Virginia Tech will host the Mitchell O. Carr Symposium, titled “Creative Use of Wood in Design,” on the Blacksburg campus March 18-21. The goal of the Carr Symposium and Student Competition is to inspire the next generation of designers, architects, engineers, builders, and wood scientists with the latest innovative uses of wood in structural and interior design applications.

The event begins with a three-day student competition at Squires Student Center, and concludes at the Inn at Virginia Tech, with presentations by architects, builders, and designers from across North America.

Presenters will discuss innovations in using wood as a structural and aesthetic material in the design, engineering, and construction of interiors and structures. Up to five professional continuing education credits are available to attendees.

The March 21 event will also feature presentations by the student teams. Entries will be judged and cash prizes be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams.

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