So Much to be Thankful for…

We are returning today from a much needed Thanksgiving break, and we wanted to share what we are thankful for. We are thankful for our families, our friends, and getting to spend time with them over the break. We are thankful for our Clemson family including faculty, professors, mentors, and peers. We are thankful for [...]

Breaking Ground

Yesterday the City of Charleston helped us start the construction process by digging out our foundation. Today we will be shaping the dirt for our concrete pad and then starting to place form work and a vapor barrier to prepare for our first concrete pour next Friday! We will also have our shop drawings complete [...]

Preparing for Pre-Fabrication

As we begin to wrap up our first draft of construction documents, it is time that we start thinking critically about how we are going to physically build the different pieces that make up our project. While one group heads out to the site to stake out the building footprint, the other groups are hard [...]

Rain Rain Rain Garden

Today we are meeting with Kim Morganello to discuss a rain garden that was installed a few weeks ago in Enston Homes. Kim Morganello is a Water Resource Associate for Clemson Extension based in Charleston. We are proposing a rain garden in our design and Kim Morganello will help give us a greater understanding of [...]

Back To It

After much needed rest from intensive research and diagrams, putting our presentation boards together, and model making, we are coming back with fresh ideas after our presentation with the city and the Charleston Park Conservancy. Not only did we receive feedback on the big picture items (see previous post), but we also received feedback on [...]

Getting [the] Good [kind of] Feedback

Yesterday we met with the city and the Charleston Parks Conservancy to get some preliminary feedback on our small group designs. We got some great feedback from them on big picture items such as potential site placement and structure. On Monday, September 27th, we will be attending the Ardmore-Sherwood Forrest neighborhood Association to introduce the project [...]

Previous Ties

Today the studio will discuss their individual design concepts to continue moving forward towards our next meeting with Jason Kronsberg and the Charleston Parks Conservancy. We will discuss our site strategies, where we plan to place components on the site, along with some structure inspiration. As architecture students, we find inspiration and connections in just [...]

The Roof is on Fire (and Deep Fried)

As we move closer to the placing of the piers, the class is making final preparations to get started on construction next week. A group consisting of Michaela, Brittany, Baker, and John (myself) have been working to knock out the remaining details, which consist of the roof connections and the handrails. The goal is to [...]

Moving and Grooving

A few of us got our hands dirty on-site during studio on Wednesday and the rest of the crew stayed back to keep working on the roof design. The roof design is wrapping up and is looking great. A couple of us will be heading out to the site again tomorrow to finish up cleaning [...]