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I Found It

If there was a part of a building that could be deemed as “the most important”, it would inevitably be the foundation. A properly founded structure is fundamental to the success and longevity of that structure. In any design, the foundation should be thought about in the early stages of schematic design. For this particular … Continue reading


Measure Twice, Cut Once

As the saying goes, preparation is one of the keys to a successful project. In these beginning weeks, Studio V as a whole is looking to build upon the backbone of last semesters project we lovingly refer to as Crop Stop 1.0. As Crop Stop 2.0 looks ahead to the rest of the state and even … Continue reading


The Earth Keeps On Spinning

Have you ever looked really hard at one of the numbered boxes on your calendar? That box represents the earth completing a 360-degree rotation and 584,000,000 miles travelled on its yearly revolution around the Sun. At the equator, the earth is spinning at 1,040 miles per hour. Even in the stillest moment, things are moving … Continue reading


Planting the Seeds for Reach

“Southern Roots + Global Reach”: this, the most recent mantra of the Clemson School of Architecture is born out of recognition of the influence wrought by students, faculty, and alumni of the program that have gone on to affect great change and progress worldwide within our chosen field and beyond, over the past hundred years … Continue reading


Common Sense

What seems like common sense is not always so common. A hundred years ago, no one would have ever thought that it would be easier to get food from the other side of the country, let alone world, than something grown just down the road. No one would have thought that feeding local school children local food … Continue reading



Small buildings have always had a particular appeal. Micro works of architecture inspire an enduring charm that exceeds their function, even if that function is to be a pleasing decoration in the landscape. There are a variety of reasons for our infatuation with little forms. The miniaturization of architecture reduces it to a human scale … Continue reading


The Devil’s in the Details

It’s really satisfying to see the Crop Stop coming together. We have all put in a lot of time to make sure the Crop Stop is of the highest quality, and it is really evident no matter where you observe it from. I hate to have to toot our own horns, but when you get … Continue reading

Photo by Jamie Russell

Day and Night

The CropStop’s farm style character is starting to become evident, now that the metal siding, the roof, and the window panels can finally be seen together. The dogtrot and screen porch are also starting to take shape with most of the walls and ceiling boards in place. Although the deck boards for the dogtrot and screen … Continue reading

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All Hands On Deck.

While the last week of classes continue and Studio V’s semester review is this Friday, April 25th, the Crop Stop is quickly coming together. Currently we have finished applying the metal exterior siding to the two end wall, half of the metal roofing is also up, and the north wall is being started. As a … Continue reading


No Rest for the Weary

So much for that day of rest. Studio V celebrated Easter Sunday in style by pulling another 12 hour work day. With so much to be done before this coming Friday, our time for relaxation and reflection will have to wait. We started the day staining the jamb pieces Professor Pastre had made the night … Continue reading


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