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

On Drawing – Thoughts, Theory

Paper and organic pumpkins, 2017 Craft Credit: (L) Lynn Wg and (R) Tyler McKenzie Hope y’all had a great Halloween and got to go Trick-or-Treating!  The weather has been colder the last few days, time to pull out the sweaters and jackets for the final arrival of fall in Charleston! The last two weeks I … Continue reading

Subjective Storage Solutions

The last week I’ve been focused on looking at solving the storage needs that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has provided to us.  I’ve been explaining our project as a shaded pavilion in a public park with garden tool storage, but storage and shade seem like the most important components to me. Leslie from the Charleston … Continue reading

The almost final design.skp

After having more than 8 iterations of the design, we seem to finally steer ourselves into a design idea which we all support and are looking forward to tackling in the upcoming Construction Drawing set. Collaboration and leadership have gone hand in hand this week. It’s not been the easiest week but the result is better … Continue reading

ORDINARY WORK DAY

Yesterday, we were continuing to test out our new idea from Monday. We all had met up after our lumber tour for ITC class and discussed what we had to finish for the ‘final design’ before we discuss this with Pastre. After the mini mock-up of the roof on Monday, we have realized that our storage space … Continue reading

Small Group Discussion

During the class meeting on Friday, we have discussed the common ideas between all the projects and the main theme for each four groups. All of us had talked about the things we liked or the things might work on each individual project. After the meeting, we have separated into small groups and talked about what … Continue reading

Don’t Forget the Fish

Due to the upcoming Hurricane Irma that is currently between Cuba, Haiti, and the Bahamas, Clemson University has decided to cancel classes at the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston (CAC.C).  Students were warned through a series of meetings to get a full tank of gas, arrange transportation, and find a place of refuge.  There are … Continue reading

Reflection and Carry on

Yesterday we have presented our first analysis research of the Medway Park with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The presentation was more focus on the site analysis and precedent study of different parks, we also have presented four possible site strategy plans.  It was our first presentation of the semester and it was also my first time presenting … Continue reading

Visit at Magnolia Community Garden and Site visit at Medway Park at the beginning of 2017 Fall Semester

It was very excited to begin our first visit to the Design Built project we have done at Magnolia Community Garden and our new project site visit at Medway Park. We met with Harry Lesesne, Leslie Wade, and Jim Martin, who are the staff members from The Charleston Parks Conservancy. They gave us the tour and … Continue reading