Leigh Lally is a PhD candidate in Architecture and Design Research at the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech. Her research involves a formative evaluation of technology-supported organizational learning in the architecture, design and construction industry. The goal of this research initiative is to develop a catalyst to transform architectural practice from a traditional model that operates with limited participant interaction to a more dynamic model of integrated practice and project delivery. Her research has engaged IFMA, BIM, AIA and the International Institute for Sustainable Labs.
During her tenure she has published with Design Intelligence and American Institute of Architects, presented her research at AERA and Science & Technology in Society conferences and has been a guest lecturer for the Interior Design department. She engages in service projects including the Jackson St. Community Building project in Blacksburg and the Sustainable Learning Education Center in Floyd, VA. She was the founding officer for the Graduate Network for Community-Engaged Scholarship to provide leadership and service learning activities to graduate students. She received the Virginia Tech Citizen Scholar award for public scholarship.
Leigh Lally works full time as an architectural planner and designer for Virginia Tech Campus Planning, Space and Real Estate. She leads campus planning and design projects including programing and information management. Current projects include the Campus Wayfinding Master Plan which provides improved access through development of technology and infrastructure at Virginia Tech.