A beacon shines from Blacksburg. The Myers-Lawson School of Construction is the product of many hard working and generous faculty, staff, students and alumni from the Civil and Environmental Engineering (Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program) and Building Construction Departments at Virginia Tech. Even a casual contextual understanding of these two departments reveals they are housed within highly ranked and respected Colleges, the College of Engineering (Dean Richard Benson), and the College of Architecture and Urban Studies (Dean Jack Davis), respectively.
Long-standing relationships are unique among friends. Books are written about such distinctive friendships. And, for Virginia Tech, the more than 30-year friendship between A. Ross Myers and John R. Lawson, II, that started in their college days in Blacksburg is a dream come true. The two alumni who met as Virginia Tech undergraduates and members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity are sharing equally in a $10 million pledge to start the Virginia Tech School of Construction at their alma mater.