Traditions, Old and New

May 13th, 2011

Recently, on a trip though Greenville, South Carolina, I had the opportunity to visit the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, which is a dynamic collaboration among private industry, government organizations, and academia.  Our firm has been involved with several projects at CU-ICAR since 2006, but it was my first opportunity to visit the campus in several years.  I was struck by the modern tone set by the architecture and the vibrancy of the partnership.  A short walk through the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center revealed a part of the outcome from our involvement with one aspect of the project – I’d only seen images from the installation to that point.  Much like the CU-ICAR itself, our work is a partnership, unifying voices, sometimes quite different voices, into harmony, and the pieces seem representative of that spirit. Continue reading »