During our presentation to our clients, a group of fifth year thesis students participated in our discussion and documented each design. Later, they met to discuss the ideas presented by each student and the concerns voiced by our clients. From this, they developed a list of specific program elements and requirements. This week, we will be using their input to dive into the design 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.