AIA South Carolina recognizes excellence in architecture and design

Adrienne Montare, FAIA

To view this year’s winning projects view the SCA Magazine.

Columbia, SC – September 27, 2019 — The American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter (AIASC) is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual AIASC Design and Chapter Awards, which encourages and recognizes design excellence throughout South Carolina, and promotes public awareness of the role architects play in shaping the quality of life in their communities. Awards were presented on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1208 Washington Place in Columbia, SC.

This year’s design awards were given in New Construction, Residential Design, Adaptive Reuse, Historic Preservation and Interior Architecture to projects located in communities throughout the state. The Birmingham-based jury included Cheryl Morgan, FAIA, Emerita Professor of Architecture at Auburn University; Jay Pigford, AIA, of ArchitectureWorks; Alex Krumdieck, AIA, of Krumdieck A + I; and Tammy Cohen, AIA, of CCR Architecture & Interiors.

In addition, the AIASC Board of Directors conferred the 2019 Firm Award, the highest honor bestowed on a South Carolina firm, which recognizes design excellence, contribution to the profession of architecture, and continuity of service to the public, to Garvin Design Group, an award-winning architecture firm in Columbia, SC.

Other chapter awards presented this year include:

The Community Collaboration Award – bestowed upon programs, institutions, or individuals who advance the public understanding and appreciation of design in the built environment, or for a project exhibiting exceptional engagement of the community in the design process – to The Moore Company for Flip & Give.

The Patron Award – bestowed upon elected officials, public administrators, or community leaders who contribute to the development of laws, regulations, or policies that affect architecture, or the public’s perception of architecture, as an important part of our environment, life-style, and heritage – to Richland Library.

The Social Justice Award – given to an individual or group that has demonstrated the power of a participatory design process to eliminate inequities in the built environment and for distinguished work embodying social responsibility to actively address relevant issues – to Richland Library.

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