Well Well Weld

Know Your Material As designers, we often get into the habit of conceptualizing ideas that are.... well, ideal. So when it comes to the process of grounding them in reality, many of us tend to get a little frustrated. It is easy to say "just hand it off to the engineers and let them see our [...]

All The Pieces Are Coming Together

The rafters, the gutter, the clutter, the purlins, the gate have all been getting installed/fabricated this week.  After many long days our pavilion is starting to take form.  As we work on site we are constantly stopped by visitors asking and complimenting our structure.  The excitement for this project is building and we all anticipate [...]

Almost Ready to Lift

Last night we moved all the rafters to the site and assembled our 48 FOOT beams that run down the center of the structure helping to support the roof and gutter. A couple of key deliveries came yesterday: Our GUTTER and the wire mesh for our vertical garden. Moving forward this week you will see [...]

And The Countdown Begins!

With less than a month to go until completion, the countdown to April 26th is on as Studio V has begun on-site construction! Over the weekend major headway was made in getting the ground ready and our foundation laid out for our concrete pour that will be happening at the end of this week or [...]

Construction Documentation

As we continue to resolve and refine the final details of our design this week, we have moved into Revit as we are now in the process of creating our construction document set. Yesterday during studio we met with Ryan, a local exotic and hardwood supplier, who provided us with some valuable information in regards [...]

Rain, Rain, Rain

Since moving to South Carolina in August, I have noticed we do not let rain stop us! So why should our design stop short of embracing the rain??? The Corrine Jones Pavilion has an AWESOME rain feature. There is a 40' linear gutter that runs down the middle of the structure. This gutter is 3 [...]

Final Design in the Works

In studio V we are moving forward with a design for Corrine Jones Community Garden. This design will incorporate elements from a number of preliminary designs that our clients found to be of interest. This was a tough process at the start as the entire studio had individual designs and as designers each of us [...]

Model Building

This week we begin looking at a number of different design strategies in physical form as we will be fabricating models for our clients at the Corrine Jones Community Garden. The fabrication of our models is heavily influenced by the comments and critiques of our clients at previous reviews and meetings. These physical forms will [...]

Preparing for Reviews

Friday are our individual reviews and we have been cranking away here in the studio. We are very excited to share our designs with the Charleston Parks Conservancy and the community! Yesterday in class we did some mock presentations. David gave us no warning and had us present our concepts in 25 seconds or less. [...]

Oh how time flies…

Week IV is halfway over, which can only mean one thing: INDIVIDUAL DESIGN REVIEWS!!!     After our last group presentation, everyone in the group has gathered information from Research & Analysis along with feedback from the Clients. For the past two weeks, our brains have been churning as we push our individual creative solutions and as [...]