Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette: Newport, Virginia January 22 to 27, 2020
The Virginia Tech Landscape Architecture Program is holding the fourth Richard G. Gibbons Public Landscapes Planning and Design Vertical Charrette at the beginning of the spring semester. All landscape architecture students from second through fifth year and graduate students will participate in the charrette as part of their required studio and senior project work. First year students are invited to join this short adventure.
The charrette addresses public landscape issues and opportunities in Newport, Virginia, a historic farm-service town located in Giles County. Students and faculty will meet with local representatives to learn about the town and its rich social, cultural, economic and environmental heritage as well as its current challenges and opportunities. Student groups will be tasked with identifying and investigating options for envisioning revitalized futures for the village public open spaces. After five days of intensive work, the student groups will each graphically and orally present their visions.
Water Park design and development for Mount Trashmore. Site visits and community meetings: March 21 and 28