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Join us for a tour and lunch at the
recently completed AGFirst Plaza Upfit project

Wednesday, August 27th @12pm


Bank of American Tower
1901 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Tour Highlights: 
Tour of the six newly renovated floors for AGFirst’s corporate
headquarters in the 18-story Bank of America Tower.

Lunch in the 3rd Floor Break Room following the tour

For more information on this project:

Tour Leaders:
Terry Buchmann, Megan Craig,
Kim Bendillo – Garvin Design Group

RSVP is required due to security reasons to:

by 6pm on August 26th

Parking Garage Instructions:
Enter parking garage from Calhoun Street.  The parking garage is first come – first served parking.  Be sure to take a parking voucher from the automated teller once you enter the garage. Please do not park in the spaces marked reserved on the ground or with the blue signs.  These are other tenant reserved parking.

There is an elevator in the parking garage that you take down to the 1st level and it will open into the lobby area.  Follow the hall down to the main lobby, check in with the security guard.

You can obtain a parking voucher from Security before you leave.  You will need both vouchers upon exiting the garage; otherwise, you will have to pay to exit the parking deck.

The building is occupied so there are no safety requirements. For security reasons, we will need an accurate RSVP list, therefore, an RSVP is required for this tour.


Join us for a tour and $5 lunch at the
SC State Museum historic renovation and addition project,
currently under construction

Wednesday, July 16th @12pm

State Museum

SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29214

$5 Lunch

Tour Highlights:

Historic Renovation, Planetarium, 4D Theater, Telescope Gallery

Tour Leaders:

John McLean & Gene Bell – Watson Tate Savory
Will Ligon – Gilbane

Please RSVP to
by noon on July 15th

Please wear the proper safety equipment – this is a construction site
(closed toed shoes, long pants, hard hat)

Park in the big front lot
the GC will let us through the front side of the building for the tour

“This project is an addition and renovation to the SC State Museum, located in the National Register, listed as the Columbia Mills Building.  New program spaces include an observatory that will house a rare 1926 Alvin Clark 12 3/8” refracting telescope; South Carolina’s largest planetarium, seating 200; and a 235-capacity 4D theater, the first 4D theater in the state, as well as all new entry public spaces.  The project is designed in association with Clark Patterson Lee Architects in Charlotte, Cincinnati-based JRA “experience” designers, and Sim Ex-Iwerks 4D theater designers.”

Last Day to RSVP for March’s Membership Meeting Tour!


For the AIAGC Monthly Membership Meeting Tour at the

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*Please meet at the corner of Greene and Park Street – the tour will depart from this point at noon. Street parking is limited, the Discovery Garage is encouraged for parking. Please be punctual, the tour will leave at 12pm sharp – this is not a tour that you will easily be able to catch up with if you arrive after the noon start time.

The tour will start promptly at 12pm and run until 1/1:30 as this is a very large project.

Lunch will follow in Koger Plaza – provided by

Gilbane Building Company.

Please be sure to follow the typical requirements for construction site attire (closed toe shoes are required, no heels, etc.). If you have any additional safety equipment, such as vests or safety glasses, please bring these items in the event that they are needed.

March 2014 Membership Meeting



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