After some much needed R&R, the students reassembled today upon returning from Spring Break. We picked up right where we left off and began to make new progress in our assigned teams. One group is currently focusing on operable features of the pavilion, another is focused on landscaping, another on layout of programming, and finally [...]
On the path of INNOVATION!
This year, we will be building the pavilion partly with a different material that has been used in aircraft! It's referred to as 'composite'. It is a great opportunity to experiment and explore applications of innovative materials and set an example! As we are on the verge of completing the design of the pavilion, we [...]
Making the Most Before Midterms
Midterms are fast approaching and we are gearing up for our small group design presentations! Everyone's been working very hard leading up to this Friday where we will present our small group iterations to Green Heart and Meeting St Academy to receive feedback. Before we all set into our final stretch for the presentations, we [...]
Small Group Design
After sharing our individual designs with stakeholders last Friday, we have been split into small groups to further the design process. Some groups are choosing to implement characteristics from their original garden designs while others are choosing to create something completely new. For the next 2 weeks we are planning to draw schematics and figure [...]
The Great Meet!
It is so exciting when you get to meet with people who have actually made the project possible, isn't it? The discussion started with the introduction of the visitors. Jesse Blom, the Executive Director at The Green Heart Project; Interim Executive Director, Leslie Wade from Charleston Parks Conservancy; Courtney Olson, Urban Agriculture Manager; Jason Kronsberg director [...]
MURAL MURAL on the wall
(above is an elevation view of what the mural will look like resting in-between the two column bays) With the PLI approaching quickly, the crew has been preparing the CDCC for the event. The studio has broken up into teams. The first one cleaning up around the center and woodshop. The second working towards making name [...]
The Journey Begins!
The first day of class at CACC was unlike I had ever experienced in school. There was no conventional presentation or theoretical lesson. Instead, there was a very interesting workshop for laser cutting. It was fun learning the new skill which will be very helpful not only in our academics but in professional life as [...]
This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]
On Wednesday, our second round of concrete pours was completed. We reached site at around 9:00 AM and made one last walk-around of our form work and rebar in preparation for a 10:30 pour. This included tightening the bolts at the pencil rods of our trellis formwork and oiling the formwork at the large slab [...]
Up and Coming
This Past Friday we completed our first of the two concrete pours. The small slab and the first pour of our trellis was completed. On Saturday we went back and removed the formwork from the small slab and cleaned it for it to be reused for the larger slab. We then started working on the [...]