American College of the Building Arts

American College of the Building Arts

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Does anyone know where I could purchase a ACBA shirt, or apparel? Thanks!
Had a chance to take in this beautiful view of #Charleston earlier this week from the cupola of the Wentworth Mansion. Made me reflect on how important the mission of the American College of the Building Arts is: equip the next generation of #artisans with the expert skills and broad-based academic knowledge to #preserve and #restore our nation’s #architectural and #historically significant places.
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Nice mention for ACBA by Craig Bennett during BBC interview!
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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.

Operating as usual

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/13/2021

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Thank you @ridecarta for this opportunity to collaborate. This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to engage with the community and share their work.

CARTA commissioned @acba_charleston students John and Libby Winthrop to build three new benches for three select stops in the system! You can find these handmade benches at Stop #2 Meeting/Cool Blow St, #825 HWY 61/Playground Rd, and the Vivian Moultrie Playground.

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/12/2021

Thank you to all of the students and faculty that helped at Flowertown @sfymca this weekend.
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#acba_charleston #flowertownfestival #students

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/08/2021

Come see us at #flowertownfestival!

✨Give Away✨

ACBA gift bags
* Small cutting board
* T-shirt
* Water bottle
* Lunch box
* Sticker
* Plaster star ornament

Rules of entry:
1. Like this post.
2. Share this post in your story.

A winner will be selected for the next 3 days. Winners will be messaged. Must pick up from our campus at 649 Meeting Street.

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/06/2021

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Modern coffee table elective last week is cooking along here @acba_charleston #makesomething #useyourhands #buildsomething #teacherlife #brassapplefurniture #acbacharleston

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/06/2021

Timber framed swing bed designed by @arnaudlerouzic and built by 3 second year students. This was a fun collaboration with the iron shop.

#repost• @arnaudlerouzic Sophomore students second project done. Well done @adaminfinger , Jacob and @broking_3 . Timber framing swing bed . Big thanks to iron department to do the amazing chain work. @powertoyourelbow

#timberframersguild #timberframer #timberframing #outdoorproject #swingbench #swingbed #acbacollege #acbacharleston #cadwork #design #joinerydesign

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 10/01/2021

Our latest addition to the courtyard @acba_charleston. Fun collaboration between the sophomore wood students and iron students.
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#repost @arnaudlerouzic Swing bench is done! Well done Andrew, @clfristoe, @stevenritzert and Mitchell. It is looking great. Big thanks to @powertoyourelbow and his sophomore class who did the custom iron chains. Always a pleasure to work with others in the school. #acba_charleston #timberframer #cadwork #swingbench #carpentry #collegelife #outdoordesign

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/29/2021

Copper piece created by @beaty_ironworks during the copper smithing elective this semester.

#repost from @beaty_ironworks

09/29/2021

The sophomore wood students are wrapping up two swing projects they started earlier this semester. These are going to be a fun addition to the courtyard @acba_charleston.

#repost @arnaudlerouzic
Timber framing swing bench is almost done. I did a bit of a scary design for my sophomore class but I think they liked it. They did great job building it . So proud of them 🙏💪. #timberframer #timberframe #carpentry #outdoors #swingbench #swingbed #joinery #acba #acba

The sophomore wood students are wrapping up two swing projects they started earlier this semester. These are going to be a fun addition to the courtyard @acba_charleston.

#repost @arnaudlerouzic
Timber framing swing bench is almost done. I did a bit of a scary design for my sophomore class but I think they liked it. They did great job building it . So proud of them 🙏💪. #timberframer #timberframe #carpentry #outdoors #swingbench #swingbed #joinery #acba #acba

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/23/2021

A beautiful collaboration between wood trades professor @chucksdust and blacksmithing department head @powertoyourelbow to create a charcuterie board for one of our beloved staff members as a farewell gift. @mwagg60

09/23/2021

One of our gracious supporters, John Winthrop, make it possible for this group of students to build this bench and similar ones that can be found throughout the area. This bench was designed by Professor @arnaudlerouzic, built by @kurtwalk & @jennywudsup , and @joezemp hand carved the center piece. A big thank you to John Winthrop for your continued support of the students of ACBA.
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#acba_charleston #woodtrade

One of our gracious supporters, John Winthrop, make it possible for this group of students to build this bench and similar ones that can be found throughout the area. This bench was designed by Professor @arnaudlerouzic, built by @kurtwalk & @jennywudsup , and @joezemp hand carved the center piece. A big thank you to John Winthrop for your continued support of the students of ACBA.
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#acba_charleston #woodtrade

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/21/2021

Under the guidance of Professor Kincannon, Iris and Cameron are working on two large projects this semester. Cameron @shadowsgrimm is carving one of what will be a three stone arch (flying buttress) with a seated figure (statue) of a stone carver straddling the arch.
Iris is carving a spiral staircase tread. There will be 4 more stones identical to the one shown in the photo. Once they are stacked up, the decorative section shown in the photo will form a column that will be the center of the staircase.
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#stone #stonecarving #acba_charleston

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/16/2021

Freshmen Classical Architecture Students in the south of broad neighborhood studying the classical orders that they’ve been drawing for the last few weeks.
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#acba_charleston #classicalarchitecture #southofbroad

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/13/2021

Please join us for ACBA's first 2021 Fall Lecture on the Importance of the Building Arts in a Changing World: A European Review/An American Outlook by ACBA Professor of Architectural Carpentry Markus Damwerth.

Professor Damwerth will review the historical, technical, and cultural changes that have shaped the practice of the traditional building trades in Europe, followed by a discussion of societal expectations in the world today.

September 15, 6:30 p.m.
Old Trolley Barn Campus,
649 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC


This event is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Please email [email protected] to register.

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/10/2021

Professor @kaminerhaislip is teaching our coppersmithing elective were she introduces basic copper metal smithing techniques including raising, sinking, and forming copper sheet to creat objects. Traditional metal smithing hollowing, hammering, forming, and fabrication are also taught so that students can create objects with copper. Students from all specialization enjoy taking electives outside of their standard medium. Thank you @kaminerhaislip!
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#acba_charleston #coppersmithing #metalsmith

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/03/2021

Junior and senior architecture students exploring the south of broad neighborhood in order to inform the urban design portion for this semester‘s project.
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#classicalarchitecture #southofbroad #urbandesign #acba_charleston

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 09/03/2021

It has been an exciting first 3 weeks for the first year students. After a long summer it is nice to have the building full of students again. This group is our largest incoming class ever and has already shown us they will leave their mark on ACBA. We can’t wait to see the progress they make this first year.
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#acba_charleston #plaster #blacksmithing #stonecarving #architecturalcarpentry #timberframing #classicalarchitecture

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/31/2021

And just like that, we’re back! Our returning students are back with new skills they picked up during their summer externship and are ready to get to work at ACBA. Several are working on large projects this semester and we will be sharing the process from start to finish.
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#acba_charleston #stonecarvers #blacksmithing #timberframing #architecturalcarpentry #plaster #classicalarchitecture

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/30/2021

Our freshman wood students are busy working on their boxes to keep their tool boxes in. #acba_charleston #woodworking #carpentry

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/30/2021

A few of the stone students are busy working on making a column!! #acba_charleston #stonecarving #stonecolumns

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/30/2021

One of our Sophomore plaster student’s busy working on an ornamental plaster project. #acba_charleston #plaster #ornamentalplaster

08/30/2021

One of our Sophomore plaster student’s busy working on an ornamental plaster project. #acba_charleston #plaster #ornamentalplaster

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/27/2021

The ACBA Freshmen drafting class!! #acba_charleston #drafting #collegeclasses

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/27/2021

Some of our freshman plaster students learning how to plaster a wall. The little squares are done to make sure the wall is level when begin plastering the entire wall!! #acba_charleston #plaster #plasterwalls #collegeclassproject

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/23/2021

Welcome Freshman Class of 2025 to the American College of the Building Arts!! #acba_charleston #backtocollege #buildingarts #freshman2025

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/20/2021

Thank you so much Mrs. Lin Bennett, SC State Representative for finding time in your busy schedule and taking a tour of the American College of the Building Arts today. Your support is greatly appreciated!!! #acba_charleston #collegetour #buildingarts

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/18/2021

A successful “coping” (splitting) of stone some by one of our students using “feathers & wedges”, an age-old technique!! #acba_charleston #stonecarving #stonecutting

08/18/2021

It’s fun watching the students working on projects!! This is a scale caliper that is mainly used to enlarge or reduce in size whatever it is that you are carving in the stone.

For instance, if I were to carve a duplicate of a hat to twice or a third larger than the original, this would be the tool to use. Little end to the original model, big end to new sculpture. #acba_charleston #stonecarving #stonesculpture

It’s fun watching the students working on projects!! This is a scale caliper that is mainly used to enlarge or reduce in size whatever it is that you are carving in the stone.

For instance, if I were to carve a duplicate of a hat to twice or a third larger than the original, this would be the tool to use. Little end to the original model, big end to new sculpture. #acba_charleston #stonecarving #stonesculpture

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/13/2021

We had a wonderful welcome back luncheon out at our President and wife’s beautiful home for all the freshmen, returning students, faculty and staff!! Cheers to a wonderful new school year!! #acba_charleston #collegelife #students

08/12/2021

Happy belated 2 year birthday to Palladio, President Broadwater and Jane’s sweet dog who is always around the American College of the Building Arts bringing smiles to everyone!!

He was named after Andrea Palladio was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarilya Vitruvius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture. #acba_charleston #palladio #birthdaywishes

Happy belated 2 year birthday to Palladio, President Broadwater and Jane’s sweet dog who is always around the American College of the Building Arts bringing smiles to everyone!!

He was named after Andrea Palladio was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Venetian Republic. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarilya Vitruvius, is widely considered to be one of the most influential individuals in the history of architecture. #acba_charleston #palladio #birthdaywishes

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/12/2021

A FOLLOW UP POSITIVE STORY: We love giving tours at ACBA! A couple stopped by one day in April that was in town visiting a family member. They were curious about the college and I was happy to show them around since he loved doing woodwork. Small world, they are from the same area of Virginia where I grew up!!

When they were done with the tour I was telling them about our beautiful iron work that was for sale that students make and they purchased a piece.

A few weeks later much to my surprise I received a text message of what he had made below!!! And he asked to purchase another piece of iron art to make another smaller table!!!

I was excited to get a text today and see the 2nd table he made since he loved the first one so much!!!

So many creative people, what a wonderful idea!!! #acba_charleston #iron #irontable #blacksmithing #table #ironandwoodtable

Photos from American College of the Building Arts's post 08/12/2021

Our Salutatorian, India Lee’s beautiful Capstone Project was installed yesterday!! It’s absolutely a magnificent piece of artwork, she’s such a talented young lady!! #acba_charleston #CapstoneProject #blacksmith #ironart

08/11/2021

#acba_charleston #freshmanorientation

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08/10/2021

#acba_charleston #freshmanorientation

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08/09/2021

#acba_charleston #freshmanorientation #backtocollege

#acba_charleston #freshmanorientation #backtocollege

08/04/2021

Incoming student orientation will take place on Thursday, August 12th at 9am, see below for the schedule!! #acba_charleston #studentlife #orientation2021

Incoming student orientation will take place on Thursday, August 12th at 9am, see below for the schedule!! #acba_charleston #studentlife #orientation2021

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649 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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