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A Multi-Campus Presence

Most of our degree programs are based in Blacksburg, Virginia, on the Virginia Tech main campus. However, we have additional locations in the Commonwealth and in Europe.

The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, offers graduate degrees in architecture. The School of Public and International Affairs offers graduate degree programs in Arlington, Virginia, and the Masters of Public Administration degree program is available in Blacksburg, Arlington, and Richmond, Virginia.

Beyond the state, we also have a presence internationally, with Virginia Tech’s Switzerland campus. Located in Riva San Vitale, the Steger Center for International Scholarship provides an important home base for many of our students as they spend a semester abroad, studying there and exploring the surrounding countries.

Facilities in Blacksburg, Virginia

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Architecture Annex

The Architecture Annex at 140 Otey St. NW is home to many of the offices and classes for the School of Public and International Affairs.

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The Armory

The Armory at 201 Draper Rd. is home to the School of Visual Arts’ main office, gallery, and classrooms for its foundations and drawing programs.

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Bishop-Favrao Hall

Located at 1345 Perry Street, Bishop-Favrao Hall houses the Myers-Lawson School of Construction.

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Burchard Hall

Burchard Hall, located at 1327 Perry Street, provides studio space, offices, and workshops for ceramics, plaster, graphics, and digital media for architecture and design.

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Burruss Hall

Burruss Hall at 800 Drillfield Drive is home to offices and classrooms for Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.

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Community Design Assistance Center

Located at 101 South Main Street, Suite 2, the Community Design Assistance Center provides underserved communities in southwest Virginia with low-cost planning and design assistance while giving students an opportunity for paid experience related to their future careers.

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Cowgill Hall

Cowgill Hall, located at 1325 Perry Street, is the home for the college’s administration as well as the School of Architecture + Design.

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Environmental Systems Laboratory

The Environmental Systems Laboratory (ESL), located at 4116 Prices Fork Rd., provides working space for many projects from the School of Architecture + Design.

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Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience

Located at 250 South Main St., Kent Square, Suite 312, the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience office brings together university researchers and external partners from organizations and private industry to build strong and productive partnerships.

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Henderson Hall

Henderson Hall, located at 195 Alumni Mall, contains office and studio spaces for the School of Visual Arts.

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Media Annex

Located at 130 Otey St. NW, the Media Annex houses the Environmental Design and Planning graduate student offices.

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Media Building

Located at 101 Draper Rd. NW, the Media Building houses studios for ceramics, painting, and sculpture for the School of Visual Arts and is a shared space with the Institute For Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

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Research and Demonstration Facility

The Research and Demonstration Facility (RDF) at 185 Inventive Lane is home to numerous faculty and student research projects within the college.

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Surge Space Building

Rooms 107 and 108 of the Surge Space Building, located at 400 Stranger Street, provide additional studio and pin-up exhibition space for the School of Architecture + Design.

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Thomas-Conner House

The Thomas-Conner House at 104 Draper Road houses the Center for Public Administration & Policy in the School of Public & International Affairs.

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Turner Street Offices

The Landscape Architecture Program maintains studio space on the second floor of 400 Turner Street.

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Vibration Testing Lab

The Vibration Testing Lab is located at 165 Inventive Lane and is used to conduct research on various serviceability issues as related to building vibrations.

Facilities in Alexandria, Virginia

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The Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center

The WAAC's 1001 Prince Street location contains administrative offices, faculty offices, classrooms, and studio space on its main and upper levels. Media workshops for computers, printers, laser cutters, printmaking, and darkroom facilities are on the lower level.

Facilities in Arlington, Virginia

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Virginia Tech Research Center

The Virginia Tech Research Center is located at 900 N. Glebe Rd. Students at the School of Public and International Affairs benefit from the Arlington campus’ proximity to the nation's capital and the numerous national and international organizations and government offices housed there.

Facilities in Richmond, Virginia

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SPIA’s Richmond Campus

SPIA’s Richmond Campus is located at 2810 N. Parham Rd., Suite 205. At this location, students can earn a graduate certificate online, apply for a full-time fellowship with the Commonwealth of Virginia, or bring leadership courses and programs into their government agency office or nonprofit. The Richmond Campus is the hub for SPIA's sponsored research programs for nonprofit and public organizations.

Switzerland Campus

Steger Center for International Scholarship

The Steger Center provides an important home base for many of our students as they spend a semester abroad, studying there and exploring the surrounding countries. The center’s location in Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of Switzerland, is also close to major northern Italian cities such as Milan. The Steger Center is the Virginia Tech’s European campus center and base for operations and support of its programs in the region.

College of Architecture and Urban Studies
202 Cowgill Hall (0205)
1325 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6416

School of Public and International Affairs
VTRC — Arlington
900 N Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22203
571- 858-3102

Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center
1001  Prince  Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office: 703-706-3003
Fax: 703-549-0532

The Steger Center for International Scholarship
Villa Maderni, via Settala 8
6826 Riva San Vitale, Switzerland
+41 91 648 36 51