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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.
Holidays at Cooke’s Gardens
Holiday Open House November 22 and 23, 10am-6pm
Save throughout Cooke’s Gardens and Cooke’s Christmas. Enjoy delicious refreshments, browse our whole store for great decorating ideas. Up to 40% off select items.
Santa Visits December 1,8,15, and 22 1pm-4pm
A Christmas tradition at Cooke’s, bring your children and grandchildren for a chat with Santa. Pets welcome. Photos by Gene King Photography.
Night Owl Sale December 13, 6pm-9pm
For everyone who needs a little extra time to shop, stop by Cooke’s on this Friday evening until 9pm. Save throughout the Christmas shop. Up to 30% off select items.
Fresh garlands and wreaths for your Holiday decorating will arrive November 22 and 23. Cooke’s will have white pine garland, magnolia, fir, specialty west coast greens, and poinsettias. Frasier Firs will be in November 26. Stop by early for the best selection.
Come join us for a FREE Bow making class just in time for Holiday decorating. December 3, 11am and 3:30pm.