We are the 2013-2014 design/buildLAB of Virginia Tech! We come together from across the world united in the same passion for design, architecture, and education. This year we will continue the design/buildLAB's tradition of conceiving and realizing a built architecture project that is both educational and charitable in nature. Word of mouth is already spreading excitement through the community with whom we are collaborating! We can't quite reveal what we're up to yet, so you will have to keep an eye out on the blog for what is up next!
About our team:
Hometown: Centreville, VA
Interests: I've played baseball since the age of four, I enjoy lifting weights, chillin' with my boys, and long walks on the beach
Hometown: Okinawa, Japan
Interests: Backpacking, exploring, racquetball, trying new things
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Interests: Old Bay. Crabs. Berger cookies. Ravens. Orioles. Baltimore aka the 410. Enough Said.
Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina
Interests: Speaking foreign languages, traveling, and learning about different cultures
Barbara Dior Kane
Hometown: Senegal (West Africa)
Interests: Seeing new places/ traveling, learning about other cultures, laughing and hanging out
Hometown: Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: Playing piano, learning cool languages, building cool things, listening to cool music, and being cool
Hometown: Nanchang, China
Interests: Photography, piano, traveling, cooking
Hometown: Canastota, NY
Interests: I enjoy rescuing baby (and adult) turtles, swimming, climbing mountains, and home made waffles
Hometown: Norfolk, VA
Interests: Sports, hanging with friends, church events, any type of food
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ
Interests: Basketball, the beach, food that's bad for you, Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights, and my enormous family
Hometown: Owings, MD
Interests: Sports, eating good food, going new places, and ice cream
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Interests: Camping, hiking, philosophy
Hometown: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Interests: Traveling, hiking, food, cookies, and hugs
Hometown: Kankakee, IL
Interests: Singing, piano, soccer, traveling, hiking, pottery, and smiling!
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Interests: Volunteer work in Haiti, travelling, hiking, and pottery!
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Interests: Backpacking, Cajun food, traveling, and busting out my dance moves
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.