Daniel Island's Church of the Holy Cross Cited for Architectural Excellence

November 1, 2011

The City of Charleston’s Design, Development and Preservation division, which works with architects and advises city review boards on new and renovated architecture, has launched a new awards program to highlight the city’s best buildings and foster excellence in architectural design. The awards, announced earlier this month, reflect what its staff considers six of the best new buildings built in the city limits since 2000.

Among the buildings honored is Daniel Island’s own Church of the Holy Cross. Designed by Charleston’s Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects and located at the corner of Daniel Island and Seven Farms drives, the iconic white building enjoys a prominent location at one of the island town’s key intersections.

Dennis Dowd, city architect and preservation officer, cited the church’s relationship to the corner, it’s simplicity and scale and its tower and entrance among the attributes that make it a great new building.

The Church of the Holy Cross is a friendly and fast-growing Episcopal church with three locations in the Charleston area, including on Daniel Island. The church aims to provide relevant, life-oriented teachings in a friendly and fun atmosphere. It has been a part of the Daniel Island community since opening in 2006.