Getting [the] Good [kind of] Feedback

Yesterday we met with the city and the Charleston Parks Conservancy to get some preliminary feedback on our small group designs. We got some great feedback from them on big picture items such as potential site placement and structure. On Monday, September 27th, we will be attending the Ardmore-Sherwood Forrest neighborhood Association to introduce the project [...]

Morphing Ideas

Wednesday in studio we continued working towards our Monday deadline – the Ardmore Sherwood Forest neighborhood association meeting. This point in the semester is critical as we continue to develop ideas individually, and in small groups. It is always challenging to morph together individual design ideas in a cohesive manner, making sure everyone’s voice is [...]

Water Edge, Tree Line, Open Space

Last week, the studio decided to divide the East side of the site into three different sections because of the many possible opportunities in the area. Each person was responsible for making a site plan of the future site, incorporating the pavilion in their designated section, and how secondary paths may look within their area. [...]

Presentation Prep

As the first full week of the semester progressed, we continued to prepare for our Friday meeting with Jason Kronsberg, Director of Parks in the City of Charleston. Each team delved further into their research and the corresponding graphic components needed for the presentation. The new students focused specifically on site research to familiarize themselves [...]

Concrete Paths are Hard

Before we could actually pour the concrete pads and path for the bridge, we had to dig out the earth for it. After a long day of shovelling dirt, dirt, and more dirt for the concrete pads that would be at the small bridge and one side of the main bridge, we decided that borrowing [...]

One Step At A Time

The team spent the last two days on a footbridge that will be used to cross the drainage ditch on the north end of our site. Solving this issue was the last piece needed to connect Mulberry Street and the surrounding neighborhood to the West Ashley Bikeway! Much like our larger bridge, we wanted to [...]

The Roof is on Fire (and Deep Fried)

As we move closer to the placing of the piers, the class is making final preparations to get started on construction next week. A group consisting of Michaela, Brittany, Baker, and John (myself) have been working to knock out the remaining details, which consist of the roof connections and the handrails. The goal is to [...]

Saturdays Are For Sitework

Our first Saturday workday is officially in the books! We headed out to site at 8am in hopes of waking up before the bugs, but no such luck. We split into two teams – girls on landscape cleanup and boys on foundation layout. Nothing like a little friendly competition to get the job done. Now [...]

Moving and Grooving

A few of us got our hands dirty on-site during studio on Wednesday and the rest of the crew stayed back to keep working on the roof design. The roof design is wrapping up and is looking great. A couple of us will be heading out to the site again tomorrow to finish up cleaning [...]