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The Gaillard Center

Municipal Office Building and Municipal Emergency Operational Center (MEOC)

Charleston, SC

The Gaillard Center is a multi-purpose building located in the Historical District of Charleston.  Municipal auditorium complex includes renovated performance hall with 1,800 seat multi-purpose auditorium, expanded exhibit space for 38,715 GSF exhibit hall, and new city offices within a municipal office building.

The City of Charleston's Municipal Offices are located adjacent to the Gaillard Municipal Complex in an attached three-story, 80,880 GSF municipal office building. Within the office space is a Municipal Emergency Operational Center (MEOC) designed to a Category IV level construction, allowing it to be operational during and immediately following hurricanes and earthquakes.  During a catastrophic event, the City of Charleston essential government entities operate within the MEOC, which is a self-sustaining building with its own server room. The MEOC is operated by an emergency generator during normal electrical outages and emergency situations.


38,715 SF


City of Charleston, SC


David M. Schwarz Architects; Earl Swensson Associates




EOC / Office / Entertainment