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College of Architecture and Urban Studies faculty symposium wins international design award


BLACKSBURG, Va., July 21, 2006 – A 90-page document created for Virginia Tech’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies bi-annual faculty symposium has been awarded a silver Magnum Opus award.

This international graphic design award, bestowed by Publications Management, is the leading awards program dedicated exclusively to custom publishing.

The document features a selection of College of Architecture and Urban Studies faculty and synopses of the research each discussed during the symposium. The winning design was created by Heather Riley Chadwick, of Blacksburg, public relations manager for the college. Chadwick received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in communication at Virginia Tech.

“It’s quality custom publications like yours that help elevate our business and underscore the value of custom magazines, newsletters, and collateral as essential components of a strong marketing mix,” said Beth Tomkiw, Publications Management editor.

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech is one of the largest colleges of its type in the nation. The college is composed of two schools and the departments of landscape architecture, building construction, and art and art history. The School of Architecture + Design includes programs in architecture, industrial design and interior design and the School of Public and International Affairs includes programs in urban affairs and planning, public administration and policy, and government and international affairs. The college enrolls more than 2,000 students offering 22 degrees programs taught by 160 faculty members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.