Meet the One School in the U.S. to offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Building Trades
A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.
When Hurricane Hugo hit Charleston, South Carolina, in 1989, its Category 4 winds carried off nearly every roof in town, leaving homes and businesses to be flooded by torrential rain. Not since the earthquake of 1886 had the city seen such devastation, and as residents set about rebuilding, they soon realized they had another problem on their hands: a shortage of artisans trained in skills like masonry, ironwork, and plastering, necessary to repair the city’s famous historic buildings. Read more.