Easy + Hard Asks

PROJECT UPDATES: The Charleston Parks Conservancy community charette to discuss plans for the next phase of development on the West Ashley Greenway/Bikeway is just two weeks away. Yesterday was the last mad dash to prepare graphics for printing the signs that will be posted along the greenway and bikeway. We have been pouring our effort [...]

Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

Holes

Anyone who has seen the movie Holes (or read the book) knows that digging holes is hard work. Maybe Shia LaBeouf knows it best of all. As it turns out Studio V is also about to learn firsthand what it takes to dig some holes. After a successful day of spray painting the lines for [...]

The Plan is in Action!

Hey guys, How's your Thursday going? Things are going pretty well for our design-build project. Just yesterday we held a meeting with Jason Kronsberg the Director of Parks here in Charleston. The meeting was to inform him of our progress in developing the bridge for Forest Park as well as show him our budget, schedule, [...]

Good Foundations.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! As you read from Shane's post yesterday we are really pushing forward in our respective teams. Team concrete is pushing hard to get a set of foundation plans for our structural engineer to examine.   We had a really productive day on Friday and were optimistic about the foundations when [...]

Spokey Dokey Artichokey

Y'all remember spokey dokeys right? The '80s and '90s evolution of the playing card in your bike spokes to make you go faster, sound cooler, and be super rad. We're all about the research into bike spokes as a design concept for our structural system and have done the deep dive into the evolution of [...]

Reframing the Picture

After an intense hands-on studio session on Monday our group is currently brainstorming ideas to rethink how we use bike frames in our design. Our goal of keeping the Bike as the center of our design focus has not changed, but we plan on using the movement of the bike wheel as our new focus [...]

Make the most of your Charrettes.

Good morning everyone, it's Friday! That means final design charrette day with Studio V A+CB. Our design / build team is meeting up this afternoon to have a good ol' fashioned design charrette for our Forest Park Bridge repair project. We've gotten a lot of great feedback from the Parks Conservancy and many other of [...]

A(bridge)d Meeting Minutes

Yesterday our studio met with various staff members from the Charleston Parks Conservancy to discuss our 3 proposals for a bridge at Forest Park. After each group spent some time burning the midnight oil, we were more than ready to present our new ideas. Team alpha was first to go and yes, we decided that [...]