We are back from our winter break and enthusiastically picking up where we left off. Prior to break, we learned that The Alleghany Foundation has generously awarded us the grant that will enable us to build our project.
We are looking at a very busy and exciting semester. We got off to a fast start on Tuesday, our first day back, getting a crash-course in CATT, an acoustic modeling software that will help us determine the acoustic properties of our amphitheater as we fine-tune our design. Our classes this semester are tailored specifically to our project to keep the amphitheater our main focus and maximize the amount of thought that goes into the design. This also enables us to have a more flexible schedule when we begin construction.
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.