Coordinating the renovation and addition with Caldwell Constructors for Brick Street Café at 315 Augusta Street in Greenville, South Carolina has been a sumptuous experience for lead designers Ed Zeigler and Charles Gunning. Sara Wilson’s sweet potato pie is an on-going temptation, and dropping by Stella’s Music Emporium next door transports one to a world of musical delight. The addition includes a new kitchen, as well as expanded servery and seating area. The architects and contractors met the challenge of the restaurant’s continuous service, and multiple wedding bookings, throughout the construction process.
A sculpture of Peg Leg Bates, by Joe Thompson of the Governor’s School, was the 62nd piece of public art in the city, noted Ed Zeigler, Chair of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission. The sculpture is located at the corner of Spring Street and East Washington, near the former site of The Liberty Theatre, where Bates launched his dancing career in the 1920’s.
In August, students across the state returned to school with curiosity and anticipation for the new school year. In addition to meeting their new teachers and re-connecting with friends, the K-8 students of Charleston’s Buist Academy (and their parents) were excited to finally see their school’s make-over in person. The renovation and expansion designed by Craig Gaulden Davis, in partnership with Stubbs Muldrow Herin, features a vibrant new media center, a colorful, day-lit gymnasium, additional classroom space, and much more. It was a demanding project for the designers, who sensitively enhanced and complimented the historic existing facility, all while meeting the challenges of building in Charleston, a heavily-regulated setting. Check out this LINK for a related story from the Charleston City Paper, featuring two photos of the completed Buist Academy.
Attending a recent concert in the worship center of First Baptist Church, North Augusta, South Carolina was a great experience. Designed by CGD and completed in 1998, the sanctuary seats 1600 in a circular pattern, providing short distances from the back row to the stage.
Scott Powell, a Principal with Craig Gaulden Davis, has been appointed by State Superintendent of Education, Mick Zais, Ph.D. as a voting member of the South Carolina Public School Facilities Committee for a three year term. The committee is responsible for reviewing and updating the South Carolina Facilities Planning and Construction Guide. Mr. Powell is one of two architects serving on the committee. He also serves on the board of the South Carolina Chapter of the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International (CEFPI) and has won numerous awards for school design.