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July 2011

Powell to Serve School Planning Organization

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CGD’s Scott Powell has been named to the Board of the South Carolina Chapter of CEFPI (Council of Educational Facilities Planners International).

CEFPI is a professional association whose sole mission is improving the places where children learn.  CEFPI members, individuals, institutions and corporations are actively involved in planning, designing, building, equipping and maintaining schools and colleges.  Powell will be responsible for the design awards program during his term on the board.

Under Powell’s leadership of its work with K-12 clients, Craig Gaulden Davis has received numerous such awards, including CEFPI awards for Mount Lebanon Elementary School in Pendleton, Carolina High School in Greenville and Mt. Pleasant Academy in Charleston.

Rockdale Library Featured at GLA Website

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GA Library Assn websiteThe Nancy Guinn Memorial Library, part of the Conyers-Rockdale Library System, is currently featured at the Georgia Library Association’s website.  The library reopened in Spring of 2010, after an expansion and renovations designed by Craig Gaulden Davis.  Studio 3 Design Group were associate architects.

An 11,000-square-foot addition expanded the children’s and adult services areas, created a young adult area, and converted a former law library into a new computer center.

Greenwood Library First in SC to Earn LEED

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Greenwood County LibraryThe Greenwood County Library received Silver LEED Certification for its new headquarters library June, 27, 2011, making it South Carolina’s first LEED-certified public library. The library, which opened in September 2010, was designed by Craig Gaulden Davis and constructed by Yeargin Potter Shackleford Construction.

“LEED” – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – is a green building certification system developed by the US Green Building Council.

Greenwood County Library Director Prudence Taylor the South Carolina State Library’s website that “the architects and builder worked very hard to reach and surpass that [basic certification] and they were successful. Their efforts are paying off – the new library costs much less to heat and cool per square foot than the old library. The new building is open and bright. Since it opened, we’ve seen a 60% increase in overall use. It’s very exciting.”

According to State Library Director, David Goble, during his opening remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony, “It is very appropriate that the first Green public library building in South Carolina be opened in Greenwood.” He went on to say that, “the Greenwood County Library is taking the lead by incorporating environmentally safe and sound practices and serves as a model for future new public library facilities in the state.”

For more information about the Greenwood County Library, visit

Tyger River Park Featured as Sports “Destination”

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Sports Destination Magazine coverThe Tyger River Park in Spartanburg County, SC, designed by Wood+Partners and Craig Gaulden Davis is featured in the July/August issue of Sports Destination Management.  In an article titled “Park Perfection”, SDM tells its audience of sports event organizers that the “fully-landscaped 140-acre facility takes the concept of ‘park’ to a whole new level” and describes both the park and the community at length.

Woods+Partners are landscape architects and land planners with offices in Atlanta, Hilton Head Island, and Tallahassee.  CGD provided architectural services for buildings throughout the park.