AIAGC April Monthly Membership Meeting – Wednesday, 4/15 @ AIASC HQ

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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April Membership Meeting

April 23rd 12:00-1:00

City Roots Flyer



As an AIA Greater Columbia outreach and education initiative, the scholarship program serves to connect the professional architectural community in the greater Columbia area with the architectural education community at Clemson University.

In 2010, the Columbia Section of the American Institute of Architects in conjunction with the Clemson School of Architecture first developed the scholarship program as a way to recognize individual and/or group project achievements of Clemson undergraduate architecture students.


This year’s project is a collaboration with City Roots sustainable farm. Third-year Clemson students have been challenged to work as a group to create an overall master plan for the future growth and development of City Roots.

Each student has also been tasked to design individual components within the context of the developed master plan. The finalized master plan and individual component projects will be presented on April 23, 2014 at City Roots.

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 –