Old Buildings, New Stories Grace Church: Greer Campus & Anderson Campus Grace Church, a fast-growing congregation in the Greenville, SC area, has 10 locations operating with hybrid model that allows for both unity and individuality. Each campus has its own pastor but shares resources across all locations; a taped sermon is broadcast weekly at all locations in conjunction with live
Community and Technical College Experience Successful community and technical college designs are more than “brick and mortar” solutions. These facilities welcome the campus community and provide accessible, affordable education geared toward student success. They house the specialized laboratories and equipment that help to build up local and regional workforces, preparing students for highly skilled jobs in high demand. They are
Catch and Release: Coastal Resilience and Water Inundation in the Southeast by Nicholas Bilgri In the context of architecture and urban planning, resilience is not a product that can be specified, or a certificate that can be achieved with a checklist. Guidelines are helpful, but to achieve truly resilient communities, designers must go beyond that binding framework. Architects and urban
2020 Year in Review Most years have a familiar pace. January is brisk and full of plans; the spring brings a season of steady, pleasant work. The summer eases just a bit, and everyone takes turns taking vacations. We’re back at full throttle for an industrious fall, and the end of the year comes with both joyous celebrations and a
Where Region Meets Building by Darrell Puffer and Ting Wang At first glance, a region may appear relatively uniform in terms of culture, geography, and climate. Careful mapping of regional data, however, reveals diverse patterns in motion across both regional geography and climate. LS3P’s office locations cover an area that spans the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont, the Sandhills, and the
Adaptive Reuse of Big Box Stores and Malls Author: Christina Meyer, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Fellow, with guidance from LS3P For decades the mall was a beacon of economic success and a highlight of American ideals. Malls brought about massive job creation, presented a fun and engaging outlet for time and money, and gave generations of Americans a
Industrial Trends & Overview The Southeast US is particularly well positioned to take advantage of strong anticipated growth in the industrial market. A number of trends, from the rise of ecommerce to growth in onshoring, will lead to the continued demand for industrial facilities of all types; the last decade has seen a steady rise in advanced manufacturing across the
Designing for the City Fabric Urban Infill The history of America is filled with stories of cities. Urban populations may rise and decline with demographic trends, but one thing is certain: the current trend is towards significant urban growth, and this growth shows no signs of slowing. People are moving to cities for employment, cultural and social opportunities, and a
On the Plus Side LS3P’s pro bono work over several decades has benefitted a broad range of community partners; joining the 1+ network allows the firm to formalize its commitment to community engagement through design and to track long-term impacts. CEO Marc Marchant, AIA, believes that joining the 1+ network reinforces the firm’s values. “Our vision states that in our
Interacting with Environments Experiential Graphic Design Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) is the marriage of graphic design, architecture, and interior design which combines typography, color, and form. It plays a critical role in how we experience, understand, navigate, and interact with our environment. The purpose of EGD is to provide something unique and meaningful to the user, whether it’s creating an