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AIAGC August Membership Meeting:


USC Alumni Center

Wednesday, August 26th

@ 12:00pm

Corner of Senate and Lincoln St

Columbia, SC 29201

$5 Presentation, building tour, and lunch

–    Hard hats not required

–    Tour will begin from the Lincoln St patio

RSVP to John Powell by 12:00pm, MONDAY, August 24th!


Click HERE for more info on the Alumni Center

Upcoming Dates:

8/26 – Membership Meeting @ USC Alumni Center

TBD – Membership Meeting @ City Market Antique Mall

TBD – CEU Food for Thought Program

Check Out Clemson Architecture’s Solar Decathlon Team!

You can contribute to their cause!


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Check Out Clemson Architecture’s Solar Decathlon Team!

You can contribute to their cause HERE!

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AIAGC May Membership Meeting:

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USC School of Journalism

Wednesday May 27th

Meet @ the Horseshoe

(Lieber College @ the intersection of Sumter and College Streets)

$5 Presentation, building tour, and lunch @ Noon

Tour co-sponsored by:

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–          Typical construction site attire recommended (hard hats not required)

–          There is limited parking around the site, so please carpool if possible

RSVP to Andrew Rogerson by 5:00pm Friday, May 22nd!

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Project Overview:

The Boudreaux Group has been engaged by the University of South Carolina to renovate the Health Sciences Building for use by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Located in the Historic Horseshoe District, the building will be completely transformed on the interior while maintaining and improving the historic exterior character. Life safety and building system improvements are of utmost importance to this renovation.

With goals of maximizing flexibility and creating dynamic learning spaces that facilitate social interaction, this renovation will focus on creating a technology infrastructure that can be adapted to the ever-changing needs of the Journalism School’s technology-intensive curriculum. Unique spaces to this building include creative newsrooms and a broadcast studio showcased through glass walls. The building itself will capture the multi-media energy of the communications industry and will welcome students, alumni, professionals and the community alike.

Upcoming Dates:

5/14-5/16 – AIA National Convention in Atlanta

5/27 – May Membership Meeting @ USC School of Journalism

6/18 – AIAGC Summer Social @ the new offices of McCrory Construction



Check Out Clemson Architecture’s Solar Decathlon Team!

You can contribute to their cause!


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April 21st


Join us for drinks at


@ Bourbon

1214 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Be there after work (around 6-ish)

We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL are welcome at YAF meetings, tours and events, regardless of age/years licensure

Check us out on Linkedin! 

Search for YAF – AIA Greater Columbia!

Kaplan ARE Study Materials are available on a loan basis through the AIAGC – contact for more information!



The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greater Columbia Section would like to invite all interested members to volunteer in this year’s Kids in Architecture Day. This event is sponsored by the AIA Greater Columbia Section with the EdVenture Children’s Museum.

AIAGC’s Annual Kids in Architecture Day

Saturday, April 18th 10:00am – 2:00pm

@ EdVenture Children’s Museum
211 Gervais St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Please RSVP your volunteer hours to Ashley Colquhoun today!

This year’s Kids in Architecture Day will allow students to experience the architect’s collaborative design process. This program is designed to:

  • Introduce students to the process of architectural design
    • Explore the relationship between architectural design and art
    • Create an awareness of the artistic and built environment
    • Enhance communication skills

These program goals will be achieved through the design and construction of a Rube Goldberg machine. In this activity, students will work together and learn that there is more than one creative solution to any problem. Through the successful design of their machines, students will discover that the beauty in any design can be found in how it accomplishes its goal. After the students complete their projects, we will tour the museum’s collection of art and evaluate the unique ways in which various artists accomplish their diverse design goals.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the EdVenture Children’s Museum. The exercises will be facilitated by architects from around the Columbia area. All materials will be provided by the Museum of Art, a pizza lunch will be included and the event is completely free. Space, however, is limited.

 Check Out Clemson Architecture’s Solar Decathlon Team!

You can contribute to their cause HERE!




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AIAGC April Membership Meeting:


Solar Decathlon Competition

Wednesday April 15th

@ the New AIASC Headquarters
1530 Main St
(Parking available at the Taylor Street Garage)

$5 Presentation and lunch @ Noon

RSVP to Coral Brandt by 5:00pm Monday, April 13th!


Come join us for a presentation by the Clemson University Solar Decathlon team as they discuss their design and tell us how we can be involved!


“The Solar Decathlon is a competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The competition challenges 20 colleges and universities to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The houses will be open for visitation in Irvine, California, October 8-11 and October 15-18, 2015.


Clemson University’s Solar Decathlon project brings together an active team of students and faculty from across the university to collaborate on the design, construction and promotion of a prototypical, three-bedroom, 1,000 sq. ft., low-environmental-impact, net-zero, solar house that is cost-effective in today’s market and comfortable under South Carolina’s climate. We are focused on stitching together innovative building methods, Southern personality and local products into a home for a Southern family.”




Upcoming Dates:

4/15 – April Membership Meeting @ AIASC HQ

4/18 – Annual Kids in Architecture Event @ EdVenture

5/14-5/16 – AIA National Convention in Atlanta

Summer 2015 – AIAGC Summer Social





Check Out Clemson Architecture’s Solar Decathlon Team!

You can contribute to their cause! 



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