Post Small-Group Design Review

  On Monday, it was the perfect afternoon to head back down to Wadmalaw Island to present our small group designs boards & models to the teachers, faculty & students of Fredith L. Frierson Elementary School. It was a unique privilege and opportunity to be able to communicate our ideas to the school's fourth and [...]

beFORE FOUR

Today, as an initiative to give the students of Edith L. Frierson Elementary the exposure to architecture and design, we drove out to Frierson Elementary and helped the 4th and 5th grade kids to build a structure. The students quickly became familiar with the system, and built this amazing small little room. They split up [...]

Review & Revise

Good morning everyone! Yesterday we had our final design review for the three projects our studio has been working on- Farmfield, Forest Park, and the Magnolia Park Urban Center. We received some really excellent feedback from the people who attended our review. Community members and Charleston Parks Conservancy and City of Charleston staff were kind [...]

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 [...]