Member-Only On-Site Discussion at Kiawah River
As development in the Charleston region continues with record growth, a handful of innovative projects are being delivered in areas that were, until recently, spurned as investment worthy. Located next to bustling Kiawah Island and just 15 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah River offers a new place to celebrate traditional Lowcountry pastimes with friends and family. On the river, creeks, and lakes, and near the beach, Kiawah River balances active outdoor pursuits with the rejuvenating effects of the sea island landscape.
With a strong commitment to both preserving the living history of the land and creating a healthy future on it, Kiawah River is a natural home for all those who seek to create, explore, and live well, whether for a weekend or a lifetime.
About the Speakers
Carter Redd – Managing Director, The Beach Company
With over 20 years of blending inspired hospitality with real estate development, Carter Redd has successfully built winning teams to successfully reveal and transform breathtaking places in the Caribbean and now the Charleston Sea Islands at Kiawah River.
Jamee Haley – Executive Director, Lowcountry Local First
Ms. Haley leads the Lowcountry Local First organization with fierce determination to show the value our homegrown businesses bring to our community and quality of life. People connector, big idea thinker and new idea junkie. Favorite quote (not just because of the name) Buckminster Fuller; “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Jamee also currently serves City of Charleston’s Health and Wellness Advisory Committee, College of Charleston’s Sustainability Literacy Institute’s Advisory Board and Together SC’s Lowcountry Membership Chair.
Scott Parker – Owner, DesignWorks
Mr. Parker co-founded DesignWorks in 1994 when he relocated his practice to Charleston, South Carolina from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scott began his professional career in 1981 and has undertaken projects over his more than 30 years of service on five continents. As the founder and partner of DesignWorks, he personally directs the design of each of the firm’s projects. Prior to starting his own business, Scott was an Associate with Benjamin Thompson and Associates in Cambridge, where he prepared master plans for urban districts around the globe including, London, Tokyo, Auckland, Glasgow, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Savannah and Miami. He also worked with Carr Lynch on master plans for Tanglewood Music Center, Charlottesville, Virginia and major park projects in New York. Mr. Parker has taught at the Clemson Center for Architecture in Charleston and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program. Scott currently is a Board Member of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, Ashley Hall School and the Low Country Lowline. He also serves on the City of Charleston Peninsula Task Force and the Advocacy Committee of Historic Charleston Foundation. Scott is past Chairman of the Sullivan’s Island Planning Commission. Scott received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia with Honors in 1980 and Masters of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University in 1986.
Tony Woody – VP, Thomas & Hutton
Mr. Woody is Vice President and the Charleston Civil Department Manager at Thomas and Hutton in Charleston, SC. Woody’s experience of 27 years includes site development and public infrastructure projects for both public and private clients. These projects include the design for highways, streets, bike paths, neighborhoods, parks, parking areas, water distribution systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, and storm drainage systems. Mr. Woody has extensive experience at the management of design personnel, budgets and schedules. Tony earned a BS in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and is registered as a Professional Engineer in South Carolina and North Carolina.