About the VRC
The primary mission of the School of Architecture’s Visual Resources Collection (VRC) is to support faculty, students, and staff members by providing access to a sustainable, searchable and evolving collection of visual resources related to the study of architecture, broadly defined.
Established as a slide library in 1980, the VRC has long been three collections: images, recordings, and student work. In addition to acquiring, developing, and cataloging digital image collections used for teaching and research, the VRC documents intellectual content – student work, faculty projects, lecture series’ and conferences – generated and delivered at the School of Architecture (SoA).
Current students, faculty, and interested members of the public are encouraged to use the collections for their research. To facilitate access, the VRC is actively digitizing its analog audio and video content, 35mm slides, and historic manuscript material. Catalogs are in development.
The office of the VR Curator manages the SoA Archive and the SoA Digital Archive, oversees collections catalogs, coordinates educational technology in SoA classrooms and gallery spaces with the Department SCAD, collects new student work, facilitates the recording of events (photography, audio, video), organizes exhibits, purchases and maintains AV equipment (Net ID required for form) used in SoA teaching spaces and photo studio.
Each semester, the VRC offers Graduate Assistant and Work Study positions to students interested in photography, video, databases, and digital asset management.