“Get Yourself a Girl Who Can do Both”

DRESS FANCY TO REPRESENT VS. PREPPING FOR CONCRETE This weekend was a busy one! I'll start with the Glamorous work... Two of my fellow peers and I attended the AIA Greenville award ceremony on Friday night and to our "surprise" we were awarded the Student Merit award for the CommunityBuild project completed last semester! Audrey, Nicole [...]

Urban Garden Party!

Yesterday was a fantastic day for our client! Greenheart hosted a successful fundraiser on the future site of the Enston Home Community Garden. The "Urban Garden Party" was set up with four main stations. These stations were meant to give an idea of the type of activities/processes that will be in the future garden. Investors, [...]

Crunch Time

With final review right around the corner, we are pushing towards completion. This is not without hiccups. If you've been keeping up with the blog this far, you can notice we are researching several techniques that revolve around arch structures. Typically, we wouldn't design arches to build because this causes many issues; but because the [...]

Small Groups Reconvene

We're back in Charleston and BACK IN ACTION. For the next week we will be working in small groups of 3 to push designs for the Farm Stand. Over the last week we skype'd during our "hurri-cation" to make sure we were all on the same page. Come Monday, we shared our designs and diagrams [...]

We Are Back!

Well Folks, its that time again! The Community Build Studio is back in action for our next semester, Fall 2019. This semester we are working with The Green Heart Project here in Charleston! Our site will be on the William Enston Homes property owned by the Charleston Housing Authority. Green Heart has developed a master [...]

Almost Ready to Lift

Last night we moved all the rafters to the site and assembled our 48 FOOT beams that run down the center of the structure helping to support the roof and gutter. A couple of key deliveries came yesterday: Our GUTTER and the wire mesh for our vertical garden. Moving forward this week you will see [...]

On Site ALL Weekend

I was supposed to post on Friday, so I am sorry for the lack of update. BUT I have an exciting update now! We were on site all weekend preparing the ground and foundations for our concrete slab. We started with the back hoe to get the majority of the dirt out, and then manually [...]

Rain, Rain, Rain

Since moving to South Carolina in August, I have noticed we do not let rain stop us! So why should our design stop short of embracing the rain??? The Corrine Jones Pavilion has an AWESOME rain feature. There is a 40' linear gutter that runs down the middle of the structure. This gutter is 3 [...]

Have You Seen Our Instagram?

As we work to make everyone's dreams come true at Corrine Jones Park. We are also developing our branding and social media outreach in the background. If you are reading this, you are ahead of the game! The Clemson Community Build program is now an active user on Instagram. This is also a student run [...]

Preparing for Reviews

Friday are our individual reviews and we have been cranking away here in the studio. We are very excited to share our designs with the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the community! Yesterday in class we did some mock presentations. David gave us no warning and had us present our concepts in 25 seconds or less. [...]