American College of the Building Arts Charleston, South Carolina
The concept of this project is the weaving of the new and historic elements. There is a transition from historic to new across the site with the historic buildings then the field then the landscaped area and then finally the new buildings. In the landscaped area, paths start to gradually peal up and interact with the new buildings. These paths weave students/faculty and the community together.
A cellular structural system contains inhabitable wall which allows for open studio and classroom spaces. The inhabitable walls provide help with noise in the office, locker, and restroom spaces and create a shorter structural span requirement between the two walls. This shorter spanning distance allows for a more free plan, uninterrupted by structural supports.
What I Learned:
- International Building Code Compliance (Appendix B)
- To use tectonics such as materiality and structure to satisfy critical issues and express design
- How to work on multiple aspects and details of a project simultaneously
- Analysis, schematic design, and design development (NAAB ‘Comprehensive Architectural Design’)