Join us!

TONIGHT, January 19th @ 5:00pm

for a


@ Main Street Public House

The Clemson School of Architecture is hosting a studio project this Spring in Columbia! 4th year undergraduate students, in their final semester, will be coming to Columbia this Friday and Saturday and be involved in designing a cultural arts center at a site in the North Main/Cottontown area. Let us give them a warm welcome!

If you are able to attend, please send a quick RSVP to



1556 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

We look forward to seeing you there!


Register now for the AIAGC January Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

City Water

Wednesday, January 17th @ 12pm

4013 W. Beltline Blvd


Located in an underutilized corridor in Columbia, Watson Tate Savory’s design converts an abandoned automobile dealership into the City of Columbia’s water division facility, simplifying a diverse program for reuse of existing structures.  The glazed office building exaggerates the original showroom’s extroverted spirit, bathing occupants in daylight.  New detailing on the pre-engineered warehouse expresses the roof plane in floating undulations, referencing the site’s topography.  Site improvements include pervious paving, xeriscaping and rain gardens.

$5 (+ convenience fee) Presentation, Tour, and Lunch @ 12pm.   

Register online by 5pm on Tuesday, January 16 at:


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Call for Volunteers from our Allied Partners at Historic Columbia:

Historic Columbia is developing a grant program with the Society of Architectural Historians to offer field trips of Main Street and would love to include AIA Columbia as a program partner.  This would include individual commitments from some of our members to assist with 4-5 field trips talking with small groups of students about architecture – historic and contemporary.

Pretty straight forward…we’d only be asking for time from a handful of members. For the tours with the students, we would need one AIA member to help facilitate each tour. This would likely see a commitment of 90 minutes during each tour. We have planned for two field trips for each class we work with, so the total possible field trips would be eight.

Dates and further details forthcoming.

Please contact Adriane McGillis and/or Robin Waites if you are interested: