The End Is Almost Here

Today is a big day. Today is the day the final major elements get completed. This week has been critical, as people have been working hard to get all elements left prepped and in place. Originally, Thursday the 25th was set to be the "shovels down" day. Unfortunately, that did not happen. As we have [...]

CD’s ✓

What a week it’s been. The Corrine Jones CD set was officially sent to the structural engineer yesterday, Thursday March 14. I thought that day would never come. Round after round of red lines, a back and forth about construction and methods, and quite a few nights of minimal sleep. But the set is drafted [...]

Checking the Community Pulse

Today we presented our final design direction for the community pavilion project. This event was open to community members, the parks conservancy, and other collaborators. The studio worked all weekend synthesizing a design that was a culmination of all four individual projects. Through our discussion we learned what the participants liked, and what more they [...]

What inspires design

Precedent studies are very valuable in designing, not only can they inspire design, but they can also demonstrate the possibility and practicality of design. As we push forward with small group designs, my group has been interested in the play of light in a structure. Not only this but we are looking at the way [...]

The Path Less Taken

SITE OPTION PROPOSAL - PLAN VIEW As we begin our independent designs there are a lot of factors to consider for this project, who will use it? Where will they enter? How do we address existing conditions, paths, shade? That is when the designer whips out a roll of trace, grabs their over-priced markers, and [...]

TRUSS THE PROCESS PT. 2

The past 4 days have been crazy, from getting all the shop drawings, lumber, cutting the lumber at weird angles, painting, & assembling the parts and pieces. Coming into the shop from 9:30am to 1:30am everyday was really tiring. But we can finally see the pavilion and how cool it really is going to be. [...]

The helping hand

Today or rather this afternoon we start off our day by helping Enough Pie with assistance by a artist from redux at the site to paint the mural. As my good friend Kevin mentioned in his post this is a great opportunity for us as a studio not just to help our client but to [...]

Hardwork is paying off!

With the ongoing painting machine, we were also simultaneously working all the pieces for the roof and columns. We have made incredible progress from trying to understand how to draw and measure the roof pieces to have them finally ready and figured out. The storage unit is also all cut and primed for the color [...]

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 [...]