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Happy birthday to our inimitable Office Manager Britta Lahr! Wishing you all of your favorite things today and every day this year, Britta. ⁠

#happybirthday #hbd #officeculture #architecture #design #interiors #studio #culture

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We were so pleased to join Hope Lutheran church for a special groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, January 22. Garvin Design Group Principal and Project Manager Terry Buchmann and members of the Hope Lutheran Church building committee turned over spadefuls of ground to officially kick off the church's renovation and expansion project. The project adds 2,300 sf to the existing worship space, expands the narthex, and updates existing offices, fellowship hall, nursery, and restrooms. ⁠

More about the project and the groundbreaking ceremony at the link in our bio.⁠

#groundbreaking #construction #architecture #design #comingsoon #underconstruction #hopelutheranchurch

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Inspired by the successful adaptive reuse of Columbia’s Olympia and Granby Mills, the rehabilitation of 701 Whaley revived the mill village’s historic community center. 701 Whaley had long served as a hub of mill village civic life, home to a basketball court, swimming pool, barbershop, canteen, billiard room, and dance hall before it fell into disrepair and sat vacant for many years. Careful removal of modern infill and restoration of deteriorated historic fabric brought the building back to life as a vibrant community space.

This project leveraged federal, state, and local historic tax credits and won multiple awards for adaptive reuse and historic preservation.

See more of our work bringing new life to old buildings at the link in our bio.

#architecture #design #interiors #adaptivereuse #preservation #mills #millvillage #columbia #columbiasc #colatoday #taxcredits #historictaxcredits #taxcredittuesday

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Now home to a vibrant apartment community, Columbia’s iconic 19th-century Olympia & Granby Mill buildings sat vacant for a long time before their comprehensive rehabilitation. The two sprawling textile mill buildings were originally constructed in the late 1800s. PMC Property Group’s phased rehabilitation maximized the immense square footage of each building: all 270,000 sf of Granby Mill and 300,000 sf of Olympia Mill. Brick infill from the 1950s was removed to restore the buildings’ original window openings. Common spaces are located within a center spine on each floor, and site development added parking and a swimming pool and tennis court complex. This ambitious adaptive reuse project inspired others in the surrounding mill village. Sensitive design helped this project earn federal, state, and local tax credits.

Together, these projects won AIA Columbia’s Honor Award for Historic Preservation in 2006, Historic Columbia’s Adaptive Use Award in 2006 and 2009, and the governor’s South Carolina Historic Preservation Honor Award in 2013. See more of our adaptive reuse and historic preservation work at the link in our bio.

Photography by Brian Dressler.

#architecture #design #interiors #adaptivereuse #preservation #mills #millbuildings #columbia #columbiasc #colatoday

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Today marks two important occasions: New Year's Eve and Alex's birthday. Many happy returns, Alex! We're toasting to you all day long.

#architecture #interiors #design #studio #birthday #officeculture #studioculture @aiacolumbiasc @aiasouthcarolina @clemsonschoolofarchitecture

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Happy New Year from Garvin Design Group! We will be out of the office December 30th and January 2nd in observance of the holiday. Wishing all a very joyous weekend! ...

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What’re you doing New Year’s Eve? Whether you want views from the rooftop at Hendrix or a subterranean toast at The Woody, 1649 Main Street is a perfect place to ring in the new year. The building itself celebrates both old and new: adaptive reuse of this 19th-century building preserved historic architectural features while creating vibrant spaces for modern use. This project racked up state and local awards for historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and downtown revitalization. ⁠

More about this dynamic project at the link in our bio. ⁠

#architecture #interiors #hospitality #design #columbiasc #columbia #downtown #mainstreet #mainstcolasc #newyears #celebration #columbiasc

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This merry week continues with another important occasion: happy birthday to Scott! Wishing you a very happy day full of your favorite things and another wonderful year ahead.

#architecture #interiors #design #birthday #studio #studioculture

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count my professional relationship with GDG among the most valuable, collegial, and collaborative I’ve developed. The Garvin Design Group Team takes a practical, client-centric approach that has made our projects the successes that they are. They are trusted experts and friends in a world of uncertainty.”

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PMC Property Group



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