Ya live and ya learn

As we've been posting on here the past few weeks, we've been reflecting on how this semester's project went and where we would like to see changes. One of the things that came up in our final review was the idea of our trellis mock-up being a sort of prototype for the larger project--an idea [...]

Doing More than Before

As we reflect on this past semester, we grappled with the disappointment of not being able to build this semester officially. We each had signed up for this class with the full expectations that no matter what, we would be able to see a built structure on a site in Charleston County. And while this [...]

To be Continued…

With Community Build coming to a close as the spring semester has come to an end here at the Clemson Design Center Charleston. We held our final review last Thursday. Unlike past projects, this final was not at a finished structures as we intended. Instead, we extended our previous mock-up of our trellis and presented [...]

Through the Window

The stairs at our center here in Charleston are very narrow, which will come to no surprise to those that have studied in this building. After struggling to move 14' long pieces of lumber up these stairs, members of the studio had to get crafty and find another way to get the wood up to [...]

April 8th’s Green Roof Install – “TBT”

A few weeks ago we were able to take some time out of our busy schedules and revisit last semester's project, Ardmore Park; where we installed a green roof with almost 200, 1' x 2' planter boxes filled with succulents. We carried each one up a ladder and installed them onto a roof that was [...]

The Calm Before the Storm

Steel and wood for Mock up

Today we prep for our final review, most of the steel is prepped and ready to be assembled in our studio space for our final review tomorrow. We worked late into the night yesterday to set things up and now we are ready for the final assembly. With less than 24 hours before our final [...]

Nearing the End

While we are definitely bummed about postponing building until the fall semester, we are excited that we can still show off part of our design with a full-scale mock-up! We've been busily priming and painting all of the steel members for the trellis assembly, which will be part of our mock-up. The yellow, blue, and [...]

Crunch Time

The team met in studio to discuss major due dates and a timeline of events, for these last two weeks of the semester. We drew a calendar on the white board, and labeled out all the due dates for assignments in all of our other classes. We then made a list of things that we [...]

Pushing Forward!

Welcome back to another installment of late night Studio V work! This week we’ve been nonstop grinding and welding and as you can guess, punching and painting. We’ve said it time and time again, we are hard at work trying to meet deadlines and produce a quality build for Frierson Elementary and the surrounding community [...]