We are excited and honored to announce that the 2017 American Institute of Architects South Carolina Design Awards jury has awarded Liollio Architecture an Honor Award in New Construction/Substantial Renovation for Brighton Park Swim Club. Brighton Park is located in the Nexton Community in Summerville SC. The jury was chaired by Anne Marie Decker, FAIA, Principal, Duvall Decker Architects in Jackson MS with Will Bruder, FAIA, President, Will Bruder Architects in Phoenix AZ and Andrew Wells, FAIA, LEED AP, SCUP, Principal, Dake Wells Architecture in Springfield MO. The award was presented at the AIASC Design Awards Dinner & Ceremony held last Friday, April 21st at Hyatt Place in Charleston during the AIASC Design Conference.
Emanuel AME art exhibit and tribute opens to the public - The Charleston International Airport tribute to the victims and survivors of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings opened April 15, 2017 in the airport’s Central Hall. The tribute space and art installation is a place for reflection and contemplation and is meant to show millions of visitors to Charleston the remarkable community response that followed the tragic events of June 17, 2015. For more information visit the Newsroom at www.iflyCHS.com.
Liollio Associate Michael Edwards & wife Tyler attended the Charleston Youth Company Black & White Ball and Auction on Saturday March 18 at the Elks Club of Charleston. Michael & Tyler, Co-President of the Parent Advisory Board, spend many hours volunteering with the non-profit performing arts company to support and educate young people in musical theater. Two of their three children are in their fourth year with the troupe and will perform an Original Musical Get Your Kicks on Route 66 on April 28 & 29 at the Sottile Theater. Tickets on sale soon.For information on the performance, visit
The image above shows the installation of an underground rainwater collection system to water the urban park that is part of the library design at Richland Library St. Andrews.
Great drone flyover footage of the New Waring Senior Center site and the surrounding area in West Ashley. This City of Charleston project is slated for completion in early 2018. The site is located next to Roper St. Francis Hospital, and Liollio is working with Howell & Howell Contractors, Roper St. Francis and the City of Charleston to bring this project to fruition. Video footage provided by Howell & Howell Contractors.
Liollio Architecture is pleased to announce the elevation of Angie Brose, AIA, LEED AP, to Associate. Angie received her Master’s Degree in Architecture at Ball State University and her Bachelor Degree from Technische Universitat in Berlin. She has 18 years of professional architectural experience. Her work is diverse, spanning a variety of projects from education and agency to community design. Most recently, Angie has been heavily involved with the design of Richland Library’s St. Andrews, Ballentine, Blythewood and Wheatley Branches. She contributes to a project’s design from start to finish.
“Collaboration with clients and working as a team to create good design is what inspires me most and fuels my passion for this profession. I love working with communities to create spaces that are specifically designed for their needs, vernacular and cultural identity. It’s most important to me that clients and end users of a space feel ownership and passion for the space we have created together. This is when I feel a project is most successful. The finished project belongs to the client, though we, as architects, also take great pride in its creation.”
Angie is also active in the community, volunteering, mentoring and caring for the environment. “I am passionate about giving back to the community. I love volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, Adopt a Highway and various community projects through my church.”
A native of Louisiana and a Liollio team member for five years, Associate Principal, Andy Clark, AIA, LEED AP, has 18 years of professional architectural experience. A graduate of Clemson University, Andy’s work is diverse, spanning a variety of projects in education, agency, municipal and healthcare design. He contributes to a building’s design from start to finish. We recently sat down for a little Q&A with Andy, our March Spotlight On feature.
How long have you lived in Charleston?
I moved to Charleston in 1998.
Where did you grow up?
My parents tell me I spent 6 months in Ithaca NY and a year in Raleigh NC before moving to Baton Rouge LA when I was one, where I spent the rest of my childhood.
Are you married? Do you have children?
I’ve been married 17 years and Allison and I have two amazing girls, Anson, 13, & Ella, 8.
What is your favorite thing in your house?
I guess I would have to say the piano. Listening to the kids practice isn’t always the best but hearing them play their recital pieces always amazes me.
What do you like to do when you have free time?
Free time? I try to go see live music as much as I can. I enjoy sketching, going camping with the kids, hitting golf balls into water hazards, and Clemson football.
Do you have any pets? If so, tell us a bit about them.
We have a 3-year-old yellow lab named Duke. We adopted him from a couple that had downsized into an apartment and he had WAY too much energy for them. He’s not a very good attack dog but he is always happy, except when he hears loud noises.
What building have you visited that most impressed you?
The Pantheon in Rome was an experience. I could have stayed there for days and watched the way it impacted the occupants. An amazing balance of art and science. Trying to imagine how they accomplished that almost 2,000 years ago is mind boggling, but Castelvecchio was actually more impactful.
What architect or architecture firm most influenced you as a student?
Carlo Scarpa really changed my perspective on architecture during grad school while I was studying abroad in Italy. We visited Brion cemetery, Banco Populare, Castelvecchio, and the venice Querini Stampalia Foundation. Every material was carefully selected and every minor detail was thoughtful. A complex simplicity that is nearly impossible to achieve. I also did an independent study of Gigon Guyer’s museum liner in Switzerland and their work gave me a new perspective on how modern design can draw inspiration from traditional context in abstract ways.
What is your favorite country you have traveled to and why?
Italy, because my wife was with me.
What is your favorite thing about working at Liollio?
The inspiration that comes from the culture the firm has created that design matters. I really enjoy the collaborative environment, but mostly being around fun and talented people.
What style of architecture most impresses you or is your favorite?
I’ve always been somewhat agnostic to style. Good design is not limited to style. I like designs that are simple, well-proportioned and with a good balance of materials, textures and colors.
What is your favorite book?
One with pictures
What is your favorite restaurant?
So many great options. I’ll go with Leon’s today. The environment reminds me of home, especially with the char-grilled oysters.
What is your favorite food?
A crawfish boil is the one thing I miss the most from Louisiana.
What is your least favorite food?
Is blue cheese a food?
If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
A liger. It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It's bred for it's skills in magic.
Do you play any instruments?
I played piano in elementary school until it wasn’t cool, then I started trumpet in middle school and played in my high school jazz band. I taught myself guitar in college and still like to play when I feel like hurting my fingers, although I’m not very good.
What song is at the top of your most played list?
Currently The Great Salt Lake by Band of Horses
Who is your favorite musical artist?
It changes over the years, but currently I would say Radiohead.
Who is your favorite artist?
Mondrian would be too obvious, so I’ll go with Paul Yanko.
Favorite television show?
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
The original yellow shirt guy from The Wiggles.
What’s your astrological sign?
Last movie you watched?
Star Wars: Rogue One, with the kids.
White chocolate macadamia cookies
What does true leadership mean to you?
There are many types of leaders, but all in some way inspire others around them to be better than they thought they could be.
If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?
When I was younger, my Mom said I wanted to design my own jazz lounge, be the chef for dinner service and then play in the band at night. It would probably only last one day anyway.
Tell us something that might surprise us about you.
In high school I was on a soccer team that took an exhibition trip through the South Pacific including Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand & Australia. I had to get stitches from a missionary doctor in Fiji after cracking my shin against volcanic rock while climbing up to go cliff diving into a river during a rafting trip. I didn’t get to jump...