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Photograph by: Carri Bass Mike Henthorn M ike Henthorn, AIA, built the first local Henthorn. “Even if the home is not of my design, EarthCraft-certified home, and has just I’m careful to build it as efficiently as I can. I finished the first LEED Gold-certified believe the heating and air conditioning in a home home in Spartanburg County. must function correctly.” The architect and builder, who has nearly 30 years Henthorn has long been interested in urban 515 East St. John Street of design and construction experience, is a Master design, particularly new urbanism which Spartanburg Builder of South Carolina, a LEED Accredited promotes walkable neighborhoods and 864.595.2380 Professional, and an EarthCraft House Certified concentrated urban living. He was part of the Builder. After working at architecture firms in advisory group that created the Downtown Master Hours: By appointment Chicago and Phoenix, he moved to Spartanburg Plan and the Urban Code, and now sits on the 14 years ago, and is now using his unique Architectural Review Board. Design and Construction combination of skills and knowledge for designing “I also enjoy community-based and smaller and building homes, renovations, and commercial projects,” says the versatile designer/builder, who projects. is delighted to have moved his office downtown. “My homes focus on energy-efficiency,” says “I’m very excited about downtown Spartanburg.” 88 behind the counter | 2012