What a weekend! Btw.. another young architect here!

So while everyone is enjoying a quiet Saturday and Sunday, sipping hot coffee on their front porches, looking into their gardens, with children playing around, people walking their dogs and more, Our studio is in full production mode, enjoying the humming of drilling machines and clincking of metal rebars. Its been a super productive weekend … Continue reading

FUN WITH CONCRETE

Yesterday was our first concrete pour for half of the slab. All twelve of us and Dave were on the site the past few days to prepare the formwork of the slab and the rebars for yesterday concrete pour. Before the concrete pour, we had finished up tying all the rebars and make sure all the … Continue reading

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃👻

Over the weekend, Ailed, Yage and I had mock-up one of the five benches on the north side of our pavilion. We did the bottom portion of the bench and the bench composed by the two 2×6 supports, fourteen 2×4 seating slats with 1/2″ spacing. The mock-up was very helpful, we had people sitting on … Continue reading

Visit at Magnolia Community Garden and Site visit at Medway Park at the beginning of 2017 Fall Semester

It was very excited to begin our first visit to the Design Built project we have done at Magnolia Community Garden and our new project site visit at Medway Park. We met with Harry Lesesne, Leslie Wade, and Jim Martin, who are the staff members from The Charleston Parks Conservancy. They gave us the tour and … Continue reading

End of the Semester

We have now officially completed our semester here in Charleston.  The design build had moments of difficulty, yet was full of reward.  We had some difficulties with the movable walls and the caster system that goes under the desk and bar.  The caster system was fixed and the casters are to be replaced and the … Continue reading

Time to Grind Things Out

Today, as well as the past few days we have been putting in a lot of extra hours to make sure that the project gets done before the due date.  Several of us have been meeting in the shop in the early hours of the morning and staying late after studio ends.  We don’t mind … Continue reading

Can We Build It? Yes We Can… At Least After These Designs Wrap Up

We are so unbelievably close to start building.  All we need to do is finalize a few of the designs, including the system that allows the wheels to lift up on the reception desk and the bar.  This will allow for diverse positions when it is needed and stability when it is in use.  Some of … Continue reading

Preparing for Review

Today we are working on having prices, materials, and construction details ready for review with Redux and the contractors that are currently working in the space. This past week has been used to figure out the construction details and exactly how the pieces will fit together. Some of the problems we worked out were a track … Continue reading

An Engineer and an Architect Walk into a Studio

This week has been important for us because we are starting to finally branch away from preliminary designs to finalized schemes that require information on hardware and materials.  We know what we want to do and how it will fit in the space.  The question is, how do we build it?  One important thing that … Continue reading

Meeting Results

As some of you have seen in earlier blog post, we had a meeting with Redux today to discuss final designs or design ideas about the individual sections we focused on.  The feedback we got today was probably the most important we have gotten since it was actually on our finalized designs.  Also, in the … Continue reading