Marcia Feuerstein, associate professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate professor emerita by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emerita title may be conferred on retired faculty members who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech community for more than 27 years, Feuerstein arrived in Blacksburg in 1996 and since 2004, taught at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in Alexandria. She has been an advocate for women in the profession of architecture, correcting the historical record and challenging historical and cultural biases through education and scholarship. Her research on the body and embodiment in architecture touches interdisciplinary studies including theatre, dance, and accessibility.

She has authored, co-authored, and edited over 13 books and book chapters and numerous other publications on architecture and its media, inspiring students, educators, and architects to think more broadly about architecture and its agency as a research- based creative practice closely associated with the arts and humanities. She has been invited to lecture widely to a variety of audiences from professional, public, and academic events, both nationally and internationally, extending her scholarship into numerous areas of architectural expertise including history, theory, and design as research.

A recognized mentor to undergraduate, master's degree and Ph.D. students, Feuerstein introduced students to the challenges and rewards of community-based experiential learning practices, cultivating relationships from Southwest Virginia to Northern Virginia through numerous community outreach design studios developed since 1996.

Feuerstein received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, her Masters of Architecture from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.