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 [...]

“Be A Better Roof”

With the final design review being only 6 days away, everybody in Studio V has been working hard at developing a single, strong scheme to present to the Charleston Park Conservancy now that we are working together as a studio. In order to better prepare for our next client meeting we have decided to break [...]

Individual Design Presentations

It is finally Friday y’all and officially the first day of February (where did the last month go by!?). As a culmination of the last two weeks’ worth of work, today we will be presenting our individual design concepts and ideas to the Charleston Park Conservancy and a few members of the local community that [...]

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. [...]

Onto the Designing!

This past Friday, January, 18th, we had our first chance to present to the Charleston Parks Conservancy with our analysis of the garden site in Corinne Jones Park. So what exactly does it take to design a community garden? A lot of us in Studio V are not from the Charleston area and in order [...]

Research & Analysis Meeting

Today we will provide members of the Charleston Parks Conservancy with an in-depth analysis of the Wagener Terrace Neighborhood and Corrine Jones Park. We are going to cover topics such as project timelines, historical information, location and nearby places of interest, neighborhood demographics, climate data that will affect the site, successful existing gardens, and a [...]

STUDIO CHARRETTE AFTERMATH

The studio finally had a charrette today where collectively started to look into the possibilities for what this community garden could be. We first share with one another the information that we had been collecting during the past couple of days. We used that information to answer what we thought were the most important questions [...]

It is time for a charrette

Studio Day 4 is about to commence. Everyone has dived heavily into research on the history of the Wagner Terrace Community, site analysis, working gardens, and precedent studies. The exciting part about the next couple of days is that we all get to come together and present all of our findings to the group. It [...]

AND WE’RE OFF…

Studio is now in full swing. We are a group of 12 students - bright eyed and bushy tailed. We met with the client on Wednesday and toured a few previous sites to get a feel for other community gardens that have been completed by Clemson Community Build students. This semester, we are joining with [...]