Q+ Projects Under Construction

USC Williams Brice Stadium Concourse Expansions & Elevator Addition - Construction

University of South Carolina

Completion Date
Est. Fall 2022

Project Budget
$3.1 Million

Two concurrent projects provide upgrades to fan experience on the west side of the University of South Carolina’s Williams Brice Stadium. The first includes two new elevators and enclosed lobby with direct access to the 200 club level. The elevator shaft will be constructed of concrete to blend with the iconic stadium structure. The enclosed lobby at the plaza level provides conditioned queuing and relieves pedestrian congestion at the main central elevator tower. An expanded platform at the 200 level for elevator access provides views of Gamecock Park and the Long Family Football Operations Center. The second project focuses on the main level concourse to expand amenities and relieve crowding at concessions and restrooms for the approximate 14,000 fans seated in this area. The primary expansion is outward to the west with over 5,000 square feet of space for gathering and small concession zones and views of Gamecock Park. In addition, two expansions on the interior adjacent to the ramps add over 1,600 square feet to assist with increasing concession efficiency. Both projects are part of a multipronged effort to enhance the fan experience at Williams Brice Stadium.

James Island Charter High School CTE & Gym Additions - Construction

Charleston County School District

Completion Date
Spring 2022

Project Budget
$18 Million

Two new strategic additions located at the perimeter of James Island Charter High School’s campus will provide much needed additional education and athletic space and provide a modern update to the school’s architectural character. The new career technology education wing and competition gym strengthen existing circulation paths and maintain significant green spaces while creating enhanced outdoor social space on campus. The 30,000 SF Career Technology Education addition will house classrooms and labs for programs including construction, engineering, health science, and computer technology. Spaces are designed to be flexible and agile, accommodating current needs while anticipating future programs as community needs change over time. The addition’s exterior expression references the architecture of the existing school but incorporates a mix of brick, metal panel, and glass to create a composition that is both contemporary and contextual.

A second 30,000 SF addition will house the school’s competition gym including home and visitor locker rooms, a sports medicine room, weight room, and seating for 1500 spectators. School graphics and branding will be incorporated throughout the interior and exterior to establish a strong home team identity. At the corner between the two new additions, a new entry plaza directs guests into the gym and creates a connection to the existing athletic campus directly across the street. 

EL Wright Middle School & Center for Knowledge - Construction

Richland School District Two

Completion Date

Project Budget
$50 Million

This new, modern complex is located on the original site of the aged E.L. Wright Middle School and Center for Knowledge. Despite the challenges of building on an occupied site, the 170,000 square foot design creates a more unified and compact campus, incorporating 21st century learning characteristics and a significant increase in quality green space. The building is comprised of three 3-story academic wings linked by a main circulation spine connecting the academic wings to the arts, gymnasium, library, dining, and administrative spaces. The massing of the academic wings is a collection of simple, “slipping bars” that break down the larger scale of the school. Secure outdoor courtyards and organic playscapes are created by the spaces between each of the academic wings, offering opportunities for outdoor learning. The Center for Knowledge (CFK) anchors the southern end of the building. It is distinguished from the middle school as serving elementary aged children through the use of bold color and large, picture windows in each classroom. The project is designed in collaboration with Perkins + Will K-12 studio.

Carver Lyon Elementary Classroom Addition - Construction

Richland School District One

Completion Date
Fall 2022

Project Budget
$9.5 Million

This 30,000 SF classroom addition at Carver Lyon Elementary School will support the district’s new language immersion program. The addition is conceived as three academic “houses” with each house containing classrooms and flexible learning areas for a specific language program. With a focus on creating a flexible and immersive linguistic experience for students, classrooms are designed with operable partitions that allow them to open to one another or to the adjacent extended learning areas. These extended learning areas provide additional multipurpose space for instruction or group activities and have a direct connection to outdoor learning areas. Visual connections between spaces and abundant daylighting create an environment that supports learning and further enables the objectives of the language immersion program. Projected completion date is Fall of 2022.

HGTC Diesel Engine Training Facility Interior Renovation - Construction

Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Completion Date
Est. Summer 2022

Project Budget

A simple warehouse is transformed into a state-of-the-art diesel engine training facility with this renovation of a 13,500 SF pre-engineered metal building for Horry-Georgetown Technical College.  The new facility allows the college to expand the program by doubling the amount of teaching and lab space currently available. A complete interior transformation features strategic placement of accent colors that energize the interior, and durable finishes ensure that the lab will stand up to heavy everyday use. The building’s HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems will be replaced. A welcoming lobby and conference room allow visitors to observe the lab in action. The lab itself is centralized around roll up access doors and equipped with the latest technology for diesel engine training. The design team has found creative ways to address all the client’s needs while maintaining a tight budget and aggressive schedule.