Archive for April, 2015

30 Years of Ingenuity

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Kenny Seamon and Stuart Whiteside have always been about doing things differently.

In 1985, after working together for a number of years, the two entrepreneurs decided to create a new company with a unique approach. That approach was based on the idea that the environment should be designed and work in harmony with its natural surroundings. Kenny combined his planning and landscape architecture experience, with the engineering expertise of Stuart, to create the design firm we know today as SeamonWhiteside+.

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Over the next few years, the company flourished, and another principal was added to the executive team, landscape architect, Lee Gastley. The balance and combination of knowledge in civil engineering and landscape architecture made SW+ the only firm in Charleston with both services under one roof.

The SW+ team have completed countless projects during the three decades they’ve been in business, many of them becoming treasured landmarks in the community. From soccer stadiums to farmer’s markets, to parks and amphitheaters, to residential, commercial and mixed use properties, SW+ has done it all since it’s beginning. Along the way, delivering quality results while building lasting community partnerships.

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Over the next few months, leading up to our 30th Anniversary celebration, we’re going to look back and revisit some of our more prominent and relevant projects that are part of what makes the company who we are today. These ‘Legacy Projects’ tell the story of our 30 years in business, and will help us celebrate our exciting anniversary year!


The Proof is in the Video: SW+ Palmetto 200

 

This April, twelve of Seamon Whiteside’s finest took on the challenge of running 200 miles in the Palmetto 200 as a fund raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Backed by friends, neighbors, co-workers, and clients, this dirty dozen led by Team Captain Landon Messal, not only met their goal of raising $3000 but surpassed it. The final total came to $5,895.14.

This video is an accounting of the fun and camaraderie that the group enjoyed throughout the 30 hours 32 minutes of their race. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.

Landon Messal, Jennifer Germuth, Daniel Cruz, Preston Busbee, William O’Neal, Lia Tomczak, Frances Timmons, Cody Whiteside, Stuart Whiteside, Joe Bryant, Lee Gastley, and Taylor Critcher

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SW+ and Green Heart Project Team Up

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As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, SeamonWhiteside is thrilled to be partnering with The Green Heart Project, a local farm-to-school program pairing volunteers with students. SW+ will design three gardens for Charleston area schools over the next year.

SW+ will participate in a series of workshops with The Green Heart Project and local schools through the ‘Garden Design Process’. Together we will create a design vision for the gardens, conceptualize the plans into sketches, and ultimately help with the garden installation.

By fostering the inherent community spirit and excitement that the kids and schools generate, the Green Heart gardens can become resourceful and cherished landmarks for years to come. We hope by building more urban farms, we will be able to educate students and volunteers on the importance of local produce, healthy lifestyles, sustainability, and become a catalyst for the community.

Our design boards for the first garden were recently unveiled at the Green Heart Project booth at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in the Culinary Village. These design boards help with the schools to visualize the plans and aid in the fundraising.

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We are honored to volunteer our time with The Green Heart Project, which places such high values on health, education and teamwork. It is truly a privilege to be aligned with the growing organization. We look forward to our partnership blooming in 2015, and breaking ground on the first garden!

To learn how you can get involved with The Green Heart Project, click here.


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