Richard G. Gibbons Virginia Open Space Charrette

The students and faculty traveled to Dante Virginia on Wednesday, January 18th for a full-day of fact-finding and exploration of the town and its open spaces and cultural values. Vertical student teams (composed of students from 2nd through 5th year) will work through Wednesday, January 25th to identify potential opportunities for community revitalization and redevelopment ranging from large scale ties to the county to community open space master planning to smaller site-specific interventions.

On Wednesday, the 25th representatives from Dante and Russell County, as well as Richard Gibbons, will join the program for an open exhibition and presentation of the teams’ work. The presentation begins at 1:30 in the Landscape Architecture Studios at Collegiate Square. Each team will give a short overview of the open space opportunities they addressed, then all are invited to circulate through the exhibition and talk with each of the student groups about their proposals.

This project is possible through the generous endowment of Richard G. Gibbons. Additional support is provided by the VT Community Design Assistance Center, the VA Department of Forestry and the town of Dante.