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Historic Columbia is Now Taking Nominations

for the 2019 Preservation Awards


Historic Columbia is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Preservation Awards. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 11.

Help Historic Columbia recognize the commendable efforts of citizens of Columbia and Richland County by nominating projects that fall into the following categories:

  • Preservation/Restoration

Historically significant structures restored to their original design and function. Recent recipients: Seegers-Habenicht Building, 4017 Kilbourne Road, 301 South Saluda Avenue, Nickelodeon Theatre

  • Adaptive Use

Structures rehabilitated with sensitivity to the historic fabric that function in a way that is different from its original intent.
Recent recipients: Curtiss-Wright Hangar, Indah Coffee / Circa Barber Shop, The Grand / Robinson Building, The Parker Annex, Studio 2LR / Wilson Upholstery Building, The War Mouth, City Market Antique Mall

  • New Construction in an Historic Context

New buildings in an historic district adjacent to or within existing historic structures that complement the historic context.
Recent recipients: Green Tree House at Wavering Place, Shandon Presbyterian, South Carolina State Museum

  • Preservation Leadership

Nominations in this category will recognize an individual, corporation, governmental agency, community or neighborhood association that has contributed to the advancement of historic preservation in the region.
Recent recipients: Waverly Neighborhood Association, Derek Gruner, Rosie Craig, First Citizens, Martha Fowler

Nominations should be limited to projects completed within the last five years and located in Columbia and Richland County. Only completed projects will be considered. Nominations are due by Monday, Feb. 11. Recipients will be recognized at an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. Nomination forms are available at or by emailing Click here for images from last year’s award ceremony.

About Historic Columbia Foundation:

In November 1961, a small group of individuals intent on saving the Ainsley Hall House from demolition officially incorporated as the Historic Columbia Foundation. Over the next five decades the organization, which was founded on the premise of preservation and education, would take on the stewardship of seven historic properties in Richland County. Today, the organization serves as a model for local preservation efforts and interpretation of local history. Visit or find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.


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

Brightwood (formerly Kaplan) ARE 5.0 Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact for more information!

ASHRAE South Carolina Chapter welcomes AIAGC to the following lecture by Kishor Khankari to be held at Still Hopes from 6:00-7:00 on April 16:

Airflow Management for Healthcare Facilities 

GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920010407
AIA Approved | 1 LU | KHANKARI05

Air is the primary carrier of heat, moisture, and contaminants in health care facilities such as patient rooms, isolation rooms, and operating rooms. The flow path of supply air plays an important role in determining the air velocities, air temperatures, concentration of contaminants, and path of airborne pathogens in these spaces. These factors in turn determine thermal comfort of occupants, indoor air quality, and potential for transmission of airborne pathogens. This presentation will focus on the importance of HVAC configuration on airflow distribution and flow path of airborne contaminants in patient rooms and operating rooms. In addition, this presentation will cover the applications of active chilled beams, radiant heating and cooling, and displacement ventilation in patient rooms.sti-campusmap_directions_rev2_1752821071


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Registration is now live for AIASC’s second annual mini-conference focused on Resilience. This year’s theme: From the Blue Ridge to the Coast will present a series of speakers that address environmental and design issues affecting practitioners across the state. Our keynote speaker is Laura Lesniewski, a Principal at BNIM Architects. Laura led the design team efforts on the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City, a public/ private partnership that features the first Living Machine™ in the State of Missouri and she was project manager for the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, a LEED Platinum project. Her other, significant work includes the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, the first Living Building and LEED Platinum certified building in the world. In her session Resiliency and Interdependence, she will discuss resilient design principals inspired by natural systems that promote shared diversity and interdependence. We hope you’ll make plans to join us for an exciting day of presentations and discussions on this important topic. Register today!

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