BioBuild Program Outreach at the Mary Draper Ingles Festival

In the BioBuild Program's most recent outreach event, affiliated faculty and students provided bioinclusive projects for the next generation. The Mary Draper Ingels Festival takes place annually in Radford at the Glencoe Mansion in honor of Mary Draper's courageous voyage. Learn more about the event and her story here:

BioBuild Fellow leads student team to win 2019 SDDC

Teams competing in the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge develop creative solutions for real-world issues in the building industry. From originally more than 80 entries, 48 teams were invited as finalists in 6 divisions to attend the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge Weekend. In the end, 45 teams presented their designs to a panel of industry expert jurors, compared their projects to those of other teams, learned from presentations by thought leaders and collegiate peers, and engaged with a variety of organizations about energy careers.

BioBuild Symposium

Registration is now open!

April 26TH 2:00-8:00 pm

Holtzman Alumni Center, The Inn at Virginia Tech

Join us April 2018 in Blacksburg, VA for BioBuild Symposium: Building with Nature. Explore stories of research, design, and building with a special focus on bio-inspired and bio-integrative buildings and communities. Faculty and students from Virginia Tech, as well as community leaders from across Virginia, will share lessons learned from innovative connections between building systems and biological systems.


BioBuild Fellows and Faculty Inspire Middle School Students in IMAGINATION Program

Water, Biota, and the Built Environment

Fellows and faculty in the BioBuild program offered a half-day program for middle school students on July 10th and July 12th as part of the College of Engineering's IMAGINATION program. IMAGINATION is one of several summer programs sponsored by the Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED), which provides a hands-on science and engineering summer day camp for rising 7th and 8th graders.

BioBuild Reading Group Discussion

What can we learn from nature’s 3.8 billion years of experience? HOK partnered with Biomimicry 3.8 to study how lessons from the temperate broadleaf forest biome, which houses many of the world’s largest population centers, can inform the design of the built environment. The result, Genius of Biome, is a highly visual report filled with insightful design strategies and sketches, application ideas and supporting research.