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December 2011

CGD Library Wins Environment Award

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Porter Memorial LibraryThe South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized Craig Gaulden Davis’ design for a library in Covington, Georgia with the 2011 Committee on the Environment Honor Award

Porter Memorial Library, part of the Newton County Library System, is Georgia’s second LEED Gold Certified Library and relies on day-lighting, an efficient exterior envelope, regional and recycled materials, and rainwater harvesting to save operating costs.  An open floor plan and raised access floor system allow the client to easily reconfigure space in the future.

Porter was finished in late 2010.

Zeigler Takes AIA Education Post

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CGD President Ed Zeigler is serving as Education Chair for the 2012 National AIA Convention scheduled for May in Washington, DC. As Education Chair, Zeigler has worked with 2012 AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA and Convention Chair, Jim Determan, AIA, to set the theme for continuing education offerings and to provide a quality registration process for the convention.

Over the last several months, Zeigler led the review of approximately 600 proposals for education sessions. 160 different seminars and workshops were selected for the four-day convention. The convention theme, Design Connects, will be prevalent in education sessions, keynote speeches and educational tours at the May meeting.

Recent AIA Conventions have seen attendance of nearly 20,000 industry professionals.