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Talison Row

// Podium, Midrise, Garden

Creative design solutions that produced more benefits to an attractive community.

Talison Row on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina presented several unique circumstances that created an exciting and rewarding design process.

The site is located within the 100-year flood plain adjacent to the historical city and tidal rivers, so we designed Talison Row as a podium structure. This allowed us to shelter vehicles within the flood plain, while simultaneously raising the buildings and mechanical equipment.

The podium typology enabled us to meet our density goals and provided interstitial spaces that became wonderful pocket parks, courtyards, and community gardens. Geologically, Charleston is a seismically active region that requires specific design countermeasures. Talison Row utilizes stone columns and earthquake drains, which dissipate pore pressure during seismic events.

Finally, the City of Charleston maintains development guidelines, along with an architectural appearance board that reviews new designs. In order to ensure Talison Row would complement its neighbors, we worked diligently to create a Low Country-style community that met the city’s exacting standards. The result is an architectural expression that feels like a village, with units that take advantage of spectacular views of the tidal Cooper River and Downtown Charleston.

Project Info

Density: 26.6
Project Status: Completed more than 5 years ago
Acres: 10.3
Units: 274
  • 1 Bedroom % 41.6
  • 2 Bedroom %: 49.6
  • 3 Bedroom %: 8.8
Parking Spaces: 479
Project Number: 3439.10
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