Today was another day progressing our designs for our next meeting with our stakeholders, but much of what was started on today were physical models. Physical models are key tools in quickly communicating a design idea to others - sometimes in a simplicity that can't be captured by a computer program. As has been done [...]
Draw, Design, Iterate…Repeat!
As small group design continues, my group assessed what each of our designs had in common and decided to have another round of individual design this week to incorporate the features from each of our projects that we want to move forward with. Today we came together and worked to create a final scheme that [...]
UP WE GO!
To recap, last Friday we held our first design review with some of the stakeholders for the Singleton Park Project where each student presented their individual designs for the park. It was fun seeing everyone's work and it was very informative to hear feedback from the stakeholders on what worked and what did not. After [...]
A day of Achieving milestones!
Yes! Our Frierson site is almost ready to cut ribbons and to be opened for the school students. We crossed another milestone with site inspection and all went well. The site was inspected by Mr. Michael Barry who is an inspector and engineer from the Office of School Family. (OSF). Another milestone was, we presented our [...]
Schemin’ & Dreamin’
Studio began with a design charette for the project in Eric Cornelius Singleton ll Park. Everyone was split into 3 groups of five and given 30 minutes to create a scheme on the site for the community garden and pavilion that we’re looking to design and build. After the 30 minutes, we gathered to discuss [...]
A Handy Tool
There have been many tasks involved with the Mural Wall Project. Yesterday, I learned about the process of planning the mounting location of the Mural Board onto the wall itself. For this process, we used a Gyroscopic, 360 degree Lazer level. The first time we were introduced to this tool was on the Frierson site [...]
The Great Meet!
It is so exciting when you get to meet with people who have actually made the project possible, isn't it? The discussion started with the introduction of the visitors. Jesse Blom, the Executive Director at The Green Heart Project; Interim Executive Director, Leslie Wade from Charleston Parks Conservancy; Courtney Olson, Urban Agriculture Manager; Jason Kronsberg director [...]
Working around the Weather
Instead of driving to our Frierson site today to continue with the build, we had to regroup and find out how we can make the best of a rainy and stormy day. Luckily there is plenty to do both on site and off, between managing Frierson and Ardmore as well as preparing for our President's [...]
The team at Frierson Elementary School on John's Island completed a great task: gluing PVC pipes and filling the trenches that they were in with dirt! Consisting of Olivia Wideman, Jon Morris and Andre Daniels, this trio within the Frierson Team took on the task of installing the PVC pipes which ran from the gutters [...]
Teamwork makes the dream work!
Today the Ardmore Park team split up to work on two projects: one team went to Forrest Park bridge and the other to Ardmore. The Forrest Park team is working on maintenance for the bridge railing. They began by sanding it down and will finish up by applying varnish to protect it from weathering. The [...]