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Billy
Connell

Billy Connell is a project architect with Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects in Mt. Pleasant, SC.  He received an undergraduate Design Degree from Clemson University in 1999 and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University in 2007.  Connell has been a licensed architect since 2010 and has experience in a variety of project types ranging from large scale municipal to single family residential.

Before returning to his hometown of Mt. Pleasant to join SMHa in 2003, Connell worked as an intern architect in Greenville, South Carolina and Vail, Colorado.  Most recently, Connell worked on the design for the new Town Hall for the Town of Mount Pleasant, scheduled to begin construction in the spring of 2015.

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Dennis Blaschke

Dennis
Blaschke

Dennis Blaschke, born and raised a Texas Aggie, received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M.  After teaching in high schools for a year, he attended Clemson University, where he received a Master of Architecture degree.   While studying at Clemson’s Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy, his interest in urban design and the history of cities matured, and he also received a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning.

From his early AIA colleagues and mentors such as John Jacques, Kirk Craig, Peter McKellar III, and Thom Penney, Dennis has learned a great deal about the importance of professional ethics, service, and civic engagement through membership in the American Institute of Architects.  Starting in graduate school, he participated in an AIA Rural and Urban Design Assistance Team in Hilton Head Island – which introduced him to the Lowcountry and his new home in Charleston.  He later served continuously on the Board of Directors of AIA Charleston for 12 years, and is a Past-President.  Additionally, he served 3 years on the Board of Directors for AIA South Carolina, and has been entrusted to lead AIA design competitions, regional and state-wide Conferences, Committees, Task Forces, and Chair the AIASC 2010 State Conference.

Dennis has been a Senior Architect at O’Brien & Gere, in Charleston, South Carolina for the past six years.  His public sector portfolio consists mainly of institutional projects for federal, municipal, and educational clients.  His private sector portfolio consists chiefly of urban planning, commercial, and resort/residential projects.  His work experience includes numerous AIA design awards, LEED projects, and leadership on many large, fast-track projects valuing in excess of $50 Million. 
As the 5th Great Grandson of James Hoban, Architect and Superintendant of the White House and the U.S. Capitol, Dennis has a deep respect for the architectural history of theory, practice, and quality-based selection.  From 2005 – 2008, he served as the Honorary Architectural advisor to the James Hoban Society, and lectured internationally with Bill Allman, Curator of the White House and Dr. William Seal, author and chief historian of the White House Historical Association.  The professional service of Hoban - who taught architectural drafting to Robert Mills and others, won the White House design competition, was a Captain in the revolutionary militia, served the City Council of Washington D.C. for 20 years, and served the first five US Presidents - leaves an indelible mark on Dennis’s heart and compels his obligation to public service.  

Dennis is married to Anna Hamrick, a Charleston native, and has four children.  In his free time, he plays guitar with the Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music, camps and mentors as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Etiwan District Troop 502, and conducts Search and Rescue training for air crew and ground crew as the Emergency Services Officer and a 2nd Lieutenant in the Charleston Composite Squadron of the South Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (Air Force Auxiliary).

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Steve Coe

Steve
Coe

Steve Coe grew up in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Clemson University’s School of Architecture in 1991. He returned to Clemson University’s Architectural program for his Master’s Degree with additional studies at Clemson’s Genoa, Italy program. Upon graduation in 1993 he obtained a position with Rosenblum and Associates Architects in Charleston, SC. His plan at that time was to introduce himself to the historic culture of Charleston while working in a diverse practice exposing him to a wide variety of projects. Due to his passion for his work and enchantment with the historical qualities of Charleston, he remains in Charleston as a partner at Rosenblum Coe Architects (RCA).

Coe has more than 20 years of experience designing a wide variety of building types including fire stations, healthcare, corporate, and institutional facilities. In 2014, his design for the City of Charleston Fire Station No. 9 won a FIERO Honor Award. Mr. Coe’s commitment to creating a “team approach” to building is evident in his being awarded “Architect of the Year’ both in 2004 and 2007 by the Charleston Contractor’s Association.

Coe is a LEED Accredited Professional and has dedicated himself to this endeavor. The firm has several projects designed on the principals of sustainability. Recent projects that have been USGBC certified are Charleston County Consolidated 911 Emergency Operations Center project, awarded LEED Gold and City of Charleston Fire Station No. 9, awarded LEED Silver.

Serving his professional community is very important to Coe. He has been a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects since 1993 and most recently served as the association’s President in 2009. In addition to serving in the AIA he is an active member of the Charleston Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. He has held numerous positions on the Board of Directors and served as Chapter President in 2001-03.

In the community, Coe has served on the SC Arts Alliance Board, Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and the Board of Directors for the Workshop Summer Theatre at Footlight Theatre where he also volunteered building sets. Coe is a 2001 graduate of the Charleston Metro Chamber’s Leadership Charleston program, and was selected as one of Charleston’s 40 under 40 in 2003.

Coe is married to Anna Conner of Hartsville and has two daughters, Abi and Tillie. His other interests include playing guitar, tennis, woodworking, and jogging.

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Steve Coe

Bill
Pelham

William H. Pelham, is a Greenville native who has been the owner and president of Pelham Architects, L.L.C. since founding it in 1983.  The architectural firm specializes in residential projects, including new houses, renovations and additions, and historic preservation.  Mr. Pelham, a South Carolina registered architect, graduated from Clemson University in 1977 with a B.A. degree in pre-architecture and in 1981 with a master’s degree in architecture.

He studied in Genoa, Italy at the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in the fall of 1978. Mr. Pelham is a partner in RPM Partnership LLP, a downtown property owner, serves on the Artisphere Board and chairs the Art Committee, and is a member of the Greenville Museum Association. Mr. Pelham has served as past chair of the Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES) Annual Fund, is currently on the CCES Performing Arts Center Building Committee, has been president of the Board of Governors of the Poinsett Club, and serves on the board of the Poinsett Club Foundation.

He was an eight year member of the City of Greenville’s Arts in Public Places Commission, is on the board and chairs the nominating committee of The Peace Center, is chair of the board of Camperdown Academy, and chairs the campaign cabinet of the  College of Architecture, Art, and Humanities involvement with Clemson University’s Will To Lead capital campaign. His association with the Warehouse Theatre includes having served as president (and all the other officer positions) and as past chair of the executive director search and building committees, and as a board member for over seventeen years.

He currently is the president of the Clemson Architectural Foundation, as managing trustee of the Jean T. and Heyward G. Pelham Foundation, and as a member of the Family Education & Integration Committee of the EVA Family Assembly. Mr. Pelham is a member of AIA Greenville, SC/AIA, the American Institute of Architects, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau, and Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

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Steve Coe

Neal
Kanipe

Neal Kanipe received his undergraduate degree in design from Clemson University in 1991. After a five-year break, he returned to Clemson and completed his Master of Architecture degree in 1998. Neal has been a licensed architect since 2003 and has worked in a wide range of markets, including high-end residential and municipal projects. His deepest area of expertise is in hospitality and restaurant design at the national level.

Past clients include well-known brands like Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill and QuikTrip (QT) Convenience Stores. As a Senior Architect with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Neal heads the retail division of the firm’s Corporate Studio, based out of their Greenville office.

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Steve Coe

Todd
Reichard

Todd D. Reichard, AIA, LEED AP, recently joined LS3P’s Greenville office as a Healthcare Architect, significantly expanding the firm’s Healthcare practice area in the region.Reichard has 29 years of experience and has served as Medical Planner, Project Architect, and Project Manager for a diverse portfolio of projects including acute care, specialty health centers, medical group practice facilities, and college health sciences buildings.

A graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Design and a Master of Architecture from Clemson’s Architecture + Health Graduate Program, Reichard has also served as President of both AIA South Carolina and AIA Greenville, and is licensed in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Pennsylvania. His previous professional experience is at firms in Pennsylvania, Florida, and South Carolina.

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Anthony Lawrence

Anthony
Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence is a Bachelor of Architecture degree graduate from Mississippi State University School of Architecture.  He has served the profession and community through involvement in various boards and civic initiatives; including, SC Telco Supervisory Board, City of Columbia/Richland County Business-Friendly Advisory Committee, City of Columbia Minority Business Advisory Committee, South Carolina Urban Land Institute and Columbia AIA.

As partner and executive vice president, Anthony heads the firms design division and is responsible for firm operations and client relations.  With 17 years of domestic and international experience, his exposure to complex and atypical projects has created a holistic design approach that simplifies owner’s challenges.  As board member of the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners, Anthony has been exposed to and made calculating judgments on multiple significant issues that impact our way of architectural practice in South Carolina. 

Brownstone is a full service, minority-owned construction management and design firm based in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.  Founded in 2005 as Brownstone Construction Group, we provide sustainable, cost conscientious and practical architectural design and facility planning solutions, as well as, proactive construction management methods to clients seeking sensible solutions.  Led by the mission to help clients improve the quality of their communities through meaningful design that enriches lives and enhances the built environment, our practice primarily focuses on infrastructure, governmental, healthcare, commercial, K-12 and community facilities markets.

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Michael Watson

Michael
Watson

Prior to Watson Tate Savory, Michael was a Senior Associate with Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates in Atlanta, gaining a strong background in project planning and design. While with TVS, Michael served as project architect on a number of large projects, including the award-winning 1315 Peachtree Office/Library in Atlanta and the 23-story Carillon Office Tower in Charlotte.

Engaged in the community, Michael has been an active member and leader in the American Institute of Architects, the US Green Building Council and the Society of College & University Planning, among other organizations. Early in his career he worked in London and later studied at the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genova, Italy.

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Lawrence Melton

Lawrence
Melton

Lawrence C. Melton graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1966. He then graduated from Tulane University in 1970, the University of London in 1973 and Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia and South Carolina. Lawrence has been practicing construction and procurement law for 28 years.

Lawrence began representing contractors on the Washington, D.C. Metro system in 1979 and has been involved in construction litigation ever since. He has represented all parties to the construction process, including owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties. The projects he has worked on include tunnels, dams, mass transit, highways, hospitals, environmental remediation, water treatment plants, sanitary landfills, office buildings, condominiums and residential development.

After living in Alexandria, VA for more than 20 years, Lawrence’s wife, Pamela, who was born in Manning, S.C., accepted a job with the University of South Carolina School of Law and is now Associate Director of the Coleman Karesh Law Library. Since moving to Columbia in 1997, Lawrence has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he teaches a course on Construction Litigation.

Lawrence was a member of the firm of Nexsen Pruet Adams Kleemeier, LLC (“The Carolinas Law Firm”) with offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina and Charlotte, and Greensboro, North Carolina, now known as Nexsen Pruet.

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The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice. The approach is interactive and user-friendly. We use case studies (a) to elicit ethical principles and (b) as occasions for practice in applying them. We explain how these ethical principles figure in what we call a “toolbox approach” to ethical decision-making and stress the need to approach ethical issues in a systematic, reflective and responsible way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional Ethics in Design and Building

a continuing education seminar