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Kathryn Clarke Albright

Associate Dean Academic Affairs
  • Professor of Architecture

Kathryn Clarke Albright is a professor in the School of Architecture at Virginia Tech, where she teaches undergraduate students at multiple levels. Albright has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design since 2016. 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. In 2020, the University of Cincinnati Press published her book, Exploring the Architecture of Place in America’s Farmers Markets.

Architecture, Urban Design, Community Gathering Places, Farmers Markets, Locally Grown Food

ARCH 3204: Chicago Urbanism Seminar

"Exploring the Architecture of Place at America's Farmers Markets," University of Cincinnati Press, April 2020. Curator, “Community Narratives,” CAUS Diversity Initiative Exhibition, Squires’ Perspective Gallery, Blacksburg, VA, August 2018

Exemplary Program Award—Chicago Studio, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Virginia Tech. Academy of Faculty Leadership

Virginia Tech. Exemplary Program Award—Foundation Program

Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research, Virginia Tech


Creative Integration of Education and Practice in the Academy, CHICAGO STUDIO


Master of Design Studies, Harvard University 

Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Tech