Our open house at ESL was a success. Around 80 curious Clifton Forgers, friends, and faculty showed up to see our progress. We gave tours, cooked a BBQ lunch, and had a steam bending demonstration.
Visitors examine one of the benches
A group of faculty hear about our project
A student explains the bandshell roof's structural system to a faculty member
The exciting beginnings of one of the curved walls
Our newly constructed quad-barrell wood steamer in action!
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.