Hospitality Honorable Mention

Private Club

Charleston, SC

LS3P
Cameron Wilson AAIA, IIDA, ASID,LEED AP BD+C, CDTKristin Baker IIDA, LEED AP Richard Bing AIA, LEED AP Whitney Groves Associate IIDA, LEED AP


The renovation of a building originally designed as a Shrine Temple in the early 1960′s, was transformed into high-end Private Club. The aesthetic of the interior reflects the rich traditional heritage of the city, with traditional moldings, and other high-end finishes. The existing building interior did not take advantage of the extraordinary site and the beauty of the water views. This was rectified in the renovation with the addition of multiple expansive windows. Design inspiration drew from two rich sources: the southern traditional heritage and the maritime heritage. Maritime motifs such as those resembling rope, maritime maps, rich cobalt colored velvet drapes and custom wool rugs were woven into this rich tapestry. Custom decorative lighting was designed throughout the facility to also enhance the maritime theme. Cast iron with rope molding detailing was a unifying design element that tied the decorative lighting together.