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Monday
Mar172014

Call for Speakers

AIA Charleston is looking for 4 talented members or firms to present designs at our April 16th Membership Meeting. The theme of the meeting is S,M,L,XL with each speaker presenting in Pecha Kucha style format. This theme provides a great opportunity to showcase and learn from the diverse work of our membership on a variety of scales. Our individual design ability as well as collective design in our community is elevated through discussions with our peers. Great design is not restricted by scale and we want to be inclusive of all sectors of our membership.

What is a Pecha Kucha Presentation?  Pecha Kucha is a popular presentation format where each speaker presents a total of 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide for a total presentation time of 6:40.  This makes for a very fun and concise group of presentations.

If you have an exemplary project or body of work that is Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large, and would like to present at the meeting, please let us know by Friday, March 21st.
The selected speakers will be notified by Wednesday, March 26th.

Deadline for Call for Entries: March 21st by noon.  Please submit via email the category proposed (S,M,L,XL), the name of presenter(s), firm, and brief description of project or projects proposed to present, including at least one image per proposed project.  Unbuilt or “on the boards” work is welcome; please provide completion date for any built projects.

Meeting DateApril 16th, 12:00
Submissions: Email Submissions to Stephen Ramos, AIA

Wednesday
Mar052014

Special Thanks to Cummings & McCrady, Inc. Architects for sponsoring this event.

Tuesday
Feb182014

Fire Station no. 9 YAF Building Tour


 

Replacing an existing outdated fire station in downtown Charleston, SC, this new station serves as both a fire station and departmental headquarters. The existing fire station had been condemned due to mold and mildew issues and the firefighters were operating out of a temporary facility. The project included remediation of contaminated soils and the demolition of the existing facility. The station is located on a small industrial site in an upper area of the Charleston peninsula which is currently experiencing a developmental boom. In a city where historical architecture is often the norm, this industrial section of the city presented the opportunity for a more contemporary design than what is typically seen in downtown Charleston. The exterior pays homage to past fire stations of the city with its brick masonry walls, but also lends to more contemporary design with its use of insulated metal panels and exposed steel frame/louver system. Some key LEED components of the building include redevelopment of a Brownfield site, water efficient plumbing fixtures, a highly reflective roof which reduces heat island effect, and energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems. City of Charleston Fire Station No. 9 was completed in November 2013 and is pursuing LEED Gold certification.


 

AIA Charleston has purchased two tickets for the Auldbrass Plantation Tour to be given away to one lucky YAF tour participant.  Must be a member in good standing eligible for YAF and must be present to win.  Proceeds of these tickets benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s efforts to preserve the plantation.

3.01.2014
Auldbrass Plantation Tour
Yemassee, SC


 

Date: February 19
Time: 6pm
WhoYAF is the AIA’s Young Architects Forum (aka: emerging professionals).
All Intern Architects AND Architects who have been licensed for less than 10 years are eligible to attend.
Address: 1451 King Street Charleston, SC 29403
Street Parking on King Street
No Hard Hat Necessary
RSVP: Click Here to RSVP
Architects: Rosenblum Coe Architects
Happy Hour at the Rutledge Cab Company after the tour.


 

   


Special thanks to MB Kahn for sponsoring this event.

 

Tuesday
Feb182014

Tuesday
Feb112014

Understanding, Enhancing, and Capitalizing on Charleston’s Growth

With significant industry and population growth projected over the next decade, how can the architectural community of the Greater Charleston area advocate for and work to advance balanced and responsible growth? How can we not only support this growth but benefit from it as we look to win design work? Each panelist is asked to provide data on growth projections and how our region might evolve over the coming years and thoughts on what we as architects can do to strengthen the marketability of our region.
Panelists:
David Ginn, President & CEO ‐ CRDA
Pennie Bingham, Sr. VP for Business Advancement ‐ Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Tim Keane, Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability ‐ City of Charleston
Jim Hill, VP for Commercial and Industrial Development ‐ Mead Westvaco


Date / Time: February 19, 2014 / Noon – 1:30pm
Location: Charleston Maritime Center ‐ 10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Topic: Understanding, Enhancing, and Capitalizing on Charleston’s Growth
Cost: Free for members and $15 for non-members. 
RSVP: Space is limited. Click Here to RSVP

Please note that we have extended the meeting time to 1:30 to allow for a moderated panel discussion and questions from the audience following speaker presentations.

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Special thanks to Seamon Whiteside for sponsoring this event