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Video: Design-Build Lab students build amphitheater

On May 25, a student-designed and student-built amphitheater will be dedicated in Clifton Forge. About a month later, on June 23, live entertainment takes the stage for the first time.  

The 16 students are from a class taught by award-winning designers Keith and Marie Zawistowski, faculty members in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Students in the class have opportunity to do just what the title suggests; it’s the two-semester Design-Build Laboratory, Architecture 3015 and 3016.

For the 2011-12 class, the amphitheater was a chance for the students to start with the project idea picked because it would provide the community with something that will aid its residents. For Clifton Forge the goal was to add another facet to the growing arts center envisioned for the town.