Despite not yet being finished, a dedication ceremony was held on site. Representatives of The Historic Masonic Preservation Foundation, the Town of Clifton Forge, the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies and donors spoke of the influence the students' work will have on the community. Over a hundred people attended the event which also featured catered food and live music. We look forward to the first show in the completed amphitheatre on June 23.
Bob Schubert, the Dean of Research for the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies
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.