The Virginia Tech campus
is located in Blacksburg
; the central campus is roughly bordered by Prices Fork Road to the northwest, Plantation Drive to the west, Main Street to the east, and U.S. Route 460 bypass
to the south, although it also has several thousand acres beyond the central campus. The Virginia Tech campus totals about .
The university also has several commonwealth branch campus centers: Hampton Roads
), National Capital Region (Falls Church
- Alexandria, Virginia
, and the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon
. The university also owns the Center for European Studies and Architecture in Ticino
Cowgill Hall, located on Perry Street, is the home of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies
. It was named for Clinton Cowgill, who retired in 1956 after 28 years as the architecture
Adjacent to Cowgill Hall are what appear to be concrete walkways, but are actually a roof to a lower part of another building - Burchard Hall. Underneath are workshops and drawing boards for students majoring in Architecture
or Industrial Design
. The glass pyramids are actually skylights.
In 2006, Cowgill Hall was named the winner of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects Test of Time Award.... Read More