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As universities plan for reopening, we check-in with higher education leaders about the importance of community on campus. Panelists Elliot Felix (brighspot strategy), Dr. Matt Shank (Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges), and Dr. Ben Knapp (Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech) discuss the importance of creating accessible and equitable learning experiences that put community at the center. As students navigate a hybrid campus experience in the fall, how can we create a consistent sense of commmunity that bridges both physical and virtual worlds, and strengthens the student experience?Read More
School districts across the country are facing the difficult task of determining if K-12 schools will reopen this fall. In an effort to support the health, safety, and well-being of students, a team of VMDO designers collaborated with the AIA in developing 3D models that illustrate strategies for reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in schools.Read More
Students are helping develop key areas in Virginia Tech's Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community (CID LLC). With VMDO and other campus partners, students are helping design and build the very spaces where they’ll learn, live, and connect as part of the CID LLC.Read More
Net Zero Energy (NZE) schools are high-performance learning environments that produce as much renewable energy as they use. Interested in transitioning your child’s school system to NZE, but don’t know where to start? Here are five steps you can take as a parent.Read More