Archives for the month of: May, 2011

Dickerson Center for Children Design Charette

Friday, June 17th, 2011 12:30-4:30PM

New Brookland Room

Join us for a half day design Charrette, Friday June 17th from 12:30-4:30 at the New Brookland Room, benefiting the Dickerson Center in Lexington SC. As the center’s client base and mission has expanded they have begun to outgrow their current facility and layout. Volunteers will help study the existing facility and site and investigate interior organization, finishes as well as identify areas for potential expansion.  AIA continuing education is available and snacks and drinks will be provided.

Afterwards, join other Charrette participants and AIA members for an emerging professional happy hour at Bogarts in Lexington. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Luke McCary at To learn more about the Dickerson Center, please read below. More information is available on their website at


More on the Dickerson Center for Children:  Physically or sexually abused children require compassion and special nurturing. They and their families also need caring and specifically trained individuals in order to begin to cope and to heal. At Dickerson Center for Children [DCC], our main mission is to provide a healing environment that addresses the effects of child abuse. From administering mental and physical healthcare to assisting with complicated legal matters, DCC provides comprehensive support and resources for children who have been physically or sexually abused. Their needs are critical.  Our professional staff helps these special children and their families begin the healing process by providing emotional and physical support. The center helps to reduce further trauma and promote emotional healing through a one-stop comprehensive physical and mental assessment by trained professionals. We collaborate with cooperating agencies such as the Department of Social Services, state and local law enforcement agencies, the Guardian Ad Litem Program, the Solicitor’s Office, and Community Mental Health. By providing all services under one roof, Dickerson Center for Children can offer a comprehensive and inclusive assessment and treatment plan for children and their families.

The Dickerson Center helps…

•             Reduce the trauma experienced by children who have been physically or sexually abused

•             Gather evidence through forensic evaluation and medical examinations to assist in the prosecution of abuse cases>

•             Provide ongoing therapy to assist children in dealing with their abuse

•             Provide case consultation and coordination services to other providers

The AIA Greater Columbia Summer Social is today.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 6:00-8:00PM

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

(in conjunction with the Sustain SC Conference)

Charleston Revit User Group Meeting
BIM Project Case Study: Boeing 787 Project
Tues., May 17, 2011
Charleston Harbour Club 
Prioleau Ballroom
35 Prioleau Street
Charleston, SC 29401
5:30 pm — 7:00 pm
*Beverages and Hors d’oeuvres will be provided 

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Please join your local community and peers for Charleston’s Revit User Group Meeting as we share tips, discuss successes and challenges, build technical skills, exchange ideas, and stay on top of the latest in BIM technology.

Join us with guest speaker Erik Hutson, BIM Manager / LEED Manager with BE&K Turner Joint Venture, as he discusses his involvement in the Boeing 787 Project using the BIM process and IPD.

Guest Speaker:
Erik Hutson, BE&K Turner Joint Venture:  BIM Manager and LEED Manager 
  –  Erik has been with Turner 3+ years in Various roles: everything from Preconstruction to Business Development. Prior to Turner he was employed with various architecture firms for 6 years including Architectonica and Berg Vidal Associates.  He is a graduate of Cooper Union 02′ and  University of Miami 08′.

Please contact Seth Woolwine, AEC Account Executive, at 843-819-8395 or  You can also find more information about this Revit User Group on our website.

To RSVP, click here or contact Seth Woolwine. 

2011 05 03 Chautauqau Flyer

2011 05 03 Chautauqau Flyer – 2

AIA South Atlantic Region Architecture for Health Inaugural Conference
Chautauqua 2.0 on Regional Healthcare
20 May 2011 at the Madren Center in Clemson, SC
Event Website
Registration is now available
2010 Presentations
2011 Schedule
8:30-9am  Check-In & Late Registration (if space is available)-Breakfast
Session 1:  Keynote Address – Healthcare Reform and Its Impact on our Region
Speaker:  Thornton Kirby, President/CEO with SCHA
Session 2
:  Panel Discussion   The Research – Based Practice
Panelists: Dina Battisto, PhD Clemson University
               Debajyoti Pati, PhD, CADRE (HKS)
               Craig Zimring, PhD, Georgia Tech
               Kirk Hamilton, Texas A&M
               Tom Harvey, CADRE (HKS)
Moderator:  Ron Smith, HOK, AAH President
Session 3
:  LEAN – What Does It Mean?
Speaker:  David Chambers, Director of Research, University Research Institute
Session 4
:  Creativity versus Innovation-Observational Research & Design
Speaker:  Lawrence Murphy, Chief-Global Design, GE Healthcare
:  Cocktail Reception Location to be determined
6 CEUs
Lunch to be served
hotel reservations
The Martin Inn, 888.654.9020 or 864.654.9020
conference hotel rate – $90.00
Courtyard Marriott, 864.654.8833
conference hotel rate – $99.00