The In-between

For the past few weeks the group has been working on the design phase between the finalization of the design and actually building it. Now, at the end of another week, the group is scurrying to complete this in-between design phase so that we can start construction before we run out of time! As a newby to design build, [...]


This week for studio V has been a hectic one to say the least.  As everyone has been talking about, we are currently in the process of finalizing our numbers for materils and pricing them out, calling several differnet comapnies to compare quotes and hopefully get the best deal possible!!! It looks like the  generous [...]

38 days…

It has been a busy day for Studio V. This morning we have met with Matt Compton who sits on the Design Review Committee and with whom we have discussed the structure that will sit right outside the window. From his words we understood that we will not have any problems passing the structure with [...]

And Here We Go!

Tomorrow will be a busy day for studio V! We have a meeting with Matt Compton from the Design Review Committee of Charleston to talk about our exterior design and then afterward, we will be meeting with Gil Shuler who is in charge of graphics for the Halsey. All of these will happen in the [...]

The Dog Days Are Over

Well guys and girls it wasn't an extremely busy past few days since our review at the park but I feel like we have gotten a good bit accomplished. Sunday madison finished up the electrical work in the garbage bay we will be building our design in for the next 4 weeks before we have [...]

Be Prepared

This past Friday we were joined by four architects from the Stubbs, Muldrow, Herin Architecture firm of Mt. Pleasant for our construction detail and mock-up review.  We met at last semesters project site, the Corinne Jones Playground, and received lots of great advise on how to further refine the many details of the viewing structure [...]

Working Out The Details

Lately it has been all about the details, and rightfully so. Studio V has been very busy creating models, studying them, and then remaking them. The outdoor treatment of the window viewing into the gallery space has been very high on the list of priorities. Many versions for a platform that includes signage in order to draw peoples [...]

Behind Door No. 1

You know, they say a great setup leads to a great resolution. Well... Studio V, has a great setup. The setup continues up until preparation for final assembly at the Halsey and prior disassembly behind door number 1 at Simons Street. Throughout our setup, we have been detailing the final resolution through the production of [...]

Which is better?

It seems like it is been a long time since we started to get details. But it looks we still have a long way to go. We have researched a lot, designed a lot, and made a lot. As the result of those researches and trials, our design is getting concrete and realistic. This design phase is [...]

Get Your Hands Dirty

It's sometimes said if you get your hands dirty, you've become involved in something where the realities might compromise your principles. It can also mean though that a person is not just stuck in an ivory tower dictating strategy, but is prepared to put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually [...]