T-Minus 10 (…days until PLI)

It is great to be back at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston! Coming back after being a part of the Fall 2021 semester, I am excited to be working with the Charleston community again, and our studio cannot wait to get something started for you all. If you have been keeping up with our [...]

Working around the Weather

Instead of driving to our Frierson site today to continue with the build, we had to regroup and find out how we can make the best of a rainy and stormy day. Luckily there is plenty to do both on site and off, between managing Frierson and Ardmore as well as preparing for our President's [...]

Rail Hands-On Experience

Just sand both handrails and apply the varnish. Easy enough. As Peyton and I arrived to Forest Park to refinish the bridge handrails we were thinking this job would be done in an hour, tops. We quickly realized that it would not be completed in an hour.  On the first day, we only had one [...]

Pipe Down!!!

The team at Frierson Elementary School on John's Island completed a great task: gluing PVC pipes and filling the trenches that they were in with dirt! Consisting of Olivia Wideman, Jon Morris and Andre Daniels, this trio within the Frierson Team took on the task of installing the PVC pipes which ran from the gutters [...]

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Today the Ardmore Park team split up to work on two projects: one team went to Forrest Park bridge and the other to Ardmore. The Forrest Park team is working on maintenance for the bridge railing. They began by sanding it down and will finish up by applying varnish to protect it from weathering. The [...]

The Journey Begins!

The first day of class at CACC was unlike I had ever experienced in school. There was no conventional presentation or theoretical lesson. Instead, there was a very interesting workshop for laser cutting. It was fun learning the new skill which will be very helpful not only in our academics but in professional life as [...]

Storage Wars

Polycarbonate has arrived and is being slapped (gently and precisely) onto our door panel frames. The material is a lightweight, durable plastic that is easy to work with and, best of all, has surface properties similar to a whiteboard. This means the material is perfect for these outdoor learning environments because, with the right markers, [...]

To The Sky!

With our final review on Friday, we have been working hard. This weekend the site crew was working on finishing the roof and belt line. The remaining purlins were put up on Saturday which meant we could begin attaching the tin roof. The long tin sheets took a team to raise. Kyle and I would [...]

Steady Rolling

Both crews (the one on site and the one in shop) have had productive work days. On site - We have most the gables standing (woohoo) and have begun hanging the belt lines that tie the gables together, laterally. We are officially beyond the threshold of hardest parts of the build portion. The structure stands [...]