I took the photo above this morning in Clemson right before I made my way back to Charleston after a weekend faculty retreat. I always find it interesting to visit a construction site at this point of the process. The trees are cleared and the soil is graded; it’s a clean slate. We are at a similar point in Studio V. The site is clear, the design is ready, now the construction starts. The students have been busy sourcing materials and building models in preparation for construction and I am eager for them to experience the satisfaction and pride that comes from taking a project through design to build. As I was inspired by the hole in the ground this morning surrounding Lee Hall, I hope the students are inspired by what is to be in the coming weeks in Charleston.