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Liollio’s Alison Dawson Achieves Architectural Licensure


Mez Joseph

Liollio Architecture is pleased to congratulate Alison Dawson, AIA, for earning her architectural licensure and becoming a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a professional organization for architects in the United States. A registered architect must complete an internship and pass a rigorous series of examinations offered by official architectural registration boards in the United States and Canada. The Liollio team celebrates Alison and her achievement.

A native of Charleston, Alison earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at Clemson University and Bachelor of Architecture at North Carolina State University, graduating with honors. As a student, Alison tailored her studies toward areas of interest such as urban design, regional infrastructures, sustainable systems and the history of American cities. She spent a semester abroad in Barcelona, cultivating a deep appreciation for the coexistence of preservation and current technology in the built environment.

Alison’s work at Liollio has varied, strengthening her design, attention to detail, communication and collaborative skills. Her recent work includes Brighton Park Swim Club, addition/renovation work at Charleston International Airport and preservation/renovation to Charleston’s Old City Jail. Alison is also very active as a Student Mentor in the ACE Mentor Program of America Charleston Chapter and was honored as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 2016 Forty Under 40 recipients.

Liollio Welcomes Juhee Porwal

Mez Joseph

Liollio Architecture is pleased to welcome Juhee Porwal, Associate AIA, to its studio. Juhee was born in Jodhpour, India and graduated in 2015 from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University School of Architecture and Planning (GGSIPU) in New Delhi, earning a Bachelor of Architecture. While in India, she served as Chief Editor and organizer of the publication Puri-fication: Understanding the Visible. Juhee previously worked as an intern at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage in New Delhi. She is currently pursuing her Master of Architecture from Clemson University School of Architecture. Juhee worked as the Graduate Assistant under Professor Daniel Harding for the Clemson Research Design Center. In 2015, she was awarded the Thomas J. Kendrick, Jr. Fellowship from Clemson University, and was recently awarded the H.C. & L.C. Mickel Endowment.

Finlay Park Receives Honor Award for Analysis & Planning from ASLA Southeast Regional Conference

Mez Joseph

The American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA) recently held their Southeast Regional Conference in June where they announced the 2017 design award winners. Finlay Park Master Plan in Columbia, South Carolina won an Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category – among the top awards for the program. The City of Columbia and the design team, which includes Stantec, Civitas, Liollio Architecture, HR&A Advisors, Cox & Dinkins, Chao & Associates, Cumming, Comprehensive Business Consultants, and Georgia Harrison received the award.

Directly across from the Governor’s Mansion, Finlay Park is an 19-acre urban park offering some of the most dramatic vistas of Columbia’s skyline. Once a thriving urban park, the city has seen Finlay decline over the years which can be attributed, in part, to structural failures in walls, leaking water features, non-compliance with building codes leading to risk and safety concerns, and accessibility. Created through a process of analysis, public involvement and meaningful design, the following goals guided the master plan:

  • Accessibility
  • Unique destination playground
  • Increase safety and visibility
  • Rebuild the walls and leaking water features
  • Projection of sound

The plan balances the introduction of new elements with the unique forms and charm of the original park. Iconic elements within the park are to be refurbished, such as the spiral fountain which is much loved and holds the historic character of the park.

Stantec led the design team, and facilitated focus group and public meetings to gain consensus from community and business leaders, city staff, and emergency responders. Through these meetings, Stantec gathered information on park programming, revenue resources, safety, maintenance, access, and community needs. Ultimately, the design team established design principles and goals to guide the final master plan. The project will move into construction once funding is secured.

The regional ASLA Awards is an annual design competition that recognizes the best in landscape architecture. The program is administered by North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina ASLA Chapters. The jury was from outside of the Southeast Region and the entry is anonymous. Liollio is proud to be part of the Stantec design team for this award-winning project. Congratulations to all on the team!

Richland Library Ballentine Virtual Tour

Mez Joseph

Richland Library opened the doors to its new Ballentine location and invited the community to take a look at the new, state-of-the-art facility on June 13, 2017. The 13,000 square-foot structure, located at 1200 Dutch Fork Road, offers customers more than quadruple the amount of room for resources, technology, services and programs, public art pieces that were assembled by three, local artists with input and help from the community, and a retreat on a seven-acre, wooded lot.

Location Manager, Kelly Jones, says "Our beautiful new space will connect the community to nature, taking full advantage of the seven wooded acres. We look forward to offering exciting spaces for families; spaces for artists and creators; and plenty of room for the community to gather and learn."

Visit the Richland Library Ballentine page here and take a virtual tour of the new facility.

Richland Library Blythewood Virtual Tour

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Our beautiful and spacious new library is a direct reflection of the traditions and values that distinguish our community and make it a sought after destination to visit, live in, work and raise our families. We know you’ll love the new creative spaces; much needed meeting rooms; and interactive Lego wall.
— Shirley Carter, Richland Library Blythewood Manager

Click here or above image and scroll down to take a virtual tour of the library.

Charleston Airport Lauded by Peers for Terminal Improvement Work

Mez Joseph

Liollio is proud to be part of the Fentress Architect design team for the award-winning Charleston International Airport Redevelopment.

Charleston International's peer airports across the Southeast recently lauded the gateway to the Lowcountry for outstanding architectural renovation following the $200 million terminal improvement project.

The Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives presented the best Commercial Service Airport – Architectural Project award to Charleston during its conference in Knoxville in April. The group represents more than 550 members and 88 airports in the southeastern U.S.

“This award is a testament to the hundreds of people who worked on what is a total transformation of Charleston International Airport, from the architects and designers to the construction crews to the Aviation Authority staff that oversaw the day-to-day planning and progress,” said Paul Campbell, executive director and CEO of Charleston County Aviation Authority, which oversees the airport.

Read the full Post & Courier article here.

East Cooper Meals On Wheels

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Thank you Palmetto Tile Distributors for creating SpecSC, a wonderful program that allows local companies to designate a portion of their purchase to local non-profits! Liollio's Elissa Bostain & Mary Tran stopped by to visit the East Cooper Meals on Wheels facility and meet with Palmetto Tile's Jason Goldberg and Sara Holt to present ECMOW with a check. Click here o learn more about the Palmetto Tile Distributors SpecSC program. Find out how you can help East Cooper Meals on Wheels here or by clicking the image above.