecture Thursdays
Dawn Bushnaq, BUSHNAQ STUDIO
Week 04
Feb 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Making Architecture in a Small Practice 

Bushnaq Studio, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
Carolina Freue, STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Week 05
Feb 18 • 2PM
Zoom

First Years of Practice

Steven Holl Architects, NY

Architecture Thursdays
Bettina Seitz, VITRA INTERIOR DESIGN STUDIO
Week 07
Mar 04 • 2PM
Zoom

The Change of Workplace

Vitra Interior Design Studio, Weil Germany

Architecture Thursdays
Johann Mordhorst, KIERAN TIMBERLAKE
Week 08
Mar 11 • 2PM
Zoom

Striving for Architecture

Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia

Architecture Thursdays
Heather Woofter, WASHINGTON UNIV. ST. LOUIS
Week 09
Mar 18 • 2pm
Zoom

The Mission of an Architecture School Today

Director, College of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis

Architecture Thursdays
Ray Calabro, BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON
Week 11
Apr 01 • 2pm
Zoom

Architecture is Possible

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle

Architecture Thursdays
John Chamberlain, LAKE/FLATO
Week 12
Apr 08 • 2PM
Zoom

The First Year in Practice

Lake/Flato, San Antonio

Architecture Thursdays
Eugenio Ramirez, ERERAS Arquitectos
Week 13
Apr 15 • 2PM
Zoom

Island Practice

ERERAS Arquitectos, Puerto Rico

Architecture Thursdays
Michael Temple, SOM
Week 14
Apr 22 • 2pm
Zoom

Big Firm – Small Projects

SOM, San Francisco

Special Events
AIA Virginia Student Competition
Week 01
Jan 22 • 5
online
Special Events
Second Year Competition
Week 04
Feb 08
online
Special Events
Virtual Career Fair
Week 09
Mar 15 • 10AM - 4PM
Brazen

The School of Architecture + Design will host Career Day on March 15th from 10 am – 4 pm on the virtual platform, Brazen.

Special Events
IAWA Symposium
Week 10
Mar 23 • 3 PM
online

Joanna Schmickel – Design Like a Girl

 

Special Events
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Week 11
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Dr Ladislav Jackson Lecture: What exactly was a “raumplan” and has there been one after Adolf Loos?
Week 05
Feb 19 • 12noon
Zoom: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/87106500803

In 1931, the Vienna publishing house Anton Schroll & Co. published Heinrich Kulka’s extensive monograph on Adolf Loos. In his text, Kulka discussed Loos’s idea of being an architect, he wrote about ornament and the reduction of ornament, and then, on about one page, he outlined Loos’s space concept, which he named “raumplan”. He emphasized a better organization and rationalization of interior space as Loos’s main innovation. However, when we look at Loos’s 1920s and 1930s houses, they boast of a huge waste of space (and money). After Loos’s death in 1933, many of his apprentices continued designing “in the Loos manner”, as Heinrich Kulka promoted his projects from the mid-1930s. At the same time, we can see that the apprentices‘ projects do not achieve Loos’s spatial qualities and proportions and their works had been contaminated with other inventions of architectural avant-garde. What was the real purpose of the invention and use of the term “raumplan“ by Loos’s pupils and has there been anything like that after Loos’s death? The lecture will try to answer this question using examples of post-Loos works by Heinrich Kulka and Kurt Unger from 1933 to 1939.

Dr. Ladislav Jackson Ladislav Jackson is an art and architecture historian, a faculty member and a vice-dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology. He teaches courses on the 20 th Century art, architecture and design history. In his research he focuses on East-Central European architectural modernism, since 2016 he has researched the life and work of Jaroslav J. Polívka in global perspective. In the last 8 years, he authored, edited or co-edited over 20 books on architecture and design history. Between 2016 and 2017 he was a Fulbright visiting researcher at UC Berkeley. He also specializes in feminist and queer history of visual culture.

Special Events
Week -1
Jan 01
Thesis
Spring Opener
Week 02
Jan 27 • 4PM-10PM
the Dome
Thesis
Spring Opener Prompt
Week 01
Jan 19 • 3PM
zoom
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 08
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 09
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 10
Thesis
Thesis Week
Week 08
Mar 11
Thesis
10-Pages
Week 10
Mar 23 • 4 pm
zoom
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 19
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 20
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 21
Thesis
Exhibition Week
Week 14
Apr 22
Thesis
Thesis Honors Reviews
Week 15
Apr 28 • 1 pm
Fourth Year
Faculty Conversation: What is thesis?
Week 07
Mar 05 • 4PM
zoom

An informal conversation led by Professor Paul Emmons talking about the three elements: site, program (together forming the basis of the project), and the thesis (as the investigation).  Professors Ishida, Bassett, and Bedford will be joining.

Link to Join

Fourth Year
Student Discussion: What is thesis?
Week 08
Mar 12 • 4PM
zoom

A follow-up student discussion about Thesis Week reviews and the question, ‘what is thesis?’

Link to Join

Fourth Year
4th Year Town Hall
Week 11
Apr 02 • 4:00PM
zoom

Organization and opportunities for the coming year.

Link to Attend