Garvin Design Group celebrates 21 years

June 26, 2024

Columbia-based architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group marked its 21st anniversary on June 26, 2024. Garvin Design Group has become a leader in design for higher education, historic preservation, K12 education, hospitality, athletics, and commercial projects. The firm has grown to include 24 team members, amassed over $1 billion worth of project experience, and earned over 70 awards. Members of the firm are active in myriad community service organizations.

Over the past year, Garvin Design Group has continued to expand its portfolio with several notable projects that highlight its commitment to excellence and its ability to meet the evolving needs of its clients. Some of the firm’s ongoing and recently completed projects include:

  •  Camp Cole Southeastern Freight Lines Activity Center
  • Clemson’s Women’s Sports Program Expansion
  • Mungo’s Corporate Headquarters and Training Center
  • Coastal Carolina University Indoor Football Practice Facility
  • Lander University Library
  • Olympia Armory
  • USC Aiken Master Plan
  • Hammond School’s Andy Greenberg Tennis Center

In addition to its project achievements, Garvin Design Group is proud to recognize several staff accomplishments over the past year:

  • Michael Caraballo won AIA’s 2023 Aspire Student Design Award:
  • Jerome Simiyon won AIA South Carolina’s 2023 Student Design Award
  • David Sickinger became the president of USC Friends of the School of Music
  • Megan Newbold joined the board of the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition
  • Meg Syms joined the board of CREW Midlands
  • Kim Moon joined the board of the Columbia Design League
  • Andrew Rogerson became Palladium Society President
  • Brittany Lapple became a licensed architect

“We are incredibly proud to celebrate 21 years together,” said Scott Garvin, President of Garvin Design Group. “We’re immensely grateful to our clients, colleagues, and friends who have supported us over the past 21 years. We still love doing what we do and doing it together.”

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