Architecture thesis students build Skate Park Pavilion for the Town of Blacksburg

The skate park pavilion is the subject of a design / build thesis that is currently being done by Virginia Tech undergraduate architecture students Jeff Franklin and Miron Nawratil. In collaboration with the Town of Blacksburg and Dean Crane, Director of Parks and Recreation, the pavilion will be built to accompany the towns new concrete skate park located at 615 Patrick Henry Drive. Funding for the pavilion has been made possible by generous contributions from individuals and companies throughout the nation, the Town of Blacksburg and the School of Architecture + Design. It is the goal of this project to study every aspect of the architectural process through the act of making and to establish a positive relationship between the School of Architecture + Design and the local community. We believe that this interaction between the university and its host can be an example of the benefits that a service can provide – both educationally and for the town. For more information, please visit the pavilion’s website at