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The Beaux Arts style is a product of French neoclassical architecture that made its way into American design in the late 19th century. Characterized by masonry walls, façades of quoins, pilasters, or columns, and wall surfaces decorated with garlands, flowers, or shields, the term “Beaux Arts” derives from the École des Beaux-Arts in France. Many American architects studied in the late 19th
The Northern California Chapter of the USGBC is joining forces with several major companies and institutions to launch the Building Health Challenge, a two-year program with a mission to elevate green building as a public health benefit and accelerate the development of transparency standards in building materials. Among the 27 partners are Adobe, Genentech, Google, Kaiser Permanente, and salesforce.com, marking
While home automation technology has been around for several decades in luxury dwellings, the industry has lagged due to complex installations and high prices. But with the increasing prevalence of smartphones and tablets, smart home tech is becoming easier to use and dramatically more affordable. Morgan Brennan of Forbes Magazine points to a projected $14.1 billion growth in worldwide revenues in
By most observations, it would be difficult to conclude that America is experiencing a historic shift in the ways we produce and use energy. We are, after all, still mostly using gasoline-only cars, very few homes have solar panels, and in fact most homes – 70% by best estimates – still rely on 100-year-old incandescent bulb technology for lighting. A new
There are many reasons to be encouraged by trends in the Charleston real estate market. An interview from this weekend’s Post & Courier details several indicators that suggest that the market’s low point has “come and gone,” according to Bart Jackson, a local buyer’s agent and former appraiser. “Since January of this year, consumer confidence and buying activity have surpassed
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Who is Bryan?
I am a South Carolina native, instilled with a regard for the natural environment that makes Charleston one of the greatest places to live, work, and play. I advocate for positive change in the South Carolina Lowcountry as an active partner in organizations such as The Sustainability Institute, the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation & Sustainability, and Passport 72. When not creating masterpieces in the garden or kitchen, I can be found enjoying life with dogs on the rivers and beaches of the Lowcountry.