Good Foundations.

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday! As you read from Shane's post yesterday we are really pushing forward in our respective teams. Team concrete is pushing hard to get a set of foundation plans for our structural engineer to examine.   We had a really productive day on Friday and were optimistic about the foundations when [...]

Spokey Dokey Artichokey

Y'all remember spokey dokeys right? The '80s and '90s evolution of the playing card in your bike spokes to make you go faster, sound cooler, and be super rad. We're all about the research into bike spokes as a design concept for our structural system and have done the deep dive into the evolution of [...]

Cultivation center of Charleston CCoC

Hello everyone! If you have already read our previous blog post you will know that we had our review on Friday with the Conservancy. Over the weekend the studio paired up and began site analysis and programming. As we look over the site, we're taking the feedback we received on Friday and starting to look [...]

A ZOOM© into Virtual Studio Culture

Anyone that knew an architecture major during college knows that when an architecture student goes to studio, its usually for a very long time. “What is the word can they be doing that makes them stay up till the wee hours of the morning?” you might ask. Well the answer may not surprise you. They [...]

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Happy Friday, everyone! Another week down and one week away to present our preliminary research. To begin with today’s blog, I would first like to thank The Charleston Parks Conservancy for taking the time and talking with us last week about the semester project. It was a pleasure to meet everyone, and we are looking [...]

All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Bikes. Brainstorming. Bridges…

Higgins Pier After an intense day of field study, biking the West Ashley Greenway, the A+CB team heads back to Studio V with a better understanding of the current site conditions along Charleston's premier walking trail.  An outdoor experience and hands-on building projects are the reason a lot of us joined Studio V and now [...]

Don’t Forget the Fish: Part II

Alternative title : Shrimp, grit, and determination . Trying to look at the big picture, last semester's Clemson Architecture+communityBUILD (A+cB) program taught me the biggest lesson of the critical path - thinking about the work in the sequence required and working on parts that you will need first to allow other people to continue moving [...]

“Work Smarter, Not Harder”

"Work smarter, not harder."  Sounds like something my father or grandfather would tell me, gently chiding me for making something more complicated than it needs to be and then instructing me on a way to do it better, faster, more accurately - or giving me a better tool to do the job.  That's another phrase [...]