Murrells Inlet, SC


21,000 SF

1996 Merit Award | AIA SC


1996 SC Energy / Design Award | Duke Power and AIA SC


1995 Honor Award | AIA Greenville


1993 Achievement Award | Construction Project of the Year | AGC Pinnacle Awards


Brookgreen Gardens, the first and one of the finest figurative sculpture gardens in America, was established in 1931 on the grounds of a 200-year old rice plantation. The entire collection of over 500 works is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. CGD was asked to design a new complex of buildings to counter the vulnerability to the weather and expand the garden’s offering to visitors. The complex includes an education center, museum shop and connector. Drawing from the original architecture, brick arches are used throughout, incorporating custom designed lighting, ironwork and outdoor furnishings. The facility provides a new and more formal entrance to the original gardens.