Ben Urueta Featured in SAY IT LOUD South Carolina Exhibition

Posted on February 23, 2024

Principal and Chief Design Officer, Ben Urueta, AIA is one of the 4.9% of registered architects who are Hispanic and Latino in the country (NCARB). As an advocate for diversity and equity within our firm and the field of architecture, Ben has been selected as a “Diverse Design Professional” of the SAY IT LOUD South Carolina Exhibition. The exhibit is presented by AIA South Carolina in collaboration with Beyond the Built Environment and the newly established SC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SCNOMA).  SAY IT LOUD South Carolina highlights the contributions of BIPOC and women designers, architects, engineers, planners, and students from around the state.

During this month-long exhibition, Ben’s work on the Easley Fire Department Headquarters will be on display at the new Center for Architecture in downtown Columbia, SC, and will be open to the public. Visitors can share in the stories and accomplishments of this year’s featured designers through lectures, events, and K-12 programming and help further the discussion on equity and diversity in the architecture profession and South Carolina’s built environment. This exhibit will start at the Center of Architecture in Columbia and will then become a traveling exhibit to the Lowcountry and Upstate. To learn more about SAY IT LOUD and to follow where the exhibit will be headed next, click HERE.

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ULI South Carolina Tours Future Simpsonville Municipal Center

Posted on February 8, 2024

ULI South Carolina participated in a hard-hat tour of the future Simpsonville Municipal Center on Wednesday, February 7th. The center is currently under construction and will feature a modern city hall, state-of-the-art police department, fire station headquarters, and magistrate and municipal court. The design and construction team provided a behind-the-scenes look at the project and discussed the journey to making it a reality.

The Simpsonville Municipal Center is designed to streamline operations by incorporating the latest technologies. The campus will also include the revitalized Simpsonville City Park, which will serve as a hub for recreation and community gatherings. The park will offer multipurpose fields, playgrounds for all ages, and will be conveniently located near the growing downtown.

We would like to express our thanks to ULI South Carolina and all of the attendees for the opportunity to showcase this project. We eagerly anticipate the completion of Phase One in October 2024. To learn more about the Simpsonville Municipal Center, please click HERE.

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