Pecha Kucha Night Profile – Whitney Powers
November 5, 2008, 4:53 pm
Filed under: News, Presenter Profiles


Whitney Powers, AIA, is an award-winning, LEED-certified architect based in Charleston.

She founded her firm, Studio A, Inc., in 1989. Since then she has become widely recognized as a leader in both “green,” or sustainable, design, and historic preservation/adaptive reuse. Her work in both areas has been featured in numerous publications and journals. In August, a “green” house she designed on Dewees Island was featured on HGTV”s “Extreme Living” show. She was also recently featured in Skirt! Magazine under the banner “green goddess.”

A native of Columbus, Mississippi, Whitney received her undergraduate degree in architecture from Mississippi State and her Masters of Science degree in Building Design from Columbia University. She lives in downtown Charleston’s historic district with her husband, Edwin, and their nine-year-old daughter, Olive.


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