Today we "unveiled" Frierson's outdoor learning pavilion. Our colleagues from last year who designed the pavilion were able to come down and join us for the ribbon cutting event as well as the majority of the school. It was nice to meet everyone who was part of the process or who have seen the progress [...]
Sundance Film Festival, Here We Come! (El oh El)
This has been a very, very, VERY busy week. We worked at Frierson, finished up our internships and read the last 5 chapters of Out of Architecture for our Community 1:1 Book Club. Days off? Tuh. Not this week. One additional assignment we had to complete for this week was a short 5 minute film [...]
Ready, Set, Go!
We are quite delighted for the Frierson site's opening on April 27th. We worked on the designs for shelves, benches, sinks, and other items this week. We ordered the supplies and began working on the furniture. We also began cutting, grinding, and welding steel that would be utilized as hardware. The Frierson group was split [...]
Here We Go Again
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend. With only three weeks left in the semester, there are a lot of things that are needing to be done. We have three projects that we are working on and plan on having them finished by the end of April! With that, we have broken up [...]
What is an architect?
Today my classmate, Peyton, and I went to The Pink House which is a local non-profit that is a community resource center. They provide after school programs for children as well as food and hot meals to the community. I am working with The Pink House this semester through my Community 1:1 class to provide [...]
Time to hit the ground running! Since spring break, we have had a meeting to get back on track and to discuss where we should focus our efforts for the next couple of weeks. We discussed what we should have prepared for the community event next week which includes a physical model as well as [...]
Back to Work!
After some much needed R&R, the students reassembled today upon returning from Spring Break. We picked up right where we left off and began to make new progress in our assigned teams. One group is currently focusing on operable features of the pavilion, another is focused on landscaping, another on layout of programming, and finally [...]
On the path of INNOVATION!
This year, we will be building the pavilion partly with a different material that has been used in aircraft! It's referred to as 'composite'. It is a great opportunity to experiment and explore applications of innovative materials and set an example! As we are on the verge of completing the design of the pavilion, we [...]
Can I speak to your manager?
This week I have been wrapping up some initial designs with my nonprofit, Amor Healing Kitchen. Amor recently moved to the old Kaminskys location in West Ashley. Here they have gotten more foot traffic and recognition from the surrounding neighborhoods who are curious about what they do. At this location, there is a side and [...]
Take a Look, It’s in a Book….
If you have ever watched the hit PBS Kids show "Reading Rainbow" as a child, adolescent, teen, really at any age, then you have heard the words of this post's title sung (I personally like Chaka Khan's version of it, but that's neither here nor there). Anyway, we have been spending the last four or [...]