Cool Blow Wins 2009 Carolopolis Award

Located in the historic “Cool Blow Village” platted in 1857, One Cool Blow is a five-story, mixed use loft development owned by One Cool Blow, LLC. Industrial uses in the area had destroyed much of the area’s historic fabric and the goal was to create a new context for the neighborhood. Drawing inspiration from buildings that exemplify Charleston’s institutional and industrial architecture of the late 19th century, such as the Cigar Factory and the Murray Vocational School, the contemporary façades reinterpret the traditional architectural vocabulary of base, shaft, and capital. Breaking the mass of the project into three buildings created additional green space for the public realm and open vistas throughout the property. Each building qualifies for a LEED silver rating