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May 2009

Two Obtain LEED Certification

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Charles Gunning and Heather Stone have become LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED AP), distinguishing them as building professionals with the knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process. LEED Accredited Professionals recognize green building practices and understand the principles and process of registering buildings through the US Green Building Council (USGBC).

Florence Libraries Begin Construction

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Construction has begun on three new branch libraries for Florence County designed by Craig Gaulden Davis . FBi Construction, a general contracting firm out of Florence, was awarded the contracts by submitting bids well within the County’s budget. The prototypical design, being constructed in the towns of Timmonsville, Olanta and Johnsonville, features influences from the CGD designed Florence Main Library including limestone veneer, metal roofs and classical styling. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2010.

Greenville Tech Student Center

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Greenville Technical College has selected Craig Gaulden Davis to renovate the Student Center on the Barton Campus, Tech’s main campus on Pleasantburg Drive. The new center will house a new food service provider and dining for students and faculty. Wireless access will be available as well as lounge areas for students to watch flat-screen televisions and play interactive video games. Student organizations and Student Disability Services will also be located in the building.

Located in Greenville, Craig Gaulden Davis has worked on over twenty college campuses, including Furman University, USC Upstate, Spartanburg Community College, Tri-County Tech and Clemson University. CGD has worked with Greenville Tech on many projects, most notably the University Center of Greenville and the Student Admissions and Registration Center at McAlister Square.

West Spartanburg Park

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Craig Gaulden Davis has been chosen to design the structures at the new West Spartanburg Park for the Spartanburg County Parks and Recreation Department. On the first phase of the project, CGD will work with park planners, Wood + Partners of Hilton Head, to design a main building that will contain offices, a large meeting room, concessions, toilets and a hospitality room. There will also be three press boxes with toilets to support the twelve baseball fields and a maintenance facility. The project is scheduled to start construction in the fall.

During the 52 year history of the firm, Craig Gaulden and Davis has completed many well-known recreational projects including the Furman tennis center, the athletic complex at USC Upstate and the award-winning Heritage Park in Simpsonville, completed with Wood + Partners.

Township Auditorium Bids Received

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Bids received from general contractors, for renovations to the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC, were twenty-five percent below estimates, apparently reflecting aggressive pricing by subcontractors. The apparent low bidder, Contract Construction of Ballentine, SC, submitted a base bid of just under $7.4 million. None of the bids were higher than the $10 million expected.

The design, prepared by Craig Gaulden Davis and Stevens & Wilkinson of SC, call for the relocation or reconstruction of the 3000-seat hall’s main facade approximately 25 feet away from its present location. New lobby and audience support spaces will be constructed in between the relocated front and the main structure. Work is expected to take about 14 months. The building is owned by Richland County.

Emory and Henry Chooses CGD

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Emory & Henry College has selected Craig Gaulden Davis of Greenville, SC to provide architectural design services for the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts. The Center is expected to include two performance spaces – a proscenium theatre and black box, or studio, theatre – along with support space for rehearsal, dressing, and set construction. In addition to serving as architects, the CGD team will provide civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering; acoustics, AV and theatre consulting; lighting and interior design; LEED design and building commissioning services.

Founded in 1836, Emory & Henry is a four-year liberal arts college near Abingdon, Virginia and the oldest institution of higher education in southwest Virginia. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.