Our final review was yesterday, and as the previous post said, it went very well. We had a great turn out of people, including professors, architects, urban planners, and people from the City of Charleston. They were all amazed at the project, and Jacob Lindsey, a professor at the CAC.C and head of Fabric Urban Design Office said “it is the best design build project [he’s] seen.” All of our hard work over the past semester has definitely been worth it, and our project is only the second permanent design build installation that Studio V has ever done. Check out the boards from our final review here and on our documents page. I am so proud of this project and all we accomplished over the last few months, and I just wish I lived in Charleston so I could see it every day (I already have 2 trips to Charleston planned for the beginning of next semester just to see it and show it off to my friends and family).
I don’t know about my fellow Studio V members, but I’m having a little separation anxiety from the project and everyone I have been spending all day every day with for the past month. I’m so glad we are finally finished, but I’m ready to dive into another project with my Studio. I’m not quite ready for everyone to split up next semester, with some staying for another semester in Charleston, some heading to Barcelona to study abroad, and the rest of us heading back to Clemson. I would be excited to see what else we could create with all the knowledge and experience we have gained from this entire process.
So now that it’s all built, what’s next for the remaining week of classes? Well, we need to create an extensive record of the project, including photos from groundbreaking to completion, construction documents, and digital cad and 3D model files. We also need to have a photo shoot of the completed project to get some amazing images of it. Thanks to everyone in Studio V and beyond that have made this project and semester one of the best I have ever been a part of!