Clemson University recently established its Clemson Design Center, housing the school’s architecture and historic preservation programs, in one building at the Cigar Factory in Charleston, South Carolina.
This former textile and cigar manufacturing plant was first established in 1881. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The programs now will be housed in this building, which was recently renovated, as the Clemson Design Center.
The two separate programs, historic preservation and architecture, were located in three different buildings even though they were jointly operated by the College of Charleston as well as Clemson University.
Leaders at Clemson chose this space to meet current needs as well as future growth. It is important for all of the students at Clemson to have the resources that they will need for their studies.
“The consolidation of our design-based programs at the Cigar Factory is a significant step for Clemson University,” Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, said. “Clemson’s students in architecture and historic preservation have distinguished themselves for more than 25 years as innovative and service-oriented members of the Charleston community. We are excited to occupy this beautiful space in the Cigar Factory in one of America’s great cities.”
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