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The $52 million Performing Arts Center represents the final phase of a 10-year, $225 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2014. (Photo/Forrest Clonts/Flock and Rally)
May 3, 2024

Lexington school district opens $52M center for performing arts

The state-of-the-art facility is intended to transform arts education for Lexington Two students and beyond …

The 1892 Canal Dime Savings Bank building was used as a pharmacy from 1936 until 1987, and was last used as a wig shop before the renovation. The building now has a coffee shop on the first floor, offices on the second and condominiums on the third floor. (Photo/Architrave)
Mar 13, 2024

Columbia architecture firm builds reputation with an eye on history

Architect Dale Marshall remembers an era when Columbia’s Main Street offered little more than wig shops ...

Jan 23, 2024

Rosenblum Coe Architects, Inc. Unveils New Name and Logo as Firm Leadership Evolves

Rosenblum Coe Architects, Inc., a longtime Charleston-based architecture firm, announced its new name: Caplea Coe Architects, Inc. (CCA). This new name reflects the elevation of architect Josh Caplea, AIA to Vice President alongside current owner and President, Steve Coe, AIA. The firm has also unveiled a new logo to signify the[...]

Dec 19, 2023

Tanner Backman relocates to Goodwyn Mills Cawood’s Greenville office

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) architect Tanner Backman, AIA, NCARB, has relocated to the firm’s Greenville, South Carolina office to lead the local architecture team. Backman joined the firm in Birmingham, Alabama in 2013. Throughout his decade at GMC, he has become a jack-of-all-trades within the architectur[...]

Dec 11, 2023

Local Architecture Firm LS3P Wins IIDA Awards For SLED Forensics Lab

LS3P Columbia office was honored with two design awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Carolinas Chapter at the annual DesignWorks Awards event held in Charlotte, NC December 8th. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Forensic Services Laboratory won top prize in the Flooring Design Category and received Honorable Mention in the Government/Institutional […][...]

Nov 14, 2023

McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Xin Gao Wins 2023 AIA SC Student Design Award

McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Xin Gao is the 2023 recipient of an American Institute of Architects – South Carolina Student Design Award. Gao and her design partners, Josiah Kinney and Zach Si, designed a base command center to meet the needs of the growing force of the US Coast Guard based in the greater Charleston Area. [&hellip[...]

Oct 23, 2023

Quackenbush Architects + Planners’ Doug Quackenbush Receives Prestigious A4LE Award

COLUMBIA, SC – Doug Quackenbush, AIA LEED AP, architect and founder of Quackenbush Architects + Planners, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), a professional organization of the institutions and individuals focused on multi-disciplinary approaches to creatin[...]

Oct 18, 2023

Quackenbush Architects + Planners Announces New Associate

COLUMBIA, SC – Quackenbush Architects + Planners is pleased to announce and welcome Edward Bauknight to the Q+ team as a new intern architect. Bauknight, who grew up on Johns Island, South Carolina, has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Portland State University in Oregon. He returned to his home state after 15 years [...]

Oct 9, 2023

Architrave Celebrates 35 Years of Architectural Excellence in South Carolina’s Midlands and Lowcountry

COLUMBIA, SC — Architrave, an architecture firm renowned for exceptional historic renovations and tailored residential designs, is celebrating 35 years of shaping the architectural landscape in South Carolina’s Midlands and Lowcountry regions. Recognized for its ability to integrate traditional Carolina styles with a modern [...]

Oct 4, 2023

SeamonWhiteside Commemorates Over Two Decades in the Upstate

Charleston, S.C. – SeamonWhiteside (SW+), a full-service site design firm with offices throughout the Carolinas, is proud to celebrate two major anniversaries at its Greenville and Spartanburg locations. The Greenville office marks 21 successful years, and the Spartanburg location commemorates five years in the Upstate. Th[...]

Aug 24, 2023

Spencer Hutchinson, Robyn Rogers Named Firm Principals at Quackenbush Architects + Planners

COLUMBIA, SC – Spencer Hutchinson, AIA, and Robyn Rogers, AIA, architects at Quackenbush Architects + Planners, were recently named principals of the firm. CEO and founder Doug Quackenbush, AIA, says the decision to make Hutchinson and Rogers members of the firm’s leadership team, which includes principal Barb Haller, AIA, r[...]

Aug 8, 2023

Charleston-Area Architecture Firm SMHa Welcomes Two New Employees

Mount Pleasant, SC – Charleston-area architecture firm SMHa is expanding with the addition of two new employees. Industry veteran Ricky Jones joins SMHa as their Construction Administrator. A Charleston native with 42 years of local construction experience, Ricky is a South Carolina licensed General Contractor and has mana[...]