“Get Yourself a Girl Who Can do Both”

DRESS FANCY TO REPRESENT VS. PREPPING FOR CONCRETE This weekend was a busy one! I'll start with the Glamorous work... Two of my fellow peers and I attended the AIA Greenville award ceremony on Friday night and to our "surprise" we were awarded the Student Merit award for the CommunityBuild project completed last semester! Audrey, Nicole [...]

Operation Mock Up!

Over the weekend a few of our Studio V members where working in the shop to construct a mock up of our truss system. Mock Up 1: We began with a half-sized scale truss and went through all the steps it would take to fully construct our sandwiching of layers and members. Throughout this time [...]

Urban Garden Party!

Yesterday was a fantastic day for our client! Greenheart hosted a successful fundraiser on the future site of the Enston Home Community Garden. The "Urban Garden Party" was set up with four main stations. These stations were meant to give an idea of the type of activities/processes that will be in the future garden. Investors, [...]

Crunch Time

With final review right around the corner, we are pushing towards completion. This is not without hiccups. If you've been keeping up with the blog this far, you can notice we are researching several techniques that revolve around arch structures. Typically, we wouldn't design arches to build because this causes many issues; but because the [...]

Studio V Unite!

Monday was the Community Build Studios small group review. As one of the three students who is taking this studio again, I’d like to add a personal reflection. The Spring 2019 small group review was held as a more formal presentation, with overall feedback at the end. But this time around we briefed the attendees [...]

Group Progress

Although the majority of us have evacuated Charleston due to hurricane Dorian, we are still working and are going to assess our progress tomorrow with Professor Pastre electronically. My group like most others are further researching the site and developing our designs. We are not sure when we will be able to return back to [...]

Phase I: Complete

1.5 weeks into the semester and Phase I has been complete, Research and Analysis. Friday the studio had our review and discussion with members from the Housing Authority, The Greenheart Project, and local schools attending. In reading previous posts you can see the 1.5 weeks leading up to this were spent getting a grip on [...]

The End Is Almost Here

Today is a big day. Today is the day the final major elements get completed. This week has been critical, as people have been working hard to get all elements left prepped and in place. Originally, Thursday the 25th was set to be the "shovels down" day. Unfortunately, that did not happen. As we have [...]

FINAL WEEK

This past weekend we made a great deal of progress on site. With all columns, beams, and rafters in place, the main structure was finally completed. This was an exciting moment as it gave us an actual sense of what the pavilion will be like, which is a bit larger than anticipated, but that was [...]

Vertical Garden Underway

While half of the team is on site working with columns and beams and getting them set in place, other members of the Studio V team are back at the shop preparing the vertical garden. The vertical garden is made up of steel angle frames along with wire mesh that will be welded together once [...]