In a wrap-up of 2015, we kickoff our blog and news series. It's been a big year for Studio A with the spring devoted to historic renovations in Charleston's Cannonborough-Elliottborough neighborhood and at the Medical University campus, along with a sizable renovation in the Molasses Creek neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant. This fall we have new work at Folly Beach and on Charleston's famous Rainbow Row that will soon be posted to our site. A small museum at MUSC is also in the works.
For many years, we've maintained that community advocacy is important for architects and, during the first half of 2015, we put our resources into the development of the IfYouWereMayor.com website to engage the city in the election of a new mayor. After 40 years in office, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., will step down and his influence on the city of Charleston has been indelible. His leadership and focus will be missed and we knew that many people were not particularly prepared for a city under different and, perhaps, less visionary leadership. We knew that community involvement holds the be key to our city's future livability for everyone. This effort was featured in the Post & Courier and Charleston Magazine.
The firm's work was featured in a public presentation by firm President Whitney Powers as part of the Fall Lecture Series of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston in partnership with AIA Charleston.