Paint and Production

Good Morning! This week, we have been hard at work finishing details and beginning production! Steel is being cut and prepped for welding and will soon be sent off to paint. Autumn and I were given the task of building some drying racks for the metal to be placed on once painted, and we spent [...]

Design for Detail

Good Morning! This weekend we have been hard at work producing structural drawings to send to John Moore today for redlining. The class has broken into several groups to tackle the memorial garden layout, storage and seating, the trellis structure, and the buildings. I have been working with the team to finalize the structure for [...]

Got Structure?

Today, each of the teams have been hard at work so that we will be ready to combine our ideas tomorrow into one cohesive design to present to the students and faculty at Frierson Elementary on Monday. As part of the structure team, we had the task of figuring out a roof design and column [...]

Phase 2: The Design

Good morning, Today begins the first day of phase 2 on the Frierson Elementary Pavilion. We’ve spent the last week and a half in research mode focusing on site analysis, demographics, the history of Montessori education, and precedent studies. All of which are pertinent to creating an outdoor classroom that fits the needs of the [...]

Here’s to New Beginnings!

The new year has officially begun at the Clemson Design Center and thirteen new students in the Community-Build Studio are off to an exciting start. A few students are past participants of the Community-Build Studio, but there are a few newcomers on the team as well. We kicked off the week with orientation last Tuesday [...]

the devil is in the details

Good Morning Everyone. I want to catch you all up on the design for the Conservancy's headquarters at Magnolia Community Garden. This past week we all accomplished a lot and mostly wrapped up the design portion of the project. We began focusing more on the structural aspects and started researching materials to further understand how [...]

Magnolia Community Gardens – Urban Center

Good morning everyone! This has been quite a productive week. On Monday, me and the other two students continuing to work on the design of the Conservancy's headquarters met with them to discuss our progress and present our ideas. During the first presentation in September, the Conservancy discussed what their ideal headquarters would be. Based [...]

Urban Horticulture Center Part 2

While the "in-person" students jump into their new schemes of the bridge for Forest Park, myself and two other virtual students continue to dive deeper into our design for the urban horticulture center. Last week was our first full week tackling the project individually. We began by setting up a schedule for the remainder of [...]

From The Ground Up

Yesterday, we had our first internal review which gave us a chance to see everyone’s progress after choosing specific site strategies at the end of last week.  It is interesting to see what everyone thinks will work best for the site and for the needs of the Conservancy. After some overall site analysis of West [...]

Plans and Schedules

“We’ve got information, now what?!” After a successful online meeting with members of the Charleston Parks Conservancy on Friday, which provided us with valuable information and answered many pertinent questions, we all had a better understanding of their wants and needs for the urban horticulture center. However, now that we received information, we needed a [...]