Light at the end of the tunnel

Today, so much was accomplished.  We had all hands on deck for a 10 hour day and we were busy!  These days, it gets dark so early, so it's a constant race against daylight. 10 students + 1 professor x (10 hours) = 110 hours of labor! But, at this point, we are all excited [...]

That’s more than 2 scoops of raisins

Bright and early before most of our other classmates even probably wake up, we once again find ourselves at Corinne Jones Playground (note the correction in the spelling of Corinne's name if it hasn't been noted yet).  As eager as we may have been to eat breakfast before arriving to work, a few of us, [...]

Designs that stand the test of time

I don’t have all that much to talk about what happened today specifically at Corrine Jones park- It was wet and rainy most of the day, and we made progress with what we could considering the weather.  We worked on digging out and grading dirt to make way for our final concrete pour- the sidewalk [...]

Today, my friends, is a great day

For those of you who have been keeping up with the StudioV blog, you have probably picked up on the fact that we simply cannot get anything right. Every step of our building process has been riddled with setbacks, mistakes, stitches, and the like that have resulted in pushing our projected review date back. But with [...]

Steel Wolves

On the eve of my departure to the great state of Michigan for cold weather and tons of food, it seemed like everyone wanted to get things done as efficiently as I did. Our morning started a bit slowly for some of us (why does “meet at 9:00” seem to mean “just wake up at [...]

The Highs and Lows…

I will apologize ahead of time for the rambling I am about to compose.  It has been a busy weekend and I know that I speak for everyone involved when I admit, I am exhausted.  All weekend long I had a hard time gauging our progress at the park.  It would seem as if we [...]


Today’s tasks are best characterized by the word experimentation.  Not only for myself, who is currently testing whether I can write coherent phrases in an exhausted haze, but for the studio as a whole.  We were on site and worked on fully unveiling the concrete structure that we have all labored over with such care.  [...]

Family Size

Today was another big day for Studio V-We started the morning with removing some of the formwork off the blocks from the first concrete pour.  The front and back panels were relatively easy to get off, with the melamine surfaces leaving it smooth.  Some of the panels in between the blocks are proving difficult to [...]