2013 Outreach Program:
2013 AIASC KIDS in ARCHITECTURE: Coming To A Children's Museum
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS As part of the 100thAnniversary celebration, AIASC has teamed up with Clemson's Community Research+Design Center and South Carolina's children's museums to host hands-on workshops for kids in architecture throughout the month of October. Volunteers are needed now to help plan each local event and to assist on the day of the workshops. Contact the AIASC Champion for your local section, listed below, to learn more on how you can help expose South Carolina's young students to the world of architecture!
AIA Charleston Michael Janaskie email@example.com
AIA Columbia Dewey Ervin firstname.lastname@example.org
AIA Grand Strand Paul Doyle pdoyle@UWPDarchitecture.com
AIA Greenville Ben Urueta email@example.com
AIA Hilton Head Barry Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
AIA Spartanburg Cullen Pitts email@example.com
For more information on Clemson's POP-UP Ateliers, designed especially for this event, click here.
THANK YOU to our Sponsor of this program.
2010 Outreach Program:
Legacy Project information for AIA/SC Conference
architecture for humanity: charleston's THE HuB Design Competition
On June 1st, Architecture for Humanity Charleston will launch the chapter's first open design competition, titled, "The HuB." The goals and objectives of the competition were formulated in directed response to dialogue with various Charleston non-profit organizations. Each group was asked to candidly answer the following questions: (1) If you had a magic wand, what one thing would you change in Charleston? (2) How is Charleston incomplete? Finish this sentence: "I wish Charleston had ___."
(3) What is preventing your organization from reaching more people? In overwhelming fashion, themes of accessibility, connection and better public transportation emerged out of the responses. Other re-occuring responses included the need for more community meeting space and the availability of affordable commercial space.
As a result of the non-profit survey, AFH Charleston developed the competition program, which includes a new light rail system that will provide a connection between Charleston's downtown peninsula and its surrounding communities. Entrants to the competition are challenged to design the two major components of the new transit system:
- The Downtown Transit Hub: The new transit hub will be located within the heart of the downtown Charleston peninsula and will provide services for light rail and bus riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The hub will also address the growing need for community meeting space and affordable retail and office space. A site has been chosen on Meeting Street adjacent to the existing Charleston City Visitor Center, which is currently being used as a surface parking lot. The hub will provide a terminus for a new light rail line that will occupy the South-bound lane of Meeting Street.
- The Node Transit Station: The node transit station is a prototypical design that will be located at various locations throughout the low country. It is a modestly scaled structure that will serve the new light rail system and the existing bus system. The node is a singular design that will occur at multiple sites that will accompany park-and-ride style parking lots.
Please download the file to read more and how you can enter this exciting competition!
FROM March 2010 Newsletter: Outreach Programs
AIA South Carolina Outreach Programs
by Luke McCary, AIA and Seth Cantley, AIA
|Luke McCary, AIA
||Seth Cantley, AIA
AIA South Carolina is revamping our outreach programs to promote AIA to our members, nonmember Architects, Architecture students and local communities. One of the committee's goals is to improve the understanding of what architects and AIA does. First will be to develop an informational packet that will be distributed among the sections to assist in recruiting and maintaining membership. A similar packet will be oriented toward local communities and made available to our membership. The packets will describe the mission of AIA/SC as well as the benefits of working with our organization and AIA Architects.
By further developing our relationships with Architecture Programs across the Southeast, the committee plans to inform students of the benefits of being an AIA member in South Carolina. Our hope is that we can reach out to students and keep talented, young designers in our region and actively involved with AIA.
Another of the ideas that the Outreach committee are most excited about is a "Legacy Project" that will coincide each year with the location of the AIA/SC Conference. Our goal is to work with local leaders and organizations to help identify needs within the community and produce a tangible project by the end of the conference. This year we hope to lay the groundwork for an annual endeavor that would give back to the community hosting our conference. If you would like to learn more about our outreach programs or become involved, please contact Luke McCary or Seth Cantley.