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Feb 6, 2024

McMillan Pazdan Smith Welcomes Samer Hamde as Healthcare Practice Leader

McMillan Pazdan Smith (MPS), a leading architecture, planning, and design firm in the Southeast, is pleased to announce that Samer Hamde has joined the firm as Healthcare Practice Leader. Hamde brings 25 years of progressive experience in architecture, engineering, planning, and program management, with a focus on healthcare des[...]

Jan 26, 2024

Clemson University Completes Trailblazing Women’s Sports Program Expansion Project

Clemson University recently completed its much-anticipated lakefront Women’s Sports Program Expansion project, a complex of world-class facilities for the newly formed women’s gymnastics and lacrosse teams, as well as a first-of-its-kind Athlete Recovery Center (ARC). Columbia-based architecture and interior design firm Garv[...]

Dec 19, 2023

Garvin Design Group Wins 2023 IIDA Carolinas Awards for Excellence in Interior Design

Columbia architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group received two awards for excellence in interior design at the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Carolinas’ 2023 DesignWorks awards ceremony in Charlotte on December 8. Presented annually, the IIDA Carolinas DesignWorks awards honor design exc[...]

Dec 7, 2023

W.O. Blackstone Welcomes Scott Rankin as Business Development Manager

W.O. Blackstone & Co., Inc., a full-service commercial mechanical contractor with an established presence in South Carolina, has hired Scott Rankin as Service Sales Manager. Based in the company’s corporate office in Columbia, Rankin will focus on growing Blackstone’s service and maintenance division in the Upstate and M[...]

Nov 9, 2023

Garvin Design Group’s Jerome Simiyon Wins 2023 AIA SC Student Design Award

Garvin Design Group’s Jerome Simiyon is the 2023 recipient of the American Institute of Architects – South Carolina’s Student Design Award. Simiyon and his studio partner Andrew Schick developed their award-winning design for an alternative placement rehabilitation center – called Murphy Avenue Restorative Justice Ce[...]

Oct 9, 2023

Goodwyn Mills Cawood adds engineering project manager in Charleston

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is pleased to welcome project manager Earl DuPriest in Charleston, South Carolina. He brings valuable experience to GMC’s engineering team, having worked for one of the largest utilities in South Carolina, as well as having extensive experience in asset management. DuPriest has over 25 years of exper[...]

Sep 13, 2023

Garvin Design Group’s Michael Caraballo Wins 2023 Aspire Student Design Award

The American Institute of Architects state chapters of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina have selected a project by local architectural designer Michael Caraballo as the 2023 Aspire Student Design Award winner. Caraballo’s winning design is for a supportive transitional space outside of Atlanta called Foster Forward.[...]

Sep 11, 2023

Coastal Carolina University Breaks Ground on New Indoor Practice Facility

Garvin Design Group and Contract Construction joined Coastal Carolina University to break ground on a new Indoor Practice Facility project on Thursday, September 7. Located at the intersection of University Boulevard and State Route 544 just south of Brooks Stadium, the new 90,000 sf Indoor Practice Facility is designed to accom[...]

Sep 5, 2023

SMPS Palmetto Chapter Announces New Board of Directors for 2023-2024

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Palmetto Chapter is pleased to announce its newly appointed Board of Directors for the 2023-2024 term. Comprised of talented professionals representing diverse sectors of the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry, this dedicated team of volunteers focus [...]

Aug 23, 2023

Camp Cole Breaks Ground on New Southeastern Freight Lines Activity Center

Garvin Design Group and Hood Construction joined Camp Cole to break ground on the organization’s new Southeastern Freight Lines Activity Center project on Tuesday, August 22. In a special groundbreaking ceremony, Camp Cole leadership turned over spadefuls of ground to officially kick off the project’s construction. Construct[...]

Jun 29, 2023

Garvin Design Group Celebrates 20 Years.

Columbia-based architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group marked its 20th anniversary on June 26, 2023. Scott Garvin established his firm in the Vista’s historic Gervais Place building in 2003 following many successful years practicing architecture in Greenville and Columbia. Corporate partners Terry Buchma[...]

Jun 20, 2023

Carlos Richardson and Michael Caraballo Join Garvin Design Group

Columbia architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group recently welcomed two new teammates. Carlos Richardson enters the firm for the first time this summer as an architectural intern, and Michael Caraballo returns for his second summer as a full-time hire at Garvin Design Group. Originally from Lexington, Carlo[...]