A Letter to our AIA Columbia Members


Building Tour: BullStreet Westlawn

BullStreet Westlawn is a 5-story mass timber hybrid building that will provide office and retail space to the community of the Bull Street District. There are 5 categories that were drivers in the design of the building:

Simplicity | Simple sophisticated composition of a dark weathered barn inspired mass floating above a light-colored animated retail base defined by cast in place concrete board formed walls and glass

Nature | Use of mass timber and exposed steel frame structure and expression of natural raw materials at the façade and interior public spaces

Play | Variety of retail indoor/outdoor experiences connected to adjacent green space. Outdoor terraces and balconies for office tenants

Craft | Rural structures of the Carolina landscape are expressed in cast in place board form concrete “remnant” walls at the retail base and an office box with barn-like articulated façade paneling and joinery.

History | The building form responds to the Bull Street District’s historic roof scape of domes and steeples and provides moments in the façade that frame important views back to the City of Columbia and historic structures on site.

Thu, March 10, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
2151 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29201
$15 for Members | 1 LU/HSW
Lunch will be provided

AIA Columbia congratulates Bria Wigfall!

AIA Columbia congratulates Bria Wigfall, Associate AIA, APA, on winning the 2020 AIA South Carolina Associates Award. This distinction recognizes Associate AIA members who have proven to be outstanding leaders and creative thinkers while making significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession. Bria joined LS3P in 2018 after earning both a Master of Architecture and Master of Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and has since been integral in the planning, design, and management of education projects throughout the southeast. Wigfall is an active member of the AIA community as is involved in a number of local and national organizations, including the ACE Mentor Program of the Midlands, AIA Greater Columbia Kids in Architecture Program, and National Organization of Minority Architects.