Archives for the day of: February 8, 2011

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.

For more information, call Brenna Cawthorn at 803.252.7742, ext. 10 or email

Source:  Historic Columbia Foundation