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.

2020 AIA Columbia Design Awards

2020 AIA Greater Columbia Design Awards

Through its Design Awards Program, AIA Columbia recognizes excellence in architecture throughout the South Carolina Midlands. The purpose of the awards program is to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment and for their role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence.

AIA Columbia members who are registered architects are eligible regardless of project location or architect’s residence.

  • If the design architect is not registered in South Carolina, the AIA Columbia architect of record must be credited.
  • Submitting architect may qualify as a member of a design team, whether or not serving as the head of the team. When one architect is not the sole author, all other participants contributing substantially to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission, regardless of professional discipline.

Eligible projects include the following:

  • Realized projects must have been completed since January 1, 2015.
    • New construction
    • Additions
    • Projects involving significant changes to existing buildings
    • Residential projects
  • Unrealized projects that fit all other criteria

Ineligible projects include:

  • Those that have previously received AIA Columbia awards
  • Projects that do not fit previously listed criteria


  • Design Awards Gala: November 5th 2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM