After eight months, design/buildLAB students have finished the Masonic Amphitheatre. Students worked through the night, putting the project's last screw in place shortly after sunrise the morning of the opening concert. The day's events drew over 500 spectators who had the chance to see local performers break in the new stage through song and dance.
The following photos were taken by Clifton Forge photographer Chuck Almarez of the Fire and Light Gallery:
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.