Archives for the month of: February, 2011

About the 2011 Design Scholarship Program

Greater Columbia AIA will be sponsoring a design scholarship for second year design students from the Clemson School of Architecture. This program was developed to recognize individual project achievements of the second-year architecture students. The goal of this program is to promote a meaningful connection between the professional architectural community in the greater Columbia area and the architectural education community at Clemson University.

This year, the site for the design project is located in Columbia and is focused on a segment of the former Seaboard Air Line rail bed, stretching from the intersection of Lady and Lincoln to Arsenal Hill. Over the course of the spring 2011 semester, the students will develop ideas and concepts to transform the abandoned rail line. Later this spring, final projects including models and drawings will be judged by a jury composed of AIA Greater Columbia members. A  select number of students will be recognized and chosen to receive scholarship funds.

Upcoming Membership Event

Please join us at the Arsenal Hill Center (1800 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC) on Friday, February 18 at 12:30pm, as the second year Clemson architecture students will be in town to visit the historic Seaboard Air Line rail site in Columbia. This event will begin with a lunch presentation (approximately 1 hour) to introduce the project and meet the students. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of the project site. Please note that the walking tour is optional to AIA members. Lunch/presentation is $5 and the optional walking tour is absolutely free! Please RSVP to Tripp Riley by 5pm on February 16 – triley@studio2lr.com

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Friday, February 18th, 2011, 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Sandhill Research and Education Center

900 Clemson Road

Columbia, SC 29229

Presented by The Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics & The South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners, the aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice.  The approach is interactive and user-friendly.  We use case studies (a) to elicit ethical principles and (b) as occasions for practice in applying them.  We explain how these ethical principles figure in what we call a “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making and stress the need to approach ethical issues in a systematic, reflective and responsible way.  Participants can earn 6 AIA continuing education units if they complete the workshop.  Learning units qualify as AIA/CES LU (HSW).

For more information, and to register for this seminar, click on the link below.

Source:  Rutland Institute for Ethics

2011 Preservation Award Nomination Form

Call for Preservation Award Nominations 2011

Historic Columbia Foundation is delighted to announce the solicitation of nominations for the 2011 Annual Preservation Awards.  Help us recognize the commendable efforts of both Columbia’s citizens and their preservation projects by nominating those who meet the following criteria.

Award Categories are:

•    Preservation/Restoration
Nominations in this category will be projects of historical significance restored to their original design.  An example would be a retail store, in an historic district, which continues to sell to the general public.

    Adaptive Use
Projects in this category will have been rehabilitated, while keeping many of the original elements; the structure will also incorporate new elements that will allow the structure to be used for a new function.  An example would be an old warehouse now being used as residential apartments or condominiums. 

•    New Construction in an Historic Context
Nominations in this category will be new buildings placed in an historic district or adjacent to historic structures that complement the historic context.

•    Preservation Leadership
Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, governmental agency, and/or community or neighborhood association who contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.

Nominations should be limited to recent projects (completed in the last five years) and located in Columbia and Richland County.  Only completed projects will be considered.  Awards will be presented to recipients at Historic Columbia Foundation’s Annual Preservation Luncheon the first week of May. 

Please provide as much information as possible on nominations and return to our office by Friday, March 4, 2011.

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, call Brenna Cawthorn at 803.252.7742, ext. 10 or email bcawthorn@historiccolumbia.org

Source:  Historic Columbia Foundation

Congratulations to AIA Charleston, recipient of 2011 Grassroots Excellence Award for Membership: Outstanding Single Program.  See the video for their Mentor Dinner Series here: 

Greetings,

Please see the attachment below for the information and registration form for the 2006 to 2009 Code Change Seminar coming up Feb. 25.  Also, please mark your calendar for the dates of other code related seminars with other topics.  Topics will be announced when the registration forms are sent out.

Spring 2011 Code Seminar Dates

Friday, February 25     2006 to 2009 Code Change Seminar

2009_Code Seminar (pdf registration form)

Thursday, March 31    Intro to 2006 International Energy Code

Friday, April 29       To Be Determined

Friday, May 27       To Be Determined

Friday, June 24      To Be Determined

Look for some new topics this year along with the standbys we all need refreshing on.