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The Clemson Design Center in Charleston, the CDC.C, is home to a unique collection of design and preservation programs. 

The CDC.C is located in the Cigar Factory on East Bay Street. The former cigar and textile manufacturing plant, built in 1881, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The programs in the newly renovated facility will be known as the Clemson Design Center. The Clemson Design Center includes studio space, classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, library, multipurpose space, shop spaces, faculty and staff offices.


 

Programs Housed at the CDC.C:


HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The collaborative Clemson University – College of Charleston Master of Science in Historic Preservation offers a two-year course of study that equips students with the knowledge and technical expertise essential for careers in the conservation and management of historic buildings, sites, objects, and landscapes. Utilizing Charleston and the Lowcountry as its principle laboratory, the MSHP program emphasizes community engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and research that contributes new knowledge to the development of sustainable preservation strategies, placing students at the intersection of materials science and architectural forensics.

MASTER OF RESILIENT URBAN DESIGN

The Master of Resilient Urban Design degree (MRUD) is a 36-credit post-professional degree for graduates and professionals with prior design skills in architecture, landscape architecture, city and regional planning, and other related disciplines. The MRUD prepares individuals to engage complex cultural, market, and government policy forces through sustainable and resilient urban form, as it seeks to envision not only humane and ennobling places now, but to ask “what if” questions about the city and urban system as a whole.

INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE

IPAL provides an opportunity to fulfill the requirements for architectural licensure while completing the architectural degree. Clemson University’s School of Architecture has been selected by NCARB as one of the accredited programs to participate in this initiative, and has developed a rigorous four and a half year curriculum track that integrates the academic components of architectural study with the internship and examination components requisite to architecture licensure.

FLUID CAMPUS PROGRAMS:

M.ARCH, MLA, BLA, BA IN ARCHITECTURE

The CDC.C also houses the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston, CAC.C; Architecture + CommunityBUILD studios; and an Architecture + Health studio providing one or two semester options for Clemson’s degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The programs have a long history of community service, bridging academia and practice by teaching in a hybrid environment. Students are able to participate in an internship/mentorship program with local architects and other organizations

Contact

Prof. Ray Huff, Director of the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston is the general information contact for the CAC.C.

Ms. Mimi Rose, CAC.C. administrative coordinator is your other information contact for the CAC.C.


For information about Application, Placement, Housing, Visas and tuition please visit our Fluid Campus program information page