Everyone Loves a Snow Day!

The snow day has pushed back our review from Wednesday until Friday. A few of us met with David yesterday to discuss our designs and what we should change before Friday. As much as everyone loves a snow day or two, we are on such a tight schedule that it will be hard to make [...]

Switching Gears

At the beginning of last week, I thought, for sure, that I would be doing my individual commercial kitchen design based on "cargotechture" construction methods. However, after further research, I have come to the conclusion that the idea of stick-building a new structure onto the bare chassis of an old mobile home, would be the [...]

Rain, Shine, …. or SNOW

Being in Studio V there is no off day. In Studio V our schedule has been planned to make every deadline and focus on finishing our project on time.  Before this winter storm all of our individual designs were moving ahead just as planned. We still have a scheduled review this Wednesday, all of the [...]

Find the dots, then connect

The studio is busy pushing ahead with individual designs. This portion of the project is great because it allows everyone to explore different aspects of the kitchen's design, which gives us a large amount of content and direction to discuss as a group. I really enjoy the design phase of projects. There are things you [...]

Starting the Design Phase in Studio V

As we start our first conceptual designs, we are all facing a huge question, “How are we going to fabricate and transport our commercial kitchen to site?” This is a very daunting question indeed, considering we would prefer to fabricate almost everything off site and then transport and quickly assemble on site. So, how are [...]

Our first review and moving forward

  Last Friday's review, our first, was helpful in many ways.  First and foremost, making an early connection with a vast array of professionals with involvement and/or deep interest in this project is very important.  This meeting was a way for everybody to get on the same page.  Although, as a studio, we used graphics [...]

The First Review

The first review on a project with multiple critiques always feels like a testing of the waters. Usually a first review lets you see a little more clearly where a professor wants your project to go. The first Studio V review last Friday was a little bit different. We were not only presenting to professors [...]