Masonic Amphitheatre Project / design/buildLAB at Virginia Tech
Cooke’s is honored to have been chosen to assist a talented team of builders with this innovative revitalization project in Clifton Forge, VA:
The project consists of the complete redevelopment of a post-industrial brownfield into a public park and performance space. The idea driving the design is that the built elements are sculptural forms emerging out of the landscape of the park. The park is a series of extruded lawns and carved paths that knit the surrounding urban fabric into the site’s circulation. The built elements include a stage with acoustic shell, a backstage with loading dock, green room and wings, a seating area, and a sound and lighting control booth.
The ground plane is peeled up from the stage to create its shell. Steam-bent white oak walls curve to define secluded pockets offstage and intermediary zones of varying intimacy, allowing performers to slip in and out of audience view. The interior walls and ceiling of the shell are sculpted to naturally project acoustics toward the audience.
Learn more about the project.
Get Ready for Spring
Cooke’s Gardens Annual Mulch Special runs through February 28. Plan early to have your beds looking great for Spring.
We sell only double shredded hardwood mulch that is a dark brown color. Hardwood mulch looks like soil from afar. Mulching suppresses weeds and prevents weed germination when applied deep enough. Hardwood mulch prevents water loss from around plants. Our mulch is double shredded to create a uniform product and help mulch stay in place after installation. Hardwood mulch breaks down to add nutrients to the soil.
We also offer mulch installation. Call today to schedule delivery or get a quote to have us do the work for you.
Interested in your own putting green?
Dream of an outdoor kitchen?
Longing for a firepit on these cold winter nights?
Our landscape team at Cooke’s can help you design the perfect outdoor setting for your needs.
Have a smaller project in mind? Cooke’s offers seasonal plantings and cleanups to get your yard ready for Spring.
Call our office today and schedule an appointment with one of our designers.