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Center for Health and Well-Being Earns Top Award

Quackenbush Architects + Planners with Perkins + Will earned the Honor award for new construction for their work on University of South Carolina’s Center for Health and Well-Being from the American Institute of Architects, South Carolina chapter. Honor is the highest design award conferred. The annual AIASC awards recognize the best architecture in the region with a focus on projects that exemplify vision, creativity and design innovation. The awards ceremony took place on September 26, 2019, in Columbia, SC.

The Center for Health and Well-Being received high marks for interior and exterior design; intentional biophilic design elements; sustainability; creating a campus center around wellness and health; and setting a high bar for student health centers nationwide.

The jury for the AIASC awards included jury chair Cheryl Morgan, FAIA, emerita professor of architecture at Auburn University; and jurors Jay Pigford, AIA, partner, ArchitectureWorks; Alex Krumdieck, director Urban Studio and principal at Krumdieck A + I; and Tammy Cohen, AIA, president CCR Architecture & Interiors.  

“We are honored that this project received the highest award. The Center for Health and Well-Being is more than simply a new innovative and inviting structure. It represents UofSC’s commitment to student success. Our focus on health and well-being means we strive daily to ensure students succeed academically and develop lifelong healthy habits,” said Dr. Deborah Beck, Executive Director of Student Health Services.


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