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College of Architecture and Urban Studies annual report, commencement program win international design awards

August 16, 2007

The 2005-2006 annual report created for Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies has been awarded a bronze Magnum Opus award.

The international graphic design award, bestowed by Publications Management, in cooperation with the University of Missouri School of Journalism and McMurry marketing communications, is the leading awards program dedicated exclusively to custom publishing. The college’s 2005-2006 commencement program was awarded an honorable mention in the same competition.

The college’s 2005-2006 annual report, viewed at, was created by Heather Riley Chadwick, communications manager for the college. Chadwick, of Blacksburg, received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a certificate from the University of Denver Publishing Institute, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in communication at Virginia Tech.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies is one of the largest of its type in the nation. The college is composed of three schools and the Department of Art and Art History, part of the multi-college School of the Arts. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design, interior design, and landscape architecture. The School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The Myers-Lawson School of Construction, a joint school of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies and the College of Engineering, includes programs in building construction and construction management. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 25 degrees taught by 160 faculty members.