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June 2009

Kuhfuss Passes NCIDQ

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Craig Gaulden Davis (CGD) is pleased to announce that Andrea Kuhfuss successfully completed the Nation Council for Interior Design Qualification Exam (NCIDQ). Kuhfuss has played a leading role in the Interior Design and Furniture selection for a variety of projects including Thrift Library on the Anderson University Campus, The Larry Bagwell Gymnasium for The City of Easley, the Police and Courts and City Hall Buildings for The City of Greer and the Main Libraries in Greenwood and Augusta. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The NCIDQ exam is an accreditation examination that provides certification in the field of Interior Design. Upon successful completion of the exam process the individual is recognized as a qualified practitioner and is ensured recognition of design expertise.

Busiest Library in SC

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The Charleston County Library System is ranked in the top 3% in the nation by Library Journal, a library and information science trade publication. The library was named a “star” facility in it’s 2009 Index of Public Library Service, putting it in the top 3% of Library systems throughout the nation, according to SCBIZ magazine. According to a 2007 study by the South Carolina State Library, the Charleston County Library was the “busiest public library system in South Carolina.” Craig Gaulden Davis designed the Charleston County Headquarters Library and several branches for the system.

Union County Library a Gem

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The Union County Carnegie Library has been named Library Journal’s Best Small Library in America for 2009. The award is sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. Library director Nancy E. Rosenwald came to Union County in 2005 and has transformed the library into an “inclusive, modern, service-oriented, community center.” Described by Library Journal as “a gem of a beaux arts Carnegie building.” Ms. Rosenwald said, “I saw the picture and decided I wanted to work there.” Craig Gaulden Davis renovated the existing structure and designed an addition in 1985.

Hansen Serves USGBC at State Level

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Craig Gaulden Davis Architect John Hansen has been elected to serve as the 2009 Vice President/2010 President for the U.S. Green Building Council – South Carolina Chapter (USGBC-SC). Hansen has served in multiple leadership roles within the USGBC including Southeast Regional Council (SERC) South Carolina Chapter Representative, USGBC-SC Board Upstate Director, Chair of USGBC-SC’s Sustain SC 2009 Conference and Expo, and Chair of the USGBC-SC Upstate Branch. In 2008 Hansen received USGBC-SC Upstate Branch Distinguished Service Award for his exceptional commitment to the USGBC on a local and state level.

Park Project in Nation’s Top 100

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Devils Fork State Park has been named one of the Nation’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds in Reserve America’s annual Outdoor Recreation Awards. CGD designed the park with planning departments from Duke Power and the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (SCPRT) to develop a solution that met both private and public objectives. The more than 30 buildings set on 250 acres of land show environmentally conscious design and work with the pristine lakeside setting and surrounding primitive forests.