Rain Rain Rain Garden

Today we are meeting with Kim Morganello to discuss a rain garden that was installed a few weeks ago in Enston Homes. Kim Morganello is a Water Resource Associate for Clemson Extension based in Charleston. We are proposing a rain garden in our design and Kim Morganello will help give us a greater understanding of [...]

Getting [the] Good [kind of] Feedback

Yesterday we met with the city and the Charleston Parks Conservancy to get some preliminary feedback on our small group designs. We got some great feedback from them on big picture items such as potential site placement and structure. On Monday, September 27th, we will be attending the Ardmore-Sherwood Forrest neighborhood Association to introduce the project [...]

Morphing Ideas

Wednesday in studio we continued working towards our Monday deadline – the Ardmore Sherwood Forest neighborhood association meeting. This point in the semester is critical as we continue to develop ideas individually, and in small groups. It is always challenging to morph together individual design ideas in a cohesive manner, making sure everyone’s voice is [...]

Previous Ties

Today the studio will discuss their individual design concepts to continue moving forward towards our next meeting with Jason Kronsberg and the Charleston Parks Conservancy. We will discuss our site strategies, where we plan to place components on the site, along with some structure inspiration. As architecture students, we find inspiration and connections in just [...]

Presentation Prep

As the first full week of the semester progressed, we continued to prepare for our Friday meeting with Jason Kronsberg, Director of Parks in the City of Charleston. Each team delved further into their research and the corresponding graphic components needed for the presentation. The new students focused specifically on site research to familiarize themselves [...]

One Step At A Time

The team spent the last two days on a footbridge that will be used to cross the drainage ditch on the north end of our site. Solving this issue was the last piece needed to connect Mulberry Street and the surrounding neighborhood to the West Ashley Bikeway! Much like our larger bridge, we wanted to [...]

The Roof is on Fire (and Deep Fried)

As we move closer to the placing of the piers, the class is making final preparations to get started on construction next week. A group consisting of Michaela, Brittany, Baker, and John (myself) have been working to knock out the remaining details, which consist of the roof connections and the handrails. The goal is to [...]

Saturdays Are For Sitework

Our first Saturday workday is officially in the books! We headed out to site at 8am in hopes of waking up before the bugs, but no such luck. We split into two teams – girls on landscape cleanup and boys on foundation layout. Nothing like a little friendly competition to get the job done. Now [...]