Question Everything?

Today is the day we meet with all of the stakeholders for our newest project located at Eric Cornelius Singleton II Park! Our project is aimed to be a student garden for Meeting St. Academy which is located adjacent to our site. On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to be joined by Barry Yoakum who [...]

Charrette Practice

As we have wrapped up our time at Frierson we are focusing on our site analysis for Eric Cornelius Singleton II Park. So far we've looked into the site conditions of the park as well as its history. Typically, the first steps for a design project is to analyze the conditions of the site such [...]

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 [...]

Winter Is Coming

Over the weekend, the Frierson group made lots of progress on site. With all of the walls framed, cladded, and secured, all that is left is installing some seating and shelving. This will be designed and fabricated in the woodshop over the next few weeks. The site was also tided up and looks clean as [...]

T-Minus 10 (…days until PLI)

It is great to be back at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston! Coming back after being a part of the Fall 2021 semester, I am excited to be working with the Charleston community again, and our studio cannot wait to get something started for you all. If you have been keeping up with our [...]


This week we wrap up our spring cleaning work before jumping head first into our project at Singleton Park next week – or do we? With the Ardmore planters still on hold for materials, it is safe to say that we will be seeing a little bit more of Ardmore in the near future. As [...]

Working around the Weather

Instead of driving to our Frierson site today to continue with the build, we had to regroup and find out how we can make the best of a rainy and stormy day. Luckily there is plenty to do both on site and off, between managing Frierson and Ardmore as well as preparing for our President's [...]

Rail Hands-On Experience

Just sand both handrails and apply the varnish. Easy enough. As Peyton and I arrived to Forest Park to refinish the bridge handrails we were thinking this job would be done in an hour, tops. We quickly realized that it would not be completed in an hour.  On the first day, we only had one [...]

A Day Worth Framing

Following a rainy, cold Sunday, the sun peeking over clouds was most welcome at the Frierson project site. Having previously finished painting and oat of the exterior wall panel configurations, my fellow students and I split into two groups to tackle the next task at hand: framing interior partition walls. Having aptly prepared all of [...]

Wet Varnish On Rail!!

On Friday the Forest Park team (Staci Knighton and myself) completed our first Spring Cleaning task.  We were tasked to touch up the handrails on the Forest Park bridge project by sanding it and applying a coat of varnish.  When working on Wednesday Staci and I only had one sander between the two of us [...]