A lot to do and a lot is done

Wednesday the 1st of November was a hectic day at school. We started off by discussing the Construction Documents which are a lot more comprehensive than last week. The redlines done within studio were completed and the set is now sent to John Moore, our structural engineer. He has been an amazing support for this project. … Continue reading

On Drawing – Thoughts, Theory

Paper and organic pumpkins, 2017 Craft Credit: (L) Lynn Wg and (R) Tyler McKenzie Hope y’all had a great Halloween and got to go Trick-or-Treating!  The weather has been colder the last few days, time to pull out the sweaters and jackets for the final arrival of fall in Charleston! The last two weeks I … Continue reading

The almost final design.skp

After having more than 8 iterations of the design, we seem to finally steer ourselves into a design idea which we all support and are looking forward to tackling in the upcoming Construction Drawing set. Collaboration and leadership have gone hand in hand this week. It’s not been the easiest week but the result is better … Continue reading

1 project, 2 project, 3 project, 4…

What to say about a well-rounded group of designs presented this past Friday. The goal of the progress review was to provide the Charleston Parks Conservancy with four interesting proposals where each targeted a different but equally important issue or opportunity. Our first group which was comprised of Katie, Tyler, and Lynn were tasked with … Continue reading

Picking up the pace

After our presentation on Wednesday, we were organized into four groups of three members in order to combine and refine our concepts and come up with four designs for the next review (September 29). Each group has its own specific design focus: Roofs, Entry sequence, Site/Big and small, and Playful/”Sexy” (not my choice of word). … Continue reading

Delayed, but Eager

Irma really through a curve-ball at us over the past week. With us evacuating the city and preparing for the worst, our individual design presentations have been pushed back a week to Wednesday, September 20th. Many of us fled to Clemson, some to Atlanta, and others to Athens, but we all at least had the … Continue reading

Visit at Magnolia Community Garden and Site visit at Medway Park at the beginning of 2017 Fall Semester

It was very excited to begin our first visit to the Design Built project we have done at Magnolia Community Garden and our new project site visit at Medway Park. We met with Harry Lesesne, Leslie Wade, and Jim Martin, who are the staff members from The Charleston Parks Conservancy. They gave us the tour and … Continue reading

Reinventing the wheel

Normally “reinventing the wheel” has a negative connotation with it, but we have been designing a better use of a caster wheel on a desk. Normally a caster wheel tends to have a swivel effect when locked on a desk. We didn’t want who ever is using the desk that we have been designing to … Continue reading

Can We Build It? Yes We Can… At Least After These Designs Wrap Up

We are so unbelievably close to start building.  All we need to do is finalize a few of the designs, including the system that allows the wheels to lift up on the reception desk and the bar.  This will allow for diverse positions when it is needed and stability when it is in use.  Some of … Continue reading

Preparing for Review

Today we are working on having prices, materials, and construction details ready for review with Redux and the contractors that are currently working in the space. This past week has been used to figure out the construction details and exactly how the pieces will fit together. Some of the problems we worked out were a track … Continue reading