Clifton Forge Little League Field House
The Virginia Tech design/buildLAB and the Clifton Forge Little League are pleased to announce that they will be partnering on the design and construction of a new field house, including concessions and restrooms, during the 2013/2014 academic year.
The new field house will be located at the Col. Tom Dotson Park in eastern Alleghany County. The project is funded largely by a $90,000 grant awarded by the Alleghany Foundation this past spring. Local fundraising efforts by the Clifton Forge Little League, and volunteer services from Branch Highways Inc. and from the VA Tech design/buildLAB all come together to make this project possible.
Over the next several months, students will be conducting research and organizing community interviews, particularly with little league families and volunteers for the league. Through their research and collaboration with the community, the students will develop a range of designs for the project in order to facilitate discussions with the community. The date for a first public design input meeting will be announced later this fall.
Progress of the project can be followed on the Virginia Tech design/buildLAB blog or on the design/buildLAB Facebook page at www.facebook.com/designbuildlab! The students will be updating the blog through each stage of the design and construction process.
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.