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Look for a wide variety of events throughout 2014 to commemorate the college’s fifty years. The 50th Anniversary Committee is busy planning lectures, exhibitions, and gatherings designed to engage alumni, faculty, staff and students. So keep checking back as new events will be added throughout the year!

50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Sept. 4-7, 2014

Thursday, September 4

  • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Registration in the Cowgill Lobby
  • All day – Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center Thesis Exhibition – Outside the Art + Architecture Library, First Floor Cowgill Hall
  • 9 a.m to 5 p.m. – Photographic exhibition, “The Majesty and Mystery of Machu Picchu” at Solitude, presented by the Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Kenneth Frampton available for book signing in the Art + Architecture Library, first floor Cowgill Hall (bring your own books)
  • Noon to 5 p.m. – Alumni presentations  (See the complete schedule)
  • Noon to 6 p.m.  Collegiate Legacy: Emeritus Faculty Exhibition at the Moss Arts Center
  • 5 p.m. – Reception with Kenneth Frampton for faculty and alumni in the Art + Architecture Library, first floor Cowgill Hall
  • 7 p.m.   The School of Architecture + Design  presents Kenneth Frampton in McBryde 100

 

Friday, September 5

  • 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Registration in the Cowgill Lobby
  • All day – Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center Thesis Exhibition – Outside the Art + Architecture Library, First Floor Cowgill Hall
  • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Alumni presentations  (See the complete schedule)
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Memorabilia Sales in 202 Cowgill Hall
  • 9 a.m to 5 p.m. – Photographic exhibition, “The Majesty and Mystery of Machu Picchu” at Solitude, presented by the Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Myers-Lawson School of Construction – Building Construction/Program in Real Estate Alumni Reception and Luncheon Honoring Preston and Catharine White*
  • Noon to 6 p.m.  Collegiate Legacy: Emeritus Faculty Exhibition at the Moss Arts Center
  • 2 p.m. – Discussion, questions and answers with Kenneth Frampton in Cowgill 300
  • 2 to 5 p.m. – Party on Burchard Plaza
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. – “Alternative Paths: A Panel Discussion” featuring John Carnochan, George Sexton, Robert Reuter, Mark Driscoll, and Wayne Chatfield-Taylor with moderator Larry Doll in Cowgill 300.
  • Alumni Receptions for each school:
    • School of Visual Arts: SOVA Shindig —  7 p.m. at the Armory ($20 per person/$50 VIP ticket)*
    • School of Architecture + Design — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.* On the lawn between Cowgill Hall and LumenHAUS. Note: This is a new location
    • Building Construction Alumni Reception — 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. ($30 per person)**
    • School of Public and International Affairs — 5 to 7 p.m. at the University Club*

 

Saturday, September 6

 

Sunday, September 7

  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Registration in the Cowgill Lobby
  • 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast in Hancock Hall presented by Virginia Center for Housing Research
  • 9 a.m to 5 p.m. – Photographic exhibition, “The Majesty and Mystery of Machu Picchu” at Solitude, presented by the Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Tour of LumenHAUS and the Research & Demonstration Facility*
  • 10 – 10:45 a.m.: Presentation by Dr. Carlos Martin on the subjects of Housing Economics and Policy in the United States. In Hancock Hall Auditorium
  • 11 – 11:45 a.m.: Presentation by Dr. Russell James on non-traditional approaches in housing research: from nesting apes to neuroimaging. In Hancock Hall Auditorium
  • Noon: Lunch Reception catered by Draper Mercantile in Hancock Hall  following Center for Housing Research presentations.
  • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Collegiate Legacy: Emeritus Faculty Exhibition at the Moss Arts Center

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*Requires pre-registration.
** Registration required separately from primary registration site. Please call 540-961-0505 to register.

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