Morphing Ideas

Wednesday in studio we continued working towards our Monday deadline – the Ardmore Sherwood Forest neighborhood association meeting. This point in the semester is critical as we continue to develop ideas individually, and in small groups. It is always challenging to morph together individual design ideas in a cohesive manner, making sure everyone’s voice is [...]

Presentation Prep

As the first full week of the semester progressed, we continued to prepare for our Friday meeting with Jason Kronsberg, Director of Parks in the City of Charleston. Each team delved further into their research and the corresponding graphic components needed for the presentation. The new students focused specifically on site research to familiarize themselves [...]

One Step At A Time

The team spent the last two days on a footbridge that will be used to cross the drainage ditch on the north end of our site. Solving this issue was the last piece needed to connect Mulberry Street and the surrounding neighborhood to the West Ashley Bikeway! Much like our larger bridge, we wanted to [...]

Saturdays Are For Sitework

Our first Saturday workday is officially in the books! We headed out to site at 8am in hopes of waking up before the bugs, but no such luck. We split into two teams – girls on landscape cleanup and boys on foundation layout. Nothing like a little friendly competition to get the job done. Now [...]

Full Steam Ahead!

Studio today represented a pivotal point in the design process for the West Crossing at Mulberry Pond! Over the weekend we were each assigned a detail to begin working through and showed up to class today ready to begin piecing them together. This step in particular has been an important lesson in communication, collaboration, and [...]

Phase I: Complete

As a quick recap, Wednesday evening was our community dialogue alongside the Charleston Park’s Conservancy. In small groups, we ran through several potential site options with members of the community. We openly discussed the pros and cons of each and made sure to listen carefully to the insight and requests from those who live there. [...]

Crafting The Charrette

On Friday we had our follow up meeting with the Charleston Parks Conservancy regarding our upcoming digital charrette with the community. Over the course of the last week, we had split up into teams to focus our efforts in different areas. These teams consisted of software research, gathering digital presentation precedents, local social media usage, [...]