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Virginia Tech announces the College of Architecture and Urban Studies' Outstanding Senior Award


BLACKSBURG, Va., April 9, 2004 – Brian Kubecki, of Germantown, Md., is the recipient of Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ Outstanding Senior Award for the 2003-2004 academic year. He is studying architecture.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the senior class annually sponsor the Outstanding Senior Awards, which recognize exceptional performance by a graduating senior from each college within the university. Students and faculty of each of the eight colleges select the recipients. GPA’s of the awardees range between 3.75 and 4.0.

Virginia Tech is announcing its Outstanding Senior Awards in conjunction with the university’s Founders Day, Friday, April 23. First taking place in 1972, Founders Day Convocation is Virginia Tech's annual celebration of the academic and professional achievements of the university and recognizing service to Virginia Tech.

Kubecki is a student of the Chicago Studio 2002. He also was the vice president of the American Institute of Architecture Students for two years.

Kubecki is said to be "an example of excellence in every measure" by Kathryn Clarke Albright, associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech is comprised of two schools, the School of Architecture + Design and the School of Public and International Affairs, and includes programs in architecture, art, art history, building construction, public administration and policy, interior design, industrial design, landscape architecture, government and international affairs, and urban affairs and planning. All programs strive to promote an understanding of the complexity of our environment and ways to improve that environment through thoughtful teaching and research in the design, planning, and construction fields. The college enrolls more than 2,200 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 130 faculty members.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top 30 research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 170 academic degree programs.