Rupert Huse Veteran Center Ribbon Cutting

Posted on April 20, 2023

Upstate Warrior Solution, a non-profit serving veterans, active military, National Guard, and Reservists in the Upstate of South Carolina, celebrated the opening of the new Rupert Huse Veteran Center (RHVC) Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The RHVC will provide comprehensive services and opportunities to help warriors and their families thrive in their communities. Since 2013, they’ve helped over 8,000 individuals with housing, employment, healthcare, education, and more. DP3 Architects had the privilege to partner with Upstate Warrior Solution to design the new Rupert Huse Veteran Resource Center.

The new space includes a common lobby, coffee/break area, training room, fitness room, and common conference room. In addition to housing the UWS staff, the Upstate Veteran Alliance Network also have a presence in the new resource center. Overall, the UWS plans to use the new center to broaden their reach, increase the number of veterans served, and expand their services.

The design inspiration is centered on the theme of honor. Intricate details like uniform colors and accents are woven throughout the space. Including the feature wall made up of military service ribbons. Soldier portraits, an oversized American flag, and a star-studded donor wall are just a few of the unique elements that make up the space. The materials and finishes are a mix of industrial and soft textures to convey a military-style that’s approachable and feels comforting.

Professional photos to come! For now check out the renderings of the space HERE.

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DP3 Architects Named Small Business of The Month

Posted on April 12, 2023

From fire stations to office spaces, restaurants, and more, DP3 Architects has been designing impactful spaces throughout the Upstate for over 35 years. Founded in 1984, the firm has been built by designers that love the craft and have distinguished themselves in the niche markets of hospitality, community, higher education, and interiors.

DP3 Architects is a dynamic and talented team of 35 professionals that thrive on creating unique, innovative, and sustainable designs that give places true functionality and purpose. We are committed to providing design excellence with attention to quality and service while delivering creative and functional projects for our clients locally and nationwide.

As stewards of our local community, we are passionate about how we can build a better Greenville through the power of design. Our business is about people, the talented ones on our team, and the ones who will live, work, and play daily in the spaces we create. We foster an internal culture that encourages our team to donate their time, skills, and passions to the community through volunteer service. Our firm is heavily involved locally with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, local farmers market sponsorships, first responder support, the United Way, Front Porch Housing, and the Harvest Hope Food Bank.

The firm’s culture and “Architecture-by-Team” approach creates a client and team member experience that revolves around a collaborative and fun setting. It is because of this culture that DP3 Architects has recently been named the “Best Architecture Firm in South Carolina” by the Greenville Business Magazine and one of the “Best Places to Work in South Carolina” by SC Biz News.

“It’s one thing to win design awards, but this recognition is particularly special,” said Brian Thomas, principal, and CEO. “Most cultures fall from the top down, our strength is that ours is grown from the bottom up. Our team has truly shaped our culture and our leadership is here to help support that.”

It’s a privilege to contribute to the growing landscape of our own Greenville community and we are honored to be the April Small Business of the Month. Thank you to the Greenville Chamber for this recognition. Check out principals, Brian Thomas, Meg Terry, and Ben Urueta receive this award on WSPA. WATCH HERE

People | Places | Purpose

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