LS3P’s Charleston office wins the AIA Charleston Honor Award in the Professional Category for the Parklet Design Competition. The team consisted of Nick Bilgri, Bryanna Dering AIA, NCARB, CDT, Kaylee Jacoob, Jeffrey Rengering AIA, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, Greg Soyka, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Christine Webb.
The design focuses on individual modules that when employed together exude an external rhythm. The parklet itself is a kit of parts and consists of 5 modules that fit a standard parking space. Each module consists of a 4’-0” wide section that contains base and frame elements. From there, phenolic panels and aluminum slats can be combined in a multitude of ways to best suit the needs of each specific parklet.
Bilgri commented that “there is a real opportunity in Charleston for more equitable, community-centric design solutions. Our team is thrilled with our concept and excited to see parklets become a part of the Charleston experience.”
Saturated in color and situated in front of a café, this parklet’s design is meant to captivate and engage the community at large. Its color alludes to the countless pink homes that contextualize the city of Charleston. Monolithically pink, it acts as a playful beacon, calling attention to Charleston’s parklet initiative.
“We think now is a great moment to lean on the experience economy and generate a more enriching and activated city landscape for pedestrians,” says Webb.
Founded in 1963, LS3P is an architecture, interiors, and planning firm with regional roots and national reach. Operating from its eight offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Savannah, LS3P is deeply committed to the communities in which it serves and has been honored with over 600 design awards in diverse practice areas. For more information on LS3P, visit www.ls3p.com.