Resolving Space Planning Issues – First Base Building

​When TCube Solutions asked us to help them resolve their space planning issues, in their space in the First Base Building they were literally working on top of each other, due to very rapid growth. They were “bursting out at the seams” and needed more space and needed it fast. The third floor of the First …

Columbia Craft Brewery – Revitalizing Vacant Sites

People love microbreweries in this college town and as an architect I enjoy revitalizing vacant sites like the Columbia Craft Brewery Company located in downtown Columbia SC.  Here are a few of the many lessons architects are often reminded of, which we employed with this project: Lesson #1:  Internalize the client’s wish, and find a creative …

Sustainability in its Purest Form

Sustainability in its purest form – concrete, brick, wood and stone. Basic, natural, local materials, used properly, to take advantage of their inherent structural qualities as well as their natural beauty. The simplicity, availability and durability of these materials, lend themselves naturally to the trend of sustainability in architecture and construction. Quality endures. It is …