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 [...]

Easy + Hard Asks

PROJECT UPDATES: The Charleston Parks Conservancy community charette to discuss plans for the next phase of development on the West Ashley Greenway/Bikeway is just two weeks away. Yesterday was the last mad dash to prepare graphics for printing the signs that will be posted along the greenway and bikeway. We have been pouring our effort [...]

Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

Holes

Anyone who has seen the movie Holes (or read the book) knows that digging holes is hard work. Maybe Shia LaBeouf knows it best of all. As it turns out Studio V is also about to learn firsthand what it takes to dig some holes. After a successful day of spray painting the lines for [...]

Part-to-Whole

Good morning everyone, and welcome back! As we start heading towards the end of the semester, the virtual students are still moving forward at completing construction details for the horticulture center at Magnolia Park. This time around, we are focusing on how our designs and details will work together in the built environment. Since our [...]

The Plan is in Action!

Hey guys, How's your Thursday going? Things are going pretty well for our design-build project. Just yesterday we held a meeting with Jason Kronsberg the Director of Parks here in Charleston. The meeting was to inform him of our progress in developing the bridge for Forest Park as well as show him our budget, schedule, [...]

Good Foundations.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! As you read from Shane's post yesterday we are really pushing forward in our respective teams. Team concrete is pushing hard to get a set of foundation plans for our structural engineer to examine.   We had a really productive day on Friday and were optimistic about the foundations when [...]

Review & Revise

Good morning everyone! Yesterday we had our final design review for the three projects our studio has been working on- Farmfield, Forest Park, and the Magnolia Park Urban Center. We received some really excellent feedback from the people who attended our review. Community members and Charleston Parks Conservancy and City of Charleston staff were kind [...]