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To commemorate the 50th anniversary, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies will offer a variety memorabilia to recognize the history and traditions of the college. Items will be available for purchase through the University Bookstore, both online and in their stores on campus and on University City Blvd. They will also be on sale in Cowgill Hall during the 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend.

To purchase items, click on the items below, see the complete list on the University Bookstore site, or visit www.bookstore.vt.edu and search for “CAUS”.


College of Architecture and Urban Studies 50th Anniversary T-shirt

In commemoration of fifty years of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies — 1964 to 2014 — a committee of current and emeritus faculty organized the 50th Anniversary Icon Competition for faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the college to submit their concepts for a design that reflected the spirit and history of the college. David Spradlin, a 2013 graduate of the School of Visual Arts, designed the winning icon. David also created artistic, deconstructed variations based on that  icon for use throughout the anniversary. The shirt showcases one of those variations on the front and the icon on the back. The shirt is a smoke gray 100% Ringspun Cotton. Order Now!


CAUS 50th Anniversary Cup

The CAUS 50th Anniversary Cup was designed by Professor Emeritus Ellen Braaten and Industrial Design faculty member, Martha Sullivan, both alumni of the college. The cup is meant to express the beauty and function that the School of Architecture teaches students throughout its curriculum. The slipcast stoneware cup fits comfortably in the hand and bears the 50th Anniversary logo on its underside. It is microwave and dishwasher safe. Order Now! 


The 50th Photographic Journal is a hard bound book with a black linen cover and black foil stamp on the front, printed on 115# matte premium silk paper – 180 pages. It is an assemblage of images, not exhaustive or comprehensive, but a small collective to render the genius loci or ‘spirit of place’ over 50 years. The book is divided into five decades, each with a preceding timeline of key events. The end includes a memorial section and an index of all faculty and staff since the inception of the college. Order Now!
Featuring variations of the 50th icon design developed by Visual Communication Design alumnus David Spradlin, these posters are silkscreened and hand numbered 1-100 for each of the three variations. They are designed to be kept at their current 18″ x 24″ size or can be cut down to 18″ x 18″squares to display as art prints. Order Now!

Designed by PhD candidate in the School of Architecture + Design Negar Kalantar, this brand new toy released by Naef has been produced in an exclusive limited edition celebrating the 50th Anniversary. Order Now!