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ASHLEY HALL DINING COMMONS
Completed in 2010, the design of this 12,500-square-foot dining facility at the historic all-girls K-12 Ashley Hall centered around the goals of nourishing students and teaching healthy nutrition and total wellness.
The building houses a dining facility, private dining area, student lounge, servery/teaching kitchen, prep kitchen, and 4,100 square feet of outdoor roof space for fitness classes and other activities. Integrated throughout are design elements that foster sustainable practices such as reducing food waste and eliminating cooking equipment that produces unhealthy foods. In order to maximize energy usage, high efficiency mechanical and electrical systems and thoughtful building enclosure design that reduces energy loss and heat gain were implemented. Exterior materials of stucco, cast stone, window shape, and detailing recall existing elements found on the surrounding campus and anchor the visible corner of Ashley Hall’s campus to the surrounding historic neighborhood.
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Honor Award, 2012
Historic Charleston Foundation
The Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Founders Award, 2012
City of Charleston
Award for Design Excellence for Buildings within Historic District, 2012
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