Harper Projects Honored with Two CREW Upstate 2018 Awards

Harper is proud to have two successful projects awarded with the CREW Upstate 2018 Development Impact Awards: Greenville Public Works and the Aug W. Smith Building. CREW Upstate works to advance the achievements of women in the commercial real estate industry across the Upstate, and boasts over 75 members. The Developmental Impact Award is presented to recent projects within one of four categories - office, retail, industrial, or multifamily - when they significantly and measurably impact the community in a positive way. These real estate projects help transform and revitalize the built environment as well as the community, reaching far beyond the project boundaries (Melody Wright, CREW).

Harper Senior Project Manager, Steve Foushee, represented Harper to accept the award for the construction of the new Greenville Public Works, which was a collaboration between five CREW Members including DP3 Architects, the City of Greenville, Harper, PMC Interiors, and Seamon Whiteside & Associates. The Harper project team of Steve Foushee, Dean Stageberg, Will Prescott, Tony Ellison, and Ben Rotherham worked to construct this new campus for the City of Greenville which provides a state-of-the-art headquarters from which all of the City's infrastructure is managed. Located on a 22-acre campus, the project spans 70,000 SF across four different building.

“We are all inspired by the feeling that what we do on a daily basis means something and is important in the quality of the lives of the citizens we are dedicated and honored to serve. We want to do our jobs with the least amount of intrusion possible and be as efficient as tasks, time, and weather permit. Our new Public Works Campus helps us do just that.”

- Mike Murphy, Director of Greenville Public Works

Harper Project Manager, Neil Wilson also accepted a Development Impact Award for Harper's historic renovation of the Aug W. Smith building in downtown Spartanburg, SC. Harper collaborated with fellow CREW member, McMillan Pazdan Smith, to develop this historic four-story building into 45 luxury apartments and two ground-level retail spaces. The project included the construction of two additional floors on top of the existing building, which will bring it up to seven stories, including a basement. The new building kept the historical features, but is updated in a way that corresponds to the current Spartanburg downtown. Harper's team of President David Wise, Neil Wilson, and Will Prescott is excited to have achieved this award on behalf of an outstanding project for Spartanburg's growth and revitalization.

To learn more about the 2018 CREW Awards and the other award winners, read the full article here.