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 [...]

Moving and Grooving

A few of us got our hands dirty on-site during studio on Wednesday and the rest of the crew stayed back to keep working on the roof design. The roof design is wrapping up and is looking great. A couple of us will be heading out to the site again tomorrow to finish up cleaning [...]

Full Steam Ahead!

Studio today represented a pivotal point in the design process for the West Crossing at Mulberry Pond! Over the weekend we were each assigned a detail to begin working through and showed up to class today ready to begin piecing them together. This step in particular has been an important lesson in communication, collaboration, and [...]

Moving Forward

Friday was a very fun and collaborative day in studio! We pulled our chairs together around the pin-up wall and monitor to share our design iterations that we created in small groups over the week. The great thing about splitting into groups at this point in the semester is that we all created designs that [...]

Phase I: Complete

As a quick recap, Wednesday evening was our community dialogue alongside the Charleston Park’s Conservancy. In small groups, we ran through several potential site options with members of the community. We openly discussed the pros and cons of each and made sure to listen carefully to the insight and requests from those who live there. [...]

That’s a Wrap (almost)!

Today we spent most of our studio time on zoom working out the kinks in our community meeting presentation with the Charleston Parks Conservancy this Wednesday. The first half of class was dedicated to figuring out how we wanted to run the meeting and how we were going to do this smoothly with a potentially [...]

Easy + Hard Asks

PROJECT UPDATES: The Charleston Parks Conservancy community charette to discuss plans for the next phase of development on the West Ashley Greenway/Bikeway is just two weeks away. Yesterday was the last mad dash to prepare graphics for printing the signs that will be posted along the greenway and bikeway. We have been pouring our effort [...]

Crafting The Charrette

On Friday we had our follow up meeting with the Charleston Parks Conservancy regarding our upcoming digital charrette with the community. Over the course of the last week, we had split up into teams to focus our efforts in different areas. These teams consisted of software research, gathering digital presentation precedents, local social media usage, [...]

The Fast and the Furious 14

Last Friday we met with the Charleston Park Conservancy via Zoom to introduce ourselves and discuss how we can begin to improve the West Ashley Greenway. After the meeting and class discussion was wrapped up, our professor and head honcho, David Pastre, decided that the best way to introduce us to the greenway was to [...]