Mount Pleasant, SC


70,000 SF

Honor Award 2010 | Council of Education Facility Planners International | SC


Merit Award 2009 | AIA Greenville


Located on the marsh near the historic fishing village, the existing Mt. Pleasant Academy was in an ideal location, within walking distance of many of its students, and offered a view of the Sullivan’s Island lighthouse.

In partnership with SMHa, Inc., Craig Gaulden Davis was commissioned to provide a sensitive and contextual design for a new, larger facility on the same site, while meeting all current functional requirements and guidelines.

The school is sited on a narrow, 200-foot-wide piece of property and DOT guidelines were met by having the students dropped off near the rear of the building while keeping the few buses at the front of the school.