Cooke’s in the Community
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.
Fall is Coming
Every Thursday 9am-1pm Come out to The Market. Local vendors have fresh local produce, honey, eggs, and much more. Vendors vary so be sure to visit each week.
Get your Fall color now. Mums have arrived, along with miniature terrarium plants. Come in early for the best selection.
Spruce up your landscaping for the holidays: new Fall trees, conifers, and assorted shrubs have arrived. Our Garden Center offers several planting packages for new plant purchases. Our expert staff can advise you on planting, or let us do the work for you.
Pansies, cabbage, and Kale coming week of September 10.
Fall is the best time of year to get your lawn in shape. Stop in a talk with our experts on how to fertilize and overseed your lawn. We have our Cooke’s Custom Blend grass seed in stock now. Our Landscape department can also aerate and seed your lawn for you. Call Cooke’s Landscaping for seasonal specials.