Making a Game Plan

While taking a tour all over Charleston to visit past projects, we were able to experience each project within their distinct context. It was very inspiring to see how each build settles into the space and it was difficult to imagine the space without the build. Each project existed as if it was meant to [...]

Perusing the Portfolio

On Friday, we spent the day visiting the various sites of some of the past and on-going A+CB projects.  This was a great opportunity for us to reflect on the history of the program, to appreciate the hard work of many of the previous A+CB students, and to recognize the level of quality in the [...]

The Journey Begins!

The first day of class at CACC was unlike I had ever experienced in school. There was no conventional presentation or theoretical lesson. Instead, there was a very interesting workshop for laser cutting. It was fun learning the new skill which will be very helpful not only in our academics but in professional life as [...]

Stable Gables

This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]

Pour Galore

On Wednesday, our second round of concrete pours was completed. We reached site at around 9:00 AM and made one last walk-around of our form work and rebar in preparation for a 10:30 pour. This included tightening the bolts at the pencil rods of our trellis formwork and oiling the formwork at the large slab [...]

Meet The Team

While part of the group is out on site today completing our final concrete pour, I'd like to take the time to introduce our team! There are some old faces that you've seen in last semester's blog posts, and some new faces that have joined us for this semester. Although it's been a little rough [...]

Continued

This past week was full of introductions and picking up where the previous semester left off. We first reviewed details about our client, THE site, and the programming of our structure. Dave told us newbies the importance of the OSF (Office of School Facilities) and its long inspection process of the architectural drawing set. Since [...]

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 [...]