LS3P Wins Another Design AwardMay 04, 2018 01:56PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Photo: SkyGarden, photo credit Matt Silk.
Three projects designed by architecture firm LS3P received top awards at this year’s International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Carolinas Chapter awards event on April 20 at the 21 C Museum Hotel in Durham, NC.
LS3P’s design for the BoomTown corporate headquarters in Charleston was a Corporate Award Winner in the more than 35,000 square feet category. This new workplace occupies 50,000 square feet of an existing 80,000-square-foot high-bay warehouse. Strategic interventions transformed the building into a contemporary workplace. To bring the interior proportions down to a human scale, the design team inserted a solid core holding small offices and meeting rooms, better defining the remaining space. The team inserted large areas of curtainwall to add natural light.
SkyGarden in Charleston was a Residential Multi-Family Category Award Winner. The 190,000-square-foot student apartment building houses 94 student apartments with indoor parking, game rooms, lounge rooms with kitchens, conference rooms, study rooms, a full size gym, bike storage, a roof top pool, and an outdoor roof top garden with a fire pit overlooking the city. The design team took advantage of the downtown setting, framing expansive skyline views and bringing natural light into the interior spaces. The interior concept reinforces the “sky” aesthetic, with shades of blues and turquoise specifically incorporated to amplify the bright and airy ambiance.
Tri-County Technical College’s Student Success Center in Pendleton, S.C. was a Flooring Installation Winner. This new 66,000-square-foot Student Success Center houses flexible meeting spaces, computer labs, IT service desk, dining area, bookstore, printing shop, and a central energy plant. The three-story, 72,000-square-foot building frames outdoor views and maximizes natural light with a central double-height learning commons. The space features floor-to-ceiling glazing with a courtyard view, seating compartments built into the wall, and a wide variety of seating options.