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February 2008

Draper Joins CGD

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Heather Draper has joined the interior design staff of Craig Gaulden Davis, moving from her hometown of Reno, Nevada. In 2007, The Reno News and Review named her Reno’s No. 1 interior designer.

Draper graduated Cum Laude in 2003 from California State University, Sacramento, with a BA in Interior Design and brings a background in residential and hospitality design to CGD’s interior design practice.

School Organization Honors CGD

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The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) an association of school facility directors, educators, architects, contractors and supply manufacturers, honored Craig Gaulden Davis with two design awards at its 2008 conference in Columbia, SC.

Mount Lebanon Elementary in Anderson School District Four was named Best in Class among Elementary Schools.  The jury noted that CGD had responded well to site challenges and environmental concerns. The two-story Georgian-style school has a entry portico with large white columns and the interior is bright and playful with colored light fixtures.

Carolina High School in Greenville was named Best in Class for High Schools. The jury pointed to the elegant use of simple, economical materials. They appreciated the simplicity of the plan and its inherent safety. The 1,000-student school is constructed of precast concrete and features a terraced courtyard. The project was also named Best School in 2007 by the Precast/Pressed Concrete Institute. Craig, Gaulden Davis worked in association with Perkins + Will in designing the project.

Powell Joins SC School Committee

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Scott Powell, AIA, a partner at Craig Gaulden Davis has been named to the South Carolina Public School Facilities Committee. The committee, which includes architects, engineers, contractors, teachers, planners and legislators, develops guidelines that govern the design and construction of South Carolina schools. Powell, who leads CGD’s K-12 Design Studio, will serve a three year term.

Craig Gaulden Davis is currently working on educational projects in Greenville County, Anderson School Districts One and Four, Ware Shoals District 51 and the School District of Charleston County. The recently-completed Carolina High School just received a design award from the Greenville Section of the American Institute of Architects.