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 [...]

Trellis Mock + Site Lines… check!

This weekend the community Build studio split up into two groups, team "mock up" and team "site lines". Team Mock up worked in the shop preforming welds, angle grinding, and wood cutting to assemble a mock up of our trellis design. Pictured below is a full scale mock up of a portion of the trellis [...]

Let’s do some Engineering!

Finally Friday!! After a busy week of work, meetings, and more work; we are coming to our final meeting of the week. We will be meeting this evening with two of Charleston's finest engineers and architects: Reggie Gibson and John Moore. Reggie has helped Clemson architecture students in the past years and has done an [...]

Post Small-Group Design Review

  On Monday, it was the perfect afternoon to head back down to Wadmalaw Island to present our small group designs boards & models to the teachers, faculty & students of Fredith L. Frierson Elementary School. It was a unique privilege and opportunity to be able to communicate our ideas to the school's fourth and [...]

Got Sketches?

I may be biased, but one of the best parts of any design work is the sketching. Especially on trace paper. There is something amazing about layering sketch upon sketch to diagram out a space or a sectional idea until it morphs into a realized design. Most groups have been using this technique as a [...]

Understanding Site

Happy Wednesday! On Monday we received news that our site may be changing, but our two groups are continuing to research each site. My group has been working on a possible program for part of the West Ashley Greenway behind the Charleston Tennis Center. After visiting the site, all six of us noticed different things [...]

The Trials of Working Remotely

Like my classmates have reiterated, we have been working on a document with MUSC that they are hoping to distribute to other regional hospitals to help them set up successful testing sites for COVID-19. There have been a lot of changes in how this work is accomplished. For starters, we are working remotely from the [...]