Last week, Charleston, S.C., gave Clemson University the city’s official blessing to poke a stick in its own eye.
Unless blocked in court, a school of architecture, modernist in design, will be built amidst the city’s historic district. In the face of the entire community’s revulsion, expressed over a period of years, the board even let the university nix a nearby location that would have offended nobody’s sensibilities.
A Charleston firm, Bevan & Libertos, has executed two traditional counterproposals that should be considered if the modernist design by Brad Cleopfil, of Allied Works in Portland, Ore., gets the heave-ho it deserves.
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