A college class on the ancient Maya civilization upended all of Jon Marcoux’s well-laid plans. In the mid-1990s, Marcoux was an economics and finance major at Vanderbilt University with his sights set on a career in business. “I took an anthropology class to fulfill a general education requirement and it was all about Maya archaeology,” […]
Carter L. Hudgins has received two major awards in South Carolina for his lifelong devotion to the field of historic preservation. In August, Hudgins retired as the director of the joint Clemson University and College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, a post he held since 2011. Hudgins was presented the 2019 Governors Award […]
CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]
When people talk about a “living classroom,” Bessie Hanahan’s house in Charleston’s South Broad neighborhood has been exactly that to Historic Preservation graduate students the past few years. There was no better place to celebrate Hanahan’s contributions to the Historic Preservation program and its students’ work than in the home itself. Her friends, Historic Preservation […]
Clemson University’s Institute for Parks honored five individuals for their life’s work helping to manage and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of local, state and national parks during the George B. Hartzog Jr. Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23. Among those honored were a U.S. National Park Service regional director, the leader of an African-American […]
Father time has always been a tough opponent. But Clemson University researchers are giving him a run for his money. For the past several years, a Warren Lasch Conservation Center team in North Charleston has come up with an innovative way to restore historical metal artifacts’ original luster.
From academics to historic properties, it is evident that Clemson has a very special place in Dale and Jackie Reynolds’ hearts. The Tiger twosome is thankful to have the opportunity to contribute to two of their passions here on Clemson's campus. We are thankful for donors like Dale and Jackie Reynolds and their commitment to making an impact on Clemson today, tomorrow and forever.
Starting this fall semester, the new and the old will finally come together when the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston and the Historic Preservation Program are united under one roof. The programs will unite in a new space at the Cigar Factory on East Bay Street. The new facility will be known as the Clemson Design Center.
A new era of communication and collaboration between the United States and Cuba is under way, and researchers at Clemson University are in the first wave. If all works out, Clemson faculty will travel to Cuba later this year and work with local educators, planners, architects and archaeologists to study and launch a pilot project in the Valle de los Ingenios. It’s the site of one of the 57 sugar mills linked historically to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage city located on the island’s Caribbean coast.
Clemson University has leased space in the historic, renovated 19th-century Cigar Factory on East Bay Street for its Charleston-based programs in architecture, historic preservation, Architecture+Health and landscape architecture.
For assistant professor of landscape architecture Cari Goetcheus, the preservation of Clemson’s historic buildings and landscapes — including its rich stories — is just as important as moving Clemson’s facilities into the 21st century.