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Jewish Studies Center Addition 

College of Charleston   |   Charleston, South Carolina  

This project was for a 15,000 square foot addition to the existing 3-story Jewish Studies Center at the corner of Wentworth Street and Glebe Street, on the southern edge of the College of Charleston campus. The 3 story addition was designed to be in character with the existing building and in context with the surrounding neighborhood. The site for the addition, immediately adjacent to the existing Jewish Studies Center included a 1-story nondescript, post-1955 building and surface parking.  The existing 1-story building was demolished, and existing underground campus utilities were relocated. The first floor was elevated to above floodplain and matches the existing Jewish Studies Center floor height. The first level consists of a dining facility, serving vegan, vegetarian, fish, and Kosher foods. The second and third floors provide classroom space for the College.   

The Dr. Martin Perlmutter Dining Hall, 'Marty's Place', opened in January 2016.  It is under the supervision of the Kosher Commission of Charleston (KCC) and operated by Aramark, the dining hall accepts the student meal plan, dining dollars, as well as cash and credit transactions, and is open to the wider Charleston community for dine-in or take-out.


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Project Team:

Structural Engineer: ADC Engineering, Inc.

Kitchen Consultant: Camacho Kitchen Consultants

MEP Engineer: DWG Consulting Engineers

Sustainability Consultant: Keith Sanders Architecture & Consulting Services

Sandy Logan

Soil Consultant: Soil Consultants Inc.

Civil Engineer: E.M. Seabrook

Commissioning Consultant: SystemworCx

Landscape Architect: John Tarkany Associates, Inc. 

Interior Design: Kelly Lucas Interior Design

Cost Estimator: Aiken Cost Consultants

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