Register now for the AIA Columbia July Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

Wednesday, July 24
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Owner: Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands

Project Name: Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center

Project Address: 1107 Williams Street, Columbia, SC 29201

Tour info: Street parking (non-metered) is available along Senate St. and Williams St.  Hardhats are NOT required.

Less than a block from the Congaree River, The Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center promotes the Girl Scouts program and develops tomorrow’s future leaders through activities in energizing, flexible educational, conference and overnight spaces.

The program focuses on specific core concepts of Girl Scouting – business enterprise, global citizenship, healthy living, the arts, outdoor education, and STEM activities, with a dedicated space for each of these activities to occur in a dynamic, colorful space. The colorful exterior hints to visitors the fun activities contained inside while also serving as an anchor to the future gateway into the City’s Innovista design district.

The experience brings together a variety of spaces:

  • a 200-person event facility and kitchen
  • office suite and conference rooms
  • theme inspired bunk rooms
  • a creative art studio
  • an exploratory science lab
  • a retail store
  • a rock climbing wall
  • outdoor kitchen and gathering areas
  • fire pit and splash pad

While the parts may seem very different, a fun and professional aesthetic supports a consistent theme that when you are here, “girls rule.” A complete transformation of an existing building, BOUDREAUX carried the Girl Scout goals and brand identity through the selection of furnishings and design of environmental graphics.

Meeting, Tour, and Lunch:

AIA members: $10
Non-members: $15

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