Make the most of your Egrets.

That's a GREAT looking bird. Its a great white egret. I found this guy while taking a walk on the West Ashley Greenway this past weekend with my wife, Hannah, and my dog, Romulus. Studio V is deep into research and compiling our thoughts into some concepts for a few key sites along the Greenway. [...]

First Impressions

Breaking the Ice There is always that pressure to make a good first impression when meeting someone new. It is not as bad knowing that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has had a long and fruitful relationship with Pastre and Studio V students in the past. However, us Spring 2020 students are the new kids at [...]

Bikes. Brainstorming. Bridges…

Higgins Pier After an intense day of field study, biking the West Ashley Greenway, the A+CB team heads back to Studio V with a better understanding of the current site conditions along Charleston's premier walking trail.  An outdoor experience and hands-on building projects are the reason a lot of us joined Studio V and now [...]

W.A.G. and C.B.

The West Ashley Greenway Plan Today the Community Build (C.B.) gang went out the West Ashley Greenway (W.A.G.) to get first hand experience of riding on the bike path. Since we are working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy, we wanted to get out on the path and do some site assessment and find possible locations [...]

Wasabi Arugula

As the title alludes, yes, the week has culminated to a spicy and delicately crisp ending. The Architecture and Community Build studio has been working hard this week on cleaning and repairs to projects of semesters past. It has been a wonderful experience to immerse ourselves in the design-build scene and study our student predecessors' [...]

And Lift Off!

After a strong push to get things assembled and ready last weekend and the past few days things are starting to fall into place, literally! With all the posts finally up, using the Genie Lifts that were brought back from Celmson on Monday (thanks Cam!), we were able to get our 48 ft long gutter [...]

And The Countdown Begins!

With less than a month to go until completion, the countdown to April 26th is on as Studio V has begun on-site construction! Over the weekend major headway was made in getting the ground ready and our foundation laid out for our concrete pour that will be happening at the end of this week or [...]

Construction Documentation

As we continue to resolve and refine the final details of our design this week, we have moved into Revit as we are now in the process of creating our construction document set. Yesterday during studio we met with Ryan, a local exotic and hardwood supplier, who provided us with some valuable information in regards [...]

“Be A Better Roof”

With the final design review being only 6 days away, everybody in Studio V has been working hard at developing a single, strong scheme to present to the Charleston Park Conservancy now that we are working together as a studio. In order to better prepare for our next client meeting we have decided to break [...]

Individual Design Presentations

It is finally Friday y’all and officially the first day of February (where did the last month go by!?). As a culmination of the last two weeks’ worth of work, today we will be presenting our individual design concepts and ideas to the Charleston Park Conservancy and a few members of the local community that [...]