First Impressions

Breaking the Ice There is always that pressure to make a good first impression when meeting someone new. It is not as bad knowing that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has had a long and fruitful relationship with Pastre and Studio V students in the past. However, us Spring 2020 students are the new kids at [...]

Mission Completed

This week the students are wrapping up the Spring 2018 semester with final presentations and documentation of all work. Although it was a little bit late of our schedule, we finished up the Butterfly Book Nook with flying colors. We are all so pleased with the final results and so is the community! In addition [...]

CAMARADERIE

These past 2-3 weeks have been the toughest, most hard working, work cranking weeks of the semester so far. We've spent hours before and after scheduled studio, spent entire nights, and entire weekends in the studio. Last week we proposed a few designs after a long weekend to our engineer. We made a few different [...]

Materials and Final Details

After meeting with Enough Pie and the First African Evangelical Church on Tuesday we gained some new perspectives and ideas on our shade pavilion design. We have decided that we are going to use an aluminum composite material (ACM) for the roofing of the structure. There were a few concerns from our clients on this [...]

It’s Crunch Time

This week has been all about putting everyones ideas together and forming the one final design that we will present on this coming Monday the 12th. We met on Sunday and discussed several elements that we all agreed on that should be included in the design such as the placement of the structure and and [...]

Moving Forward

Yesterday, January 31st, the class presented our individual designs to our clients Enough Pie and the First African Evangelical Christian Church and also a representative from Remark, the landscape architects working on the project. At the conclusion of our presentations we went through and collectively pointed out the pros and cons of each individual project. [...]

The helping hand

Today or rather this afternoon we start off our day by helping Enough Pie with assistance by a artist from redux at the site to paint the mural. As my good friend Kevin mentioned in his post this is a great opportunity for us as a studio not just to help our client but to [...]

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

This is the city: Charleston, South Carolina. I work here. I carry a T-Square. It was Thursday, February 2; it was cool in Charleston. We were working the day watch out of the cigar factory, the boss was Professor Pastre. My partners are Austin, Christian, Lucas, Madison, Stan and Troy. My name's Frenchie. Today we [...]

Ain’t no Cure for the Wintertime Blues?

Goooooood Morning Charlestooooooon! Today is January 23, but the weather is a balmy 70º and sunny.  While hardly expected in January, today's weather perfectly expresses the mood of Studio V. Yesterday, we met with our client, Enough Pie, to help build rapport and trust as we move forward with the butterfly reading garden. Both parties [...]