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December 2009

Zeigler Chairs AIA Award Jury

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Edward T. Zeigler, Jr., AIA, President of CGD recently chaired the jury of the Associates Award for the American Institute of Architects. This is the highest award given to individual associate AIA members who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership and have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their components or region’s membership, in the community, in professional organizations, and/or in the design and construction industries. The AIA Associates Award will be presented at the national AIA convention in Miami next June.

Conyers Library Completes First Phase

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Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers, Georgia has occupied the newly renovated main level of their building. The first phase of the Craig Gaulden Davis design included a one story addition to the children’s area and a two story addition at the rear of the building. The main level of this addition will house the nonfiction collection and reference functions. The second phase of the project has begun and expects to be completed in the summer of 2010. This phase includes the renovation of the existing lower level and completion of the two story addition.

AIA Honors New Professionals

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AIA Greenville recognized its members who recently passed the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) at their Design Awards Gala this December. The ARE is a professional exam which assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. Craig Gaulden Davis is proud to note that Brad Benjamin, John Hansen, Tom Lockhart and John Pendergrass were among those recognized at the event.

Johnsonville Branch Breaks Ground

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The town of Johnsonville, South Carolina recently broke ground for a long awaited branch library. The project, designed by Craig Gaulden Davis as a prototype branch library for three communities in Florence County, is scheduled to be opened in the fall of 2010. Construction is provided by FBi Construction, a Florence based general contractor.

CGD Recognized by Peers

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Craig Gaulden Davis was recognized at the American Institute of Architects 2009 South Atlantic Region Conference. The Milliken Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of Converse College, was honored with a Merit Award at the Regional Conference Design Awards Ceremony.

With close attention to lighting and space, an inspiring and playful environment was created that provides natural light into each of the eight new studio spaces with the overlooking loft space housing working faculty studios. The project was completed in 2001.