CGD President, Ed Zeigler, FAIA, received his Fellowship Medal in Chicago at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. Congratulating Ed are William J. Stanley, III, FAIA, 52nd Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows and Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, 2014 AIA President. The ceremony was held at the historic Auditorium Theatre on June 27.
Porter Memorial Branch Library in Covington, Georgia received LEED Gold certification for its sustainable design and won a Committee on the Environment (COTE) award by AIA South Carolina. The building incorporates daylight to reduce energy usage, has raised flooring to efficiently heat and cool the space, features indigenous plant materials and uses captured rainwater for irrigation. Stuart Stenger, AIA was project manager.
In our May e-newsletter, we featured Andrea Kuhfuss, the director of CGD’s interior design department, and asked readers to vote on their favorite interiors project. The People’s Choice Award goes to Porter Memorial Branch Library in Covington, Georgia. Additionally, in a local newspaper survey, readers voted the library as having the best meeting facilities in Rockdale and Newton counties. It is not surprising that the interior design is popular. In addition to natural lighting and the use of stone, the wood ceiling adds warmth to the space. The custom bookshelf end panels feature abstract trees reflective of the wooded site.