Membership Event: AIA Greater Columbia | Design Scholarship Program

About the 2011 Design Scholarship Program

Greater Columbia AIA will be sponsoring a design scholarship for second year design students from the Clemson School of Architecture. This program was developed to recognize individual project achievements of the second-year architecture students. The goal of this program is to promote a meaningful connection between the professional architectural community in the greater Columbia area and the architectural education community at Clemson University.

This year, the site for the design project is located in Columbia and is focused on a segment of the former Seaboard Air Line rail bed, stretching from the intersection of Lady and Lincoln to Arsenal Hill. Over the course of the spring 2011 semester, the students will develop ideas and concepts to transform the abandoned rail line. Later this spring, final projects including models and drawings will be judged by a jury composed of AIA Greater Columbia members. A  select number of students will be recognized and chosen to receive scholarship funds.

Upcoming Membership Event

Please join us at the Arsenal Hill Center (1800 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC) on Friday, February 18 at 12:30pm, as the second year Clemson architecture students will be in town to visit the historic Seaboard Air Line rail site in Columbia. This event will begin with a lunch presentation (approximately 1 hour) to introduce the project and meet the students. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of the project site. Please note that the walking tour is optional to AIA members. Lunch/presentation is $5 and the optional walking tour is absolutely free! Please RSVP to Tripp Riley by 5pm on February 16 –


MEMBERSHIP MEETING | Solar Nirvana – Tour of Columbia Museum of Art’s Solar Array

Friday, January 28, 2011 11:30AM-1:00PM

Join AIA Greater Columbia & USGBC-SC Midlands Branch for lunch and a tour of the largest commercial solar panel installation (41kW) in Columbia on Friday, January 28th!  Come and hear from the installer, engineer, and building owner to find out everything you need to know about this growing source of renewable energy.

Due to the limited amount of meeting space at the Columbia Museum of Art, we will meet a few blocks away at Edens & Avant (11th floor of 1221 Main) for registration, lunch and a short program, then walk down to the Museum for the tour.  Please try and arrive between 11:30 and 11:45.  Edens & Avant occupies 3 floors of 1221 Main (9-11).  Take the elevator to floor 10, where you will be directed internally up to the 11th floor.

Free parking is available at Edens & Avant, but will need to be validated after the program. Additional metered parking is available along Main Street.

Cost: $10 for Members, $15 for Non-Members
AIA CEU will be offered for this meeting.

Please Register Online by Wednesday, January 26th.
(you can pay online or at the door)

Please direct any questions pertaining to this event to Josh Boltinhouse @ or 803.576.5372.