The 2017, 🔥 and 💩 Architectural Design Awards | Greenville, SC


We asked, you answered. The results of our first Downtown Greenville Architectural design survey are in. Here’s what you thought were the best (🔥) and worst (💩) building designs in town.

1st Place 🔥: Falls Park Place | Architect: Kevin Culhan Architect, LLC | Rating 3.98

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2nd Place 🔥: District West Apartments | Architect: Niles Bolton Associates | Rating 3.84

Provided by Greenville Journal

3rd Place 🔥: The One Building | Architect: 4240 Architecture | Rating 3.80

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4th Place🔥: Flats at River Place | Architect: Croft Architecture/Cooper Carry | Rating 3.60

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5th Place🔥: The (new) Erwin Penland buidling | Architect: Gensler | Rating 3.56

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6th Place🔥: 400 Rhett St. Apartments | Architect: Narmour Wright Architecture | Rating 3.01

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7th Place 💩: McBee Station | Architect: McMillan Pazdan Smith | Rating 2.99

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8th Place 💩: RiversEDGE Apartments | Architect: Johnston Design Group | Rating 2.88

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9th Place 💩: Ellison on Broad | Architect: Housing Studio | Rating 2.84

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10th Place 💩: Greenville News | Architect: Wakefield, Beasley and Associates | Rating 2.61

11th Place 💩: The Link Apartments | Architect: BB + M Architecture | Rating 2.58

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12th Place 💩: Main and Stone | Architect: McMillian Pazdan Smith | Rating 2.55

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You’ve seen the best and the worst of Greenville’s architectural design (based on our survey results), now we’d like to open up the dialogue.

Do you think a downtown that looks cohesive with similar architecture is better? (Think a College Campus) Or do you like diversity in design?

Do you prefer buildings with glass, brick or a mix of both?

What did or didn’t you like most about your favorite and least favorite buildings?

Would you rather a building be funky or play it safe?

Be sure to drop us a comment below with your thoughts.