Anna Fender of 1×1 Design Elected to Leadership Columbia Advisory Board

Anna-Fender-Web-2COLUMBIA, S.C. (Nov. 12, 2019) – The 1x1 Design team congratulates Anna Fender, IIDA, LEED AP, for continuing her service on the 2019-2020 Leadership Columbia Advisory Board. This is her fourth year elected to the board.

A 2013 Leadership Columbia graduate, Fender has served in a variety of roles since joining the advisory board in 2016. This year, her concentration is working with committee members on planning class days related to health and human services as well as chairing the environmental class day.

“This program is a pillar in our community,” says Fender. “By being involved directly with the class, I feel as though I am able to expand my knowledge and be part of something much larger than myself.”

Leadership Columbia is a program through the Columbia Chamber. Each year, around 60 candidates are chosen based on community involvement, capacity for leadership and commitment to improving the Midlands. This ten-month program includes a two-day retreat, nine monthly day-long sessions and a class project.

“The class project process is a continuation of the creative process for me,” says Fender. “l love brainstorming ideas and being surrounded by individuals creating meaningful change in Columbia. It is energizing and keeps me coming back!”

“The program focuses on taking an in-depth look at key issues facing the community,” says 1x1 Design President Asheley Scott St. John, AIA LEED AP. “Anna is an enthusiastic asset to the advisory board because of her passion for helping people and her work ethic in finding a solution. We see it every day at 1x1.”

Launched in 2011, 1x1 Design is a woman-owned architecture firm with DBE certification, comprised of five full-time staff, including an architect, an interior designer, two intern architects and one project coordinator.

1x1 Design works with commercial clients across South Carolina and throughout the Southeast on new construction as well as renovations, masterplans, maintenance and upgrades in a variety of industry sectors, including corporate, office and industrial; government; retail, restaurant/hospitality and entertainment; nonprofit; faith/religion, education and healthcare; transportation; and multifamily housing, as well as selected single-family residential projects.

Fender, who joined the team in 2012, works to manage projects and incorporates interior design expertise into all aspects of project design and management for the firm.

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