2013 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture

McMillan Pazdan Smith | Jan 10, 2013 7:00:00 PM

Located in the rolling foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in upstate South Carolina, the addition to the Lee Hall College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities at Clemson University is carefully sited adjacent to a greenbelt of open spaces that run through the center of campus. The eastern edge of the new addition closely follows the natural formation of a densely wooded ridge. The elevated position of the site affords dramatic views to the surrounding landscape.

An ultra-energy-efficient building, the 55,000-square-foot addition was conceived to accommodate the expanding needs of the college, which includes twelve professional degree programs in the four departments of art, architecture, construction science and management, and planning and landscape architecture. It was discovered early in the design process that all of these programs form a close-knit community with a rich culture of collaboration.

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