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 [...]

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 [...]

It’s Draw Bridge Time

As magical, fun, and woefully useless as a Mulberry Pond drawbridge would be, it is not the kind of bridge we are proposing. Maybe after we build a castle and find some not-too-friendly alegators to defend it we'll revisit the drawbridge idea, but for now the bridge and pavilion we are proposing is much more [...]

Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

The Plan is in Action!

Hey guys, How's your Thursday going? Things are going pretty well for our design-build project. Just yesterday we held a meeting with Jason Kronsberg the Director of Parks here in Charleston. The meeting was to inform him of our progress in developing the bridge for Forest Park as well as show him our budget, schedule, [...]

Spokey Dokey Artichokey

Y'all remember spokey dokeys right? The '80s and '90s evolution of the playing card in your bike spokes to make you go faster, sound cooler, and be super rad. We're all about the research into bike spokes as a design concept for our structural system and have done the deep dive into the evolution of [...]

Make the most of your Charrettes.

Good morning everyone, it's Friday! That means final design charrette day with Studio V A+CB. Our design / build team is meeting up this afternoon to have a good ol' fashioned design charrette for our Forest Park Bridge repair project. We've gotten a lot of great feedback from the Parks Conservancy and many other of [...]

A(bridge)d Meeting Minutes

Yesterday our studio met with various staff members from the Charleston Parks Conservancy to discuss our 3 proposals for a bridge at Forest Park. After each group spent some time burning the midnight oil, we were more than ready to present our new ideas. Team alpha was first to go and yes, we decided that [...]

Building Bridges

Hey Everyone, The Architecture Community Build studio has finally found a site to begin working on! Our site is a small area where the bikeway meets Forest Park. We get to redesign the bridge! The Studio spent some of Wednesday's class time on the site to get a better understanding of the area . After [...]