The College of Architecture and Urban Studies will present its bi-annual research symposium on Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center.

The symposium features the work of faculty from all of the college’s schools and departments—the School of Architecture + Design, the School of Public and International Affairs, the Department of Building Construction, the Department of Landscape Architecture, and the Department of Art and Art History—presenting research generated during the last two calendar years. Topics include an electronic arts installation that was created by a collaboration of faculty for the Art Museum of Western Virginia and a review of the existing best practices in energy policy and planning to an examination of transparent shading devices as a way to control daylighting.

Admission to the College of Architecture and Urban Studies Research Symposium is free. For a schedule of topics and more information, visit

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members.