After many months of late nights, missed meals, and conflicting copies we have finally conquered the construction documents. This evening we sent them to Draper Aden and Associates for approval as well as to the building inspector in Clifton Forge to acquire the appropriate permits. We have also sent shop drawings to JenFab so they can begin to manufacture the custom steel parts for our project. Over the course of the next two days we will be ordering materials so we can begin prefabrication on Thursday in Blacksburg.
Studio blurs the lines between classroom, dining hall and dormitory.
In the past week we have printed approximately 4 miles of paper and used enough ink to fill an Olympic swimming pool.
The design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech is a Project Based Experiential Learning program focused on the research, development and implementation of innovative construction methods and architectural designs. Students collaborate with local communities and industry experts to conceive and realize built architecture projects that are both educational and charitable in nature. The blog is run by design/buildLAB students, who are currently designing and building a pedestrian bridge in Clifton Forge, VA.