Jerome Simiyon joins Garvin Design Group

July 11, 2023

Columbia architecture, interiors, and planning firm Garvin Design Group recently welcomed Clemson graduate Jerome Simiyon to the firm as a full-time hire. Hailing from Taruchirabballi, India, Jerome holds a professional architect license in his home country. He graduated in 2020 from Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology in Chennai, India where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Simiyon was involved in several clubs as an undergraduate student, including the Design Club and NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture).

Jerome Simiyon

Simiyon’s interest in sports venue design helped him discover the many architectural opportunities in the United States, inspiring his relocation. He continued his academic journey at Clemson University and received his Master’s degree in Architecture in 2023. As a graduate student, Simiyon spent a year in Charleston participating in Clemson’s Community Build Program, where he was involved in community-oriented design-build and service-learning projects. Simiyon’s Community Build team designed and built a pavilion for Frierson Elementary School on Wadmalaw Island.

Simiyon is the 2023 winner of Clemson’s prestigious Harlan E. McClure Award for Architecture. He previously interned with Bello-Garris Architects in Charleston. As he joins Garvin Design Group, Simiyon looks forward to immersing himself in all project phases while furthering his design and project development skills.

“Jerome is an immensely talented designer and we are thrilled to have him on our team,” said Scott Garvin, Garvin Design Group President. “We are grateful he chose to join our firm after graduation and glad to be part of his professional career.”


About Garvin Design Group

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Garvin Design Group offers comprehensive planning and design services for a variety of project types and sizes. From master planning and programming to interior up-fits and new construction, Garvin Design Group strives to provide client-driven design solutions throughout South Carolina. The firm of 24 people has completed more than $1 billion worth of projects since its founding in 2003. GDG’s contributions to the community and the profession earned it the American Institute of Architects – South Carolina’s (AIA SC) 2019 Firm Award, the Columbia Chamber’s 2020 Small Business of the Year Award, and recognition as a 2021 and 2022 Top 3 Best in Business Award from SC Business Monthly. For more information, visit