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Architecture

Jul 29, 2021

Historic Main Street property converted to apartment complex

Cason Development Group and Cohn Corp. are expected to start work in August on restoring and renovating 1813 Main St. for 28-30 market-rate apartments.

Jun 22, 2021

New coworking option open in downtown Columbia

Expansive celebrated the official launch of its new space at 1122 Lady St. earlier this month. The nationwide company owns the building, which it says provides flexibility for its clients.

Jun 22, 2021

New Starbucks store to focus on community

A Starbucks Community Store is planned for 2509 Forest Drive. The location, set to open in early August, will offer coffee along with education, workforce development and job creation programs.

Jun 21, 2021

Ellington Park celebrating grand opening today

The 20-acre public park in the BullStreet District is named for noted Columbia architect and builder Page Ellington, a former enslaved man who helped design buildings for the S.C. State Hospital complex.

Mar 26, 2021

WestLawn groundbreaking continues BullStreet momentum

The 79,000-square-foot building will feature a mix of office and retail space and will be constructed of cross-laminated timber, a renewable commercial building material that reduces labor costs and reliance on concrete and steel.

Feb 9, 2021

Detail work: Putting the preservation pieces together

Columbia consultant Janie Campbell does the research and the paperwork for historic projects, helping turn big ideas into finished products. She says the painstaking process pays off when the public sees structures in a new light.

Feb 8, 2021

Nominations open for Historic Columbia’s 2021 preservation awards

The annual awards recognize notable preservation, rehabilitation and restoration projects in Columbia and Richland County as well as the contributions of individuals or organizations to preservation efforts. Nominations are due March 2.

Jan 7, 2021

SSOE Group acquires Columbia architecture firm Stevens & Wilkinson

Stevens & Wilkinson has offices in Columbia and Atlanta and has worked on projects including the S.C. State Museum and the S.C. Statehouse. SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm, has offices in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

Nov 6, 2020

Garvin Design Group wins adaptive reuse award

The firm was recognized by the America Institute of Architects Columbia for its work on 1649 Main St., originally constructed in the mid-19th century and now home to Hendrix restaurant and The Woody nightclub.

Oct 14, 2020

Thinking green pays off for Columbia architects

The sustainable design of a municipal water facility garnered a regional merit award for local firm Watson Tate Savory. The city of Columbia's water and wastewater management building includes re-milled pavement and a rooftop garden.

Sep 14, 2020

Developer: ‘Progress will continue’ after Babcock building fire

Hughes Development Corp., BullStreet District master developer, said site cleanup had begun at the historic building, being renovated into luxury apartments by a Virginia developer, before Saturday's fire.

Sep 10, 2020

Historic Columbia honors people, projects

Individual winners were selected for achievement and leadership in the organization's 2020 Preservation Awards, while seven projects were chosen in categories including adaptive use and new construction in an historic context.