Charleston Architect Named “Green Goddess”

August 20, 2008 (CHARLESTON, SC) – Whitney Powers, AIA, president and principal of Studio A Architecture in Charleston, SC, is featured this month in Skirt! Magazine as a “green goddess.”

“Whitney Powers…has pushed the green edge of sustainable design for over a decade, creating award-winning buildings in and around Charleston that treat lightly on the landscape,” according to Skirt!.

Calling Powers’ work “fresh, urbane and beautiful” the articles describes her green designs as “capitalizing on natural breezes and daylight to conserve energy, using locally sourced or recycled materials as much as possible.”

Of her work, Powers told Skirt!, “Sustainability is about acknowledging the rituals of living and honoring place. If you can capture the poetics of a building and its place, you’re on your way to being green.”

Whitney Powers’ work in sustainable design has received numerous design awards and has been featured in local, regional and national design magazines and journals. One of her “green” houses on South Carolina’s Dewees Island, will be showcased on HGTV’s new “Extreme Living” show on Thursday, August 21, at 9:30 p.m.

To see more of this “green goddess’ ” work, visit


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