Home Field [Dis]Advantage

Business as Unusual To our dismay, the physical presence of being in Studio V ended prematurely. Ahead of leaving for home for spring break I was optimistic that we would be back in the C.DCC within a matter of 2 weeks. Its been over a month since I've been back and I only packed one pair [...]

The bend is nigh

Good Morning! Today we will reconvene in studio to discuss some explorations into the structure and progress of our projects. Although we are focusing primarily on final design and construction documentation this week, we had to break and explore some mock-ups of connections and processes to manipulate steel. Early this week we dabbled in some [...]

All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Bikes. Brainstorming. Bridges…

Higgins Pier After an intense day of field study, biking the West Ashley Greenway, the A+CB team heads back to Studio V with a better understanding of the current site conditions along Charleston's premier walking trail.  An outdoor experience and hands-on building projects are the reason a lot of us joined Studio V and now [...]

W.A.G. and C.B.

The West Ashley Greenway Plan Today the Community Build (C.B.) gang went out the West Ashley Greenway (W.A.G.) to get first hand experience of riding on the bike path. Since we are working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy, we wanted to get out on the path and do some site assessment and find possible locations [...]

“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 [...]