Details, Details, Details

After meeting briefly at the start of studio to discuss what feedback that we received on Monday at the review; the studio decided that more emphasis needed to be placed on the bridge’s sculptural impact on the site.  This decision was followed by an hour and a half design charrette where each of the students [...]

Make the most of your Charrettes.

Good morning everyone, it's Friday! That means final design charrette day with Studio V A+CB. Our design / build team is meeting up this afternoon to have a good ol' fashioned design charrette for our Forest Park Bridge repair project. We've gotten a lot of great feedback from the Parks Conservancy and many other of [...]

A(bridge)d Meeting Minutes

Yesterday our studio met with various staff members from the Charleston Parks Conservancy to discuss our 3 proposals for a bridge at Forest Park. After each group spent some time burning the midnight oil, we were more than ready to present our new ideas. Team alpha was first to go and yes, we decided that [...]

Let the Schemes Begin

Heading into the end of this week, we have both the project type and project site established. The studio is now tasked with individually brainstorming as many different iterations of bridge schemes for placement at Forrest Park, which will discuss in class later today. The process of designing this pedestrian bridge begins separately, but as [...]

Trellis(h) in the moment.

On a crisp and cool Sunday morning you can't beat sipping a cappuccino while looking for inspiration at the Magnolia Community Garden. Today's featured image is a vegetable trellis structure for growing - I decided to snap a photo for future reference in studio. This past week my studio partner, Caleb, and I have explored [...]

Further Iterations

As the final week before our (hopeful) return to in-person instruction begins, all the groups have continued their detailed iterations and explorations of different site strategies for the future headquarters of the Charleston Parks Conservancy.  Designs are starting to narrow, and have become more developed illustrating viable options for the Conservancy to consider.  Each group [...]