Mission Completed

This week the students are wrapping up the Spring 2018 semester with final presentations and documentation of all work. Although it was a little bit late of our schedule, we finished up the Butterfly Book Nook with flying colors. We are all so pleased with the final results and so is the community! In addition [...]

Blast From the Past

The past few days have been primarily demolition and construction. This is the first time for everyone in our studio that we are building something we have designed ourselves. We have moved from models, drawings, and the computer into the real physical world. This experience has been an eye-opening one. Understanding the practicalities of building [...]

Storage & Seating Final Adjustments

Over the past few days, my team member Christian and I have been working extensively on making adjustments to the seating and storage that we have designed. A big part of the adjustments that we have been making addresses how the various board slats will go together. We will be using 1x3.5 slats of lumber [...]

CAMARADERIE

These past 2-3 weeks have been the toughest, most hard working, work cranking weeks of the semester so far. We've spent hours before and after scheduled studio, spent entire nights, and entire weekends in the studio. Last week we proposed a few designs after a long weekend to our engineer. We made a few different [...]

An Uphill Battle

Meeting all of the needs and wants of clients, compromising, time constraints, financial limitation, due dates; these represent an unfavorably sloped hill. Coming up with a structure or landscape design that is fitting for your site, is the large boulder in that the designer pushes up the steep hill. The designer is Sisyphus. Despite things seeming [...]

Collaborative

We had completed our individual design stage last Wednesday at the presentation with Enough Pie. We took the best aspects from each design and as a team we are moving forward trying to discover the optimal design as teams. This Sunday, before Super Bowl  LII, we had a meeting discussing aspects of our individual design [...]

The helping hand

Today or rather this afternoon we start off our day by helping Enough Pie with assistance by a artist from redux at the site to paint the mural. As my good friend Kevin mentioned in his post this is a great opportunity for us as a studio not just to help our client but to [...]

A lot to do and a lot is done

Wednesday the 1st of November was a hectic day at school. We started off by discussing the Construction Documents which are a lot more comprehensive than last week. The redlines done within studio were completed and the set is now sent to John Moore, our structural engineer. He has been an amazing support for this project. [...]