Archives for the month of: July, 2016


Join us on

TUESDAY, July 26th

for the


@ Hunter Gatherer

 900 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201

 Be there after work (around 6-ish)


hunter gatherer interior

We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL are welcome at YAF meetings, tours, and events, regardless of age/years licensure

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Kaplan ARE Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact for more information!


Register by Friday, July 29 for the CREW/AIAGC:


Tuesday, August 2 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


550 Assembly St. Columbia, SC 29229

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Sponsored by:


Join us as John Holder welcomes you to Columbia’s newest developments, the Innovation Center – a multi-tenant office building, and 650 Lincoln – a mixed-use development featuring a student housing community, restaurant and retail space, and more. This is an exclusive CREW Members Only Event hosted in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects Greater Columbia Section.

11:30am Meet at Innovation Center

11:45am Welcome from John Holder & Tour Innovation Center 

Innovation Center is a five-story, 110,000 square foot, Class “A” multi-tenant Office Building in Columbia, South Carolina.  The development utilizes 0.79 acres at the corner of Assembly and Blossom Streets in the University of South Carolina’s Innovista District.   Parking for the building is provided in the existing garage, south of the site.  Innovation Center was developed by Holder Properties in conjunction with the USC Development Foundation.

12:00 Tour 650 Lincoln

650 Lincoln is a mixed-use development featuring an 878-bed student housing community, 30,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, two parking garages and a host of other amenities.  The community features abundant green space including two swimming pools, a fitness center, a movie theatre, outdoor grills, two clubrooms, etc.   Located on the campus of the University of South Carolina, 650 Lincoln is being developed by Holder Properties in conjunction with the USC Development Foundation.

12:30 Box Lunch & Networking 

RSVP now for the AIAGC July Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

Richland Two Institute of Innovation

Wednesday, July 27 @ 12PM


730 Fashion Dr. Columbia, SC 29229

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

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Meeting sponsor:


Designed by LS3P in Columbia, SC in conjugation with design-build partner M.B. Kahn, for Richland School District Two, the Richland Two Institute of Innovation is a place where students, parents, teachers, and academic support personnel can come together, and serves as an interactive hub offering resources to the entire community. The vision of the center as a multigenerational “fishbowl of learning” creates educational spaces which are visible and active to encourage engagement and collaboration. The building features student learning labs, a community information center, a flexible professional development center, and academic support offices. Flexible spaces accommodate multiple teaching methods and group sizes with break-out areas, outdoor learning environments, and movable wall systems. The center can seat 800 people for workforce development classes or professional workshops. The facility offers a catering kitchen and an open-area restaurant, which spills onto an outdoor patio.

The plan is anchored by a large dividing wall, deep enough to house storage and other support functions, which defines active spaces and quiet learning areas. Intersections create areas for interaction and collaboration. A clerestory in the entry brings natural light into the building, washing the dividing wall with light. A future lateral circulation spine will expand the center for future learning partners. The façade invites students into this engaging work environment with a human-scale combination of masonry materials, abundant glazing, various sun shading devices, and metal panels for the more industrial areas.

For more information and a walkthrough animation video, visit