All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Concept Design Meeting today!

Good Morning everyone! Today is a big day for the Studio V crew. We have been pouring over concept designs for a week and have selected sites, determined a program we would like to target, and are going to present today. Keep in mind these are concepts, so we are still studying the site and [...]

Make the most of your Egrets.

That's a GREAT looking bird. Its a great white egret. I found this guy while taking a walk on the West Ashley Greenway this past weekend with my wife, Hannah, and my dog, Romulus. Studio V is deep into research and compiling our thoughts into some concepts for a few key sites along the Greenway. [...]

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 [...]

Bikes. Brainstorming. Bridges…

Higgins Pier After an intense day of field study, biking the West Ashley Greenway, the A+CB team heads back to Studio V with a better understanding of the current site conditions along Charleston's premier walking trail.  An outdoor experience and hands-on building projects are the reason a lot of us joined Studio V and now [...]

Crunch Time

With final review right around the corner, we are pushing towards completion. This is not without hiccups. If you've been keeping up with the blog this far, you can notice we are researching several techniques that revolve around arch structures. Typically, we wouldn't design arches to build because this causes many issues; but because the [...]

We Are Back!

Well Folks, its that time again! The Community Build Studio is back in action for our next semester, Fall 2019. This semester we are working with The Green Heart Project here in Charleston! Our site will be on the William Enston Homes property owned by the Charleston Housing Authority. Green Heart has developed a master [...]

Concrete Pour

"CONCRETE'S HERE!" - Dave Pastre After a long weekend of adjusting the formwork and pumping water again, and again, and maybe again from the rain the site was officially prepped. While all that was going on groups were in the shop working hard to put together the formwork for the "clutter in the gutter" (storage, [...]

CD’s ✓

What a week it’s been. The Corrine Jones CD set was officially sent to the structural engineer yesterday, Thursday March 14. I thought that day would never come. Round after round of red lines, a back and forth about construction and methods, and quite a few nights of minimal sleep. But the set is drafted [...]