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Call for Volunteers

AIA Charleston has 2 very exciting projects in the works . 
We are looking for a committee of volunteers to help plan a Community Design Charrette that will be followed by an Open Design Competition.
If you would like more information and would like to get involved,
please contact Steve Ramos by April 25th

Ever wonder about the inner workings of other firms in Charleston? Join the AIA
Charleston YAF, Thursday May 8th, for a tour of these Upper King firms. We will meet at 538
King street at 6 p.m. We will then hear each firm share their design methods and office
workings in a social, relaxed atmosphere. Each firm will give a concise talk focusing on
process, inspirations and the methods of their firms. The AIA will be providing hors d'oeuvres
and beverages at each stop; please RSVP so we won't run out! We look forward to seeing you

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Meet us @ 538 King Street
AJ Architects & Kevan Hoertdoerfer Architects
- 538 King Street - 6- 6:40 pm
Bill Huey + Associates & Renew Urban
- 525 King Street - 6:45- 7:15pm
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
- 12a Vanderhorst Street - 7:20- 8pm


When: April 16 at 12:00 pm
Where: Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside St. Charleston, SC
RSVP: Click here to RSVP
Special Thanks to Aqua Blue Pools for sponsoring this event.


When: April 11 at 6:30 pm
Where: Charleston Rifle Club
2221 Heriot St. Charleston, SC
RSVP: Click here to RSVP

James Simons School, originally constructed in 1919 to serve the north side of the City, once had an enrollment of over 1,000 students in the 1930’s.  One of the City’s earliest remaining schools, it was important for its architecture as well as its history.  Designed by the architect Decimus Barbout, a prominent architect known for his civic designs, the building was rated a Category 3 on the City’s architectural inventory.  James Simons was also one of the first schools in Charleston to be integrated in 1963.  Located on King Street in the North Central Neighborhood, it is adjacent to several National Register properties including Enston Homes.
CCSD commissioned Thomas & Denzinger Architects with consulting architect Evans & Schmidt to preserve, renovate and structurally support the North façade on Moultrie Street and partial facades on King Street and the West elevation. The remainder of the existing school building was demolished to make way for a new 66,000 square foot, 500 student state of the art school building to include a Dining Area, Multi-purpose Room, Project Room, Media Center, Art Room, Computer Lab and 18 teaching stations.
Join AIA Charleston for a post occupancy tour of the recently completed, Montessori focused, James Simons Elementary led by Thomas & Denzinger Architects and M. B. Kahn Construction Company.  We will learn about the design and construction challenges involved with the preservation of 3 facades during the construction of a new school to meet current building codes.

When: March 26 at 5:30 pm
Where: On corner of King St. & Moultrie Street, Meet at Main Visitor Entrance
Parking will be on campus. Access is via Shand Street off Huger, Please use Call Button if gate is closed
RSVP: Click here to RSVP

A social will follow at Rutledge Cab Co., sponsored by members of the construction team shown below:

Ashley Steel | Carolina Masonry Sales | Demolition Environmental Company | MB Kahn | Parker Marine | Van-Smith Concrete