FORM | Line-Plane-Solid, an exhibit by students in the industrial design program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, will be on display at the Perspective Gallery through Saturday, May 17. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

The Perspective Gallery is located on the second floor in Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12:30 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays.

The show features more than 200 projects of nearly 100 Virginia Tech students. The exhibition itself was designed and built by a team of 19 students. The site-specific installation includes modular towers used to display student work that spans six different form exercises and four different form products

The exhibit represents work from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 sophomore form studio curriculum, designed by Mitzi Vernon, industrial design professor in the School of Architecture and Design. The form studio concept was highlighted in the journal Studies of Material Thinking in an article Vernon co-authored with Martha Sullivan. Titled Form to Product: Making as Pedagogy, it explores the importance of understanding basic form design for successful product creation.   

The exhibit is sponsored by the Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Innovation Space, the School of Architecture and Design, and the industrial design program.

With a visitor’s pass, parking is available for Squires Student Center from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Parking meters within the Squires Lot will need to be paid. A visitor’s pass may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Visitor Information Center, located at 965 Prices Fork Road, near the intersection of Prices Fork and University City Boulevard next to the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. A visitor’s pass may also be obtained from the Virginia Tech Police Station, located on Sterrett Drive, outside of the Visitor Information Center hours.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

 

 

Written by Sandy Broughton.