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Doug Kelbaugh, FAIA Presents Inaugural Lecture at MRUD Program Charleston

Mez Joseph

Clemson's School of Architecture is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture for the Master of Resilient Urban Design program in Charleston SC. Doug Kelbaugh, FAIA is the Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning and Dean Emeritus Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. For additional information on this lecture and the MRUD program, please contact:  B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, 843-723-1747, Visit the Clemson School of Architecture news & events page here.

Spotlight On: Liz Corr, AIA, LEED GA

Mez Joseph

A native of Philadelphia, Liz is a licensed architect with six years of professional experience. She earned her Master of Architecture degree at Clemson University, is a member of AIA South Carolina and AIA Equity in Architecture committee, and a volunteer with the Charleston Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of America. Liz joined the Liollio team earlier this year. We recently sat down for a little Q&A with Our October Spotlight On feature.

How long have you lived in Charleston?
I lived in Charleston for five years after graduation and moved back a few months ago.

Where did you grow up?
Doylestown, PA a suburb of Philadelphia.

Are you married?
Yes, Brian and I started dating in graduate school and we celebrated our 1 year anniversary this spring.

What is your favorite thing in your house?
One of my favorite things is actually outside of our house. We planted a lemon tree a few years ago and it is doing great. I am looking for suggestions on what to do with a lot of lemons!

What do you like to do when you have free time?
I enjoy walking our dog around the city and the beach, yoga, drawing, and gardening.

Do you have any pets? If so, tell us a bit about them.
Yes, we have a Plott Hound, Belle from the Carolina Coonhound Rescue. She loves squirrels, snacks, and the couch.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
When we finished grad school the economy was very bad. I am very proud of myself and classmates who went through those few years with perseverance and optimism.

What building have you visited that most impressed you?
The Pantheon and Richard Meier's Jubilee Church.

What architect or architecture firm most influenced you as a student?
In school I studied the architecture of MVRDV, OMA, Fuksas, Jeanne Gang, Liz Diller, W G Clark, Eileen Gray, Ray and Charles Eames, to list a few. Now, thanks to Instagram, I enjoy following inspiring accounts of people who create small crafts to international design firms... and a few adorable animals too.

What is your favorite country you have traveled to and why?
This is typically the last country I've been to, which is Denmark. We visited Copenhagen for a week during our honeymoon and enjoyed how easy it is to get around the city by bus and bikes to see the architecture, museums, and of course, food. But I can't answer this question without saying Genova and Italy hold a big part of my heart.

What is your favorite thing about working at Liollio?
The studio culture at Liollio is very collaborative. Everyone works towards the same goal of making each project as good as possible. The culture of design and teamwork is one of the first ideals you absorb as a new employee.

What inspires you most?
I find people and their stories inspiring - what makes someone who they are.

What is the hardest part about your job?
The hardest part of architecture is a blank page.

What style of architecture most impresses you or is your favorite?
I find quiet architecture impressive. A building that is enough - not more than it should be or less than it could be.

What is your favorite book?
I read Catcher in the Rye and loved it so long ago that I am afraid to re-read it.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Sea Biscuit Café on IOP

What’s your favorite place in Charleston?
Magnolia Plantation, our wedding was at Magnolia's Conservatory last year. It is one of my favorite places from a perfect day with family and friends.

What is your favorite food?
Coffee! Is that a food?

What is your least favorite food?
Anything coconut, I really don't like the flavor.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
An Elephant, I'm not sure why.

Do you play any instruments?

What song is at the top of your most played list (be honest)?
Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse by Minus the Bear.

Who is your favorite musical artist?
The Hold Steady

Who is your favorite artist?
Locally, I used to walk by Rick Reinert's studio on my way to work and would love to have one of his paintings one day.

Favorite television show?
Right now, I'm watching Better Things.

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Mary-Louis Parker

What’s your astrological sign?
Gemini. It's perfect because I am an identical twin!

Last movie you watched?
Naked on Netflix

Guilty pleasure?
French Fries & Yellow Mustard

Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why?
Traveling to Pennsylvania to see my sister and her family is the best place I can ever go. I am an aunt of two awesome kids.

What is the proudest moment of your life, thus far?
Marrying my best friend Brian and becoming an aunt (twice!)

What is your personal philosophy?
Be nice.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My family ...and coffee.

What is the greatest challenge you have had to overcome in your life thus far?
I struggled with depression in college and asking for help was a big hurdle. I believe everyone needs someone to talk to and it has taught me more compassion for myself and others.

What is your greatest fear?
Unexpected phone calls.

Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
I played Division II softball in college. Our team reached the World Series tournament and I was awarded the All-American Outfielder award.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
I would be a mail carrier. I would need to have the mail truck, mail bag, and uniform of course.

What does true leadership mean to you?
A leader is a part of their team and leads by example while helping to advance and encourage the people around them. There are many kinds of leaders, but they all must be good listeners.

How do you define success?
Success is fluid. It is setting goals but being able to find happiness wherever you find yourself.

What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
I would tell myself to be bolder in my opinions and that you are smarter than you think you are.

Fall Lecture Series Last Night "Women In Architecture" with Patricia Rhee

Mez Joseph

The annual lecture series, hosted by AIA Charleston and the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston, continued last night at the Clemson Design Center in the Cigar Factory. 2017 AIA Charleston President Aaron Bowman began the meeting with an overview of upcoming events and introduced speaker Patricia Rhee, a partner at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney (EYRC) Architects of Los Angeles. The theme of the Fall lecture series was Women In Architecture and featured prominent architects from across the country. Lectures are free and open to the public.

I'm a Resident, Now What?

Mez Joseph

Jane Thompson, Liollio Business Development Manager, attended a City of Charleston civic engagement workshop last Saturday morning at the newly renovated Courvoisie Banquet Hall in The Citadel Alumni Center. It was particularly fun for Jane to experience the banquet hall first hand. Liollio recently completed the interior renovations there for The Citadel. The workshop, I’m a Resident, Now What?, featured Mayor John Tecklenburg and key City Staff facilitating a collaborative workshop in which Charleston residents learned how the City operates, participated in a mock community planning activity and budget process, met neighbors, connected with those who could directly answer questions, and had some fun in the process.



Mez Joseph

Liollio is pleased to welcome David Herrero, Associate AIA, to our studio. A native of La Ceiba, Honduras, David moved to the US to pursue an education in Architecture. After completing undergraduate studies at Clemson University he worked at the Design Division under the City of Charleston’s Planning Director, Jacob Lindsey. During David’s graduate education at Clemson, he participated in the 2015 Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon and later was involved in design and prototyping of the Sim(Ply) Framing System used in Clemson’s submission to the Decathlon. While at Clemson, David was involved in Architecture + CommunityBUILD (A+CB), earning a certificate from the program and developing an interest in community focused design. In this program, students learn how architecture can be a catalyst for positive change through community engagement and appropriate design solutions.

Liollio's Alison Dawson Selected for AIA SC Leadership

Mez Joseph

Liollio congratulates Alison Dawson, AIA, on being chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 AIA South Carolina Leadership Development Academy. The Leadership Development Academy, which focuses on core skills such as marketing and business development, office and firm management, presentation and public speaking, professional ethics and the law, philanthropy and board involvement, community service, industry trends, and the future of the practice, is designed to engage architectural professionals at all career stages in developing leadership skills and opportunities for emerging professionals.


Mez Joseph



Liollio Welcomes Liz Corr!

Mez Joseph

Liollio Architecture is pleased to welcome Liz Corr, AIA, LEED GA to our studio. Liz is a licensed architect with six years of professional experience, including K12 and higher education, community and commercial design. A native of Philadelphia, Liz completed her undergraduate education at Shippensburg University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics before completing her Master of Architecture degree at Clemson University. As a student, Liz studied in Charleston and Genoa, Italy, gaining a love of exploring and an interest in community focused design. Liz is a member of AIA South Carolina, AIA Equity in Architecture committee and a volunteer with the Charleston Chapter of the ACE Mentor Program of America.

Happy Solar Eclipse Viewing!

Mez Joseph

Today, Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage starts at noon ET/9am PT on Aug 21. Watch it live here on NASA's Facebook page or on your TV with the Facebook video app, available in major TV app stores. #Eclipse2017

In observance of this special event, the Liollio offices will close at noon and reopen the following morning. Happy and safe eclipse viewing to all!

Charleston International Airport Renovation Lauded by SC Public Works

Mez Joseph

From left to right: SC APWA President Frank Pandullo, Britton Corbin, director of engineering, Charleston County Aviation Authority; Awards Chairperson Dana Higgins

From left to right: SC APWA President Frank Pandullo, Britton Corbin, director of engineering, Charleston County Aviation Authority; Awards Chairperson Dana Higgins

Charleston International Airport’s terminal redevelopment, which wrapped in late 2016, has been honored by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Public Works Association as its 2017 Public Works Project of the Year. The award was presented during the chapter’s state conference in July. It recognizes outstanding achievements in transportation public works projects. Overall, the APWA awards program promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliances between managing agencies, consultants, architects, engineers and contractors who together complete public works projects.

“Although several impressive projects were submitted for the 2017 SC APWA Project of the Year, the awards committee chose the Charleston County Aviation Authority’s project due to the complexity and size of the project,” said state chapter President Frank Pandullo.

“Performing renovations while having a fully operational terminal is a construction scheduling challenge that was easily overcome during this project,” he said. “We commend the Aviation Authority for undertaking the project, and compliment the Aviation Authority on the receipt of the award.” Pandullo went on to say “the space created to accommodate the growth from 1.6 million passengers in 2000 to the more than 3.7 million passengers in 2016 will continue to allow growth to the terminal in the years to come. Of special note, Pandullo said “the design of the 18’ tall and 32’ wide dome in the Central Hall and Arrivals area is both beautiful and functional” and give passengers a visual connection from the curbside to the airfield.

Charleston International Airport underwent a complete transformation inside and out between 2012 and 2016, without disruptions to air travel. The unprecedented project turned the 30+-year-old airport into a modern, sophisticated hub of air travel for its 3.7 million passengers and gave the Charleston region an airport fitting for a vibrant, growing community. The project wrapped in October 2016 with a formal rededication.

The airline boarding areas underwent complete renovation to include new seating, restrooms and improved amenities such as individual power outlets, more shopping and dining options and improved signage. On Concourse B, five new gates were added (for a total of 15 airport wide) and 15 new jet bridges were installed across both airport concourses.

A new Central Energy Plant was built to provide highly efficient and remotely manageable environmental systems. The program also included new inbound and outbound baggage handling systems.

“We’re honored to receive this award because it is from an organization in which many of its members had a role in helping make the terminal redevelopment a success,” said Paul G. Campbell Jr., executive director and CEO of the Aviation Authority.

“Despite the challenges of renovating while operating the airport and experiencing significant growth that experts did not predict for another 10 years, everyone involved in the project persevered,” Campbell said. “Today we have an airport that will take us into the future and one that the community can be proud of.”

The SCAPWA award is the fourth for the terminal redevelopment. Others are:

  • Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives Commercial Airport 2017 Project of the Year
  • Charleston Metro Chamber 2016 Beacon Award
  • Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau 2016 Golden Pineapple Award