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147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 400
Charleston SC 29412




Jennifer Charzewski AIA, LEED AP, Principal + Community Market Leader

Jennifer Charzewski AIA, LEED AP, Principal + Community Market 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 & live."


Founders Hall explores an architectural language of visual connectivity to its park setting while subtly integrating sustainable design within the building’s anatomy. The design objective was a restrained & sensible structure conveying a graceful interior & exterior tied to a simple linear plan. Sweeping panoramic & personal portal views frame the exterior throughout the interior spaces. This certified LEED Gold facility provides flexible meeting areas that can accommodate anywhere from a small executive gathering of 18 people, to a sit-down dining experience for 150. A full-service kitchen provides the food service for all functions. Charles Towne Landing State Park was borne out of South Carolina’s tricentennial celebration. In the decades that followed, the mission of the park was lost; the tricentennial faded from the park’s story leaving the colonial history of the site underemphasized. The park then settled into a pattern of activities unrelated to that history, most notoriously were demonstrations of diving donkeys. Liollio Architecture assisted the State Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism in un-muddling the mission of Charles Towne Landing, providing a clear focus on the ten-year period of significance (1670-1680). This decision streamlined the interpretation of the site, while providing strong design principles for new buildings on the property.


Modern, yet warm, the architecture reflects the unique attributes of Gullah-Geechee Sea Island culture & the vibrancy of the library as a 21st Century gathering place. Prior to design, community workshops were held to gain insight into the context of the Gullah Geechee culture. The building was designed to utilize very simple forms & construction methods to provide the iconic features that symbolize the shared values of the library & St. Helena community. The Gullah Geechee context is revealed in several aspects of the architecture, including the woven nautilus of the special collections area located at the heart of the library, suggesting the forms of marine life & traditional net making; raised wood “stomping” floor in the community meeting room that provides the percussion for sea island spirituals & the “tree” columns reflective of historic images of learning at Penn Center under the massive live oak trees. This project was funded through CDBG & USDARD grants & loans.


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. 


Located on the interior of Kiawah Island, SC, this project was initially conceived as a practical matter of moving maintenance personnel from 15-year old construction trailers. The design challenge became how to place a pragmatic use seamlessly into a naturalized development. Liollio committed itself to design simplicity which became the project’s strength. A pair of long thin buildings with simple roofs thread between oaks like needles. A courtyard develops between the two & a "hyphen” links one building to the other. The buildings splay at one end creating space for an elevated platform beneath the best tree canopy on site.


Liollio was retained by the Town of Summerville to develop personnel projections & space needs for the Town Hall & a new annex located in historic downtown. This collaborative exercise with the Town Council encouraged the involvement of community groups for design input. The project included renovation of the existing Town Hall, construction of a Town Hall Annex building, a parking garage & a retail & office building to serve future expansion needs & provide rental income.


The design challenge of the new South Trust Bank building was placing a 21st century structure in an 18th century context. The building is located at the site of the original bastions of the original walled city of Charleston SC. There are only three materials on the exterior of the building – each occupying a distinct layer of highly figured pre-cast concrete & then an intermittent layer of muntz metal. The muntz metal is used wherever people touch the building – doors, handrails & window frames. The stucco expresses a bleached white aesthetic while the pre-cast is used to express something more rich & detailed by light and shadow. The muntz metal expresses its own rapid state of change as it patinas from exposure to the coastal air & human touch.


Batesburg-Leesville Municipal Renovations Study
Bennett's Point Field Station
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
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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