Stable Gables

This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]

Meet The Team

While part of the group is out on site today completing our final concrete pour, I'd like to take the time to introduce our team! There are some old faces that you've seen in last semester's blog posts, and some new faces that have joined us for this semester. Although it's been a little rough [...]

Up and Coming

This Past Friday we completed our first of the two concrete pours. The small slab and the first pour of our trellis was completed. On Saturday we went back and removed the formwork from the small slab and cleaned it for it to be reused for the larger slab. We then started working on the [...]

Riders of the Storm

As Hurricane Ian approaches we had to get things ready so our hard work wasn't ruined! The worry is that our earthwork that was dug out will get messed up so wed have to re-level things and fill back anything that collapses. I am hoping that the stakes and fence line do not get uplifted [...]

Continued

This past week was full of introductions and picking up where the previous semester left off. We first reviewed details about our client, THE site, and the programming of our structure. Dave told us newbies the importance of the OSF (Office of School Facilities) and its long inspection process of the architectural drawing set. Since [...]

Doing More than Before

As we reflect on this past semester, we grappled with the disappointment of not being able to build this semester officially. We each had signed up for this class with the full expectations that no matter what, we would be able to see a built structure on a site in Charleston County. And while this [...]

Through the Window

The stairs at our center here in Charleston are very narrow, which will come to no surprise to those that have studied in this building. After struggling to move 14' long pieces of lumber up these stairs, members of the studio had to get crafty and find another way to get the wood up to [...]

Nearing the End

While we are definitely bummed about postponing building until the fall semester, we are excited that we can still show off part of our design with a full-scale mock-up! We've been busily priming and painting all of the steel members for the trellis assembly, which will be part of our mock-up. The yellow, blue, and [...]

Prep Work

As we continue to hone our skills in the shop, cutting, grinding, and welding, we are also continuing to do work else where. First off digitally.  We started doing our shop drawings the week before break and have been continually working on them. Refining them, adding changes, and stream lining them. This will ensure that [...]