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  • industrial design open studio

    The Open Studio | Underground Burchard Hall

  • industrial design student collaboration

    Collaborative Space | Kiva Group-Think

  • industrial design collabortive space

    Collaborative Space | The Studio Kiva

  • Clay Slab Construction | Platter Project | 2nd Year Studio

  • Annual Hand Drawing Workshop | 2nd Year Studio

  • Interdisciplinary Special Study Course with Engineering | Conceptual Drawings

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Foundation Design Laboratory | Color Studies

  • Senior Independent Project | Quinn Huffstetler 2011

  • 2nd Year Form Studio | Platter Review

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • 3rd Year Studio Project | Kees Luyendijk 2011

  • Senior Thesis "kid FORM" | James Connors

  • IDEA bronze award recipient 2012 | Peter Beegle

  • IDEA bronze award recipient 2012 | Peter Beegle

  • Silver Prize Winner UX 2013 Awards | Conor Brown, Michelle Murgia, Cole Smith

  • 2nd Year Wireless Universal Design Project | Chris Crowley, Kristina Danielyan, Ginny Jones, Mitchell Harris

  • Independent Study - Ax Design

    Independent Study of Ax Design with Dorsa | Jason Cusack

  • Independent Study - Ax Design

    Independent Study of Ax Design with Dorsa | Jason Cusack

  • Student Cello Case Design

    Design-Build Module | Cello Case by Jake Eck

  • Teapot Design and Creation - Zack Filbert

    Independent Study in Ceramics with Sullivan | Teapot | Zack Filbert

  • Portfolio Module - Student Work

    Portfolio Module | Excerpt: Field Craddock

  • Portfolio Module - Student Work

    Portfolio Module | Excerpt: Zack Filbert

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October 2016

FACULTY |

3D Printing

"3D printing and Industrial Design will fundamentally change this century from an endeavor of mass production back to the arena of craft and repair. Some have called this shift 'digital craftsmanship'." Brook Kennedy, Associate Professor. Read more at Innovation Lab.
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December 2015

STUDENT |

Best Student Design

Quang Pham, a student at Virginia Tech, created MODS, a modular shoe, in response to the millions of pairs of shoes that end up in landfills each year, where they can take 30-40 years to decompose. MODS shoes can be customized and updated as the shoe deteriorates without using glue. Made with bamboo and wool textiles and recycled PET fiber, MODS consist of 5 modular units that use the minimal amount of material needed for maximum comfort and security while giving the user full control of the shoe's aesthetic and functionality. Read more at MODS by Quang Pham.
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December 2015

STUDENT |

Autodesk Fusion 360

Created by Virginia Tech student Claire Davis, OLI is a convenient, elegant and intelligent solution for food waste. Exemplary for its adept use of Fusion 360's direct modeling functionality (which enables the rapid development of manufacturable product), OLI highlights the value of minimizing biological waste (food), as well as the reduction of material waste through its considered approach to the product system and design for disassembly. With 474 pounds of food waste generated by every household per year on average, OLI offers a practical solution to increasing the percentage of our landfill waste that is composted and returned to cycle in the biosphere. Read more at OLI by Claire Davis.
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May 2015

OWP |

Eyewear Design Winner

Daniel Choi won the International Eyewear Design Contest, sponsored by OWP, a German eyewear manufacturer. Daniel received a 4-week internship in the OWP Design Department including travel, accommodations and board for his winning submission. Read more at OWP International Eyewear Contest Winners.
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Beginning 2011

NEWS ARCHIVE

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Mission Statement

Situated in a rigorous workshop environment with open studios and dedicated desk space, the Industrial Design Program at Virginia Tech endeavors to facilitate learning by doing and to catalyze a student's independence - thinking for oneself. The program fosters an intensive making culture, advocating experimentation and iteration. The students' experience culminates in a forward-thinking-global perspective, a capacity for both collaboration and teaching one another, and a sensibility toward ut prosim, the University's pledge for service.

IDSA STUDENT MERIT AWARD | Christopher Crowley

Graduating Senior Christopher Crowley was selected as the 2016 VTID Student Merit Award Winner. From his portfolio, the ONLY Paintbrush, 1st Place winner of the 2016 International Housewares Student Design Competition. See more of Chris' work here.

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