The Craft of Looking Good

We are now getting to the phase of the project where the amount of time vs. work done seems to be slowing down. However, this is only how it seems, where in actuality, we are being much more focused on the detail and craftsmanship of the pieces we are applying to the project. When framing [...]

Hard Work Does Pay Off

  As we continue to push ourselves everyday with the Cropstop, the results can really be seen as you step back and look. One of the biggest realizations big it really is! 60' by 12' looked ok on paper, and some areas even seemed small. But now that it is built up with walls [...]

Long Days, Longer Nights

After a great studio visit from Marlon Blackwell and his very interesting lecture, it was time to get down to business. As we get closer to the end of the semester, time is slipping and big moves need to start happening. So, Wednesday night I and two other students stayed up to push through all [...]

The Value of Teamwork

Teamwork is something that can come easily or hard to a group of people. We have all experienced working with a team that was either too lazy or too opinionated, or just didn't have the right chemistry. I am happy to say that this studio v team far exceeds my expectations every time we have [...]

In a “Door” Jam!

As we move forward from our review on Wednesday, it is time to get to work on the details of the project. There are plenty to choose from, from the roof structure to the ADA ramp. However, we have been challenged to figure out the best way to enter into the kitchen. The first thought [...]

A Low-Country Collaboration

As we begin our final push for the design of the commercial kitchen, we want to take a step back, look everything over, and talk it all through. Combining the ideas and methods between two talented groups can be frustrating at times, however this current Studio V team is certainly embracing the new comradery in [...]

Inspiration From One’s Peers

There is always a feeling of nerves and excitement when it comes to the first design review. Even after 4-1/2 years of having countless reviews, it is always great to see what others have come up with. This is the beauty that is a design review. It is a place where all our thoughts and [...]

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 [...]

New Project, New Students, Old Friends

As we kick off the spring 2014 semester for Studio V, we are all excited to start the design-build project of a community-run, commercial kitchen. The studio group this semester has a wide range of students, from undergraduate architecture and landscape architecture up to the graduate level, all coming from different backgrounds. Yet, even with [...]