Concept Design Meeting today!

Good Morning everyone! Today is a big day for the Studio V crew. We have been pouring over concept designs for a week and have selected sites, determined a program we would like to target, and are going to present today. Keep in mind these are concepts, so we are still studying the site and [...]

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. [...]

First Impressions

Breaking the Ice There is always that pressure to make a good first impression when meeting someone new. It is not as bad knowing that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has had a long and fruitful relationship with Pastre and Studio V students in the past. However, us Spring 2020 students are the new kids at [...]

And Lift Off!

After a strong push to get things assembled and ready last weekend and the past few days things are starting to fall into place, literally! With all the posts finally up, using the Genie Lifts that were brought back from Celmson on Monday (thanks Cam!), we were able to get our 48 ft long gutter [...]

Almost Ready to Lift

Last night we moved all the rafters to the site and assembled our 48 FOOT beams that run down the center of the structure helping to support the roof and gutter. A couple of key deliveries came yesterday: Our GUTTER and the wire mesh for our vertical garden. Moving forward this week you will see [...]

And The Countdown Begins!

With less than a month to go until completion, the countdown to April 26th is on as Studio V has begun on-site construction! Over the weekend major headway was made in getting the ground ready and our foundation laid out for our concrete pour that will be happening at the end of this week or [...]

Construction Documentation

As we continue to resolve and refine the final details of our design this week, we have moved into Revit as we are now in the process of creating our construction document set. Yesterday during studio we met with Ryan, a local exotic and hardwood supplier, who provided us with some valuable information in regards [...]

Rain, Rain, Rain

Since moving to South Carolina in August, I have noticed we do not let rain stop us! So why should our design stop short of embracing the rain??? The Corrine Jones Pavilion has an AWESOME rain feature. There is a 40' linear gutter that runs down the middle of the structure. This gutter is 3 [...]

One studio. One project

We have finally come together as a united whole. Ryan modeled a compelling pavilion that blends the strengths of the four proposals we had for the previous presentation in terms of form, space, character, and sequence. We agreed to use this scheme as a base to develop the final design. This has given us a [...]