Stable Gables

This week is a big week for our crew as we've been split in two since this past weekend. One crew has been on site assembling the diagonal steel membranes on the trellis and beginning to raise the gable pieces of the large slab structure, while another crew has been in the shop meticulously assembling [...]

Continued

This past week was full of introductions and picking up where the previous semester left off. We first reviewed details about our client, THE site, and the programming of our structure. Dave told us newbies the importance of the OSF (Office of School Facilities) and its long inspection process of the architectural drawing set. Since [...]

April 8th’s Green Roof Install – “TBT”

A few weeks ago we were able to take some time out of our busy schedules and revisit last semester's project, Ardmore Park; where we installed a green roof with almost 200, 1' x 2' planter boxes filled with succulents. We carried each one up a ladder and installed them onto a roof that was [...]

Prep Work

As we continue to hone our skills in the shop, cutting, grinding, and welding, we are also continuing to do work else where. First off digitally.  We started doing our shop drawings the week before break and have been continually working on them. Refining them, adding changes, and stream lining them. This will ensure that [...]

Construction Drawings vs. Shop Drawings

Shop drawings (also known as fabrication drawings): are detailed plans that translate design intent. They provide fabricators with the information necessary to manufacture, fabricate, assemble and install all the components of a structure. In this project, we are the fabricators, manufacturers, and installers for every component our design. As we move towards the end of [...]

So Much to be Thankful for…

We are returning today from a much needed Thanksgiving break, and we wanted to share what we are thankful for. We are thankful for our families, our friends, and getting to spend time with them over the break. We are thankful for our Clemson family including faculty, professors, mentors, and peers. We are thankful for [...]

Preparing for Pre-Fabrication

As we begin to wrap up our first draft of construction documents, it is time that we start thinking critically about how we are going to physically build the different pieces that make up our project. While one group heads out to the site to stake out the building footprint, the other groups are hard [...]

Rain Rain Rain Garden

Today we are meeting with Kim Morganello to discuss a rain garden that was installed a few weeks ago in Enston Homes. Kim Morganello is a Water Resource Associate for Clemson Extension based in Charleston. We are proposing a rain garden in our design and Kim Morganello will help give us a greater understanding of [...]

Previous Ties

Today the studio will discuss their individual design concepts to continue moving forward towards our next meeting with Jason Kronsberg and the Charleston Parks Conservancy. We will discuss our site strategies, where we plan to place components on the site, along with some structure inspiration. As architecture students, we find inspiration and connections in just [...]