This is a single point reference for the Landscape Architecture program to plan the semester in advance. Faculty will use tool to plan courses around events, like lectures, portfolio reviews and visits by alumni. As a student, you will be able to visualize the whole semester and know important dates related to each project. This is a new initiative for our program to keep everyone on the same page.
Jan 20
wk01
Jan 27
wk02
Feb 03
wk03
Feb 10
wk04
Feb 17
wk05
Feb 24
wk06
Mar 02
wk07
Mar 09
wk08
Mar 16
wk09
Mar 23
wk10
Mar 30
wk11
Apr 06
wk12
Apr 13
wk13
Apr 20
wk14
Apr 27
wk15
May 04
wk16
May 11
wk17
May 18
wk18
2nd Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
P.2 Cheatham Hall Open Space Plan
P.3 Site Master Plan
2nd Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
Week 01 – 02
Jan 20 – Jan 27

Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette: Newport, Virginia January 22 to 27, 2020

The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program is holding the fourth Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette at the beginning of the spring semester. All landscape architecture students from second through fifth year and graduate students will participate in the charrette as part of their required studio and senior project work. First year students are invited to join this short adventure.

The charrette addresses public landscape issues and opportunities in Newport, Virginia, a historic farm-service town located in Giles County. Students and faculty will meet with local representatives to learn about the town and its rich social, cultural, economic and environmental heritage as well as its current challenges and opportunities. Student groups will be tasked with identifying and investigating options for envisioning revitalized futures for the village public open spaces. After five days of intensive work, the student groups will each graphically and orally present their visions.

2nd Year Studio
P.2 Cheatham Hall Open Space Plan
Week 02 – 07
Jan 27 – Mar 02
2nd Year Studio
P.3 Site Master Plan
Week 07 – 17
Mar 02 – May 11
Fridays @ 1
Communication Starts with Listening
Week 01
Jan 24 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Dr. Carrie Kroehler, Associate Director at Center for Communicating Science at VT will lead a workshop on listening. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Exploring the Agricultural landscape of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Week 02
Jan 31 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Prof. Brian Katen’s research explores the archival and liminal dimensions of landscape, the persistence and materiality of memory in everyday, vernacular, and ephemeral landscapes. His current work is focused on Virginia’s landscapes of memory during the eras of segregation and Jim Crow. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Design is (a) Life (Style).
Week 03
Feb 07 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
A conversation on creative design through woodworking and custom fabrication with the Community Design Center at Virginia Tech's project manager Nick Proctor.
Fridays @ 1
Form Follows Steel
Week 05
Feb 21 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Marc Maiorana will give a talk and show some examples in Landscape Architecture studio regarding his work in his studio. Marc Maiorana Studio is a contemporary blacksmith studio that uses heat, hammers, and hydraulics to shape steel into items that are innovative and inviting.
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Fridays @ 1
Watercolor Workshop
Week 06
Feb 28 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Equity: Next Generation Landscape Architect's New Standard for Design
Week 07
Mar 06 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Kendra Hyson, Founder of the Urban Studio, will focus on how designers of color through the Urban Studio are helping to address issues of equity in the design profession. Her hope is to connect with and cultivate inter-generational leadership and expanding how students of color are educated and engaged around design. The mission of the Urban Studio is “to advance design thinking for equitable + sustainable urbanism.” As designers of color working in communities of color, their goal is simple, to green cities for all people.
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Fridays @ 1
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Week 09
Mar 20 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Shereen Hughes of Wetlands Watch
Week 10
Mar 27 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Friday @ 1
Week 11
Apr 03 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Brandon Hartz
Week 12
Apr 10 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
GGN: Lesley Conroy
Week 13
Apr 17 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Blake Bensman, Sustainability Manager- Housing and Residence Life
Week 14
Apr 24 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Senior Project Substantial Presentations
Week 09
Mar 16 • 1 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Stanley Abbott Presentations
Week 15
May 01
Academic Calendar
Meet the Profession: McHale Landscape Design
Week 06
Feb 24 • 5:00 pm
108 Surge
Using an Interactive Design Process to create meaningful places. Meet the landscape designers from McHale Landscape Design in the LAR studio after the School of Architecture + Design Career Fair. Michael Selander- Asst. Account Manager Sam Dusenbery- Asst. Landscape Architect Sarah Richardson- HR Coordinator
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 10 • 12:00 pm
Surge 108
12:00 pm: Sketch & Eat: Napkin sketching, supported by pizza.
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 12 • 11:30 am
Surge 108
11:30 am: LandFx Workshop 3:00 pm: Alumni Lectures: Lauren Delbridge- LandDesign, Dustin Smith – Wolf Josey, & Greg Webster – Hill Studio 5:30 pm: Portfolio Review with Professionals 6:00 pm: Potluck
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 13 • 1:30 pm
Surge 108
1:30 – 3:00: Graphic Workshop- Adobe Photoshop w/ Madison Hutchings (4th year BLA)
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 14 • 11 am
Surge 108
11 am – 12:30 pm: Multidisciplinary Professor Panel (Lunch provided); Bob Oliver- Geography, Ralph Hall – Planning, & Jennifer Lawrence- Political Economy 1 pm – 5 pm: Student Pin-Up Exhibition and Studio Open House
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Academic Calendar
Classes Start
Week 01
Jan 21
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 09
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 10
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 11
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 12
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 13
Academic Calendar
Graduation
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
CAUS Graduation
Week 17
May 16
Academic Calendar
Week -2
Jan 01
3rd Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
3rd Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
Week 01 – 02
Jan 20 – Jan 27
Fridays @ 1
Communication Starts with Listening
Week 01
Jan 24 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Dr. Carrie Kroehler, Associate Director at Center for Communicating Science at VT will lead a workshop on listening. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Exploring the Agricultural landscape of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Week 02
Jan 31 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Prof. Brian Katen’s research explores the archival and liminal dimensions of landscape, the persistence and materiality of memory in everyday, vernacular, and ephemeral landscapes. His current work is focused on Virginia’s landscapes of memory during the eras of segregation and Jim Crow. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Design is (a) Life (Style).
Week 03
Feb 07 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
A conversation on creative design through woodworking and custom fabrication with the Community Design Center at Virginia Tech's project manager Nick Proctor.
Fridays @ 1
Form Follows Steel
Week 05
Feb 21 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Marc Maiorana will give a talk and show some examples in Landscape Architecture studio regarding his work in his studio. Marc Maiorana Studio is a contemporary blacksmith studio that uses heat, hammers, and hydraulics to shape steel into items that are innovative and inviting.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Watercolor Workshop
Week 06
Feb 28 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Equity: Next Generation Landscape Architect's New Standard for Design
Week 07
Mar 06 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Kendra Hyson, Founder of the Urban Studio, will focus on how designers of color through the Urban Studio are helping to address issues of equity in the design profession. Her hope is to connect with and cultivate inter-generational leadership and expanding how students of color are educated and engaged around design. The mission of the Urban Studio is “to advance design thinking for equitable + sustainable urbanism.” As designers of color working in communities of color, their goal is simple, to green cities for all people.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Week 09
Mar 20 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Shereen Hughes of Wetlands Watch
Week 10
Mar 27 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Friday @ 1
Week 11
Apr 03 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Brandon Hartz
Week 12
Apr 10 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
GGN: Lesley Conroy
Week 13
Apr 17 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Blake Bensman, Sustainability Manager- Housing and Residence Life
Week 14
Apr 24 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Senior Project Substantial Presentations
Week 09
Mar 16 • 1 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Stanley Abbott Presentations
Week 15
May 01
Academic Calendar
Meet the Profession: McHale Landscape Design
Week 06
Feb 24 • 5:00 pm
108 Surge
Using an Interactive Design Process to create meaningful places. Meet the landscape designers from McHale Landscape Design in the LAR studio after the School of Architecture + Design Career Fair. Michael Selander- Asst. Account Manager Sam Dusenbery- Asst. Landscape Architect Sarah Richardson- HR Coordinator
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 10 • 12:00 pm
Surge 108
12:00 pm: Sketch & Eat: Napkin sketching, supported by pizza.
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 12 • 11:30 am
Surge 108
11:30 am: LandFx Workshop 3:00 pm: Alumni Lectures: Lauren Delbridge- LandDesign, Dustin Smith – Wolf Josey, & Greg Webster – Hill Studio 5:30 pm: Portfolio Review with Professionals 6:00 pm: Potluck
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 13 • 1:30 pm
Surge 108
1:30 – 3:00: Graphic Workshop- Adobe Photoshop w/ Madison Hutchings (4th year BLA)
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 14 • 11 am
Surge 108
11 am – 12:30 pm: Multidisciplinary Professor Panel (Lunch provided); Bob Oliver- Geography, Ralph Hall – Planning, & Jennifer Lawrence- Political Economy 1 pm – 5 pm: Student Pin-Up Exhibition and Studio Open House
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Classes Start
Week 01
Jan 21
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 09
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 10
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 11
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 12
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 13
Academic Calendar
Graduation
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
CAUS Graduation
Week 17
May 16
Academic Calendar
Week -2
Jan 01
4th Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
P.2 Mount Trashmore Splash Park
4th Year Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
Week 01 – 02
Jan 20 – Jan 27
4th Year Studio
P.2 Mount Trashmore Splash Park
Week 02 – 18
Jan 27 – May 18

Water Park design and development for Mount Trashmore. Site visits and community meetings: March 21 and 28

Fridays @ 1
Communication Starts with Listening
Week 01
Jan 24 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Dr. Carrie Kroehler, Associate Director at Center for Communicating Science at VT will lead a workshop on listening. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Exploring the Agricultural landscape of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Week 02
Jan 31 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Prof. Brian Katen’s research explores the archival and liminal dimensions of landscape, the persistence and materiality of memory in everyday, vernacular, and ephemeral landscapes. His current work is focused on Virginia’s landscapes of memory during the eras of segregation and Jim Crow. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Design is (a) Life (Style).
Week 03
Feb 07 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
A conversation on creative design through woodworking and custom fabrication with the Community Design Center at Virginia Tech's project manager Nick Proctor.
Fridays @ 1
Form Follows Steel
Week 05
Feb 21 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Marc Maiorana will give a talk and show some examples in Landscape Architecture studio regarding his work in his studio. Marc Maiorana Studio is a contemporary blacksmith studio that uses heat, hammers, and hydraulics to shape steel into items that are innovative and inviting.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Watercolor Workshop
Week 06
Feb 28 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Equity: Next Generation Landscape Architect's New Standard for Design
Week 07
Mar 06 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Kendra Hyson, Founder of the Urban Studio, will focus on how designers of color through the Urban Studio are helping to address issues of equity in the design profession. Her hope is to connect with and cultivate inter-generational leadership and expanding how students of color are educated and engaged around design. The mission of the Urban Studio is “to advance design thinking for equitable + sustainable urbanism.” As designers of color working in communities of color, their goal is simple, to green cities for all people.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Week 09
Mar 20 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Shereen Hughes of Wetlands Watch
Week 10
Mar 27 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Friday @ 1
Week 11
Apr 03 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Brandon Hartz
Week 12
Apr 10 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
GGN: Lesley Conroy
Week 13
Apr 17 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Blake Bensman, Sustainability Manager- Housing and Residence Life
Week 14
Apr 24 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Senior Project Substantial Presentations
Week 09
Mar 16 • 1 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Stanley Abbott Presentations
Week 15
May 01
Academic Calendar
Meet the Profession: McHale Landscape Design
Week 06
Feb 24 • 5:00 pm
108 Surge
Using an Interactive Design Process to create meaningful places. Meet the landscape designers from McHale Landscape Design in the LAR studio after the School of Architecture + Design Career Fair. Michael Selander- Asst. Account Manager Sam Dusenbery- Asst. Landscape Architect Sarah Richardson- HR Coordinator
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 10 • 12:00 pm
Surge 108
12:00 pm: Sketch & Eat: Napkin sketching, supported by pizza.
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 12 • 11:30 am
Surge 108
11:30 am: LandFx Workshop 3:00 pm: Alumni Lectures: Lauren Delbridge- LandDesign, Dustin Smith – Wolf Josey, & Greg Webster – Hill Studio 5:30 pm: Portfolio Review with Professionals 6:00 pm: Potluck
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 13 • 1:30 pm
Surge 108
1:30 – 3:00: Graphic Workshop- Adobe Photoshop w/ Madison Hutchings (4th year BLA)
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 14 • 11 am
Surge 108
11 am – 12:30 pm: Multidisciplinary Professor Panel (Lunch provided); Bob Oliver- Geography, Ralph Hall – Planning, & Jennifer Lawrence- Political Economy 1 pm – 5 pm: Student Pin-Up Exhibition and Studio Open House
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Classes Start
Week 01
Jan 21
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 09
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 10
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 11
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 12
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 13
Academic Calendar
Graduation
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
CAUS Graduation
Week 17
May 16
Academic Calendar
Week -2
Jan 01
Graduate Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
P.2 Cheatham Hall Open Space Plan
P.3 Site Master Plan
Graduate Studio
P.1 Gibbons Open Space Charrette
Week 01 – 02
Jan 20 – Jan 27
Graduate Studio
P.2 Cheatham Hall Open Space Plan
Week 02 – 07
Jan 27 – Mar 02
Graduate Studio
P.3 Site Master Plan
Week 07 – 17
Mar 02 – May 11
Fridays @ 1
Communication Starts with Listening
Week 01
Jan 24 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Dr. Carrie Kroehler, Associate Director at Center for Communicating Science at VT will lead a workshop on listening. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Exploring the Agricultural landscape of the Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Week 02
Jan 31 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Prof. Brian Katen’s research explores the archival and liminal dimensions of landscape, the persistence and materiality of memory in everyday, vernacular, and ephemeral landscapes. His current work is focused on Virginia’s landscapes of memory during the eras of segregation and Jim Crow. Friday, from 1 to 2 PM
Fridays @ 1
Design is (a) Life (Style).
Week 03
Feb 07 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
A conversation on creative design through woodworking and custom fabrication with the Community Design Center at Virginia Tech's project manager Nick Proctor.
Fridays @ 1
Form Follows Steel
Week 05
Feb 21 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Marc Maiorana will give a talk and show some examples in Landscape Architecture studio regarding his work in his studio. Marc Maiorana Studio is a contemporary blacksmith studio that uses heat, hammers, and hydraulics to shape steel into items that are innovative and inviting.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Watercolor Workshop
Week 06
Feb 28 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Equity: Next Generation Landscape Architect's New Standard for Design
Week 07
Mar 06 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Kendra Hyson, Founder of the Urban Studio, will focus on how designers of color through the Urban Studio are helping to address issues of equity in the design profession. Her hope is to connect with and cultivate inter-generational leadership and expanding how students of color are educated and engaged around design. The mission of the Urban Studio is “to advance design thinking for equitable + sustainable urbanism.” As designers of color working in communities of color, their goal is simple, to green cities for all people.
View More Details
Fridays @ 1
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Week 09
Mar 20 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Shereen Hughes of Wetlands Watch
Week 10
Mar 27 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Friday @ 1
Week 11
Apr 03 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Brandon Hartz
Week 12
Apr 10 • 1 - 2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
GGN: Lesley Conroy
Week 13
Apr 17 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Blake Bensman, Sustainability Manager- Housing and Residence Life
Week 14
Apr 24 • 1 -2 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Senior Project Substantial Presentations
Week 09
Mar 16 • 1 PM
108 Surge
Fridays @ 1
Stanley Abbott Presentations
Week 15
May 01
Academic Calendar
Meet the Profession: McHale Landscape Design
Week 06
Feb 24 • 5:00 pm
108 Surge
Using an Interactive Design Process to create meaningful places. Meet the landscape designers from McHale Landscape Design in the LAR studio after the School of Architecture + Design Career Fair. Michael Selander- Asst. Account Manager Sam Dusenbery- Asst. Landscape Architect Sarah Richardson- HR Coordinator
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 10 • 12:00 pm
Surge 108
12:00 pm: Sketch & Eat: Napkin sketching, supported by pizza.
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 12 • 11:30 am
Surge 108
11:30 am: LandFx Workshop 3:00 pm: Alumni Lectures: Lauren Delbridge- LandDesign, Dustin Smith – Wolf Josey, & Greg Webster – Hill Studio 5:30 pm: Portfolio Review with Professionals 6:00 pm: Potluck
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 13 • 1:30 pm
Surge 108
1:30 – 3:00: Graphic Workshop- Adobe Photoshop w/ Madison Hutchings (4th year BLA)
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Landscape Architecture Week Symposium
Week 04
Feb 14 • 11 am
Surge 108
11 am – 12:30 pm: Multidisciplinary Professor Panel (Lunch provided); Bob Oliver- Geography, Ralph Hall – Planning, & Jennifer Lawrence- Political Economy 1 pm – 5 pm: Student Pin-Up Exhibition and Studio Open House
View More Details
Academic Calendar
Classes Start
Week 01
Jan 21
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 09
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 10
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 11
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 12
Academic Calendar
Spring Break
Week 08
Mar 13
Academic Calendar
Graduation
Week 17
May 15
Academic Calendar
CAUS Graduation
Week 17
May 16
Academic Calendar
Week -2
Jan 01