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 [...]

Studio Bonding

If you’ve been keeping up with us the last couple of days, you know that yesterday we presented our overall design for Corrine Jones Park Pavilion. After presenting, as you may know from Aaron's spot on post, we had a debrief of what was discussed with everyone there. We began to work through some of [...]

“Be A Better Roof”

With the final design review being only 6 days away, everybody in Studio V has been working hard at developing a single, strong scheme to present to the Charleston Park Conservancy now that we are working together as a studio. In order to better prepare for our next client meeting we have decided to break [...]

Preparing for Reviews

Friday are our individual reviews and we have been cranking away here in the studio. We are very excited to share our designs with the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the community! Yesterday in class we did some mock presentations. David gave us no warning and had us present our concepts in 25 seconds or less. [...]

Oh how time flies…

Week IV is halfway over, which can only mean one thing: INDIVIDUAL DESIGN REVIEWS!!!     After our last group presentation, everyone in the group has gathered information from Research & Analysis along with feedback from the Clients. For the past two weeks, our brains have been churning as we push our individual creative solutions and as [...]

The Team

We are all diligently working on our individual design options for this Friday's presentation. But let me ask you, are you tired of seeing images of trace paper with staged pens/pencils? Us too. So I want to take the opportunity this week to tell you a little bit more about us. In the haste of [...]

The Path Less Taken

SITE OPTION PROPOSAL - PLAN VIEW As we begin our independent designs there are a lot of factors to consider for this project, who will use it? Where will they enter? How do we address existing conditions, paths, shade? That is when the designer whips out a roll of trace, grabs their over-priced markers, and [...]

AND WE’RE OFF…

Studio is now in full swing. We are a group of 12 students - bright eyed and bushy tailed. We met with the client on Wednesday and toured a few previous sites to get a feel for other community gardens that have been completed by Clemson Community Build students. This semester, we are joining with [...]