Pierre Manigault Werner drawing in ACBA`s collection


Pierre Manigault Werner drawing in ACBA`s collection
April 2015
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Werner drawing in ACBA’s collection
The Byrne-Diderot Library is pleased to announce the acquisition of an original drawing
by Christopher Werner. Werner was a prominent and successful ironworker in the mid-19th
century, whose contributions in iron are recognizable throughout Charleston. They include
the Sword Gates at 32 Legare St., porticos at the John Rutledge House, spear-headed railing
at Porter’s Lodge, and ornamental ironwork enclosure at Bethany Cemetery and many others. The drawing in pen and pencil depicts designs for two fences and gates.
19th Century drawings such as this are rare to find due to the ephemeral nature of paper and
the fact that they were considered part of the working process towards a final product. However, they are uniquely valuable primary
resources for students of the built environment. The drawing is currently at the shop of L.L. Biggs where it is being professionally
conserved and appraised. The next step will be to procure protective framing, so that the drawing can be on display for students and
visitors. The library is asking for donations to accomplish this. Please contact Jennifer France at [email protected] to
make a donation.
Pierre Manigault
chairman of the board of trustees
Pierre is the Chairman of
Evening Post Industries (EPI),
which publishes The (Charleston, SC) Post and Courier. In 2007 he co-founded Garden & Gun magazine. He serves
on the boards of the Middleton Place Foundation, Magnolia Cemetery, and the College
of Charleston School of Business. He is currently enrolled in Jill Hooper’s Drawing class
where the class often goes on drawing field trips.
How did you find out about ACBA?
I was recruited by John Paul Huguley, who came to me with an idea for a new school he
was starting. I was hooked immediately!
What is your favorite memory of ACBA?
There are so many, but the one that stands out most would have to be the day we awarded diplomas to our first graduating class in 2009.
Which trade do you wish you could perfect?
All of them! But if I had to pick just one, it would be ironwork.
If you could tell a new ACBA student one thing, what would it be?
You have made a brilliant choice in selecting ACBA. You will graduate with a first-class liberal arts education and a mastery of artistic
building skills that are vitally important, relevant and rare in today’s world.
Freshmen Class of 2015’s Home States
Mr. Jenkins is
graduating from
Academy in
North Charleston
this spring.
Accepted as of April 1
Trowel (stone, masonry, plaster)
Wood (carpentry, timber framing)
Forged Architectural Iron
His interest in
carpentry was
palapable when
Phil, a Junior specializing in carpentry, showed him around the
College. Mr. Jenkins is the recipient of a scholarship designated
for Charleston County Public School graduates.
Open House
Upcoming Events:
The last Open House for this
academic year is scheduled for the
13th of April. This is for families
interested in 2015/16 enrollment.
Please contact Mrs. Lucas Adams
our Director of Recruitment to
register. Lunch is provided.
required event.
[email protected] or 843-266-7835
Alumna News
Peter McGinnis (‘12) has joined timber framing instructor Bruno Sut-
ter to launchedTimber Artisans located in Charleston, SC. Their goal is to
elevate each wood project to beyond the client’s expectation.
Check out their site: http://timberartisans.com/our-mission/
Cameron Wright (‘14) has moved to Anderson, SC. He is employed by
Daniel Construction as a carpentry lead and is preparing to become project
In February, Junior Timberframing student Walker Janney married Katrina Dowling. The wedding and reception were held at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on Wentworth Street in Charleston. Best wishes!
MBA Festival Committee Meeting
4/7 and 4/14
Charleston BAR
Meeting for the Trolley Barn
4/8 @ 75 Calhoun St. (5:30pm)
MBA Festival
Traditional Architecture Meeting
Open House
NY Friendraising Event
Final Exams
5/1 - 5/6
ACBA Timberframers’ News
For the first time, ACBA woodworkers joined the ranks at Virginia
Military Institute’s bi-annual timber framing workshop. Prof. Jordan Finch coordinated carpentry and timber framing students from
every class to participate in the trip. These community service
projects near Lexington, VA give complete novices, capable apprentices, and experienced professionals an opportunity to network, learn from one another, and build something truly special for
communities in need. This year’s project was to create a new wing
to a local domestic violence shelter.
Upon arrival, our students quickly set to work and were given
the chance to work on some of the more challenging and complex portions of the project. Students from every level were
welcomed in to lay out complex posts, compound hips and
rafters, and run fit-up teams as final assemblies were made. In
every case, our students proved to be more than capable, exceedingly knowledgeable, and possessed a great attitude as they
approached their work. Needless to say, this event is a great
opportunity to arrange potential internships or employment.
Hopefully, this will be the first of many trips to VMI for ACBA’s
excellent woodworking department.
Behind the Walls
My Job is
Diversity Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator
I proudly attended
Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
1979 grad. Go Orange!
It’s rare to find me without
my cell phone attached to my ear.
When I was 7, I wanted to be
absolutely nothing … just a kid.
When I’m not supporting
Artisans in training
I’m working a freelance public relations and/or fund raising gig.
The book on my night stand is
It's dusty… I’m too busy right now to read anything unless it
pertains to a project I’m gigging.
The Student Guild has merchandise for
sale at the Masters of the Building Arts
Festival. Support the Student Guild.
Stickers all 6 trades $ 2 ea
Pint Glasses $ 7
Mary Scott Guest Lecture
during the MBA Festival
Wednesday, April 8 at 5:30 pm
Nancy Hawk Lecture Hall
We are proud to host Robert Thomas of Robert Thomas
Iron Design. He is presenting on Ironwork in Modern Communities.
Using a recent project in Pittsburg as a case study, Robert Thomas explores
the complex challenges of producing a new large-scale work of forged iron
that also includes restoring and refitting existing antique work.
Robert Thomas studied at Hereford College of Arts in England and is certified through the National School of Blacksmithing, where he received his
Journeyman’s Certification from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths
in London. He has further studied with artisans in France, Sweden, Czech
Republic, Israel and throughout the United States. His passion is the pursuit
of mastery…using traditional blacksmithing techniques to create contemporary works of art. Robert lives and works on Wadmalaw Island.
The Mary Scott Guest Lecture Series is funded in part by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs and the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Program through their joint administration of the Lowcountry Quarterly Arts Program and the SC Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts
Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC. *The Nancy Hawk Lecture Hall on our 3rd floor is not handicap accessible.
APRIL 6 - 10
Plastering Workshop
Masters of the Building Arts Festival
APRIL 10 10am-6pm
Lie-Nielson Toolworks
Hand Tool Event
Demonstrations By:
Our Faculty and Students
Colonial Williamsburg Brick
Lie-Nielson Toolworks
Mid-West Tool Collectors
Cathedral Stone
Cheehaw Woodworks
Preservation Works
Huss Construction
Food: Cilantro’s & Jeni’s
Saturday Lectures
Special Guests Include:
Roy Underhill, TV personality and
owner of the Woodwrights School
• demonstrating all day
• lecturing at 3pm in the hawk room
Christopher Liberatos:
Bevan & Liberatos
A Vision for Civic Conservation - Local Traditions
Build Sustainable Communities
Richard Economakis and Kevin
Buccellato: Notre Dame University
Reconstructing the Proto-Doric Temple: New Ideas on
a Theory of Origin
Marjorie Hunt:
Smithsonian Institution
Documenting American Craftsmen with her award-winningfilm “The Stone Carvers.”
Jim Shepherd:
National Cathedral
Washington National Cathedral: Construction and
Restoration After the Earthquake of 2011
Craftsmen & Craft Brews
tickets are for sale at:
Nic Butler: Charleston Historian
The Rise and Fall of Charleston Trolleys 1859-1938
Billy Dillon:
So. Mountain (MA) Retrofitting for
Cody James: ACBA
Senior Project-stone carved occulus window for
Trolley Barn
Bill Monroe: WGM Design Inc
Trolley Barn Design and Approval Process
John Ecker: Tidewater Preservation
The Use of Tabby in Savannah and charleston
Jim Gloria: Master Craftsman
Scagliola: The Art and Technique of making plaster
look like Marble