AIA Charleston / CAC.C Lecture Series

Spring 2019


Wednesday February 6th - 6:00pm


Tammy Eagle Bull is the President of Encompass Architects located in Lincoln, Nebraska. She offers a unique approach to design, as she believes strongly in the direct relationship between human behavior and the environment. She strives to create environments in which the users will not only function but also thrive.

This mentality is evident in her work, as 80 percent of her firm's work is for tribal nations. They work in a niche market, designing schools, government offices, and detention centers for tribes in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Arizona. This work lies close to her heart as Tammy is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation and grew up in South Dakota. She was the first Native American woman in the United States to become a licensed architect.


The Cigar Factory
701 East Bay Street
Suite 202
Charleston, SC 29403

Wednesday March 6th - 6:00pm


For the second lecture this spring, the CACC and AIA Charleston host a conversation between two City of Charleston directors Jacob A. Lindsey and Keith Benjamin.

Jacob A. Lindsey is the Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston. He advises the Mayor and City Council on matters of city planning and directs the operations of planning, zoning, architectural review, urban design and business services.

Keith Benjamin serves as the Director of the Department of Traffic and Transportation for the city of Charleston. In his position he oversees all transportation maintenance, planning and partnerships at the local, county and state level. He is also the city’s representative on the CARTA Transit Board, Charleston Aviation Authority and the Berkeley- Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments’ Policy Committee.

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Wednesday April 3rd - 6:00pm

Tim Keane

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Tim Keane was appointed Commissioner of City Planning by Mayor Kasim Reed on July 1, 2015. Tim is responsible for design, permitting, zoning, preservation, housing, community development and transportation planning in this role. Prior to this appointment Tim was Director of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability for the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 11 years. Tim worked for Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on all matters related to planning, urban design, preservation and economic development. Tim was also the first Planning Director for the Town of Davidson, North Carolina.

Tim has a Bachelor’s degree in Planning and Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. Tim was a Knight Fellow at the University of Miami School of Architecture.