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Whitney Powers Named One of Charleston’s “Most Influential”

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Studio A’s president makes Charleston Home & Design’s 2010 list.

Whitney Powers, AIA

July 1, 2010 (CHARLESTON, SC) – Architect Whitney Powers, AIA, founding principal and president of Studio A, Inc., is featured in the summer edition of Charleston Home & Design magazine as one of the historic city’s “Most Influential Home and Design Professionals” of 2010.

Charleston Home & Design is a quarterly publication dedicated to home building, remodeling, and design.

About the “Most Influential” list, publisher Tim Barkley writes:  “These are the people who have created homes in the Charleston area and beyond that are admired and emulated by others. Their amazing work has been published in shelter magazines like Charleston Home & Design and some have even been recognized nationally. Homeowners have been so impressed that they’ve borrowed ideas and inspiration for their own homes. These home and design professionals deserve recognition and we honor their talents in this issue.”

Whitney Powers’ residential work ranges from a small addition and kitchen remodeling project in a ca. 1790s house, to a 5000-square-foot, thoroughly “green” waterfront home. Her contemporary work has been featured on HGTV’s “Extreme Living” show and in Coastal Living and Residential Architect magazines. Her historic preservation/restoration projects have received awards from the Preservation Society of Charleston and the Historic Charleston Foundation.

Named a “green goddess” by Skirt! magazine in 2008, Powers has been a strong advocate for sustainable architecture and environmental conservation since she founded her firm in 1989. South Carolina Woman published an article she wrote, entitled “Taking A Turn Towards A Sustainable Lifestyle in the Low country,” in 2009.

“Whitney continues to make an impact in the Charleston area with advocacy of affordable housing and green/sustainable decision-making,” Charleston Home & Design states.

The “Most Influential Home & Design Professionals 2010” spread also notes where those on the list shop locally for home and design products. Charleston Home & Design is available on newsstands and at www.newhomecharleston.com.

For more information on Whitney Powers and Studio A, visit www.studioa-architecture.com.

About Studio A, Inc.:

Founded in 1989 by Whitney Powers, AIA, Studio A, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service architecture firm located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The firm proposes that the responsibility of architecture is to cultivate a language of form that promotes a sustainable culture and landscape, and that touches the emotions of delight, surprise and wonder. From cutting-edge contemporary architecture to the preservation and restoration of historic homes, structures and sites, Studio A is committed to an interactive relationship between the natural and built environments, conservation of energy and natural resources, and an appreciation for a “sense of place” where living, working and playing are connected with the specific idiosyncrasies of culture, climate and natural landscape where they take place. The firm includes Heritage Strategy Group, a planning initiative that elaborates upon issues of the natural landscape through the lens of recreational resources and scenic byways. For more information visit www.studioa-architecture.com.

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