The END (ish)

The final blog post of the semester falls into the hands of the "princess" of Studio V. As much as I love the spotlight, this blog post shines a little light on those who kindly responded to my email during finals week. Even though we are still throwing together the final touches to our Enston [...]

Studio V Dictionary

Another day another truss. Now that we have moved on to the "real deal" of truss fabrication, and everyone is up to speed on the actual process of building our amazing trusses, let's talk a little bit about the mental preparation it takes to be a successful truss assembler, but most importantly, a Studio V [...]

Vertical Piers and Form Work Fun!

Concrete pour #2 is complete and now we are on to working on the vertical piers! I have had a close hand in creating templates for the rebar that will be tying together all of our vertical piers. The rebar ties are going to be extremely critical to our piers because when the concrete is [...]

Rebar Queens

I think I can speak for many of us when I say there is a certain level of pride and satisfaction one takes in the physical feats of strength that test you in this studio. In taking this studio a second time around there were two situations I personally was looking forward to again - [...]

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 [...]

Wait, how would that work?

CD's are in full swing! Last night (Monday), may or may not have been a late one as the crew was working towards our first draft of the CD set. Today we are sending the drawings to our structural engineer and continuing to update and detail everything little thing, it's so interesting! Which calls to [...]

Long day = Long Blog Post

As the last blog update mentioned, Wednesday was a debrief of Monday. Each group did a mini informal presentation and highlighted the pros and cons of from our individual reviews. After seeing all of the notes on the dry erase board, we collectively made a list of "things we know." For example, our structure will [...]

Good ole’ Friday the 13th

We are three days away from our first design review and everyone is working hard on their designs! My respective group is looking at a design that allows for impactful, teachable moments. It emphasizes spaces for Green Heart to really connect with the students they are teaching and helping everyone feel a part of the [...]

Small Groups Reconvene

We're back in Charleston and BACK IN ACTION. For the next week we will be working in small groups of 3 to push designs for the Farm Stand. Over the last week we skype'd during our "hurri-cation" to make sure we were all on the same page. Come Monday, we shared our designs and diagrams [...]

William Enston Home: History

As we dive straight into another semester, we find ourselves on a site that has a strong historical presence that we have not quite seen before. William Enston Home was founded by William Enston and is located on 900 King Street. The Home is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. William Enston Home [...]