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 [...]

Phase I: Complete

1.5 weeks into the semester and Phase I has been complete, Research and Analysis. Friday the studio had our review and discussion with members from the Housing Authority, The Greenheart Project, and local schools attending. In reading previous posts you can see the 1.5 weeks leading up to this were spent getting a grip on [...]

The End Is Almost Here

Today is a big day. Today is the day the final major elements get completed. This week has been critical, as people have been working hard to get all elements left prepped and in place. Originally, Thursday the 25th was set to be the "shovels down" day. Unfortunately, that did not happen. As we have [...]

Vertical Garden Underway

While half of the team is on site working with columns and beams and getting them set in place, other members of the Studio V team are back at the shop preparing the vertical garden. The vertical garden is made up of steel angle frames along with wire mesh that will be welded together once [...]

And the Posts Go Up!

The weekend was a super productive one. The rafters were assembled after being cut to the right sizes, getting beautiful tapered ends and being treated with stain and epoxy. The columns were also cut, prepared and the went up Sunday afternoon: it was an all hands on deck kinda day. One of the biggest lessons [...]

Concrete Pour

"CONCRETE'S HERE!" - Dave Pastre After a long weekend of adjusting the formwork and pumping water again, and again, and maybe again from the rain the site was officially prepped. While all that was going on groups were in the shop working hard to put together the formwork for the "clutter in the gutter" (storage, [...]

The materials

Most of the materials arrived yesterday to the cigar factory and are now stored in the CAC.C woodshop. It took a team of us just to move it inside, but having the piles of pine wood, LVL and steel on sight is quite motivating. In the coming days, we will be shifting our attention away [...]

CD’s ✓

What a week it’s been. The Corrine Jones CD set was officially sent to the structural engineer yesterday, Thursday March 14. I thought that day would never come. Round after round of red lines, a back and forth about construction and methods, and quite a few nights of minimal sleep. But the set is drafted [...]