History Detectives – Karen Quinn presents at SHPO

Much like the popular TV show, local experts have to dig – in often unconventional or unanticipated places – to find the facts that help preserve buildings on the National Register. At this year’s State Historic Preservation Office conference, BOUDREAUX Architect Karen Quinn, AIA, LEED AP and Historic Columbia Foundation Director of Research Katharine Allen demonstrate ways to discover those primary and secondary sources through READ MORE

Excited to Announce Our Newest Client: SCPRT & the Historic Venues at Arsenal Hill

We are honored and thrilled to be working with the SC Parks Recreation and Tourism Department to renovate the National Historic Register venues at Arsenal Hill. This includes the Caldwell-Boyleston House, the Lace House, and, the Carriage House, and includes the renovation of of the formal gardens. We are excited to partner with such a great client on these historic South Carolina landmarks.

Riley Mayors’ Design Fellowship 2021

One of the events we looks forward to every year is the Riley Mayors’ Design Fellowship. Architect and historic preservation champion Tiara Williams, AIA presented to the Class of 2021. This program invites a small diverse number of Mayors from around South Carolina to present community challenges and opportunities to a round table of experts.

Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center wins Historic Columbia’s Preservation Revitalization Award

Congratulations goes to the the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center project team! Each year Historic Columbia celebrates Preservation Month through an awards program recognizing notable examples of preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration projects that have maintained or added to Columbia and Richland County’s historical, architectural, and cultural heritage. When merited, persons or entities whose contributions have advanced local preservation efforts are championed through the distinguished READ MORE

BOUDREAUX Office Wins AIA Columbia Design Award

BOUDREAUX was recognized at this year’s virtual American Institute of Architects Columbia award ceremony for the design of its own office. They accepted the 2020 Merit Award for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse/Renovation for the design and rehabilitation of the former Powell Furniture store on Sumter Street.  One block from Main Street, the second floor of a vacant furniture store became home to one of Columbia’s most READ MORE

Historic Preservation Honor Award – Hotel Trundle & BOUDREAUX Offices

HOTEL TRUNDLE & BOUDREAUX RECOGNIZED BY 26TH ANNUAL SOUTH CAROLINA HISTORIC PRESERVATION’S HONOR AWARD The combination of the boutique Hotel Trundle and BOUDREAUX’s architectural studio was recently recognized by South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Preservation South Carolina, and the Office of the Governor with an Honor Award as part of their 2020 Historic Preservation Awards. This high impact project has transformed three vacant READ MORE

BOUDREAUX & Hotel Trundle Win Historic Columbia Preservation Award

BOUDREAUX’s professional offices and the boutique Hotel Trundle were recognized with an Adaptive Use Award presented by Historic Columbia as part of its Annual Preservation Awards. This project unites three historic historical retail buildings into one: 1519 Sumter Street (built in 1920), 1224 Taylor Street (built in 1940), and 1222 Taylor Street (built in 1914). The project also takes advantage of multiple tax incentive opportunities READ MORE

People’s Choice Winner! Hotel Trundle wins at AIA Columbia Design Awards

The new boutique HOTEL TRUNDLE is the inaugural People’s Choice winner of the Columbia American Institute of Architects design awards. The project also received a Divine Detail Award for the incorporation of light wells that bring natural light and a unique design element to interior rooms. Located one block from Main Street and part of the Columbia Commercial Historic District, Hotel Trundle’s historic architectural detailing READ MORE