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A R C H I T E C T U R E  &  I N T E R I O R S
 

Hello there. Making the best of life at home? 


Excellent, we are too. If you're like us, the tide of reality comes and goes; sometimes the waves crash powerfully while other times they lap gently at the shore, both remind us of our resilience and fragility.

Hang in there. We still got this. 

Our work impacts many lives. With our sights fixed on excellent design, to elicit the most favorable outcome, our team scrupulously cultivates and refines each project in our care. It's one of the things that sets up apart as designers. A few other things set us apart too. Today, we're peeking behind the curtain of the people of CGD, our most valuable asset, while they're living life mostly at home.
Kim Office Manager

Timing is everything. We've been waiting on this little fellow since the first of February, but who'd have thought he would land at our pad during my tenure at the CGD home office. Alfie scored the perfect time to maximize his people training skills.
Cameron Architectural Intern
More time at home means more time in the kitchen! We've tried a lot of new recipes since working from home. Octopus turned out really well when sous vide!  We think there should be a CGD quarantine cookbook.
David Principal, Architect
During Masters week, I created my own little 12th hole, teeing from an elevated tee area beside my house to a sweet little spot of zoysia grass with a dainty little dogwood in my neighbor’s yard. Then from there the return shot mimicked the 4th hole at Augusta National - slightly uphill with a protecting bunker (my driveway).  

So, instead of coffee breaks, I wandered outside for 10 minutes to have my little Masters moments. Of course, I was not hitting real golf balls, rather foam rubber golf balls that could cause no harm but which mimic real shots pretty well.  

This kept me sane during the adjustment period and allowed me to pay my homage to the strong traditions of April that were dashed this year
* * *  P r o j e c t   B r e a k  * * *
Bethel Hanberry Elementary School design
Team Bethel Hanberry have been b-u-s-y. These renderings speak volumes for this replacement school in Blythewood, SC; it's a time where the design elements of the large public spaces are being refined. A vibrant and playful interior scheme caters to the elementary aged audience with a heavy focus on daylighting throughout the school. Biophilic design techniques and principles are also being incorporated at this stage. Stay tuned for more as the design develops.
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Stewart Architectural Intern
With all of the NCARB testing centers closed down until further notice, I have restarted my video game development hobby! The details are still being refined, but for now it is a story-focused, role-playing game set in an isometric, colorful pixel-art fantasy world complete with fun quests, beautiful landscapes, and dangerous monsters.
Andrea Director of Interior Design
Soaking up that Spring time sunshine and trying new recipes from, ironically, "Cooking for Good Times"!
Kate Creative Coordinator
I'm loving taking care my garden and many new plant babies. In contrast, these paintings happened. The bleed of watercolor pairs well with steak:)
Gwinn Principal, Architect
Nothing like working from home at the kitchen table and staring at my tired old plastic laminate counter tops to make one realize how much better granite would look! And why not do the bathroom counters as well!! I think Mark is ready for me to return to the office. Another challenge during these difficult times is having to social distance from our new grandbaby Cooper. He will be 1 month old on Saturday and now weighs 8 lbs and has grown 2 inches. We can't wait to spend more time with him!
Ali Architectural Intern
We have used our quarantine time to purchase our first house! In the evenings and on weekends we have been scheming plans for updating the house interior, exterior, and landscape and getting the house clean. Bentley is also excited for his new house, especially the woodsy area in the back yard, there's lots of space for him to explore! 
Rebecca Architect
Baking, Gaming & Knitting, Oh My!
Zeiglers President & Financial Manager
Garden therapy keeps me sane. This is my happy place. - Ed
I love working crosswords in my Knoll Womb chair. I've also been cooking and testing new recipes.
- Susan
We hope this time has fostered a deep sense of gratefulness for life, connection, and freedom. All our best.

-CGD
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