SCRA's New Facility Wins Award
Applied Technologies Center Recognized by Engineering News Record
Summerville, SC - SCRA today announced that its most recently built offices in Summerville, S.C. have been selected by Engineering News Record for an Award of Merit in the office/retail/mixed use category. This awards program recognizes construction and design excellence in the Southeast region. This recognition marks the fifth award for SCRA facilities, including a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award recognizing SCRA's Innovation Centers. The award, given by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), was in the Real Estate Redevelopment & Reuse for communities with populations of greater than 500,000 category.
"Our facilities are an important part of our mission to foster our state's technology-based economy," said SCRA CEO Bill Mahoney. "We strive for excellence in all that we do, and we would like to thank Choate Construction and LS3P for their efforts in bringing our most recent building project to fruition. This facility provides a collaborative work environment for our associates and space for tenants to advance technology developments. We are pleased to have the opportunity to utilize this award-winning facility."
Other awards for SCRA facilities include: the Duke Energy Innovation Center in Anderson, South Carolina - recognized for Outstanding Design as a Specialized Facility in the Architectural Portfolio of American School & University; SCRA's Innovation Center in Charleston - awarded an Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction from the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas; and the Columbia Innovation Center - honored with the Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Adaptive Use by the Historic Columbia Foundation.
SCRA is a self-sustaining non-profit Applied R&D company that grows the technology-based economy in South Carolina by commercializing intellectual property and supporting and making investments in early-stage companies. Multiple economic impact studies show our cumulative output into South Carolina's economy to be over $18.1 billion since 1983, creating approximately 15,000 technology-related jobs with annual wages averaging between $55,000 and $79,000.