Yesterday afternoon we presented our proposal to the board of the Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation. Using models, drawings, diagrams and material samples, we walked them through our program, thoroughly explaining each design decision. They were very enthusiastic about what we had. We look forward to unveiling our project to the Clifton Forge Community on February 29.
Also present for the discussion was Leon Gerskovic, who will be putting together a short documentary of our project. He conducted interviews with both board members and students, and will continue filming the remainder of the process.
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.