About the “Most Influential” list, publisher Tim Barkley writes: “These are the people who have created homes in the Charleston area and beyond that are admired and emulated by others. Their amazing work has been published in shelter magazines like Charleston Home & Design and some have even been recognized nationally. Homeowners have been so impressed that they’ve borrowed ideas and inspiration for their own homes. These home and design professionals deserve recognition and we honor their talents in this issue.”
Whitney Powers’ residential work ranges from a small addition and kitchen remodeling project in a ca. 1790s house, to a 5000-square-foot, thoroughly “green” waterfront home. Her contemporary work has been featured on HGTV’s “Extreme Living” show and in Coastal Living and Residential Architect magazines. Her historic preservation/restoration projects have received awards from the Preservation Society of Charleston and the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Named a “green goddess” by Skirt! magazine in 2008, Powers has been a strong advocate for sustainable architecture and environmental conservation since she founded her firm in 1989. South Carolina Woman published an article she wrote, entitled “Taking A Turn Towards A Sustainable Lifestyle in the Low country,” in 2009.
For more information on Whitney Powers and Studio A, visit www.studioa-architecture.com