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Message from the CAF President

architecture minor studentsAlumni and Friends,

Supporting academic excellence through giving to the students and faculty of the Desing+Build disciplines at Clemson University is one of the two primary roles of the Clemson Architectural Foundation.  Thanks to the generosity of our Trustees, Alumni, and Friends, the CAF raised over $144,000 last year to fund student and faculty grant requests, surpassing our goal for FY17!

Another primary focus of the CAF is the oversight of the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Studies and Urban research in Genoa, Italy.  This upcoming year is a special one, as we will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Villa.  It is evident, through the endless stories recounted, that the Villa has left a lasting impact on everyone who has ever had the opportunity to study there.  It is a responsibility of CAF to support the Design+Build students by working to ensure many more successful years of educating young architects through the program in Genoa.  One of the most recent steps taken to ensure this continuing opportunity was replacing the roof of the Villa, which is one of the largest anticipated projects on the long-range maintenance plan.

We look forward to continuing these efforts and look forward to bringing more of our Alumni and Friends back to the CAF to increase their engagement with the College.

Here's What We Do -

  • The Clemson Architectural Foundation (CAF) supports the students and faculty of the School of Architecture and related design disciplines in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH).
  • We fund student and faculty grant requests for research, awards, travel and advanced study.  We annually underwrite the CAF Lecture Series in Lee Hall and one of four Creativity Professorships in CAAH.
  • The CAF owns and operates the Charles F. Daniel Center for Building Studies and Urban Research in Genoa, Italy, a self-contained facilitiy for living and study that can accommodate up to 24 students per semester.
  • We support the Fluid Campus which includes Genoa, Barcelona and Charleston.

Here's What You Can Do as an Alumnus or Friend -

  • Contribute to the CAF annually with unrestricted gifts.  Establish an endowment supporting whatever aspect of the School of Architecture is most important to you, such as: scholarships, travel, study abroad, the Fluid Campus, etc.
  • Become involved in the school as a mentor, studio critic or volunteer.
  • Be active on one of several boards supporting the school and related disciplines. 
  • Spread the word about the high-quality architectural education available at Clemson, the extraordinary facilities we have including the AIA National Award [ACS] winning Lee Hall III, an incredible faculty and staff, and the continuing recognition and success of our alumni.

asheley scottAsheley Scott St. John, AIA LEED AP

President, 1 x 1 Design

President, Clemson Architectural Foundation

Meet Our President

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Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, Ms. St. John graduated from Clemson University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Design, and received her Master of Architecture from Georgia Tech in 2005.

*Registered Architect in South Carolina
*Registered Architect in North Carolina,Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Texas
*NCARB Certified Architect
*LEED Accredited Professional