CDs Not the Kind You Listen To

This week we have progressed in the CDs and further designed the pavilion. We recently sent our most up to date CD set to a local structural engineer to look over. The main design changes are that we made our connection to the ground be concrete piers. In addition, we have removed the roof ridge [...]


This week we have broken up into three teams (Frierson, Ardmore, and Singleton). With only a few weeks left of class we are trying to push out some final things with all of these projects. Frierson l has some work that is being finished to it. Ardmore has planters and a bridge installation that will [...]

Spring Break loading….. 50%

T-minus 3 days till Spring break! With the break being right around the corner we are all in full grind, as we have started schematic design. This will lead into our final design. Currently, we have broken into 3 groups of 5. Each group worked with each other Monday and came back together at the [...]

Gherkin Hard or Hardly Gherkin

This week heads are down as we focus on our Individual design review coming up this Friday. For this review there are three main concept of placements of the pavilion: 1.) A centrally located main pavilion 2.) A main pavilion located on the top corners of the site 3.) Multiple locations of small structures (Above [...]

MURAL MURAL on the wall

(above is an elevation view of what the mural will look like resting in-between the two column bays) With the PLI approaching quickly, the crew has been preparing the CDCC for the event. The studio has broken up into teams. The first one cleaning up around the center and woodshop. The second working towards making name [...]


Today, we worked on putting together our rafters. This required us to arrange all the pieces in a neat and orderly fashion so the process would go by smoothly. We had to take into account the placement of the head of the bolt, which we chose to face inside the pavilion as the nuts and [...]


Over the weekend we learned how to wire weld as well as use a grinder. Wire welding is a process of joining two metals using an electric current and gas. The current, gas, and wire create a chemical reactions that allows metals to bond. Welding for the first time was not easy for a lot [...]

On The Site

On Monday we had the majority of the class in studio working out details while 4 of us went out to the site to stake out the location of the pavilion. In addition, to laying out our structure we conducted a perc test to determine the water absorption rate of soil. The results of a percolation [...]

Meeting Time

Yesterday was a big day for us, as we met with the community. The Ardmore neighborhood associations all come together on the 4th Monday of every month. So this Monday we had the opportunity to share our 4 design concepts with them. This allows us to get the community's support on our ideas as well [...]