DP3 Architects Holiday Food Drive

Posted on December 20, 2022

One in six of our South Carolina neighbors, including over 100,000 children, face hunger daily. Food banks like Harvest Hope help to chip away at that statistic by collecting and distributing nutritious food to food pantries, churches, shelters, and soup kitchens across the state. DP3 Architects hosted a holiday food drive to help the cause and provide meals to struggling families in our community.

Harvest Hope is on a mission to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in South Carolina. They are South Carolina’s largest food bank, providing food for organizations across the state who serve families in need, with special allocations for our most vulnerable residents, including children, seniors, and people in rural areas without access to grocery stores.

If you or your organization would like to donate to Harvest Hope or host your own food drive, information about how to get started can be found, HERE.

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Consumer Picks Report 2022: Bahama Breeze

Posted on December 12, 2022

Nation’s Restaurant News released their 2022 Consumer Picks report on the 11 restaurants with the best ambiance.  Ambiance ties the cuisine, service, and space together to shape the overall dining experience and perception of a restaurant.

DP3 Architects client, Bahama Breeze, made this list, with 73% of consumers rating the brand “above average” or “best in class” in the ambiance category.

DP3 Architects had the pleasure of designing a new, 6,500-square-foot prototype for the Darden Restaurants operated chain. The design captures the essence of the brand, incorporating vibrant materials, finishes, and unique character that create a tropical island atmosphere. As soon as you walk through the doors, you feel a million miles away from home. From the main dining room to the custom bar and patio area, every inch of these restaurants waares thoughtfully crafted with guests and team members in mind.

To read the article and see the other restaurants that made the cut, click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Wins AIA South Carolina Award

Posted on December 5, 2022

DP3 Architects won a Design Award at the American Institute of Architects South Carolina (AIA SC)’s annual awards presented on December 02, 2022. DP3 Architects received a Merit Award in Interior Architecture for the design of the iStore located in Greenville, SC.

AIA SC’s Design Awards recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects exemplifying the very best in architecture. Winning projects are selected by a jury of architects and designers from outside the state in categories including: New Construction, Residential, Adaptive Reuse/Preservation, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Projects.

Completed in 2022, iStore’s 4,800 square foot space was designed to bring a renewed sense of brand prominence and to capture new foot traffic with its upgraded downtown presence.  The interior design draws on a Scandinavian aesthetic with a minimalistic style that blends textures and contrasting tones. Products are displayed with sophisticated attention to detail and intentional thought to lighting and presentation.

The custom cash wrap is a focal point of the space. The asymmetric window pattern and dark wood of the “house” provide stark contrast to the order of the showroom. This unique element separates the store from the back-of-house operations and makes a bold statement.

The iStore storefront features clean lines, natural materials, and large windows allowing for an abundance of natural light. Overall, the new store provides a modern and welcoming shopping experience that is designed with both product and customer in mind.

“It’s an honor to have received this recognition,” said Brian Thomas, President of DP3 Architects. “We are proud of this project and the collaboration between our team, client, and construction partners.”


See more of this project HERE.

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DP3 Architects named “Best Architectural Firm in South Carolina”

Posted on December 2, 2022

DP3 Architects was named “Best Architectural Firm in South Carolina” by the Greenville Business Magazine’s SC Best in Business 2022 Awards.

The Greenville Business Magazine features SC Best in Business awards each year to feature regional businesses in hundreds of categories. Nominees were submitted and voted for directly by the community.

“We are honored to receive the Best in Business – Best Architectural Firm award this year. This recognition validates our commitment to this community and to our clients,” said principal and CMO, Meg Terry.  “Our team and community truly make us the best and we are grateful for their support in this vote for SC Best in Business.”

DP3 Architects was among several state-wide firms nominated in the category and the top three finalists are featured in this month’s issue of the Greenville Business magazine which can be viewed HERE.

On behalf of DP3 Architects, we are grateful for this distinction and look forward to continuing to serve clients across South Carolina and embodying our core values of People | Places |Purpose.

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