Vertical Piers and Form Work Fun!

Concrete pour #2 is complete and now we are on to working on the vertical piers! I have had a close hand in creating templates for the rebar that will be tying together all of our vertical piers. The rebar ties are going to be extremely critical to our piers because when the concrete is [...]

Operation Mock Up!

Over the weekend a few of our Studio V members where working in the shop to construct a mock up of our truss system. Mock Up 1: We began with a half-sized scale truss and went through all the steps it would take to fully construct our sandwiching of layers and members. Throughout this time [...]

Final Design Review Recap

We have officially made it through the Final Design Review and we are all excited about the positive feedback that we received from Green Heart. Some of the highlights from the review were that they loved the look and feel of our design. They said that it feels like a farm stand and love that [...]

Good ole’ Friday the 13th

We are three days away from our first design review and everyone is working hard on their designs! My respective group is looking at a design that allows for impactful, teachable moments. It emphasizes spaces for Green Heart to really connect with the students they are teaching and helping everyone feel a part of the [...]

William Enston Home: History

As we dive straight into another semester, we find ourselves on a site that has a strong historical presence that we have not quite seen before. William Enston Home was founded by William Enston and is located on 900 King Street. The Home is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. William Enston Home [...]

Vertical Garden Underway

While half of the team is on site working with columns and beams and getting them set in place, other members of the Studio V team are back at the shop preparing the vertical garden. The vertical garden is made up of steel angle frames along with wire mesh that will be welded together once [...]

Having a little fun

Update: On Tuesday a few members of our team went out to the site and measured and marked where the columns outside of the slab are located. These locations are important because we will have some people come out and auger the holes for these columns today. Now on to a little fun. I would [...]

But wait….where will they sit?

As you all know construction documents are in full swing and the team has dived straight into all the details of how our pavilion will come together. This is a crucial part of the design/build program and I, personally, am excited to learn about construction and how to create the details for these drawings. Along [...]

Rainwater Rainwater!

Today's topic fits in perfectly with the weather outside today. Along with finalizing form and site layout ideas, Roberto and I have been digging deep into research. I have specifically been working on rainwater collection and what ways we can integrate this aspect into our final design. I began doing my own research on rainwater [...]

Group Designs

Today is Monday, February 4th, 2019, and small group designs are underway. During Friday's review with the clients, we mostly discussed site layout and the best strategy for moving people through the garden and where to place the storage/shelter structure. The clients favored site layouts that moved people from the North to the South of [...]