Architects are often primarily associated with buildings, but architects shape the spaces around and between buildings too. The many talents of Craig Gaulden Davis can be seen within a 100-yard radius of downtown Greenville’s West End.
CGD worked with a talented team of designers to create Pedrick’s Garden and an extension of the popular Falls Park that now extends to University Street. The project includes planters, walkways, passive recreation areas and a fountain that emulates a sunflower, a favorite flower of the late Pedrick Lowery. An elegant new bridge was designed to connect this exciting new garden with the expanding South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities, which features a new Administration Building and Visitor’s Center (also by CGD).
In 2015, CGD worked with the Wyche Family and The City of Greenville to incorporate a sculpture by renown glass artist, Dale Chihuly. The sculpture, Rose Crystal Tower, was commissioned and placed in memory of Harriett Wyche. “The sculpture is now the centerpiece of Harriet’s Garden and adds esteem to Greenville’s growing public art landscape”, said Ed Zeigler, CGD President and Chair of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission.
The original concept for Pedrick’s Garden came from a collaboration between the Carolina Foothills Garden Club and Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio of Vermont.
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