Call for Gingerbread Design Build Teams

AIA Greater Columbia Section Call for Gingerbread Design Build Teams

Part I: The Design Build Competition

Edventure Children’s Museum

Sunday, November 13th, 2011


Part II: Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Edventure Children’s Museum

Friday, November 18th, 2011


Join us for the second annual AIA Columbia Gingerbread Design Build Competition on Sunday, November 13th 2011 from 12-5 at Edventure. Teams are limited to 4 people and only 10 teams may compete. The cost of entry is $400 per team and includes all materials and supplies the day of as well as 4 tickets ($160 value) to the evening cocktail reception and auction on Friday November 18th. All proceeds from the event benefit The Children’s Trust of SC and Edventure Children’s Museum. For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact Luke McCary at

Check out pictures from last year’s event at .  Be sure to “like” the page while you are there!

Charette Conference Event

Legacy Project: Help Columbia Revitalize Main Street

Legacy Project: Help Columbia Revitalize Main Street

Tapp’s Building on Main Street

Thursday, October 20th, 2011


Lunch provided, AIA credits available

In conjunction with the AIA SC State Conference, AIA Columbia will be helping to host the Legacy Project.  Legacy Project participants from across the state will learn about the History of Main Street from the Historic Columbia Foundation as well as the future plans of the City of Columbia.  The Charette will focus on the block between Taylor and Blanding Streets, including the design of a pocket park and connecting the block to the newly constructed parking garage.  The challenge is to develop new functions, spaces, and designs that will activate the Main Street Corridor.

$5 for conference registrants, $10 for non-conference registrants