Wasabi Arugula

As the title alludes, yes, the week has culminated to a spicy and delicately crisp ending. The Architecture and Community Build studio has been working hard this week on cleaning and repairs to projects of semesters past. It has been a wonderful experience to immerse ourselves in the design-build scene and study our student predecessors' [...]

Vertical Piers and Form Work Fun!

Concrete pour #2 is complete and now we are on to working on the vertical piers! I have had a close hand in creating templates for the rebar that will be tying together all of our vertical piers. The rebar ties are going to be extremely critical to our piers because when the concrete is [...]

“Get Yourself a Girl Who Can do Both”

DRESS FANCY TO REPRESENT VS. PREPPING FOR CONCRETE This weekend was a busy one! I'll start with the Glamorous work... Two of my fellow peers and I attended the AIA Greenville award ceremony on Friday night and to our "surprise" we were awarded the Student Merit award for the CommunityBuild project completed last semester! Audrey, Nicole [...]

Urban Garden Party!

Yesterday was a fantastic day for our client! Greenheart hosted a successful fundraiser on the future site of the Enston Home Community Garden. The "Urban Garden Party" was set up with four main stations. These stations were meant to give an idea of the type of activities/processes that will be in the future garden. Investors, [...]

Final Design Review Recap

We have officially made it through the Final Design Review and we are all excited about the positive feedback that we received from Green Heart. Some of the highlights from the review were that they loved the look and feel of our design. They said that it feels like a farm stand and love that [...]

Crunch Time

With final review right around the corner, we are pushing towards completion. This is not without hiccups. If you've been keeping up with the blog this far, you can notice we are researching several techniques that revolve around arch structures. Typically, we wouldn't design arches to build because this causes many issues; but because the [...]

Long day = Long Blog Post

As the last blog update mentioned, Wednesday was a debrief of Monday. Each group did a mini informal presentation and highlighted the pros and cons of from our individual reviews. After seeing all of the notes on the dry erase board, we collectively made a list of "things we know." For example, our structure will [...]

Studio V Unite!

Monday was the Community Build Studios small group review. As one of the three students who is taking this studio again, I’d like to add a personal reflection. The Spring 2019 small group review was held as a more formal presentation, with overall feedback at the end. But this time around we briefed the attendees [...]

Small Groups Reconvene

We're back in Charleston and BACK IN ACTION. For the next week we will be working in small groups of 3 to push designs for the Farm Stand. Over the last week we skype'd during our "hurri-cation" to make sure we were all on the same page. Come Monday, we shared our designs and diagrams [...]

Group Progress

Although the majority of us have evacuated Charleston due to hurricane Dorian, we are still working and are going to assess our progress tomorrow with Professor Pastre electronically. My group like most others are further researching the site and developing our designs. We are not sure when we will be able to return back to [...]