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February 2010

AIA Tours AJ Whittenberg Site

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Craig Gaulden Davis and Harper Corporation hosted a hard-hat tour of the AJ Whittenberg Elementary and Engineering School on January 22, 2010. Emerging Professionals from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greenville Section were invited to tour the site with the Architect and General Contractor to further their knowledge of construction terminology and methodology. Interns used this opportunity to earn credit towards their Intern Development Program (IDP).

AJ Whittenberg Elementary and Engineering School is expected to complete construction in June and will begin classes in the 2010-2011 school year.

Animal Shelter Construction Begins

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CGD’s new animal shelter design for Anderson County is one step closer to becoming a reality. After the seating of a new County Council in January 2009 the project scope was revised and the project rebid. Coming in under budget a second time, the project was awarded to SYS Constructors of Greenville, South Carolina. Construction commenced in January and is anticipated to be completed in September.

Newton County Branch Library Published

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Craig Gaulden Davis’ design for the Porter Memorial Library, currently under construction in Newton County Georgia, has been featured on the cover of Georgia Library Quarterly, a statewide publication of the Georgia Library Association. The 19,000 SF branch library is anticipated to receive LEED Gold Certification and will feature rainwater collection, gray water waste conveyance and day-lighting. The utilization of a raised floor system will increase energy efficiency and provide the library with flexibility in the placement and movement of furniture, electrical receptacles and mechanical diffusers.

The project came in under budget, was awarded to Hogan Construction, and is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2010.

Powell to Serve on Charter School Board

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Scott Powell, a principal in the firm, has been named to the board of the Fuller Normal Advanced Technology Charter School . Powell was introduced to the public school when he assisted in the development of their building program and has been impressed with the school’s fitness program and desire for all children to succeed at a high academic level. The school currently serves children from kindergarten through eighth grade with plans to expand into high school for the 2010-2011 school year.

In January, Powell assumed the role of treasurer for the board, which is chaired by William Brown.

CGD Witnesses Blizzard of 2010

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Craig Gaulden Davis President Ed Zeigler, his wife Susan, and Architect Brad Benjamin were witness to the blizzard in our nation’s capital while attending The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Grassroots Leadership Conference. After more than a half a dozen cancelled flights, they opted for a rental car to make their return trip to Greenville, South Carolina. Ed currently serves on the National AIA Board of Directors and Brad serves as the national Young Architects Forum (YAF) Events Advisor.

Mosaic Church Plans for Ministry

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Later this month, Mosaic United Methodist Church will spend a day envisioning its future. The young congregation in a fast-growing suburb of Augusta, Georgia, has spent most of the past five years focused on sharing and living out the Gospel in the community, but will be working with Craig Gaulden Davis to think about how best use the building it now inhabits to strengthen that ministry.

Mosaic occupies part of a warehouse, but now has the opportunity to purchase the entire structure. In a compact process called a “Charrette”, CGD will help the congregation articulate their vision and identify strategies for incorporating the building into it. Architects will meet with the congregation Sunday morning; work on solutions in the afternoon and report to the congregation that evening.

According to founding Pastor Carolyn Moore, the warehouse’s loading dock is an important symbol. “We’re constantly taking in and sending out. We don’t want to turn this into a conventional church with spires. It’s not who we are.”

Mosaic Church is located on Columbia Industrial Boulevard in Evans, Georgia.

Mt. Pleasant Featured in Magazine

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Mt. Pleasant Academy, a new 600 student elementary school in Charleston County, was one of seven projects featured in the February 2010 edition of Greenville Business Magazine. The school, designed by Craig Gaulden Davis along with the Mt. Pleasant firm of Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, won a Merit Award from the Greenville Section of the American Institute of Architects. Scott Powell served as the Principal-in-Charge of the design team that included Charles Gunning, Sherri Stanley and Kylie Way.