Alumni from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies are generously making time to come back to campus to give presentations about their experiences, careers, and work. There is a broad range of topics, so the biggest problem will be choosing which presentations to attend. Students from across the college, and even the university are welcome to attend — no need to stick within a particular discipline, just choose whatever interests you. Faculty, alumni and friends are also welcome and encouraged to attend these presentations.


School of Architecture + Design Alumni Presentations

For questions regarding A+D alumni presentations, please contact Professor Kathryn Albright.
= Architecture    = Landscape Architecture   = Interior Design    = Industrial Design

Thursday, September 4

1 p.m.

Cowgill 300: Daniel DiMarco, AECOM

Cowgill 400: Kim Schoenadel, KSA Interiors 

A+D Conference Room: Kate Rustin, DUCKINYELLOW and 30000yardsofthread 

2 p.m.

Cowgill 300: Adam Shalleck, Shalleck Collaborative

Cowgill 400: William Holman, Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation 

Burruss LAR: Courtney Thomas

3 p.m.

Cowgill 300: Hansoo Kim, Gensler

Cowgill 400: Steve Sanderson, CASE 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Ellen Goode, Meredith College 

A+D Conference Room, Cowgill: Kelly Harrigan, MeadWestvaco

4 p.m.

Cowgill 300: Denis Schofield, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 

Cowgill 400: Matt Winter, BNIM


Friday, September 5

9 a.m.

Cowgill 300: Nathan King, MASS Design Group and Rhode Island School of Design 

Cowgill 400: Kristine Fallon, Kristine Fallon Associates 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Keith Switzer, INTEC

Landscape Arch. Classroom, Burruss: Will Belcher, Land Collective 

A+D Conference Room, Cowgill: Kevin Sullivan, Payette 

Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill: Sharlyn Thacker 

10 a.m.

Cowgill 300: John Burcher, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects 

Cowgill 400: Jon Eisen, The Eisen Group 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Chris Guillard, CMG: Landscape Architecture 

Landscape Arch. Classroom, Burruss: Cindy Beacham, West Virginia University 

A+D Conference Room, Cowgill: Jonathan Ward, NBBJ 

Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill: Jessie Storey, Steelcase

11 a.m.

Cowgill 300: Jordan Rogove, Wayne Norbeck, and Patrick Cullina, DXA Studio 

Cowgill 400: Mike Gwin, Rothschild Doyno Collaborative 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Stefani Bachetti, dscout mobile research 

Landscape Arch. Classroom, Burruss: Billy Almond, WPL 

A+D Conference Room, Cowgill: Lynn Crump and Gregory Holzgrefe, Virginia Dept. of Conservation & Recreation

Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill: Nick Cooper, Odell 

12 p.m.

Cowgill 300: David K. Wagner and John David Wagner, Wagner Murray Architects 

Cowgill 400: Brandon Cappellari, West 8 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Christine Manfredo, Samsung Mobile

Landscape Arch. Classroom, Burruss: Michael Laviano AECOM 

A+D Conference Room, Cowgill: Courtney Landoll, The Watershed Co.

Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill: Eugene Stoltzfus, Eugene Stoltzfus Architects 

12:15 p.m.

Hancok 100: Mike Mense, mmenseArchitects 

1 p.m.

Cowgill 300: Cathi and Steven House, House + House Architects 

Cowgill 400: Lee Powell, FCB Health 

Interior Design Classroom, Burruss: Paul DeSantis, Goettsch Partners + Amy Cassell, PRY Design

Landscape Arch. Classroom, Burruss: Chuck Ware, Design Workshop 

Dean’s Conference Room, Cowgill: Tony Viscardi, Lehigh University 

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Cowgill 300: “Alternative Paths: A Panel Discussion” featuring John Carnochan, George Sexton, Robert Reuter, Mark Driscoll, and Wayne Chatfield-Taylor with moderator Larry Doll.

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Myers-Lawson School of Construction Alumni Presentations

Friday, September 5

10 – 11 a.m.

Richard Park, Vice President Pinnacle Construction & Development Corporation
Third floor, Bishop-Favrao Hall

1 p.m. – 2 p.m. 

Preston White, Founder & CEO Century Concrete
Third floor, Bishop-Favrao Hall

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School of Public and International Affairs Alumni Presentations

Thursday, September 4

2 – 3 p.m.

Courtney Thomas, Government and International Affairs alumna, on “In Food We Trust” 
First Floor Burruss Hall, Landscape Architecture Classroom

3 – 4 p.m.

Jesse Steele, Center for Public Administration and Policy: Program Coordinator, Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and MPA Program Manager, Center for Public Administration and Policy. on “Exploring the Relationship between Millennials and Public Service”
First Floor Burruss Hall, Landscape Architecture Classroom 


Friday, September 5

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ryan Eargle, Urban Affairs and Planning alumnus, Mass Mutual
132 Bishop-Favrao Hall

12 – 1 p.m.

Kim Carlson, Center for Public Administration and Policy Alumna, Virginia Tech
132 Bishop-Favrao Hall

1 – 2 p.m.

Jon Bohland, Planning, Globalization and Government alumnus on “The Hybrid World Cup: Dual Nationals, Citizenship, and Immigration in Contemporary World Football”
132 Bishop-Favrao Hall


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School of Visual Arts Alumni Presentations

Friday, September 5

The following presentations will be held in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room:

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Anne R. Fletcher, Art Administrator • Capital One

Francis Thompson, Art Program Supervisor CBRE, Global Corporate Services Capital One Account

Casey NyeRecent graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Arts degree in Art History, Art Collections Manager and Gallery Assistant at the Page Bond Gallery

Christian Brahe, Recent Graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – UNCG Studio art · Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lauren Erickson, Designer with The Martin Agency Richmond

12 p.m.
Professor Emeritus Ray Kass will be presenting a lecture about The Mountain Lake Workshops