Higher Education

USC Honors College


University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC


This student housing facility includes 537 student rooms and three faculty apartments in four to six-story houses and is located on the same block as the Graduate Science Center. This site was selected for its unique proximity to the Horseshoe, Russell House, and Cooper Library. The solar orientation allows for south-facing green space, providing wonderful outdoor program space for both the timeless and enduring qualities of the University ’s best buildings. In the University ’s commitment to sustainable design, this project is Gold LEED Certified.
Photography by Brain Dressler.
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“We appreciate the way that Garvin Design Group has worked with USC over the past several years on several projects and we always value their keen ear for our needs and the professional guidance they provide. We view this relationship as a long-term partnership and look forward to many more projects with them as our lead design firm.”

Gene Luna, PhD Director, Office of Sustainability USC


2011 – Merit Award
AIA – South Carolina Chapter

2011 – COTE Citation Award
AIA – South Carolina Chapter