CGD has completed a new branch library for the town of Etowah, located in Henderson County, North Carolina. The new library was dedicated earlier this summer and is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The library takes advantage of mountain views and features many sustainable features such as day lighting and cork flooring.
CGD has been commissioned by Anderson County to design a new 20,000sf animal shelter. The new facility will house approximately 400 animals and include animal housing for the County’s Animal Control Department as well as a new spay and neuter clinic. Construction for the project is slated to begin in December of 2008.
CGD has been commissioned by Anderson County to design a new 2,500sf community center for the Broadway Lake Community. The facility will feature a lakeside multi purpose room that seats approximately 100 people. Construction for the project is slated to begin in December of 2008.
The League of Historic American Theaters recognized the Newberry Opera House in Newberry, South Carolina as Outstanding Theater of 2008 at its national conference in Atlanta on July 20.
In announcing the award, presenters cited the Newberry Opera House for “inspiring excellence in the preservation, restoration and sustainable operations of historic theaters throughout North America” and acknowledged it as “a prime example of best practices in our industry, and cited the Opera House as the major factor in the economic blossoming of their region of South Carolina.”
More than 250 million dollars of economic growth is attributed to the project.
The Newberry Opera House, which presents more than 200 events annually, is an 1881 French Gothic structure, renovated and reopened in 1998. Craig Gaulden Davis provided architectural and interior design for the adaptive reuse project, completed in 1997 for $4.5 million. The design team also included Charles Cosler Theatre Design (theater and architectural lighting consultant) Len Alexander (arts management consultants) and ARTEC (acoustics and sound system consultants).
Dustin Albright and Hays Reynolds have joined Craig Gaulden Davis as intern architects.
Albright is a native of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in Physics-Engineering from Washington and Lee University. He earned Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2006 and 2008, respectively.
Reynolds is returning to Greenville after working in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). He has an undergraduate degree in art from the College of Charleston. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from Clemson University in 2006.
Both Albright and Reynolds are working for a variety of education and ministry clients.