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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 […]

CRAN receives Certificate of Appreciation from Red Cross

At our annual business meeting on January 19th the membership of Charleston CRAN-AIA was honored to accept a Certificate of Appreciation from the Charleston Region American Red Cross for our donation to the Heroes for Fire Victims Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our Corporate Sponsors and members, we were able to provide support to […]

What does it take to become an Architect?

What does it take to become an Architect? This is a question often asked of us. While the answer is straightforward, the requirements to become an Architect are by no means easy. By law, individuals may only represent themselves with the title “Architect” if they meet very specific requirements set forth by the licensing board […]

CRAN Embraces The New Year

Entry By: Bill Huey The Steering Committee has been busy planning a revised format for 2012 CRAN meetings and events. The objective is to have more topical, practice relative, open discussions amongst CRAN members. The business meeting this month, January 19 2012, will consist of the slating and election of 2012 CRAN Officers and Steering […]

Continuing Education: Another Commitment by Registered Architects to their Clients

By Bill Huey, Charleston CRAN-AIA Member Continuing education is a requirement by our State Licensing Board for all Registered Professional Architects. By South Carolina law, we are required to complete 24 hours of accredited classes in subjects pertaining to health, safety, and welfare every 24 months. Why is this a requirement? With progress in building […]

CharlestonCRAN Website Launch

Welcome to the CRAN Charleston website. Custom Residential Architects Network of Charleston, South Carolina is an organization of local, registered, and trusted residential architects. We are a knowledge based community, with focus on public awareness and education. We involve ourselves in community service projects, along with a scholarship program for our youth that are interested […]

Charrette For Affordable Housing

January 21, 2011 Charleston CRAN, dedicated to community service, organized a design charrette involving over thirty local residential architects. Six teams were formed through which several affordable designs were created. The goal of the charrette was to raise attention toward the issue of affordable housing set within downtown Charleston, while providing an opportunity for local […]