In the mid-1980’s CGD was charged with expanding First Presbyterian Church’s beloved sanctuary from 500 seats to 1200 seats while preserving the character of the building. The solution was to rotate the axis of the sanctuary ninety degrees and duplicate the column detail with a much larger pulpit and choir loft. When construction began, termite infestations were discovered in the entire structure. Much more demolition was required than originally planned, causing great concern among parishioners. All was resolved when the award-winning new sanctuary was completed.
In Craig Gaulden Davis’ inaugural electronic newsletter, friends were invited to vote on their favorite renovation project. It is with great sensitivity and attention to detail that CGD has won many design awards for various types of renovation projects. First Presbyterian Church in downtown Greenville won the vote. Other favorites were the Newberry Opera House and Legacy Charter School, the former Parker High School.
Scott Powell and John Hansen discuss the design attributes and use of precast concrete for the Kroc Center and the A.J. Whittenberg Elementary School of Engineering in the Spring 2014 issue of Ascent magazine. Both projects have been a huge asset to downtown Greenville where they share a site along the Reedy River. While each project is constructed with precast concrete, each building is unique and beautifully designed, a trade mark of Craig Gaulden Davis. (Photo by Michelle Gunning, Slingshot Imaging, LLC)