CPAD Faculty

Jenny Bevan is principal at the design firm Bevan & Liberatos, specializing in modern traditional design from master-planning, to buildings, interiors, and furniture. Jenny has a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and has worked for architectural offices across the country. Jenny is co-director of the Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture, held annually in Engelsberg and   Stockholm, Sweden, and has taught graduate and undergraduate studio courses at the University of Notre Dame. Jenny has been awarded grants from the Nanovic Institute as well as the Sir John Soane Traveling Fellowship and has given lectures including the TEDx talk “Our Disposable Architecture” as well as “What is Classicism,” “Charleston’s First Architectural Sources,” and “Calling for a New Preservation Charter.” Bevan & Liberatos’ work has been published in Southern Living and Charleston Home magazines. Jenny currently teaches in the College of Charleston’s CPAD program.

Allen Davis is an urban designer and certified city planner. As the Director of Civic Design for the City of Charleston he oversees the operations of the Planning Department’s Design Division and the Charleston Civic Design Center. Allen has been an urban designer with the City of Portland, Oregon, the Asheville Design Center, and the City of Wilmington, North Carolina. He has two master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Urban Design and Community Planning and is a Certified Charrette Planner by the National Charrette Institute. Allen has led various municipal urban design studios, charrettes and workshops in the creation of master plans, comprehensive plans, streetscape improvements, code amendments and site design studies and has a passion for the revitalization of postindustrial districts. Allen teaches Sustainable Urban Design and Adaptive Reuse, a graduate-level studio and seminar course for CPAD students. Since this is the first time the course has ever been taught, Allen was able to enhance the syllabus and schedule, assign reading materials and develop the design assignments. The course studio project site will be a maritime eco-district around Charleston’s City Marina and Alberta Long Lake. The assignment considers the potential adaptive reuse and “greening” of the site’s most questionable buildings.

Allen Davis

R. Grant Gilmore, III During his twenty years of professional archaeological teaching and excavation experience Dr. Gilmore has worked in the United States, United Kingdom and sites across the Caribbean dating from the present to the Medieval (in Europe) and Contact Period (in the Americas). He specializes in 17th- and 18th-century archaeology and heritage management After completing his B.A. and M.A. at the College of William and Mary, he worked for several years with   the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Department of Archaeological Research. During this period he took a Comparative Colonial Archaeology Class taught by Prof. Marley Brown III, Prof. James F. Deetz and Dr. Edward Cecil Harris that expanded my research vision well beyond Tidewater Virginia to include much of the Atlantic World. My fieldwork with Prof. Norman Barka introduced me to the island of St. Eustatius. The island became the focus of his doctoral research at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London where he examined the African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. The IoA is considered the top archaeology department in the United Kingdom.

In addition to co-editing the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology, Dr. Gilmore is the author of several book chapters, articles and monographs in professional and public journals and magazines. He established (in 2004) and Directed the St. Eustatius Center for Archaeological Research until he left St Eustatius in 2011. At SECAR, he taught hundreds of professional, student and avocational volunteers in courses on artifacts, excavation techniques and historical archaeology and building recording and preservation. Through his appointment in the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, he taught graduate courses in Historical Archaeology as well as undergraduates in the field.

Gilmore

 

Christopher Liberatos (not pictured) is principal at the design firm Bevan & Liberatos, specializing in modern traditional design from master-planning, to buildings, interiors, and furniture. Christopher graduated from the Honors College at the College of Charleston and has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He has worked for architectural offices in New York, London, and in France and Italy. Christopher is co-director of the Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture, held annually in Engelsberg and Stockholm, Sweden. Christopher’s drawings have been exhibited in London, New York and Charleston and he has given lectures including, “An Architecture of Our Time and the Genius of Albert Simons” and “Grecian Architecture in Charleston.” Bevan & Liberatos’ work has been published in Southern Living and Charleston Home magazines. Christopher currently teaches in the College of Charleston’s CPAD program.

Ralph Muldrow is Associate Professor of Art and Architectural History at the College of Charleston. He holds a Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He co-founded the Program in Historic Preservation and Community Planning twenty years ago. He has been a writer/Editor at Academy Editions Publishing in London, England. He was a Project Architect for numerous projects including work at the Governor's Mansion (NJ) and restoration projects at the Roebling Factories in Trenton, NJ. In Manhattan he designed 5 public libraries. For John Milner Associates he restored the 1824 Anne Arundel County Courthouse in Annapolis, MD, and has done many other projects in Architecture and Preservation. He teaches Urban Design, Architectural Design, the Classical Tradition in Architecture, American Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture, and others, and he often teaches a summer travel course to London and Paris. He has lectured widely and has published on architecture and Preservation. He teaches Drawing Charleston to CPAD students.

Muldrow

Stephen Ramos is an Associate Principal with LS3P Associates. His expertise is helping clients maximize the design and development potential for their properties. A majority of that work is concentrated in the Charleston region. Mr. Ramos says "Charleston is a challenging place to build and we like to think of ourselves as experts in navigating the system." On BuildingsAreCool.com, Mr. Ramos shares stories and lessons from his experience as an Architect. His goal is to elevate and showcase design and to help others in their pursuits. He teaches Architectural Design Studio to CPAD students.

Ramos

Elizabeth Stanton (not pictured) is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Design in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the College of Charleston. She holds a Masters of Architecture and a Masters of Urban Design from the University of Miami. When she’s not teaching, Ms. Stanton practices architecture and urban design at Clarke Design Group; a Mount Pleasant based design firm that specializes in traditional architecture, design and planning adhering to the classic principles of the lowcountry vernacular. Ms. Stanton teaches Introduction to Urban Design, a six credit studio course, to CPAD students.

Dr. Nathaniel R. Walker is Assistant Professor of Architectural History at the College of Charleston. He earned his Ph.D. at Brown University in the History of Art and Architecture, an MA in Architectural History from the Savannah College of Art and Design, and a BA in History (with a minor in German) at Belmont University. Nathaniel specializes in the history of public space such as squares and streets, particularly in the United States and Europe, but he has also worked   with the urban forms of the Classic Maya and with Chinese Daoist architectural representations. He has focused many of his studies on the relationships between architecture, urban planning, and utopian dreams of progress and futurity that proliferated in nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, film, advertising, and other media. He is currently developing his dissertation on the architecture and urbanism of nineteenth-century utopian novels into a book, and working on a myriad of other smaller projects, on topics both near to and far from the historic peninsula of Charleston. Dr. Walker teaches City as a Work of Art to CPAD students.

Walker