Oct '11 - Apr '14
With the academic year in Blacksburg over, we moved into Clifton Forge last week to begin assembling the prefabricated portions we built over the past couple months. We began by transporting all the preassembled modules by truck to the site. Smitty's Welding has been operating a crane on site to erect the steel that supports the structure as well as place the roof panels and projection booth. As of now we have the roof and side wall in place and are beginning to bolt down the backstage decking with the help of Commonwealth Contracting Services Inc.
We were recently featured in an article on Virginia Tech's website, complete with photos and video.
The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB 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 designing and building a fieldhouse for the Clifton Forge Little League.