Principles and Standards

Hokie stone architectureal detail; Eggleston archway

Campus buildings and outdoor spaces play a major role in defining  our institutional image and  in creating an ambiance that makes  Virginia Tech unique. The quality of landscape and building design has a profound impact on the visual appearance of the campus and how the university and the surrounding community are perceived and integrated. The qualities, characteristics, and physical attributes that  define our campus  help to foster a sense of authentic human attachment and belonging.

The Facilities Department’s maximizes the design potential of each campus project in terms of accommodating the programs to be served, fostering collegiality on the campus, and contributing to the public realm that defines the Virginia Tech campus as unique. he Facilities Department has developed university principles and standards that are incorporated into projects across campus.