As we get closer to the finish line, it’s getting harder and harder to not take a moment to stop and appreciate the little things. Probably one of the most exciting moments throughout the build is watching the details come to life. Although some of the details were incredibly difficult to achieve, the final result [...]

Measure Twice Cut Once

Now that our wood has arrived it’s time to start beveling edges, mitering connections, and cutting large members to length. Since we are working with very large pieces of timber, the process of cutting and finishing is easier said than done. Each piece of wood weighs roughly 500 pounds each and requires the help of [...]

September 29, 2022

With a permit in hand, we have hit the ground running getting the site prepped for what we hope to be our first concrete pour next week. Over the past two days (Monday and Wednesday) we have managed to break ground, re-string the site, and begin installing rebar. Although most of what we are doing [...]

Getting Organized

This week the studio is getting organized in the shop, verifying material counts, and finalizing shop drawings. We are hoping to break ground as soon as we get approval from OSF which means that scheduling and organization is a top priority in order to minimize error and ensure that the project is completed on time. [...]

Introduction to Craft

Over the weekend the studio came together to continue the work from last semester as well as make adjustments to our project’s architectural drawings so that we would be able to make a submittal to the Office of School Facilities (OSF) and obtain a permit to begin construction. Our goals for the weekend were to [...]


To all our readers out there, this is your daily reminder to synchronize your Revit model! Although Revit isn’t for everyone, it has proven to be an excellent tool for work-sharing and collaboration. Instead of having to piece together multiple project files after one team finishes a drawing set, all 13 of us have access [...]

The Final Countdown

With only two days left before we present our final design to the students and staff at Frierson Elementary School, we are now headed in to arguably one of the most important weekends of the entire semester. On Friday we came together as a studio and were fortunate to be able to present our designs [...]

3D Sketching

We began yesterday with a brief studio wide check-in so that we could all share our ideas and see the direction that each team has decided to head in. With only a week left before our first design review presentation at Edith L. Frierson Elementary, we want to make sure that there are a variety [...]

Watching Paint Dry

After a long weekend of pressure washing, we were finally able to begin the second phase of spring cleaning out at Medway Park. Completed in 2017, the pavilion at Medway Park and Community Garden was in need of a fresh coat of paint. After 5 years of service to the Medway Park community, the structure’s [...]