Friday, October 1, 2010

Virginian Review, Wednesday September 29th

The students of Virginia Tech's design build lab are pleased to announce their collaboration with Olde Town Covington in the design and construction of the Covington Farmer's Market. In the Wednesday Sept. 29th edition of the Virginian Review, Keith and Marie Zawistowski, architecture professors at Virginia Tech, announced their plans for a study where students could get a taste of what it is really like to design a project, work with clients, and realize a final architectural product. The project will fulfill foundational objectives of Olde Town Covington: it will support education and learning, provide a benefit to the people of Covington and the Alleghany Highlands, and repurpose recycled building materials in the design. The Masonic Theatre Preservation Foundation from Clifton Forge has generously donated the timber-framed tire warehouse behind the theatre for the students to reuse in the construction of the farmer’s market. The market, which is anticipated to be completed by May 2011, will provide a venue for quality foods and locally grown produce to be available the public.

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