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November 2007

Spartanburg Community College Opens Academic Building

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Spartanburg Community College recently cut the ribbon to open a new academic building on its Cherokee Campus in Gaffney, SC. Craig Gaulden Davis provided master planning and design services for this two-story building, which houses administrative offices, a library, general classrooms, a science lab and a nursing lab. The building is sited to provide a strong visual image to visitors and anticipates future development on the campus.

Spartanburg Community College is a public, two-year, institution of higher education serving the Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties in South Carolina. The College offers courses related to business, industry, health care and government.

Pamplico Library Dedicated

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The Florence County Library dedicated its newest branch library, the 8,000 square foot Dozier M. Munn Pamplico Public Library in September. The library, styled after the Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library in Florence, SC (also designed by Craig Gaulden Davis) provides a strong civic image for this small township and provides critical library services for the citizens of the surrounding rural area.

Pamplico is in northwest South Carolina, part way between Florence and Myrtle Beach. The dedication ceremony paid tribute to Munn, a former mayor of Pamplico whose life and work were instrumental in realizing this important building.

Kroc Center Reaches Fundraising Goal

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The Salvation Army’s Greenville (SC) Corps announced that it had achieved a goal of $15 million in local contributions toward construction of the Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center. The achievement triggers the release of more than $50 million in matching funds from the Army’s Southern Territory.

The Kroc Center is expected to offer an array of recreation and educational programs and ministries and, in Greenville’s case, will be joined by a new public elementary school being constructed by the Greenville County School District. Craig Gaulden Davis has been asked to design both facilities, which together have a capital budget around $35 million.

The Kroc Center is named for the founders of McDonald’s, whose bequest of $1.5 billion to the Salvation Army is designed to fund about 40 such facilities nationwide. The new school will be named for A.J. Whittenberg, a civil rights activist whose lawsuit against the school district led to its desegregation in the 1970’s.

Both projects are expected to open in 2010.

Peacock Hotel Under Construction

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Construction is underway on the Peacock Hotel & Spa in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. This luxury property, designed by Craig Gaulden Davis, will include 75 guest rooms and suites, a restaurant, 6,000 square foot spa, meeting rooms and eight condominiums. “Micropile” foundations are complete, concrete formwork for structure to support the main level post tensioned slab is in progress and the tower crane has been installed. The hotel is expected to open in early 2009.