American College of the Building Arts

American College of the Building Arts

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ACBA educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship.

The American College of the Building Arts (ACBA) is dedicated to educating the next generation of building artisans and to preserving the building arts in a manner never before seen in America. Under the direction of our experienced faculty, students have the opportunity to receive a quality liberal arts education while they learn the skills needed to excel in their chosen field. This combination of education, training, and access to highly experienced faculty is available nowhere else in the United States.

Mission: The American College of the Building Arts educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world's architectural heritage through a liberal arts education.

Richard G. Guthrie
Dec. 1, 1949 – Jan. 21, 2020

Please note we have lost one of America's great artisans. Richard Guthrie has been a key member of the faculty here at ACBA since 2014 when he joined and re-built the Blacksmithing Specialty, a talented blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg for years, and a leader in restoring the understanding of earlier techniques by being one of the early members of ABANA. We will all miss his talent which he graciously shared with our students.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at 4:15 pm in the Riley Room at ACBA.

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American College of the Building Arts

ACBA's President LTG. Colby Broadwater III was on Lowcountry Live today talking about the school and the upcoming annual Preservation Honors fundraiser. Preservation Honors raises funds for scholarships and programs and recognizes an individual for their efforts in preservation each year. This year's guest of honor this year is Bob Vila.
Watch the segment here:
American College of the Building Arts https://ecs.page.link/xGbMX

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ACBA will be on Lowcountry Live tomorrow!
Watch live with this link!
https://ecs.page.link/6MQdQ

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The American College of the Building Arts

We still have spots available in our public courses that start on January 13, 2020!

Carving traditional German and Dutch cookie molds (springerle and speculaas)
Introduction to Silversmithing (no experience required)
Restoring and Maintaining Period Furniture

https://ecs.page.link/d1w95

acba.edu The American College of the Building Arts educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world's architectural heritage through a liberal arts education.

Interested in traditional wood carving? Check-out ACBA's public courses and sign-up for Mary May's Decorative Woodcarving for Interiors!
Welcome! https://ecs.page.link/d1w95

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The American College of the Building Arts

Start the New Year off right by taking a public course at ACBA!
Learn how to make wearable forged fashion or create a stained glass work of art!
All in one week!
Check-out our course offerings!
Welcome! https://ecs.page.link/d1w95

acba.edu The American College of the Building Arts educates and trains artisans in the traditional building arts to foster exceptional craftsmanship and encourage the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world's architectural heritage through a liberal arts education.

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Blacksmithing course added at CofC as interest in Charleston grows

Blacksmithing course added at CofC as interest in Charleston grows https://ecs.page.link/xDY2X

postandcourier.com A renewed attraction to blacksmithing can be attributed, in part, to television shows like “Forged in Fire” and “Game of Thrones."

Bob Vila's name is synonymous with the DIY home renovation and preservation movement, and it all started with "This Old House" when it first aired in 1979. Bob Vila and Master Carpenter Norm Abram can both be called the "Father's" of DIY home renovation. They have inspired countless TV shows on the subject. "This Old House" just celebrated its 40th Anniversary by bringing everyone back for a special episode that aired in August 2019. You have another chance to see this special episode! It will air again on December 5th on ETV at 8 pm eastern time.
ACBA is honoring Mr. Bob Vila at our annual preservation honors gala, February 5th- February 6th.
For sponsorship or ticket information for this event please check our web site for updates and also feel free to contact Candace Moorer at [email protected] or 843-557-5245 ex 104.

Yesterday, everyone came together in celebration of giving to help others. Thank you goes out to everyone for participating in #givingtuesday #thankyou #helpothers #educatingartisans

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12 Preservation Wins | National Trust for Historic Preservation

12 Preservation Wins | National Trust for Historic Preservation https://ecs.page.link/vZFNW

savingplaces.org Spotlighting 12 of our proudest preservation moments that epitomize our movement’s dedication and determination—and they’re all made possible by your support.

Master blacksmith and photographer Nol Putnam will be speaking Wednesday, November 13th from 6-7 pm on the ACBA campus in our Joseph P. Riley community room. Parking is available across the street on Col Blow and in the open paid parking lot using the HAH parking app.

Be a hero and grab gyro from The Pita Stroller food truck! On the ACBA campus from 12-2 pm! The Pita Stroller
***UPDATE! The Pita Stroller will not be at ACBA today due to mechanical issues with their truck. Please follow where they will be next through their FB page and IG and buy a gyro!

Be a hero and grab gyro from The Pita Stroller food truck! On the ACBA campus from 12-2 pm! The Pita Stroller

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College Students Learn Ancient Craft to Rebuild Historic Charleston, SC

Voice of America recently visited ACBA and interviewed our amazing students and professors!

College Students Learn Ancient Craft to Rebuild Historic Charleston, SC https://ecs.page.link/Vx9Ke

voanews.com The sounds of artists at work fill the spacious workshops at the American College of the Building Arts in historic Charleston, South Carolina. In the Iron shop, Alex Fisher grinds down an iron door handle while Jeremiah Price and others use heat to soften the metal in theirs and hammer them into sha...

Join us in welcoming Rudy Christian for our Mary Scott Guest lecture series on October 3rd at 6 pm. For more information visit www.acba.edu

ACBA is currently collaborating with Ashley Hall on an intro to Building Arts and Construction class! Junior and Senior students from Ashley Hall are learning about framing, siding, trim work, reading blueprints, and roofing. Their project goal is to build a tiny house. #empoweringyouth #tinyhouse #shopclass #girlsinconstruction

We have a special treat for your week! The Bearded Dog Food Truck will be on campus Wednesday from 12-2 pm. Come and get some lunch and hang out in our courtyard! #foodtruck #charlestonfoodtrucks #Charleston #charlestonfoodtrucks #eat #charlestonlife

Did you know that ACBA offers public courses? Interior Design Class starts on September 17. Interior Design class will be held on Tuesday's from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm. To find out more and register please click on "Public Courses" on our website.
Welcome! https://ecs.page.link/PSSEf

Get ready! Chicken Fats Food truck will be visiting our campus on Monday during lunchtime! Check out their write up on Roaming Hunger Chicken Fats - Charleston Food Trucks - Roaming Hunger https://ecs.page.link/iZ66V

Wolverine Boots & Apparel
The Journeyman was built with craftsmen in mind, so we’re donating 5% of proceeds from each pair to @buildingartscollege, who we partnered with on the design and development of this classic worker’s boot.

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Jim Bohannon 08-13-19 - Jim Bohannon - Omny.fm

ACBA President LTG. Colby Broadwater III and Dr. Wade Razzi were on the Jim Bohannon Show this past Tuesday! If you missed it here is the link to the show! Their interview starts at about 30 minutes into the show.

Jim Bohannon 08-13-19 - Jim Bohannon - Omny.fm https://ecs.page.link/jyKG6

omny.fm Guests: Terry Savage, Financial and Economic Expert, On to discuss stock market turbulence. Colby Broadwater, President of the American College of the Building Arts, and Dr. Wade Razzi, Head of Academics for ACBA, On to discuss their college. And ... Your thoughts on the Trump Administrations new im...

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Rehabbing efforts hope to bring new life to old Caretaker's Cottage

A glimpse into one of our students summer externship....
Rehabbing efforts hope to bring new life to old Caretaker's Cottage https://ecs.page.link/ceWvn

newstribune.com After two years of negotiations, in June 2018, the Historic City of Jefferson became the first private entity to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to rehabilitate the Jefferson City National Cemetery's old Caretaker's Cottage on East McCarty Street.

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Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France

Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand For Skilled Stone Carvers In France https://ecs.page.link/AK8M3

npr.org "With stone carving, we give life to an edifice and perpetuate history. We're also creating a link with the past and transmitting values that are important to conserve in society," one student says.

ACBA interns resetting the drains around the parade field at Fort Delaware State Park in their first week! For more information on Fort Delaware - Delaware State Parks https://ecs.page.link/ZRWNi

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STRAWBALE & COB BUILDING WORKSHOP IN HISTORIC CHARLESTON!

Looking for something to do this weekend?
April Magill of Root Down Designs and ACBA is holding a strawbale & COB Building workshop in historic Charleston! Please check out the link for more information https://ecs.page.link/gsELz

rootdowndesigns.com Join us in beautiful historic downtown Charleston and learn to build with some of the most sustainable and oldest building methods in the world! This intensive course will be led by experienced artisans and building professionals. Together, we will build Historic Charleston’s first permitted Straw...

If you live in Charleston it is easy to accomplish #4 on the 31 list, "eat somewhere new in someplace old".
31 Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month | National Trust for Historic Preservation https://ecs.page.link/hqBKa

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31 Ways to Celebrate Preservation Month | National Trust for Historic Preservation

May is Preservation Month and the National Trust for Historic Preservation has a great list of ways to celebrate!

savingplaces.org This May, celebrate and explore historic places in innovative ways. Complete the 31 items on our action list, and let us know when you do by tagging #ThisPlaceMatters.

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A Camp Shows Girls They Belong in Carpentry and Construction

A Camp Shows Girls They Belong in Carpentry and Construction

citylab.com Male-dominated trades like construction, plumbing, and welding can offer job security and decent pay. A camp aims to show girls these careers are for them, too.

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Meet the conservator working to preserve Charleston's eternal resting places

Meet the conservator working to preserve Charleston's eternal resting places https://ecs.page.link/o3LyA

charlestoncitypaper.com Saving the dead

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QUIZ: Which Architectural Style Are You? Part II | National Trust for Historic Preservation

savingplaces.org Which historic architectural style best describes you? Find out when you take the quiz.

This week April Magill, principal, and architect of Root Down Designs will host Chris Magwood, builder, author, and executive director of the Endeavour Centre in Ontario, for a talk and workshop on “Buildings as Carbon Capture and Storage Devices". The talk will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. and a workshop on April 25, at 7 pm at the American College of Building Arts in Charleston, S.C. For more information and registration see Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop: Charleston, SC with Chris Magwood https://ecs.page.link/nRptp

[04/15/19]   ACBA sends our heartfelt condolences to the people of Paris on the fire of one of the most significant architecture symbols of France.

[04/11/19]   A quick peek into Andy Taylor's Architectural Rendering class! #ACBA #educatingartisans #classicalarchitectureanddesignprogram

The Tool Belt- April 2019 https://ecs.page.link/6UUG3

Please join us on Wednesday April 3 at 6pm for a lecture from Tom Reinhart. He is the Director of Architecture at George Washington's Mount Vernon. #ACBA #educatingartisans #maryscottguestlectureseries #georgewashingtonsmountvernon

Students are back from spring break!🎉 To celebrate here is a look into what our students did on their spring break... #americancollegeofthebuildingarts #springbreak #educatingartisans

Registration is still open for our upcoming public course "Sailor's Toolkit; Forged Marlinspike and Rig Knife". Class starts on March 30th, and meets on Saturday's for 5weeks from 9am-4pm. For more information click on the "Public Courses" tab on ACBA's web site. https://ecs.page.link/FtFq

Join us at ACBA on Thursday for the continuation of our Mary Scott Guest Lecture Series featuring Brandy Culp and a live silversmith demonstration.

Congratulations!

Congratulations American College of the Building Arts class! The last day everyone carved something different of their own design. Didn't they do great? So proud 😁😁

The Student Guild is hosting Craftsmen and Craftbrews on January 25th!! Tickets are for sale online now at https://acba.edu/guild

This fundraising event is a showcase of Lowcountry craftsmen and the craftbrews they love so much!

All-you-can-drink craft beers from 5 local breweries... Palmetto Brewing, Fatty's Beer Works, Low Tide Brewing, Rusty Bull Brewing, and Tradesman Brewing! Wine will also be available at the vent.

We also have some craft soda from Cannonborough Beverage Co and discount tickets for any non-drinkers out there as well. El Pincho Taco will be serving food at the event.

Green Levels is going to be there playing some music!

Tours of the College will also be available for anyone wanting to take a look around campus.

There's still time to sign up for one of our Winter Intensive courses this January!

Follow the link for more information and registration: https://buff.ly/2Ahtkv7

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