Color Schemes

As some of our team began to put together the truss system for the roof over the weekend, I started to examine different color schemes that we could possibly use for the shade structure. Earlier in the design phase of our project, our client had mentioned about the possibility of incorporating the colors on the surrounding … Continue reading

It’s Hammer Time!!

That’s right!! Grab your pry bars, long handled sledges, steel toed boots, because it’s demo time! Tomorrow, Studio V will be on site to demolish the existing pavilion to make room for our new design. In addition, we are going to be submitting our construction documents (CD) set for approval on Monday. Things are really … Continue reading

Storage & Seating Final Adjustments

Over the past few days, my team member Christian and I have been working extensively on making adjustments to the seating and storage that we have designed. A big part of the adjustments that we have been making addresses how the various board slats will go together. We will be using 1×3.5 slats of lumber … Continue reading


These past 2-3 weeks have been the toughest, most hard working, work cranking weeks of the semester so far. We’ve spent hours before and after scheduled studio, spent entire nights, and entire weekends in the studio. Last week we proposed a few designs after a long weekend to our engineer. We made a few different … 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

Ain’t no rest for the wicked…

It’s 2 o’clock and all is well! While town criers are out of fashion in this day and age, this is the message that one would convey about Studio V. Today we all worked late into the night to put the finishing touches on the presentation of our final design to our clients and city … Continue reading

Post & Beam Systems

As stated in the previous blog post we have decided on a kite-like shape for the roof of the shaded structure. In addition, we have been working on different variations of how we can arrange the post and beams that would support the roof. Since the shape of the roof is not a typical square … Continue reading

Ain’t no Cure for the Wintertime Blues?

Goooooood Morning Charlestooooooon! Today is January 23, but the weather is a balmy 70º and sunny.  While hardly expected in January, today’s weather perfectly expresses the mood of Studio V. Yesterday, we met with our client, Enough Pie, to help build rapport and trust as we move forward with the butterfly reading garden. Both parties … Continue reading


Yesterday was our first concrete pour for half of the slab. All twelve of us and Dave were on the site the past few days to prepare the formwork of the slab and the rebars for yesterday concrete pour. Before the concrete pour, we had finished up tying all the rebars and make sure all the … Continue reading


Over the weekend, Ailed, Yage and I had mock-up one of the five benches on the north side of our pavilion. We did the bottom portion of the bench and the bench composed by the two 2×6 supports, fourteen 2×4 seating slats with 1/2″ spacing. The mock-up was very helpful, we had people sitting on … Continue reading