Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies invites professional architects and designers to participate in the 11th annual International Architecture and Design Continuing Education Course in Italy to be held in May. The deadline to register for this course is Saturday, April 15.

Robert Dunay, Carter Professor of Architecture and director of the Industrial Design Program, and Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, will lead a continuing education course for architects and designers interested in learning abroad. In its 10-year history, the International Architecture and Design program has served more than 120 senior and junior members of architecture and design firms from throughout the nation.

“Emphasis is placed on the contextual and planning principles behind contemporary and historical architectural conditions existing at the scales from the object to the city,” said Dunay.

Cities comprising significant elements of Medieval times are toured and reviewed, as are individual buildings by notable architects. This year's trip will start in Milan and finish in Venice. Forty-two AIA learning units are earned for the six-day course, which is offered May 22-27. The price, excluding airfare, is $2,700 per person. For information, contact Davis at davisa@vt.edu or Dunay at dunayr@vt.edu.

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.