Part-to-Whole

Good morning everyone, and welcome back! As we start heading towards the end of the semester, the virtual students are still moving forward at completing construction details for the horticulture center at Magnolia Park. This time around, we are focusing on how our designs and details will work together in the built environment. Since our [...]

Good Foundations.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! As you read from Shane's post yesterday we are really pushing forward in our respective teams. Team concrete is pushing hard to get a set of foundation plans for our structural engineer to examine.   We had a really productive day on Friday and were optimistic about the foundations when [...]

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 [...]

Review & Revise

Good morning everyone! Yesterday we had our final design review for the three projects our studio has been working on- Farmfield, Forest Park, and the Magnolia Park Urban Center. We received some really excellent feedback from the people who attended our review. Community members and Charleston Parks Conservancy and City of Charleston staff were kind [...]

Trellis(h) in the moment.

On a crisp and cool Sunday morning you can't beat sipping a cappuccino while looking for inspiration at the Magnolia Community Garden. Today's featured image is a vegetable trellis structure for growing - I decided to snap a photo for future reference in studio. This past week my studio partner, Caleb, and I have explored [...]

Cultivation center of Charleston CCoC

Hello everyone! If you have already read our previous blog post you will know that we had our review on Friday with the Conservancy. Over the weekend the studio paired up and began site analysis and programming. As we look over the site, we're taking the feedback we received on Friday and starting to look [...]

Blogs as a teaching tool

What do blogs teach us? Following a productive weekend of researching architectural precedents, Charleston history, horticulture history, and West Ashley climatic and demographic information, Studio V had the chance yesterday to run through all of our findings and compile them into a more cohesive plan for this coming Friday's presentation with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. We [...]

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 [...]

Well Well Weld

Know Your Material As designers, we often get into the habit of conceptualizing ideas that are.... well, ideal. So when it comes to the process of grounding them in reality, many of us tend to get a little frustrated. It is easy to say "just hand it off to the engineers and let them see our [...]