Video: design/buildLAB’s Reality Check

The design/buildLAB at the Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design has recently released a new documentary by Leon Gerskovic titled Reality Check, a film that chronicles the journey of 16 students as they undergo the design and construction of their Masonic Amphitheatre in Clifton Forge, . The project was a complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space; the video relates how students collaborated with local community and industry experts to bring meaningful architecture to this struggling American rail town.

© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO
© Jeff Goldberg/ESTO

Check out our coverage of the project, with many more great images, here.

For more about the film click here.

Cite: Baldwin, Eric. "Video: design/buildLAB’s Reality Check" 21 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>