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 [...]

It’s crunch time

Hello everyone, and welcome back.  As previously posted yesterday, we are starting to narrow down on our site strategies and are moving towards programming the interior spaces for the community center. By looking closely at zoning and ADA requirements, we are starting to understand the building space and its relationship to the site. On Wednesday, [...]

Further Iterations

As the final week before our (hopeful) return to in-person instruction begins, all the groups have continued their detailed iterations and explorations of different site strategies for the future headquarters of the Charleston Parks Conservancy.  Designs are starting to narrow, and have become more developed illustrating viable options for the Conservancy to consider.  Each group [...]

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Happy Friday, everyone! Another week down and one week away to present our preliminary research. To begin with today’s blog, I would first like to thank The Charleston Parks Conservancy for taking the time and talking with us last week about the semester project. It was a pleasure to meet everyone, and we are looking [...]

Beginning of a New Semester

  As the first semester of the new school year begins, we are once again stuck to the confines of our bedrooms, participating in class via zoom, and the idea of “studio” takes a whole new meaning. I know I am most looking forward to the day when we will all be able to be [...]

All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Make the most of your Egrets.

That's a GREAT looking bird. Its a great white egret. I found this guy while taking a walk on the West Ashley Greenway this past weekend with my wife, Hannah, and my dog, Romulus. Studio V is deep into research and compiling our thoughts into some concepts for a few key sites along the Greenway. [...]

Bikes. Brainstorming. Bridges…

Higgins Pier After an intense day of field study, biking the West Ashley Greenway, the A+CB team heads back to Studio V with a better understanding of the current site conditions along Charleston's premier walking trail.  An outdoor experience and hands-on building projects are the reason a lot of us joined Studio V and now [...]

The End Is Almost Here

Today is a big day. Today is the day the final major elements get completed. This week has been critical, as people have been working hard to get all elements left prepped and in place. Originally, Thursday the 25th was set to be the "shovels down" day. Unfortunately, that did not happen. As we have [...]