Architecture provides professional guidance and leadership to the long range planning of Virginia Tech's physical environment and to the design of specific buildings and campus environments in support of the university's mission and strategic vision.
Architecture provides guidance through the professional disciplines and core competencies of architectural design, campus planning, land planning/landscape architecture, space programming and analysis, and integrated sustainable planning. Services provided include:
- periodic updates to the Campus Master Plan including oversight of precinct and district planning and of land use planning;
- preparation and management of institutional space and facilities needs assessments;
- oversight of master planning (to include sustainability planning), urban design, campus landscape planning, programming, and aesthetic issues throughout project pre-planning and design;
- participation in developing major components of the university's capital budget plan including facilities program definition;
- assisting in development of the six-year capital plans;
- preparation of capital project request data;
- input into the development and consistent application of campus design standards;
- providing input into landscape and public art projects;
- input on campus sustainability topics;
- communication with various internal and external entities on aesthetic and campus planning issues (e.g., Art and Architectural Review Board, Department of Historic Resources, and the Building and Grounds Committee of the Board of Visitors);
- input on various extended campus projects and participation in outreach activities such as presentations to alumni groups and other interested groups inside and outside of the university.