Meetings, Ideas and Pushing Forward

Yesterday Enough Pie held a potluck at First African Evangelical Church to discuss how we were moving forward with the project, as well as open up for questions and new ideas. From our review on Monday, we were tasked with improving our design, we were faced with improving the pitch of the roof and implementing … Continue reading

Time to hit the nail on the head

Good morning everyone as Frenchie mentioned Clemson basketball did move up in the poll to 11th in the AP poll! But not to much on that subject. We did have our final initial design review with our client Enough Pie yesterday. We had a larger crowd come out to help us narrow these ideas down … Continue reading

It’s Crunch Time

This week has been all about putting everyones ideas together and forming the one final design that we will present on this coming Monday the 12th. We met on Sunday and discussed several elements that we all agreed on that should be included in the design such as the placement of the structure and and … Continue reading

The Weekend Grind

After we got our hands dirty and helped paint the mural at First Evangelical we headed back to studio to brainstorm and move forward with our design. We met and had a brainstorming session to come up with idea on how to move forward with the design. From that Friday each member chose an idea … Continue reading

STUDIO V – Spring 2018

Small buildings have always had a particular appeal. Micro works of architecture inspire an enduring charm that exceeds their function, even if that function is to be a pleasing decoration in the landscape. There are a variety of reasons for our infatuation with little forms. The miniaturization of architecture reduces it to a human scale … Continue reading

First African Evangelical Christian Church Visit.

This past Friday, January 12th, our studio met with members, Cathryn Zommer and Bennett Jones from Enough Pie to get an overall idea of what was expected from the First African Evangelical Church project. At the meeting plenty of ideas and thoughts were added into the mixing pot and got the thinking gears rolling. After … Continue reading

Don’t Forget the Fish: Part II

Alternative title : Shrimp, grit, and determination . Trying to look at the big picture, last semester’s Clemson Architecture+communityBUILD (A+cB) program taught me the biggest lesson of the critical path – thinking about the work in the sequence required and working on parts that you will need first to allow other people to continue moving … Continue reading

Paint, Paint, Paint…

  On Tuesday, we had placed all the 4×4 columns in the piers and most of the 2×6 next to the columns. During the installation process, we had to use two ladders per each column, cause all the woods that we are using were not straight, and some of them were bowed,  some were kinked. In … Continue reading

What a weekend! Btw.. another young architect here!

So while everyone is enjoying a quiet Saturday and Sunday, sipping hot coffee on their front porches, looking into their gardens, with children playing around, people walking their dogs and more, Our studio is in full production mode, enjoying the humming of drilling machines and clincking of metal rebars. Its been a super productive weekend … Continue reading

“Work Smarter, Not Harder”

“Work smarter, not harder.”  Sounds like something my father or grandfather would tell me, gently chiding me for making something more complicated than it needs to be and then instructing me on a way to do it better, faster, more accurately – or giving me a better tool to do the job.  That’s another phrase … Continue reading