ULI is its members! ULI South Carolina is highlighting our membership in a new feature of the monthly newsletter – Meet Our Members. Each month, we’ll introduce you to a different member from around the state. This month we feature Erin Stevens of Surculus in Charleston, SC.
Erin is President of Surculus, a Charleston-based landscape architecture and urban design firm she founded in 2016, that is focused on increasing resilience and effectively integrating ecologically sensitive systems into urbanized and other human-affected contexts.
A native of South Carolina’s barrier islands, Erin credits her initial ecological fascination to a childhood rich with exploration of the ephemeral coastal landscape.
Erin acquired a bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University. After a series of internships—the Skyscraper Museum in New York, the World Health Organization Office for Investment for Health and Development in Venice, Italy and the regional planning agency for the Charleston Metropolitan area (BCDCOG)—she completed her Masters in Landscape Architecture at the University of Georgia.
Erin has worked on a variety of planning and design projects including a federally funded transit study for the Charleston region, and development guidelines and public space design for multiple mixed-use and infill developments in the Charleston region.
Surculus is currently part of the team led by Waggoner + Ball to develop a series of recommendations for the City of Charleston surrounding water issues and land use. These recommendations build upon the Dutch Dialogues ™ process and are designed to inform the forthcoming Comprehensive Plan update. Erin’s firm is also a part of the ONE CHARLESTON: Parks & Recreation Master Plan project, led by Brandstetter Carroll, that is informing programming and site development for parks, recreation, and public greenspaces over the next 10 years. Erin and her firm are committed to engaging public spaces and community awareness to build a more resilient region in the face of population growth and dynamic climate shifts.