Brad Benjamin


Brad Benjamin, AIA, CSI, LEED AP bd+c, is an architect and the founder of Radium Architecture, a firm in Greenville, SC, which works to bring purpose to the built environment by designing more sustainable & socially responsible places. He currently serves as the chairman of the national Young Architect’s Forum, a committee of the American Institute of Architects, which represents the 24,000 members of the AIA that are licensed 10 years or fewer. Keenly aware of the importance of architecture in his community’s growth and development, Brad has made a personal commitment to lend his creative talents and problem solving abilities to many local community boards and organizations to which he serves as an exceptional representative of his profession. Brad graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Design, a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management, and a Masters of Architecture.

Brad has consistently demonstrated exceptional initiative, enthusiasm, and commitment on the local, state, regional, and national levels for the AIA. He has served on the National Associates Committee, the AIA Board Knowledge Committee, the Strategic Planning Advance, the Emerging Professionals Companion Advisory Committee, and the YAF 15 Summit committee. He currently serves as state IDP Coordinator and Past President for AIA Greenville. Brad is a previous recipient of the AIA’s Associate Member of the Year Award.

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J. Michael Taylor

J. Michael

J. Michael Taylor, AIA, LEED AP is a founder and the Managing Principal of DP3 Architects, Ltd.  The firm, currently in its 29th year, is composed of 20 team members, and is located in the historic 1890 Greenville Gas and Electric Light Building in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.  DP3 Architects has a design focus in Restaurants, Higher Education, and Community projects.

Michael is married to Stephanie and they have two daughters; Adrian, a graduate of Furman University and the Medical University of South Carolina, is pursuing a Doctorate of Audiology from Vanderbilt University; and Whitney, a graduate of Belmont University, is planning a wedding in May and works as a creative assistant for Ole Music in Nashville, TN.

Throughout his career he has been involved with numerous church, civic, and community committees and organizations including Rotary International, Leadership Greenville, the City of Greenville Design and Preservation Commission, the Clemson University Advancement Foundation for Design and Building, United States Green Building Council, Urban Land Institute, and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects serving as President of AIA/SC in 2007.

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Christine Tedesco


Christine Tedesco RA, NCARB is the owner of RSCT architecture + design.  Founded in May 1999, in the tradition of many European design studios, RSCT approaches design in a broad and inclusive way bridging the fields of fine art, architecture, design, design education, and construction. RSCT’s work in the studio ranges widely in scale and includes new construction, additions, landscape design and adaptive reuse of historic structures.

Christine is also textile artist. Her work has been shown at the Mint Museum of Art and Craft + Design in Charlotte, as well as the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. In 2001 she was invited to the White House as an artist representing South Carolina.

Christine was educated at Clemson University: MS, Architecture 1990; BS, Building Science & Management 1984; BA, Design-Architecture 1982.  She is a past board member of the Clemson Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves on the Board of Palmetto Bank.  In addition, she is affiliated with Leadership Pendleton. She is married to Professor Rob Silance.

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Darryl Cobb


Darryl Cobb, AIA, NCARB was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina.  In 1991, he graduated from the College of Architecture at University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors of Arts.  In 1998, Darryl received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Prior to starting his own firm, he worked for Thomas and Denzinger’s Beaufort office, Habitat Architectural Group in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Berenyi Engineers and Architects in Charleston, South Carolina.  In 2000 Darryl started his own practice and runs a small office of four in the City of Charleston.  Cobb Architects is primarily known for its custom residential work, but his firm has also designed medical office buildings, restaurants, bakeries, church additions and many other building types.  He is most drawn to residential architecture because of the design freedom it allows.

Darryl is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Charleston Custom Residential Architect's Network.  In 2009 and in 2011 his firm won merit awards from the South Carolina Chapter of The American Institutes of Architects.  Additionally, Darryl has sat on the Architectural Review Boards of several local, residential communities and authored neighborhood design guidelines. Most importantly, Darryl and his wife welcomed their first son born on July 04, 2012.  Darryl is an avid cyclist, swimmer, runner and spends a lot of his summer weekends boating in and around the Charleston area.

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Charles Muldrow


Charles Muldrow, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, is a founding partner and design principal of Stubbs Muldrow Herin architects, located in Mount Pleasant, SC.  The full-service firm, in business since 1990, centers on a variety of project types primarily for local and regional clients, and places emphasis on good planning, problem solving, sustainability and appropriate architecture for its place.  Charles has an enthusiasm for solving design challenges while creating a space that ‘lifts the spirits of its users’.

Charles has been named one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s ’40 Under 40’ and was twice selected as Charleston Contractors’ Association - Architect of the Year.  Charles is active in the architectural community, has served as Pesident of AIA Charleston, and helped initiate the Building Enclosure Council|Charleston.  During his tenure as Chairman on the BEC Charleston Board, along with his involvement with the East Cooper Rotary Club, he spearheaded an effort to fund and construct a near Net Zero Energy House for East Cooper Habitat for Humanity.  Charles currently serves on the Daniel Island Architectural Review Board, the Clemson Advancement Foundation (CAF), the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Executive Committee, and the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners.

Charles is an alumnus of Clemson University with BA Design (’82) and a M.Arch (’84) degree.   Charles resides in Mount Pleasant with his wife Jody.  Their two children, Blake and Cam, attend Clemson Univesrity.


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Dennis Ward


Dennis S. Ward, AIA, NCARB is president of F W Architects, Inc. located in Florence, SC. The firm, established in 1967, focuses on a variety of project types including medical, commercial, religious and higher education, while placing emphasis on public education and senior care facilities. Dennis holds a firm belief that quality design should be obtainable regardless of project budget. A graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Design 1979 and a Masters of Architect 1981. He interned with Intergroup Architects in Denver, CO, prior to returning to SC.

Dennis is extremely focused on education, examination, licensure and the profession. He served on the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners from 2001 – 2011, twice as its Chair. He has served on numerous National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) committees, chairing  the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE), the Intern Development Program (IDP), the NCARB Audit Committee, the ARE Technology Committee and the NCARB By-Laws Task Force. He currently serves as the national NCARB Treasurer. During his tenure the architectural exam and internship program have gone through significant changes and redevelopment  to strengthen both the candidate experience and the profession as a whole. He also represents NCARB in its Outreach Programs, through speaking engagements to collateral organizations and student groups.

Serving as a National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) visiting team member, Dennis has participate in and chaired numerous accreditation visits to architecture programs throughout the country. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Dennis has served as president of AIA Florence and on the South Carolina American Institute of Architects Board of Directors. Additionally he serves on the South Carolina Office of School Facilities Advisory Committee and is active in numerous civic and community organizations.

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Douglas Fraser


Douglas Fraser has served JHS Architecture: Integrated Design, Inc. since October 1989 as Director of the Healthcare Design Team. His responsibilities have included management of programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration services on numerous projects for Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland of Columbia, South Carolina. Representative
projects include the addition of a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Central Laboratory Expansion and Renovation, the Averyt Bed Tower vertical expansion project which included a new 40 bed Oncology Pavilion and a new 33 bed Orthopedic Unit , renovations
to the existing Radiology Department as well as many others. Projects at currently underway include the expansion and renovation of the Surgical Service, Neo-Natal Intensive Care, and Labor and Delivery Units at Palmetto Health Baptist as well as the new Children’s Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland. When combined these projects represent a
total budget expenditure in excess of $85,000,000.00.

Mr. Fraser has also executed many projects outside of Palmetto Baptist Medical Center. Those projects include renovations to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital, Southbridge Center for Justice Resource Institute, a new 21,000 sq. ft. office and operations center for Carolina Materials Handling Corporation and a new
88,000 sq.ft. corporate office and operations center for SCT Utility Systems, Inc. and a 280 bed, $24 million State Veterans Home located in Walterboro, South Carolina for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. Mr. Fraser is currently overseeing the construction phase of the new Palmetto health Baptist Perioperative Modernization, a $40,900,000
expansion and renovation of the hospital’s surgical services, labor and delivery, and neo-natal intensive care units.

Mr. Fraser also has provided similar services at Clarendon Memorial Hospital, Manning, South Carolina; The Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties; Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana; and the Molly Webb Speech and Hearing Center, Shreveport, Louisiana.

In January of 2007 Mr. Fraser assumed the position of President and CEO of JHS Architecture: Integrated Design, Inc. In doing so he brings a new energy to this position which will further the creative and aesthetic principles of the firm while maintaining the strong connection between the Client and the Architect, never forgetting the importance of listening to the concerns expressed by the Client.

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Curt Davis


Curt Davis is President and CEO of CDA Architects, an architectural and interior design firm serving commercial, higher education and government clients.  A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Curt is NCARB-certified and registered in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia; he is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society of American Military Engineers, Central SC Alliance’s Committee of 100, Vistage International and a former Peace Corps volunteer.  Recent notable projects include the LEED Silver Certified BCI Building in Columbia, Richland Library’s Eastover Branch Expansion and USC’s Carolina Baseball Stadium.

Curt and his wife, Nancy, have 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren.  He is an Elder at NorthStar Christian Center and active in prison ministries.  In his private life, Curt is a painter and an avid University of Kentucky fan.

In 1984, Curt established CDA Architects to provide clients with exceptional design services, delivered in a way which reflected his Christian faith.  For the last 30 years, ethics has been an integral part of CDA’s business model and a framework for Curt’s approach to business relationships and project delivery.

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Brad Smith


Brad Smith's role as a Managing Principal includes staff development, continuous integration of firm culture and internal communications. Brad has a diverse background of project experience including healthcare, commercial, civic and community projects. A gifted facilitator, Brad often guides planning, programming and design charrettes to engage stakeholders in the creative analysis of needs and effective solutions. He is past Chairman and current Board Member of South Carolina’s State Board of Architectural Examiners and was Chair while serving 10 years on the board for the Clemson Advancement Foundation.



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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