Free with Museum Admission
In 2022, LS3P completed the installation of the first USCT Park in the nation, located on CAM’s grounds. The opening of the park marked the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of Boundless. We welcome Charles Boney and Danny Adams for a presentation to our community.
Charles and Danny will engage in a discussion centered on the multifaceted dimensions of designing spaces dedicated to memory, retrospection, and education. This presentation delves into the dynamic realm of memorialization, scrutinizing various approaches and historical periods. It culminates with an exploration of the USCT Memorial. These case studies span a spectrum of influence, size, material composition, political significance, and geographical context. Simultaneously embracing the past and the future, the design of the USCT Memorial encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the space, forging personal connections to the installation’s profound meaning. This approach elevates the emotional resonance of the experience. As we evolve in our perspectives on remembrance, reflection, and education, we are reshaping how we invest in, design, and inhabit spatial relationships, fostering inclusivity and diversity in engagement.
Charles Boney began his service to his architectural firm LS3P in 1978. Charles served as principal architect for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Governors’ Village, an award-winning, innovative approach to educational design which created for a “village” for over 4,800 students. He was principal architect for Union County Schools’ Weddington High School, which led to over $100M in further design work for this client. His work encompasses numerous comprehensive renovation projects, including three schools designed by the firm in 1924 and the award-winning Thalian Hall historic theatre renovations. Higher education clients include numerous community colleges and UNC at Wilmington.
A lifelong resident of Wilmington, Chris learned the value of design at an early age, through the eyes of his architect father, Charlie Boney. He has continued his family’s commitment to improving the built environment, contributing to the community, and to fostering issues of social equity.
Firmwide Design Leader Danny Adams joined LS3P in 2009, and brings over 23 years of experience in both public and private projects throughout North Carolina and beyond. His design and project management experience includes local, national, and international projects in diverse practice areas.
While practicing in Raleigh, NC, and Washington, DC, his project experience has ranged from residential and commercial adaptive reuse projects to major corporate mixed-use architectural projects to urban and civic master plans and redevelopment studies.
Outside of LS3P, Danny continues to be involved with community outreach programs through the Wilmington AIA and UNCW Coastal Engineering Advisory Board. He is a professional architectural and photojournalistic photographer.