2016 Annual Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

RMF Engineering

Nichiha Fiber Cement


Gold Sponsors


Aqua Blue Pools 

DWG Consulting Engineers

Hill Construction


Pella Windows & DoorsAdams an Oldcastle Company

StageFront Presentation Systems

Thomas Construction Group

AIA Charleston Facebook

AIA Charleston

2016 AIA Charleston Design Awards

TownePlace Suites Building Tour

Please join AIA Charleston for a tour of the TownPlace Suites. The hotel is a 5 story, 101 room wood framed hotel with brick and EIFS façade. The hotel will have a business center, fitness center and each guest unit will include a kitchenette. The building is in currently under construction with a scheduled opening in July. We will learn about the challenges and decisions behind the wood frame construction. The construction budget was $8 million and it is on schedule to be completed in June.  Happy hour to follow at Triangle Char & Bar.

**This project is mid-construction, please wear closed toe shoes, hard hats, eye protection and safety vests.**

2/15 at 5:00 pm
1350 Stuart Engals Blvd. Mt. Pleasant
Parking is available at Wyndham Garden Parking Lot next door
Please RSVP below.

Special Thanks to Construction Professionals, Inc. for sponsoring this event

2017 AIA Charleston Letter from the President

Dear AIA Charleston Members, Allied Members and Sponsors,

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I would like to wish you all a belated Happy New Year! 2017 is already off to great start and we are looking forward to another year of exciting programs and events. Last fall, our Board convened to draft AIA Charleston’s first multi-year strategic plan for 2017-2020. While our section leadership has conducted an annual planning retreat for years, this was the first attempt to draft a multi-year plan for the section. Through this process, we collectively identified four strategic focus areas for the coming years: Member Services, Advocacy, Public Outreach, and Board Operations. Our Board remains committed to providing high quality programming in the form of membership meetings, lectures, and building tours.

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Aaron Bowman, AIA
2017 AIA Charleston President


AIA Charleston / CAC.C Lecture Thursday Night, February 2!



Sustainability in Charleston

Please join AIA Charleston for a meeting with Bryan Cordell, Executive Director with The Sustainability Institute and Katie McKain, Senior Planner with the City of Charleston Deptarment of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability.  Bryan and Katie will discuss Charleston's RISES green design and construction rating system and City development incentives for RISES and the Upper Peninsula Initiative.

January 18th 12:00 - 1:30
Charleston Maritime Center
Members/Students $5
Non-Members $15


“Art in the Park” 

Dunston Elementary School
1825 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC
Friday, November 18th from 8:00-12:00
  • Project includes enhancing the outdoor learning experience for 4 & 5 year old students.  Proposed activities include creating outdoor painting areas, building art benches, installing planters, decorating/painting walls and sidewalks, building outdoor cabinets to name a few.  The teacher is open to other ideas from the AIA group.   
  • Each volunteer must submit a release form by Wednesday, November 2nd.  Please click on the following link to submit your volunteer release form and t-shirt request: https://goo.gl/OkjrsP.
  • Each Volunteer must also complete the AIA Day of Caring 2016 Google Form so that we can organize team member info: