Archive | December, 2013

Charleston Home + Design

Tim Barkley, publisher of Charleston Home + Design Magazine has been instrumental in the promotion of our group, Charleston CRAN. Members of Charleston CRAN strongly endorse the efforts that Tim has made in the promotion of our local building and design industries. Through the magazine and special events such as the Custom Home and Design […]

Indigo Park Home Tour

On February 21, 2013 members of CRAN Charleston met on Kiawah Island, SC. Members toured the LEED Platinum home designed by Christopher Rose Architects. The home is one of several prototypes designed for Indigo Park, Kiawah’s premier green real estate neighborhood. Many thanks to Audio Warehouse and Lutron for sponsoring this event. *Photographs by Chris […]

CRAN Helps Habitat

This past Fall, members of AIA CRAN Charleston gathered at the Charleston Civic Design Center with sketch paper and computers in hand to create new concepts for Trident Habitat for Humanity. Teams consisting of architects, interns, and HFH project managers spent the morning brainstorming new efficient, beautiful and affordable home designs and the afternoon finalizing […]

What DOES an Architect do?

This is a link to a great article, answering the question: “What does an architect do?” Most people do not understand the full scope of the architect’s profession. Our members may laugh at the author’s comment that the stereotype of an architect as “a person who make blueprints.” But hopefully this article will increase your […]

CRAN visits Weyerhaueser plants

Earlier this week, Southern Lumber and Weyerhaeuser sponsored a trip for several members of CRAN. This educational trip included visits to two separate Weyerhaeuser engineered wood plants. The first stop was the OSB (Oriented Strand Board) plant in Elkin, North Carolina. OSB is a sheathing material commonly used for many wall, floor and roof framing […]

CRAN members complete drawings for City’s Affordable Housing Project

On April 28th, members of Charleston CRAN-AIA met to complete the construction drawings for the first City of Charleston affordable home designed during our annual Design for Affordable Housing Charrette.The Charrette produced six innovative designs for future use by the City. The first home chosen for construction by the City of Charleston Department of Housing […]

CRAN participates in Daniel Island Home Show

Charleston CRAN welcomed home buyers and local residents at the 2012 Daniel Island Home Show at the Family Circle Cup, Saturday April 21st – Sunday April 22nd. Current and future home owners walked through a bountiful¬† maze of vendors, all pertaining to residential construction. The CRAN booth offered attendees a list of all registered CRAN […]