GREEK HELLENIC CENTER
SOCIAL HALL AND CLASSROOM/ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON, SC
This project will replace the Greek Orthodox of the Holy Trinity’s existing facilities, located in downtown Charleston, SC. The new 21,000 s.f. building will house the church’s administrative and educational uses as well as a new social hall. A large commercial kitchen will serve the new social hall space, which will house over 340 people.
Taking cues from the adjacent church building--which is individually listed in the National Historic Register--the new building’s design strives to provide a simple balance between the old and the new. Brick detailing, stained wood, and large scale windows will provide a striking but subtle design that complements the historic structure while still providing an innovative architectural approach.
Working collaboratively with Liollio Architecture in the early stages of the project, Bello Garris Architects served as Architect of Record. Construction is anticipated to start in October of 2019.