After yesterday's cultural immersion adventure, we opted for a more tranquil option. After we finished the day's work, we drove in a convoy to Roaring Run Furnace where we climbed, hiked and took in the scenic park. On the return trip, we enjoyed a group meal at Cucci's, a family restaurant in Covington. We then returned to the site, where some of the more enterprising students, against all odds, lit a massive bonfire using the brush we had cut down during the day.
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.