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147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 400
Charleston SC 29412




Jennifer Charzewski, AIA, LEED AP, Principal Community Leader

Jennifer Charzewski, AIA, LEED AP, Principal
Community Leader

“My joy in architecture comes from telling a story. Architecture is about people, about creating & defining the spaces in which we live. Finding inspiration in a group of people, a program, a site or a story to tell can give architecture meaning. I love working with public communities - it is always a rich & rewarding experience to engage the many stakeholders & users of a project to form the foundation of the work. This lends great depth to the process & Liollio is passionate about creating a source of civic pride that is representative of the communities in which we work and live."


The new James Island Town Hall on Dills Bluff Road is approximately 6,000 square feet and consists of Town Council Chambers and Administrative Support and Offices. In October 2015, the community was engaged in a design charrette to help define the vision of the architectural language. The design explores a local vernacular familiar to James Island, embracing a restrained and sensible structure conveying a simple interior and exterior tied to a linear plan. The building is sited to be respectful of the majestic trees that occupy the property, with a front porch that will welcome all visitors. Mayor Woolsey and members of Town Council envision the new complex as being the living room for James Island. Completion of construction is estimated early 2018.


The busiest Welcome Center in the state, the Hardeeville Welcome Center Replacement represents the collaboration of SCPRT and Liollio to create travelers’ first impressions of South Carolina. Focusing on the visitor experience, the new design is warm and inviting, with two front porches, ceiling fans, and warm wood structure. The sandy brick texture and steel details at the porch references the colors and materials of South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Visitors are welcomed by the porches on each side of the building and drawn into the Welcome Center where they find cheerful staff at movable service points, large-scale vivid images of South Carolina, an active digital display wall, tourism information, and extensive daylight. Restrooms are accessed by going through the Welcome Center; however, they are also available after hours through a separate night lobby entrance. The design allows the expression of the building to respond to its surroundings, culture, location, daylight, and the patterns of visitor movement through the site.


Exploring the concept of Library as Studio with Richland Library, the new Ballentine branch implements innovative programming concepts. Community meetings and focus groups revealed a strong identity of art, craft, and connection to nature. A sloped, wooded site and the desire to create a refuge that is interconnected with the outdoors led to the concept of a treehouse library that incorporates outdoor program space and extremely flexible indoor domains. The space program was developed through mapping activities for program components within the areas of Education & Growth, Teen Engagement, and Arts & Literature. An outdoor deck, reading great room, community living room, puppet theatre, built-in activity wall with reading nooks, small and medium gathering spaces, a maker space, and an art studio are key features. A completely flexible approach to defining space with furnishings makes the library eminently adaptable throughout the day.


The new South Carolina Welcome Center is a replacement of an existing structure on I-77 entering the state from Charlotte NC. Conceptualized as the front porch of the state, the design challenge was to offer a respite for the weary traveler, infused with references to local and state culture. The building design is a part of the story of a progressive state, providing insight about its rich history and bright future, vibrant business environment and abundance of natural resources. Welcome Centers are typically quick stops, and then back on the road. But the client’s vision was to welcome visitors to “sit and stay a while” in a clean and warm structure, with porch swings, comfortable seating and a grand lobby that’s airy and filled with light. Furthermore, the design team was challenged to incorporate building products indigenous to the state. The visual pattern of exterior brick is inspired by local Catawba pottery, known for beautiful colors and patterns derived directly from the local soils. A flexible, adaptable lobby with mobile furnishings and integrated technology-based interfaces supports the customer service design piloted by South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism for its new Welcome Centers. 


This 350,000 SF revitalization project transformed the 25-year old Charleston International Airport facility into a state of the art complex and provided a new central energy plant to support additional program. Program includes an entirely new experience for the traveler and visitor; from a complete transformation of ticketing and consolidation of security checkpoint to new and expanded rental car, retail and dining options. A rotunda is a new feature that defines a place where travelers and greeters meet - an airport mall that blends lowcountry flavor and design. The design team was integral to maintaining the quality of the project while being responsive to the demands of the schedule and budget when completely re-building the airport from the inside-out with zero reduction in services. In association with Fentress Architects.


This branch library serves a community with a long rural history and a strong vision for future development. The renovation and addition to this existing branch is a pioneering civic project for both the Town and the Library as Studio. The identity of the library is rooted in a back porch feeling, and has a focus on children’s services. Outdoor program spaces seek to connect to the larger community through park settings and neighboring ball fields, and the interior program has a market square concept to provide maximum flexibility for multi-faceted programming within a small footprint. A sensitive addition expands the program area to allow the addition of a community gathering space, a maker space and expanded computer access.


One of the larger locations in the Richland Library system, St. Andrews serves a diverse community with a high level of creative energy. Focusing on teen engagement and career advancement, the renovation and expansion of this urban site softens hard edges and weaves outdoor program space and visibility into the library experience, and into the urban context and streetscape. Collaborative gathering spaces are added to the footprint, including an entry plaza and reading garden. Technology access is woven through the domains, and activity-based programming is supported by flexible multi-faceted spaces.


Nexton is a 4,500 acre master planned community in Summerville SC. Brighton Park Village, is Nexton’s first primarily residential village and contains a wide array of housing options, parks, civic buildings, shops and restaurants. The Brighton park Swim Club is a community amenity that is designed to reflect the vision of Brighton Park as a sustainable, modern and comfortable place for family life. Envisioned as a pool within a park, the Club includes six lanes of 25 meter competition swimming, carefully integrated landscaping and an elegant screened pavilion for event use. As a hub for neighborhood socializing, the pavilion provides breezy shelter from the sun for poolside picnics and celebrations. Its amenities include spacious and spa-like locker facilities and ample storage for site furnishings. An adjacent fire pit and lounge seating area is provided for events such as oyster roasts during the winter months, allowing for year round use of the Club. 


Batesburg-Leesville Municipal Renovations Study
Bennett's Point Field Station
Brighton Park Swim Club at Nexton
Charles Towne Landing Founders Hall
Charleston Towne Landing Visitors Center
Charles Towne Landing Support Facility
Charleston Housing Authority - Enston Homes Renovations
City of Beaufort Fire Station Headquarters
City of Beaufort Municipal Center - City Hall
City of Beaufort Municipal Center - Police/Court Building
City of Charleston Fire Station #9 Study
City of Charleston Maritime Center Fire Protection & Handrail
City of Charleston Solar PV Study
City of Charleston West Ashley Senior Center
City of Columbia Finlay Park Master Plan
City of Hanahan City Hall Assessment
City of Hanahan Gym Renovation
City of Hanahan Senior Center
City of Hanahan Fire Station at Tanner Plantation
City of Walterboro Annex Energy Analysis
Colleton Center Renovations
Colleton Center Window Repair
Edisto Beach State Park Education Center
Edisto Satellite Government Center
Holly Hill Train Depot Renovations
James Island Town Hall
James Island Public Service District Facilities Development Plan
John's Island Community Center
Isle of Palms City Hall Renovations
Isle of Palms Front Beach Restrooms
Kiawah Island Community Association Maintenance Offices
Patriots Point IDC - Marine Science Center
Town of Kiawah ADA Renovations
Town of Kiawah Municipal Center
Town of Kiawah Town Hall Elevator/Additions
Town of Ravenel Train Depot Restoration
Town of Ravenel Train Depot Emergency Repairs
Town of Ravenel Train Depot Restroom Building
SCPRT Welcome Center at Fort Mill
SCPRT Welcome Center at Hardeeville
Summerville Town Hall Renovation
Summerville Town Hall Annex & Retail/Office Buildings
Summerville Parking Garage
St. John's Waterworks
St. Paul's Fire District Station #1 Planning
St. Paul's Fire District Station #7
St. Paul's Fire District Training Facility

Allendale County Senior Center
Avery County Transportation Facility Additions
Bamberg County Government Facilities
Beaufort County Bluffton Gym Renovation
Beaufort County DSN Adult Activity Center
Beaufort County IDC - Tennis Building
Beaufort County Lobeco Library Renovation
Beaufort County Main Library Re-Roof
Beaufort County Main Library Special Collections
Beaufort County Pool Renovations
Beaufort County Satellite Office Building
Beaufort County Service Center Re-Roof
Beaufort County St. Helena Branch Library at Penn Center
Beaufort County Warehouse Renovation
Berkeley County Senior Center
Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments - Wiltown Community Center
Buncombe County EMS Emergency Garage
Buncombe County DSS Upfit
Buncombe County Arden Recreation Center ADA
Buncombe County Drug Interdiction Renovation
Buncombe County Owen Cane Creek Pool Study
Buncombe County Sheriff Building Elevator Study
Charleston County PRC IDC - Beachwalker and Isle of Palms
Charleston International Airport Renovation & Expansion
City of Charleston West Ashley Senior Center
City of Charleston Fire Station #11
City of Columbia Finlay Park
Colleton County Bernard Warshaw Center
Colleton County Courthouse
Colleton County Jail
Dorchester County Libraries Facilities Assessments
Dorchester County Elections Commission
Dorchester County Judicial Center
Dorchester County Humanities
Dorchester County Senior Center
Dorchester County Water & Sewer
Hampton County 911 Center
Hampton County Animal Shelter Improvements
Hampton County Detention Center Roof Repairs
Hampton County Estill Recreation Facilities
Hampton County Estill Senior Citizens Center
Hampton County Hampton/Varnville Recreation Complex
Hampton County Health Department Clinic
Hampton County Library Renovations & Addition
Hampton County Yemassee Multipurpose Building
Richland Library Ballentine
Richland Library Blythewood
Richland Library St. Andrews
Richland Library Wheatley
York County Main Street Children's Museum


26 Vendue Range
411 Meeting Street
703 King Street
Arcadia Publishing
Bees Ferry Master Plan
Benson Dodge Dealership
Centerville Cleaners
Charleston Airport Renovations
Charleston Import Showplace BMW/Volvo
Charleston County Airport Authority In-Line Baggage Handling System
Clarendon Industrial Park
Charleston Progressive Club
Collins Park Center
ILA Union Hall
Jedburg Airport Maintenance Building
John Wesley Hotel
Knights of Pythias
Magic Nails
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home
Mead Westvaco – Nexton Swim Club
Planters Inn
Ripley Light Marina
Tumbleston Photography Studio
Yeamans Hall Club Maintenance Building
Yeamans Hall Club Service Center

Gameday Centers
Shine Restaurant & Residential Units
Summerville Town Hall

288 Meeting Street
1637 Office Complex
AM Conservation Group
Automated Trading Desk, LLC
ATS Logistics
Boy Scouts of America
Brentwood Homes
Carlock Copeland Semler & Stair Upfit
C&C Warehouse
Church Street Attorney
COE Office
Doscher's Office
Edward Jones
First Federal Exterior Renovation
First Federal Corporate Complex
First Federal Tenant Upfit
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Floyd Office Upfit
General Graphics
Huss, Inc
James Evans Warehouse
James Island Business Center
Le Creuset
Legrand Office Building
Mathis Ferry Commercial Center
McKnight Frampton Offices
Merrit Office Building
Piggly Wiggly Offices
Piggly Wiggly Warehouses
Quoizel Corporation
Rick Hendrix Office Addition
Southtrust Bank
SRT Office Building
Steinberg Office Building
Superior Trucking
TCW Trucking
Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
Tex-Fil, Inc.
Wessex Capital-34 Broad Street Offices

Chocolate Fetish Expansion
Dominos Foxbank Plantation
Dominos Martinez
Dominos Bees Ferry
Dominos Fort Gordon
Dominos East Bay
Kyoto Express
Kyoto Fantasy
Mac’s Place
Manny's Neighborhood Grille
Melvin’s BBQ
Pita Tolz
Port City Java
Shine Restaurant

Aaron’s Rents
Books-A-Million - Bellevue Center
Celia Saxon
Charleston Clam Farm
Cross Country Plaza
Decker’s Hallmark
Eckerd Drug Store
FedEx Beach Company - Folly Road Shopping Center
Garden State Tile Showroom
Golf USA
Greenbax Redemption Center
Hudson Group
Inlet Square Vanilla Boxes
Littleneck Clam Farm
Main Road Retail
Office Depot
Salon 61
West Ashley Auto Center

Baker House
Beach Club Villas
Cedar Creek Condominiums
Enston Homes Renovations
Etiwan Pointe
Humanities Foundation Rutledge Avenue
Little Oak Island Villas Renovations
Mackinaw Condominiums
Manigualt Place
Bull Street Palmer Properties
Ripley Light Yacht Club
Stono Ferry
Turn of River
The Retreat at Charleston National

Berkeley Square Shopping Center
Charleston Publix
John’s Island Main Road Retail
Nashville Bellevue Center
Port Charlotte Murdock Carousel Center

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