In order to provide a holistic design approach, Virginia Tech's team is composed of a variety of backgrounds, ranging from architecture and building construction to macromolecular science and civil engineering. As a team, we intend to positively impact the surrounding community with our design. Developing a community within our team is crucial to our success. Team members participated in various design charrettes, as well as individual research, which allowed our comprehensive design for the Eco-Park Learning Center to integrate all aspects of life and community.
What makes Virginia Tech such a special experience is a strong emphasis on hands-on learning. All students are encouraged to participate in study abroad and/or internship opportunities. Having the opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom is incredibly valuable to our team members. With a diverse group of roughly 30 students, we collectively pool our experiences with over 20 companies and many study abroads. This shared knowledge allows our team to work in vibrant collaboration, ensuring a comprehensive design for The Eco-Park Learning Center.