The Build 75
At SDC Designs, we are passionate about using design to build communities. The Build-75 is a non-profit company that was formed to provide homes for women and their children whose lives have been severely impacted by the trauma of abuse or trafficking. It is a housing solution that will provide homes at a fraction of the cost. Our vision also includes the restoration and renovation of homes within marginalized communities. SDC Design believes in creating solutions for affordable housing, which starts with the community that is assigned to us. Great design and architecture should be accessible to everyone. These homes will be built with an emphasis on sustainable design principles and thoughtful architecture and the love of God.
West Greenville SC
A community development project
Lofts at Woodside Mills
Anchorage farm to table restaurant
The History of the West Greenville community
The West End is a neighborhood in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. located near the Reedy River. The Greenville and Columbia Railroad arrived there in 1853, bringing increased commercial activity to the neighborhood that had been first settled in the 1830s.
After the Civil War, the introduction of new fertilizers made cotton farming profitable. Cotton and fertilizer warehouses and numerous support industries sprung up. The commercial success, accompanied by residential requirements, brought churches and schools to the west end.
The area consists of several brick-clad buildings that were cotton mills. They have been transformed into apartments and condos. SDC Designs has had the honor of designing an apartment in one of these buildings.
West Greenville is also known for its art, food culture, and its great sense of community.
Photos: City of Greenville SC website.
Architecture: Various architects.
What we have been doing
West Greenville is our community so in 2023, one of the goals of The Build 75, was to collaborate with other non-profits that were like-minded or community-driven. We collaborated with our church to help with outreach at Miracle Hill, Greenville SC. Their mission is to provide clothing, books, furniture, and accessories at a reduced cost for anyone in need.
Miracle Hill, Greenville SC
Our church team and The-Build 75
Photos: SDC Designs
We also collaborated with Habitat for Humanity on the construction of a new home for a family in West Greenville. That means one more family has seen their dream of home ownership come alive! We are so thankful for this great opportunity to work with Habitat and support a team that has a vision similar to The build-75.
Habitat for Humanity
Area is being prepped for
Northern view of the street
The exterior of the built environment
Photos: The Build-75
During the pandemic and after, we have been feeding people and donating food in Greenville SC as well as the community in Asheville SC. We also collaborate with other non-profits like S.W.I.T.C.H. in the fight against human trafficking.
During Christmas of 2022, we partnered with a local church that paid for five families to enjoy two nights in five hotel suites. They were showered with presents, meals, and gift baskets to show how loved they were by their community. The Build 75 sponsored the decor for one of the suites. We were so honored to be invited to do this and we are also happy to know that all five families are on a waiting list for new homes.