Virginia Tech – Architecture Programs:
Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professor of Architecture Jaan Holt, Director of the the School of Architecture + Design’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center since 1984, has stepped down from his position in January 2016.
Professor Susan Piedmont-Palladio, R.A., has been appointed as the Interim Director of the School of Architecture + Design’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
Assistant Professor Aki Ishida, A.I.A., has been named as one of “Design Intelligence 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016.”
Associate Professor William U. Galloway, Assistant Professor Patrick Doan, R.A., and Professor Frank Weiner, R.A., have received the 2016 ACSA Design-Build Award, honoring best practices in school-based design-build projects, for their cube building. The project was also awarded a Honorable Mention by American Institute of Architects Virginia.
Professor Joe Wheeler, A.I.A., has been awarded the 2015 Prize for Design Research and Scholarship by the American Institute of Architects Virginia.
Professor Dr. Mehdi Setareh, Ph.D., P.E., was awarded an Honorable Mention of the 2015 Prize for Design Research and Scholarship for his Structure and Form Analysis System (SAFAS) by the American Institute of Architects Virginia. Setareh also published the book Structural System, which covers the material to prepare intern architects for the Structural Systems Division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
Professor Dr. Markus Breitschmid, Ph.D., S.I.A., has published an article on Herzog & de Meuron’s new Perez Art Museum in Miami, Florida for the journal Archithese – International Review of Architecture.