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 [...]

Saturdays Are For Sitework

Our first Saturday workday is officially in the books! We headed out to site at 8am in hopes of waking up before the bugs, but no such luck. We split into two teams – girls on landscape cleanup and boys on foundation layout. Nothing like a little friendly competition to get the job done. Now [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]