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Blacksburg, Virginia has outgrown its original sixteen square grid. Like many American towns, this growth has produced a city without a center and without a clear plan for its future. This proposal reaffirmed the distinctive sixteen square grid and reintroduced a center by placing civic buildings and elements at critical edges of the system. These architectural strategies helped to order the previously undirected expansion of the town, to re-establish its past, and to suggest opportunities for future building.

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