The Opportunities & Risks from Change

May 29th, 2014|

Save the Date: Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 Buck Lumber & Building Supply 1911 Maybank Hwy Charleston, SC 29412 This workshop will focus on the changes in construction practices and technologies that present new cost effective opportunities and avoid many of the risks inherent in the building process. See below for more information:

CRAN Charleston Architects tour Versatex Trimboard

February 24th, 2014|

Dec 2013 A group of Charleston based architects recently traveled to Aliquippa PA to visit the headquarters of Versatex Trimboard. Versatex is a leading maker of cellular PVC trim. While wood is still the most widely used exterior trim material in the US market, cellular PVC trim is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. It is easy to work with, it does not rot, it holds paint better [...]

February 20th CRAN Meeting at Old City Jail

February 19th, 2014|

CRAN Charleston will have a special meeting at the American College of Building Arts' facility in the Old City Jail  (21 Magazine Street) on Thursday, February 20th from 6-8pm. The ACBA is the only college in America offering a baccalaureate degree in applied sciences in the building arts. The ACBA will give a tour of their facilities at the jail followed by a presentation about the school from ACBA President, Colby Broadwater III. The [...]

Charleston Home + Design

December 11th, 2013|

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 Show, and the Custom Home and Remodel Show, Charleston home buyers have been kept abreast [...]

Indigo Park Home Tour

December 11th, 2013|

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 Mergner

CRAN gives back with the Trident Habitat for Humanity Charrette

December 11th, 2013|

"With a giving spirit, over 30 talented architects from the Lowcountry area met for a design charrette on October 19, 2012 to volunteer their time to aid Trident Habitat for Humanity. Benefitting the tri-county area was the real goal of the design charrette, and these architects were thrilled to have the opportunity to use their skills and specialized knowledge to give back to the Holy City"... Read More

CRAN Helps Habitat

December 11th, 2013|

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 construction drawings for 6 different homes in the lowcountry. In early December, East Cooper Habitat [...]

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