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Kathryn Clarke Albright


Kathryn Clarke Albright is a professor in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, where she teaches undergraduate students at multiple levels of the architecture program. Albright has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Architecture & Urban Studies since 2016. Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, she practiced from 1986 to 1993 in San Francisco as a partner with Solomon, Inc. focusing on urban design and various scales of residential projects. In 1994 she earned a Master of Design Studies from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Albright’s research focuses on the multiple scales of the urban condition that includes work with the Blacksburg Farmers Market. In 2001 she founded, Friends of the Farmers Market, a 501c3 non-profit in Blacksburg and led the efforts that resulted in the 2009 opening of Market Square Park, with its timber-framed pavilion.


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Food With A Face

Essay by Kathryn Clarke Albright

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Farmer’s Work

Architect Kathryn Clarke Albright studies farmers markets and reveals the pleasures and demands of the farmer’s work

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Virginia Tech, School of Architecture + Design

Introduction by Kathryn Clarke Albright