Happy August from in situ studio! We have had a busy August, with 11 projects in various stages of construction and several new house projects heating up. We are excited about the start of a new school year, the changing of the seasons, and an action-packed autumn!
We are Turning Five!
Our five-year birthday is right around the corner! While it is hard to believe all that has happened in the past five years, we are continually aware of the incredible support we have received from our clients, collaborators, friends, and family. To celebrate, we are throwing a big party for everyone on the evening of 10 01 15. Food will be provided by Person Street Pharmacy, and we’ll have wine from The Wine Feed and local beer. Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for specifics!
Matt and Erin are teaching an Integrated Design Studio at the NCSU College of Design this semester! The studio is formatted to lead students through the process of creating beautiful architecture while embracing constraints such as code analysis, structural and mechanical systems, sustainability, topography, etc. Students will be designing a hypothetical institute, iCAM, of The Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh.
100 Fold Studio
Matt visited with 100 Fold Studio again this summer for the Summer Studio. He had a an amazing time catching up with 100 Fold founders, John and Sam Hudson, presenting in situ studio’s work and discussing the life balance of owning a small practice, and helping the students detail their designs for a new bandshell in Lakeside. Thanks to the 100 Fold staff for making the trip possible. Going to Montana in the heat of the summer is a real treat! And, congrats to this year’s class of students - the project turned out great!
Three of our projects were finished in August - The Medlin Residence, The Corbett Residence, and the Marcos Dawson Renovation. We could not have done these projects without the tireless creativity and input of our wonderful clients - it inspiring to see how they have moved into the spaces we made together! And, we owe a debt to our collaborators: Lysaght & Associates, Kemp Harris, Inc., Aiello Builders, Inc., Original Space, Dopko Cabinetry, Clyde Oak, and Elijah Leed. We will be photographing the finished work in the fall, along with several other projects. Stay tuned!
Church on Morgan
Construction continues on Edenton Street UMC’s new church site in downtown Raleigh - Church on Morgan. The project is a renovation of a group of historic buildings at the corner of Morgan and Blount that creates a large worship space, fellowship areas, classrooms, offices, and a garden. The spaces are made to accommodate a range of events, including concerts, art shows, and food-related events. Thanks to McDonald York for their hard work in building the project and to Lysaght & Associates, Clyde Oak, John A. Edwards Company, Diversified Consulting Group, and Crawford Sprinkler for working with us to design an active new arts and fellowship venue for the church and the city!
Song of the Month: "Can I Kick it?" by A Tribe Called Quest
Fridays are for hip-hop at in situ studio lately, and A Tribe Called Quest’s 1991 single "Can I Kick It?" is a favorite tune of ours. Built around another great song, Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," A Tribe Called Quest layers rock, soul, and hip-hop, sampling bits and pieces from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band, Lonnie Smith, David Porter, and Baby Huey on top of Reed’s base line. The song becomes beat-heavy and lyrically light, perfect for chair-dancing our way into the weekend.
Detail of the Month
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