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Technology + Cities: Reshaping the Urban Landscape (CE)
September 13

Presented by AIA Northern Virginia Committee on Architecture on Education (CAE) 

1.5 AIA LU|Elective
AIA Members: $15; Associate AIA and Students: $10; Non-members: $30


Technological advances are rapidly changing the urban environment and how we interact with it. From smart infrastructure to energy and transportation, architectural design must adapt to support and advance new and developing technologies. Concurrently, urban architecture is tasked with the goals to be human centered, inclusive, and equitable.

The movement of major tech companies to cities can have a large impact on the community. While providing jobs, revenue sources, and improved infrastructure, it creates a challenge in the development of public spaces featuring human centered design. This unique convergence of technology and design is exemplified in the design of Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus Academic Building One. Universities, as the cornerstone of communities, provide unique opportunities to shift the workforce to enhance technology within a framework sustainability, resiliency, and equity. Academic Building One, through its design process, is a model for transforming and improving civic and community infrastructure.

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Provider Number: A058
Course: NOVA2022-008
Session: 1