Local Government

Rivers Education Center

Client
Charleston County School District
Date
2013
Disciplines
Buildings Engineering
Civil Engineering
Construction Administration & Inspection
Environmental
Landscape Architecture & Land Planning
Objectives

The Charleston County School District engaged Davis & Floyd to initiate extensive design services to improve a historic school campus located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Scope

Designed structural and seismic design improvements to meet building codes

Restored building exteriors, which included replacement windows and doors, copper gutters and downspouts, brick restoration, and roof

Reinforced exterior structures

Finished interiors with all architectural and building systems including mechanical, fire protection, plumbing, electrical, fire alarm, data, communications, and security

Improved landscaping, traffic flow, and site lighting

Challenges

Historic architecture required creative design that respected and incorporated existing buildings and structures

Unreinforced masonry mandated complex retrofitting

Historic building requirements dictated building materials such as shingles

Outcome

A project that preserved a historic building while ensuring structural soundness and transforming the interior into a state-of-the-art learning environment.

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