Concrete Paths are Hard

Before we could actually pour the concrete pads and path for the bridge, we had to dig out the earth for it. After a long day of shovelling dirt, dirt, and more dirt for the concrete pads that would be at the small bridge and one side of the main bridge, we decided that borrowing [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

Vision ⇨ Reality (Horticulture Center)

  Hello everyone, and welcome back! With the recent news of returning to online class after Thanksgiving, Studio A+cB is still moving forward at providing its service to the community and the Conservancy. As some of you may already know, we are currently working hard at completing three major projects before the end of the [...]

A(bridge)d Meeting Minutes

Yesterday our studio met with various staff members from the Charleston Parks Conservancy to discuss our 3 proposals for a bridge at Forest Park. After each group spent some time burning the midnight oil, we were more than ready to present our new ideas. Team alpha was first to go and yes, we decided that [...]

Back to School Eve

On the last workday before in person classes resume, Studio V is touching up final designs before our meeting with the Charleston Parks conservancy on Monday the 21st. It seems everyone is excited to leave behind this online format and slowly get back to bouncing ideas of each other face to face, or mask to [...]