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JOIN US! JAMES ISLAND PUBLIC CHARETTE

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PUBLIC CHARETTE! Monday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:30pm, James Island Town Hall – 1122 Dills Buff Rd.

Come join the Town of James Island as we gather information and explore various possible uses for the current Camp Road Library building located at 1248 Camp Rd. Various Community groups and Organizations
will be on-hand to participate in the discussion, including theChildren's Museum of the Lowcountry, the James Island History Commission, the James Island Arts Committee, the Neighborhood Council, James Island Pride and the James Island Children’s Commission.

To submit suggestions online, email comments to info@jamesislandsc.us

DISASTER RESPONSE: INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING COURTS AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL

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Benjamin Ward, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, of Grace Hebert Curtis Architects & Liollio’s Aaron Bowman, AIA, SEED, LEED AP, coauthored an article about Resilience and AIA South Carolina’s Disaster Assistance Program that was published in YAF Connection, the AIA Young Architect Forum’s bimonthly publication. READ ARTICLE HERE or by following the link above.

Liollio's Aaron Bowman "Solving Problems with Design Thinking" for MUSC Innovation Week

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Coming up with an idea is easy. Coming up with the right one takes work. With design thinking, throwing out what you think you know and starting from scratch opens up all kinds of possibilities. Design thinking isn’t just for things. Design thinking can be applied to any problem that needs a creative solution.

MUSC Innovation Week took place April 29th – May 3rd. The week-long celebration of transformation and innovation had a little something for everyone. The theme on Wednesday, May 1st was Inspiring Today's Generation to Lead Tomorrow's. Liollio’s Aaron Bowman, AIA, LEED AP, joined a group of panelists at MUSC’s Bioengineering Building to discuss Solving Problems with Design Thinking . In addition to Aaron, panelists included: Lilyn Hester, Head of Southeast External Affairs and Government Relations, Google; Michael Madson, Ph.D., MUSC Center for Academic Excellence; Amy Pastre, Founder/Partner, Stich Design Company; Anita Ramsetty, M.D., MUSC Department of Family Medicine; and Tammy Thompson, AIA, EDAC, MUSC Strategic Design and Innovation.

To see of full list of Innovation Week events, visit https://research.musc.edu/innovation

Liollio Elevates Michael Edwards, AIA, LEED AP to Associate Principal

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Liollio Architecture is pleased to announce the elevation of Michael Edwards, AIA, LEED AP to Associate Principal. Michael received his Master of Architecture and Bachelor in Design from Clemson University, where he also studied at the Clemson Architectural Center in Charleston and abroad at the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy.

For more than 21 years, Michael has had the privilege of designing health, community, commercial and residential projects. As Liollio’s Health & Wellness Leader, he is passionate about improving environments within our community. His current projects range from major medical center renovations and additions to the design of new medical offices, tenant upfits, urban infills, learning environments, hospice and palliative care, senior and adult day facilities, and veteran enrichments.

Michael believes that all architecture should enhance the human experience, and if designed thoughtfully, buildings can heal the spirit, improve health and impact the human psyche. “Early in my career, I experienced the power of design as my grandmother’s ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s led to her becoming one of the patients in my first hospice facility. Intimately involved in her daily care, I observed first-hand the impact of environment on her health as she shifted from nursing home to hospital to hospice facility. Those personal experiences have guided me in every design, fueling my passion for experiential and healing design in every project.”

LIOLLIO'S MICHAEL EDWARDS & ALISON DAWSON PRESENT AT 2019 EFA CONFERENCE

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Liollio Health & Wellness Champion, Michael Edwards, and Alison Dawson, AIA, presented Reframing Ageism:  Design to Re-Vitalize Community & Empower Seniors at the 2019 Environments for Aging Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah from April 7 – 10.  Often overlooked or unknowingly referenced to older adults, ageism is a discriminatory stereotyping against people on the basis of their age and can often have harmful effects on the health of older adults. Michael and Alison shared Liollio’s community design process employed for the Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center as case study. Through listening, discovery and translation, the team designed the new facility to reflect the wishes of the older adult community in hopes to defy the ageist stereotype of what a Senior Center is “expected” to be. The new Senior Center is a hub of community engagement empowering our older adults to make their voices heard.  Just as the historical character of Charleston speaks to every visitor, the history, stories, and active voice of our aging population is vital.

With 1,000+ industry professionals at the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference, it's the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event. See the newest products from 100+ exhibitors and learn about the latest research, trends, and strategies to meet the needs of our aging population. Leave with new connections, new ideas for current and future projects, as well as CEUs.

The Environments for Aging Conference offerers educational programs designed to provide attendees with breaking information, case studies and research findings on a myriad of topics. These sessions are either research-focused or offer other educational scenarios including case studies, design outcomes or processes and exploration of timely topics. Attendees enjoy information-rich presentations with opportunities for Q&A and many provide opportunities to earn CEUs.

Learn more by visiting https://www.environmentsforaging.com/

Liollio Awarded Multiple 2019 Design Awards by AIA South Atlantic Region

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Liollio Architecture is honored to announce that the 2019 American Institute of Architects South Atlantic Region (AIA SAR) has recognized Liollio projects with three Regional Design Awards. Hampton Health Clinic in Varnville, SC received a New Construction/Substantial Renovation Honor Award. Brighton Park Swim Club in Summerville, SC and James Island Town Hall in James Island, SC both received New Construction/Substantial Renovation Merit Awards. Because these projects were the result of team work and collaboration with clients, Liollio would like to extend sincere gratitude to Hampton County, SC, WestRock and The Town of James Island, SC, along with their project team partners.

Jury Comments:
James Island Town Hall
“This quotation of a simple regional form creates a warm community expression.”
Brighton Park Swim Club “This project was admirable for its modesty and directness.”
Hampton Health Clinic “This modest quiet clinic is designed with great sensitivity to patients and to creating a new warm and comfortable community asset.”

The AIA South Atlantic Region is comprised of three state chapters: GA, NC and SC and is home to more than 5,500 members. Events surrounding the 2019 AIA SAR Annual Design Conference, themed the ASPIRE Experience, took place in Asheville, NC over the course of three days, April 14 to April 16. A new type of collaborative conference, ASPIRE brought together the design and construction community to share stories and influence designers to create a better future. Breaking the mold of the traditional event and taking full advantage of the location, AIA SAR utilized the architecture, community and surroundings of Asheville to create this immersive environment of inspiration and design celebration.

42ND ANNUAL COOPER RIVER BRIDGE RUN

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We are proud of our 2019 42nd Annual Cooper River Bridge Run Liollio Team! Cheers to an awesome group! Congratulations to all who participated in this year's race! For a look at this year’s official winners, visit https://bridgerun.com/.

2019 Annual Meeting for the Friends of South Carolina Libraries

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Liollio’s Jennifer Charzewski and Jane Thompson enjoyed attending the 2019 Annual Meeting for the Friends of South Carolina Libraries at the impressive Florence SC Main Library last week. Jennifer participated in a joint panel discussion with Tina Gills from Richland Library that highlighted the pre-planning and design approach to St. Andrews Library and Ballentine Library, as featured in the 2018 Library Design Showcase. The main theme of the panel discussion was how a collaborative team effort between library, community, and designers can result in creative solutions (large or small) that address the unique cultural aspects of each library and can help create destination features – rooted in the identity of each community.

Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

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Don't miss the Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on March 5. Mayor John J. Tecklenburg, City Council of Charleston and Roper St. Francis Healthcare invite you to attend the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Louis Waring, Jr. Senior Center on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:30 p.m. at 2001 Henry Tecklenburg Drive, Charleston SC. Tours of the facility and open house activities will follow the ribbon cutting. For more info visit here.

Register Now for ASPIRE Experience

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The ASPIRE EXPERIENCE is a new type of collaborative conference, bringing together the design and construction community to share stories and influence designers to create the future. We’re breaking the mold of the traditional event, and will take full advantage of the location, using the architecture, community, and surroundings of Asheville to create this immersive environment in three days of inspiration and design celebration. REGISTER NOW for ASPIRE Experience in Asheville NC, April 14-16 2019! Visit: https://aspirexperience.com/.

USCB's Hilton Head Campus Allows Students to Study Hospitality Management in a World-Class Setting

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With world-class golf, tennis, boating and accommodation facilities, beaches, creeks and marshes, excellent dining and nightlife, arts and cultural centers, and environmental and historical educational sites and programs, the Hilton Head region offers the ideal learning laboratory for hospitality studies and for enjoying your time at the University. Graduates of the Hospitality Management Program will be prepared to build successful careers in the booming tourism industry.

The 40,000 SF campus on the south end of the island is equipped with a production kitchen, beverage lab, tiered classroom design and high-tech offices. The campus will provide education and hands-on experience to students, allowing them to join the workforce while they study, and then stay for a career.

"Hilton Head is a superior environment for hospitality education," said USCB's Hospitality Management Dean Charles Calvert. "So for students to be able to come to our school, to study but also apply that theory to practice in the work environment is transformative for their educational careers."

Liollio Architecture is honored to have been part of this important and amazing project in association with our friends at Bialosky Cleveland and Fraser Construction. We would like to thank all on the team who made this possible. Browse images of the new University of South Carolina-Beaufort Hilton Head Hospitality Management Campus above - Photography by Richard Leo Johnson of Atlantic Archives.

Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Prepares to Open New Emergency Department

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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center’s fully renovated and expanded Emergency Department will be open to Veterans next week. This project more than tripled the square footage in their Emergency Department, adding nine new bays, an additional nurses station, a workroom for staff and privacy for our Veterans. Liollio is proud to have been part of the team on this important , helping the VA to expand access to care for Veterans in their new space.

Roper St. Francis Opens First Medical Office Building in Berkeley County

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By Rob Way | November 30, 2018 at 7:06 AM EST - Updated November 30 at 7:24 AM

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - For the first time, Roper St. Francis is expanding its medical reach to Berkeley County.

On Friday, the healthcare provider is opening its new medical office building in Summerville. Until now, they only had an urgent care center in the area.

The grand opening event is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. The offices are at 300 Callen Boulevard in Summerville behind all the major construction right near where 176 meets 17-A. Those who stop by can tour the building, grab some free food, and even pop in to a free health fair.

This state-of-the-art, three-story building will house a variety of specialists, including breast surgeons, orthopedic surgeons and OB/GYN physicians. Medical services here will range from dermatology to cardiology.

Jennifer Crawford will be the Chief Nursing Officer at the future Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. She says this new medical office building was designed with the patients in mind.

"We've looked at all the attributes down to the color scheme matching the natural environment, because there’s proof that’s therapeutic in the healing process,” Crawford said. “We’ve added three elevators. One at every proximity to the building, so there's no long walking distances."

The medical offices are set to start seeing patients on Monday, Dec. 10. The healthcare provider is also building a hospital next door which is set to open in October 2019.

Copyright 2018 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Spotlight On: Michael Edwards, AIA, LEED AP

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A native of South Carolina, Clemson Graduate, and architect for more than 20 years, Michael Edwards, AIA, LEED AP, has had the privilege of designing hospice and palliative care facilities, senior facilities, community, commercial and residential projects. He focuses on leading project teams to create spaces that enhance the experience of users and that positively impact the quality of our environment. As Liollio’s Health & Wellness Leader, he create spaces that enhance the dignity of patients and families and that advance the safe and efficient delivery of care. Michael uses his personal experiences as a design guide and maintains a constant passion for each endeavor, encouraging experiential and healing design in every project. We sat down for a little Q&A with 2019’s first Spotlight On feature.

How long have you lived in Charleston?

A little over 14 years; we moved to Charleston when Michela was just 2 months old. Tyler had completed her post-graduate residency as a Healthcare Administrator at AnMed Health in the Upstate and decided to pursue Nursing at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Where did you grow up?
Belton, South Carolina – a small town in the Upstate

Are you married?
Celebrating our 16th anniversary in 2019; it all began with a blind date in September 2002, engaged New Years Eve 2002 and Married in June 2003.

Do you have children?
We have three children: Michela (14), Christian (12) and Nicholas (10)

What is your favorite thing in your house?
Our Sunroom is my favorite space in our house; a little over a year ago, Tyler and I decided to convert our Screened Porch into a conditioned escape. Over the course of a few months, Tyler and I demolished and reconstructed the space, playing Owner, Architect and Contractor. After getting the kids to bed, it’s so relaxing to enjoy a glass of wine and unwind. My second favorite place…my kids Harry Potter Cupboard under the stair that we created.

What do you like to do when you have free time?
What free time? Our free time really is when we take a break from everything and escape to an island getaway, spending time with our family, or hiking the Foothills Trail.

Do you have any pets?
We have two pets:  our awesome dog Sophie (almost 3 years old) and our cat PJ (10 years old); Sophie was a puppy when we rescued her from the Animal Shelter; PJ found us at Pet Helpers when we visited with our youngest son Nicholas when he was a year old – the other cats ran away while PJ cuddled up to Nicholas; to this day, Nicholas is the Cat Whisperer.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
While working at my prior firm, I was promoted to Principal and offered an Ownership opportunity. This was an awesome recognition and an opportunity that I had always looked toward. In 2008, the recession hit and I made the difficult decision to leave one family and join a new family at Liollio. This month marks my ten-year anniversary with Liollio. I’m proud to be leading our health + wellness market and a part of the executive leadership in such an awesome firm focused on design that enhances our community. I look forward to what the future holds. I think the proudest moment in my work is when the client’s Vision is realized in built form.

What building have you visited that most impressed you?
The Holocaust Museum in Washington DC designed by the late James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners; with every visit, I continue to be intrigued by the metaphorical nature of the details and strategic moves within the building that tell the story of such a tragic and horrific event.

What architect or architecture firm most influenced you as a student?
As a student, I often referred to Morphosis for inspiration; the firm’s unique design and graphic style influenced my love of experiential architecture and really led me to my Thesis focus: Architecture in the Realm of Theatricality. To study how we imprint our memories upon everyday things, I conducted a study utilizing “memory” boxes inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell; one of my key contributors was my grandmother with full-onset Alzheimer’s and her eloquence in describing how she related to the items (many of her own) embedded within the boxes.

What is your favorite country you have traveled to and why?
Italy. I was very fortunate to spend my Fall 1996 semester of Clemson’s graduate program in the Clemson Architectural Foundation’s Charles E. Daniel Center in Genova, Italy; to this day, Genova is my second home.

What is your favorite thing about working at Liollio?
There are so many things that I love but I think the most important aspect is the collaborative environment in which every person in the firm is involved in the design of every project.

What inspires you most?
My kids - all three are so unique in their own way; seeing them grow and develop is awesome.

What’s your favorite place in Charleston?
Since 1994 when I spent a semester at the Clemson Center in Charleston, I stumbled upon Longitude Lane, a beautiful, green, cobblestone alley nestled amongst the historic homes of the lower peninsula.

What is your favorite food?
Anything Italian, with the exception of that spaghetti with mussels and calamari that our cook in Genova served on occasion - not a fan of shells in my marinara.

Do you play any instruments?
My Mom taught me to play the Piano when I was 5 years old.  I still play but not as fluent as I had hoped I would be.  Luckily, the musical gene has been passed on to my kids. Michela sings, Christian is in theater (singing and dancing), and Nicholas plays the piano. Maybe they will teach me something.

What song is at the top of your most played list?
Imagine Dragon’s Rise Up - so much meaning in to me in its lyrics

Who is your favorite artist?
Painter: The Cubist Painter Georges Braque
Music: Maroon 5 & Imagine Dragon’s

Last book you read?
The Proxy by Alex London; believe it or not, I am a huge fan of young adult dystopian fiction which you can catch me reading when I do have a moment to just relax.

Last movie you watched?
Aquaman

Favorite movie or genre?
I’m a huge Marvel comics and DC comics movie fan; I never miss a movie and often see them multiple times.

Guilty pleasure?
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
Honestly, any of my travels with my wife Tyler and the kids…so many awesome places traveled and yet to travel. I love Italy but more recently, a favorite of ours is Couples Resort Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Built in 1948, it is an awesome example of mid-century architecture and once the playground for 1950’s Hollywood celebrities.

What’s your astrological sign?
Sagittarius - and if you are a follower of the signs, I am truly Sagittarian.

What three traits define you?
Compassionate, Dedicated, Genuine

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family...they are my world.

What does true leadership mean to you?
Being there for someone when they need you the most; we can all share what wisdom we have or believe we have but, to me, the ability to listen is often the best quality of leadership.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would love to have a job in the movie industry, whether it be in front of the camera or behind the camera in an artistic role. Film has always intrigued me.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there; believe in yourself and you can truly move mountains.

How do you define success?
Success is reaching a goal that you have set out to achieve but once there, don’t settle, continue to reach even higher.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I’m from the small town of Belton, South Carolina; I was second in my class at Belton-Honea Path High School and was First Runner-Up in the Mr. BHP contest where I played Dick Tracy in the opening skit featuring all of the contestants and rafted across the stage in a tin washtub for the “sport” portion of the contest. Did I say I’m from the South?

Illuminating the Future: Library as Beacon

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Browse selected images from Liollio's portfolio of library and educational learning environments. A very special thank you to Richland Library in Richland County SC. Featured projects include Richland Library Ballentine, St. Andrews and Blythewood, College of Charleston Science Building, Charleston Progressive Academy and Hip Hop Architecture Camp®️. Select images courtesy of Richland Library.

Happy World Architecture Day 2018!

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As an architect, I try to be guided not by habit but by a conscious sense of the past-by precedent, thoughtfully considered.
— Robert Venturi

World Architecture Day, celebrated on the first Monday of every October, was set up by the Union International des Architects (UIA) in 2005 to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat. As architects and community leaders, we have the responsibility to enrich our environment through the power of design. At Liollio, we strive to elevate the design dialogue within our community through design rooted in context, culture and collaboration. This World Architecture Day, we recognize the recent passing of Robert Venturi and his lifelong dedication to the profession.

James Island Town Hall Open House

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James Island Town Hall Officials made the new location at 1122 Dills Bluff Road their home on July 30th. One month later, on Thursday, August 30th, they invited the public to join them in celebrating their new space with an Open House. Music, food and refreshments were provided free of charge to all guests. Smoky Oak, Dave ‘N’ Dubs Hot Dogs and Pelican’s SnoBalls were a few of the vendors who contributed to making the evening such a special event. View the gallery of images above to see the amazing turnout and the fun had by all. A special thank you to Diana Deaver for her eye in capturing the event on film, and to the Town of James Island Officials for hosting such a wonderful event!

Spotlight On: McKenzie Betfort, Associate AIA

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A native of Charleston, McKenzie quickly found her passion in the built and natural environment surrounding architecture. She recently graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a minor in Sustainability. McKenzie looks forward to learning more about practical uses of sustainable techniques and implementing them into real design solutions. After giving her time to settle in, we sat down for a little Q&A with our newest Spotlight On feature.

Where did you grow up?
Right here in Charleston! I went to Charleston County School of the Arts for Dance actually.

Are you married? Do you have children?
HA! No, and the world isn’t ready for more of me.

What is your favorite thing in your house?
The refrigerator? I’m still looking for a special little place to call my own.

What do you like to do when you have free time?
Oh right, I have some of that now…kinda. I love getting together with friends and trying out a new place to eat, watching Clemson Football, going to the beach, concerts and playing pick-up soccer out at Patriots Point. I’ve also picked up painting recently, but nothing to hang on the fridge just yet. I’ll keep you updated.

Do you have any pets? If so, tell us a bit about them.
I’ve always been a big dog lover, but I currently have one cat named Adeline (Adi). She’s the clumsiest and silliest kitten of them all. I adopted her at 4 months and have been training her like a puppy ever since.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
My graduation from Clemson. I know it’s just the first step in my route to licensure, but there were plenty of moments where I was reminded that nothing is a sure thing. I truly fought for my degree and I think it means more to me because of that.

What building have you visited that most impressed you?
I got to visit so many wonderful places and buildings thanks to Clemson’s study abroad program, including the Brion Cemetery by Carlo Scarpa, the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain and a few Palladian villas. That being said, the one that sticks out to me is the Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s work in Trento's Le Albere district, a riverside site that was originally a Michelin tire factory. They have redone the district with multi-use buildings and a new park with a wonderful museum. It’s a testament to sustainable design and a beautiful meeting point between the industrial history of Trento and the mountains that surround it. You should check it out.

What is your favorite thing about working at Liollio?
The people. A visitor to the office the other day said something that struck me, paraphrasing here, “A [group or an Organization] is only as powerful, influential and good as the individuals who make it up.” I haven’t been here long but I already know that I am very fortunate to be on the same team as these people. Can’t imagine a more talented group to learn from and collaborate with.

What inspires you most?
Visual inspiration is at the ready everyday on social media which is a wonderful thing, but what really provokes me is the way our actions and designs affect the wellness of our community. Serving people and helping them drive their personal narratives and achieve their goals through a well thought out and well-designed built environment.

What is the hardest part about your job?
Getting the glue off my hands at the end of the day, everything else is a much welcomed challenge.

What style of architecture most impresses you or is your favorite?
I’m not sure I have a single favorite style. I think that every style has its place and, if done well, offers something to be learned.

Favorite book?
At the moment its Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Favorite place in Charleston?
Being out on the water or at the beach. These days, it’s harder to find a quiet spot, but once you do, it can’t be beat.

Favorite food?
Either Fried Green Tomatoes from Page’s Okra, Sloppy Smoke Sandwich from Smoke BBQ, Pesto, or Mexican food.

What is your least favorite food?
Milk. Specifically the kind from cows.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
River Otter. They just always look like they’re having so much fun together. Plus they’re so cute!

Do you play any instruments?
I have played piano, violin, ukulele, guitar, recorder, harmonica, the finger harp, and once got a semi-acceptable noise out of a clarinet. Guitar is the only one I still have and play around with on occasion.

What song is at the top of your most played list (be honest)?
Billie Elish’s entire don’t smile at me album.

Favorite musical artist or genre?
My favorite musical artist is easily Frank Ocean. He is an artist that really doesn’t have one genre to label him.

Favorite artist?
My youngest sister, Erin

Favorite television show?
Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, Criminal Minds, or Stranger Things… OR Queer Eye. Definitely one of those.

Last book you read?
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Last movie you watched?
Forrest Gump

Favorite movie or genre?
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Guilty pleasure?
Cheese - on anything and everything

Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why?
Ireland is my favorite country I’ve travelled to, but my favorite place is the Cinque Terra in Italy. Beyond just the raw beauty of the towns (and the food and wine), it was the first time I got to travel outside of our school groups with a very dear friend. I immediately felt at home and at peace totally immersed in those mountains and cultures. It was by far and large the best trip of my life so far.

What would the book or movie about your life be called?
It’s Not for Lack of Trying

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
A mixture of Zendaya, Blake Lively and Amy Poehler. Just blend them together.

What’s your astrological sign?
Taurus

What three traits define you?
Hair.
Humor.
Heart.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My best friends. I truly have the best in the world. SHOUT OUT TO RANDI, LAUREN & MIKE (and queso).

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
This will probably come as a surprise even though I’ve only been here a short time, but I’ve had a lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression. I won’t say I’ve overcome it just yet, but I try to bring my best self forward every day and treat every day as a chance to start over- a new opportunity.

What is your greatest fear?
Failure

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
Either an actor in a Marvel Superhero movie, a character at Disney World or a History/ English teacher.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
Have more fun. Do the things you aren’t sure about, and everything will work itself out in time.

How do you define success?
Happiness

Liollio Architecture's Sarah Glass Achieves Architectural Licensure

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Liollio Architecture is pleased to congratulate Sarah Glass, 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 Sarah and her achievement.

A Charleston native and Masters of Architecture graduate at Clemson University, Sarah returned to Charleston in 2016 to join the Liollio team as Project Designer. Since then, her project work has ranged in size and scope, strengthening her design, attention to detail, communication and collaborative skills. Her recent work includes the new Matilda F. Dunston Elementary, Old Town Creek Park and James Island Public Service District’s Fire Station #1.