Robert Dunay, RA, AIA, IDSA
Director of the Center for Design Research
T.A. Carter Professor of Architecture
B.Arch., Virginia Tech
M.Arch., Virginia Tech
Robert Dunay is T. A. Carter Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. He has served as Director of the Industrial Design Program and as Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. He has taught at all levels of the graduate and undergraduate programs. Most interested in untapped territories of opportunity that lie between disciplines, his work bridges across interests in industrial design, architecture and planning and includes objects, buildings and planning initiatives.
Professor Dunay was one of the primary faculty advisors for the 2002 and 2005 Virginia Tech entry in the Solar Decathlon Competition sponsored by the Dept. of Energy. Both projects fared well in the international competition with the 05 house capturing first place in critical categories of architecture, dwelling, day lighting and electric light judged by an international panel of architects and designers. He has also led two exhibitions selected on a competitive basis for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The 2003 exhibit won the Editor’s Award for Best Design School as determined by the editors of top international design magazines.
Recent awards include the NCARB Prize for creative collaborative between the academy and the profession; an International Design (ID) magazine award for Innovative Concepts; and the university Xcaliber Award for innovative collaboration. Professor Dunay’s professional work has been published in national an international journals and has received regional and statewide awards including three awards for Excellence in Architecture from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.