DP3 Architects Wins Three AIA Greenville Awards

Posted on November 13, 2023

DP3 Architects is proud to announce that three of our projects have been recognized with awards at the AIA Greenville South Carolina chapter awards presented on November 09, 2023, celebrating excellence in architecture within our local community.

AIA Greenville’s Design Awards recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects exemplifying the very best in local 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.

Our firm was honored with the following awards:

Merit Award for New Construction – Easley Fire Department Headquarters, Station 5-1

The new Easley Fire Department Headquarters, Station 5-1, more than doubles the size of the existing 50-year-old station and provides critical added capacity and modern functional spaces. The building exterior reflects a new, modern look for the station using metal panels and large expanses of glass. While modern in appearance, the landmark station also gives a nod to history and tradition with an entry memorabilia display and gear-lined stairwell that honors the generations of firefighters who have called Easley home through the years. This new space will continue to serve and protect the surrounding community for decades to come.

Community Choice Award for New Construction – Walter Elisha Park Amphitheater

The new 2,400-square-foot amphitheater is located at the southern end of the Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill, SC. With this new venue, the Town of Fort Mill offers a variety of activities for the community, from concerts and plays to movies and symphonies. As part of the project, two new restroom facilities were also added to the park.

Community members and leadership for the town desired the design and building materials for the project stay true to the area, incorporating natural wood and brick that pays homage to the mill that once stood on the site. The design of the amphitheater incorporates green spaces and native landscaping, providing a seamless integration of nature and culture. This holistic approach to the design encourages residents to connect with their surroundings while enjoying cultural events. Every seat in the house offers an exceptional viewing and listening experience.

Community Choice Award for Interiors – Rupert Huse Veteran Center

The new Rupert Huse Veteran Center is a renovation of an existing office building located at 770 Pelham Road. The new space is the home to the community-based, nonprofit organization serving veterans and their families in the Upstate of South Carolina. The veteran center includes a common lobby, coffee & break area, training room, fitness room, art studio, office space, and common conference room.

The Rupert Huse Veteran Center marks a significant milestone in strengthening the Upstate veteran community. Key partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors are now co-located at the center in a strategic effort to improve collaboration and streamline veteran care, thus increasing UWS’s ability to address the complex issues facing our community’s veterans. From job placement services and career counseling to mental health support and access to medical resources, the facility ensures that no veteran is left behind.

DP3 Architects is thrilled to be recognized by our peers and the local community for our dedication to creating inspiring and functional spaces that resonate with our clients and the public. These awards reflect the hard work, creativity, and vision of our talented team of architects and designers.

“We are immensely proud of our team’s dedication to our craft and creating spaces that contribute to the betterment of communities.” said Michael Pry, Principal and Community Studio Leader. “These awards inspire us to continue our mission and focus on collaboration with our clients, partners, and team.”

The AIA Greenville Design Awards not only recognizes exceptional architectural design but also promotes the importance of architecture in shaping our communities and environment. Our firm is honored to be a part of this organization and looks forward to continuing our commitment to excellence in architectural design.

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