These dayswill be decided the preliminary approval for the design of the Spaulding Paolozzi Center, the new home of the Clemson Architecture Center at 292 Meeting St.
Clemson University officials have selected Allied Works Architecture, in association with e.e. fava architects, etc., for architectural and design work on a permanent home for the university’s architecture and historic preservation programs in Charleston.
The plans call for design and construction of an approximately 31,000-square-foot, three-story building at 292 Meeting St., in the city’s historic district. The new facility will be named after Countess Alicia Spaulding Paolozzi in recognition of a gift from the Spaulding Paolozzi Foundation.
It will support highly collaborative teaching, learning and research in Clemson’s Charleston-based programs in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, real estate development and its graduate program in historic preservation offered in conjunction with the College of Charleston.
The programs will enroll about 100 students per semester. The sleek, modern design features a lot of concrete and glass, and it’s taken no shortage of flak from the keepers of traditional architecture styles in Charleston.
“The university selection committee was impressed with the outstanding quality of all the proposals submitted for this project,” said Richard Goodstein, dean of Clemson’s College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.
“We selected the team of Allied Works Architecture and e.e. fava architects, etc. because of their deep experience in urban design, their commitment to sustainability and their demonstrated sensitivity to place and context.”