Daniel Island Municipal Building

Daniel Island Municipal Building


Charleston, SC

2014 Whitelaw Founders Award, Historic Charleston Foundation

The new Daniel Island Municipal Building for the City of Charleston is primarily a fire substation. It also contains spaces for EMS and city satellite offices including a police substation.

The main facade is curved to accommodate the entrance which is "around the corner" near the parking area. This entrance is accented by a pergola structure. The pergola structure leads into a two story high porch separated from the two story lobby by a glazed wall. In addition there are separate entrances for employees and to the fire station.

The bow-shaped roof of the two lane truck bay repeats the curved shape of the facade.

The building also is located in a zone of an urban transition to an area yet to be developed with a pedestrian connection to the existing park. As such the building will become a part of an entrance to the new area.