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Thank You For 20 Years
We are grateful for the opportunity to be part of so many great projects in our first 20 years as a firm.



In 2003, Garvin Design Group’s founding partners set out with a refocused mission to provide client-driven design solutions through a more collaborative delivery model for architecture, interiors, and planning projects. Twenty years later, the growth of our firm closely parallels the growth of our state: Garvin Design Group’s milestone projects mark significant points in South Carolina’s advancement from the Grand Strand to the Upstate. Our firm now includes 24 team members and boasts expertise in design for education, hospitality, historic preservation, athletics, and commercial spaces alike, earning more than 60 awards for design and community impact across the state and beyond. We are so grateful to the clients, colleagues, and partners who entrusted us to bring their visions to life these past 20 years.

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary both reflecting on the past and imagining the future. In the spirit of gratitude, we are highlighting key moments in our firm’s history and planning exciting ways to give back to the communities who have supported us. Every year has been important to our firm, but we have selected just a handful to represent chapters in the story of our first 20 years. These moments are spotlighted in the timeline below and in the video linked above.

We are also looking forward to “saying thank you” to our local community. Throughout the year, we’ll celebrate our continued commitment to our neighbors and partners through event sponsorships and corporate giving. You can keep up with our year-long 20th-anniversary celebration via the gallery below and our News page.

Whether you are a longtime client, partner, friend, or a new acquaintance, THANK YOU for being the reason we’re able to celebrate 20 years!

Looking Back: Moments That Made Us

Keep up with Garvin Design Group

Happy (early) birthday to our teammate Michael! We hope you celebrate all weekend long. ⁠

More about Michael at the link in our bio.⁠

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Last week we joined friends, family, and colleagues to celebrate 20 years of Garvin Design Group. Thank you to Southern Way for a magnificent spread, Crisp Event Rental for the perfect setting, Sound and Images for ensuring our audiovisuals were crisp and clear, and Station Seven Band for creating a truly celebratory vibe.

Hosting our party at City Market always feels poignant, but especially so this year. Cheers to 20 years!

More about our first 20 years at the link in our bio.

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Join Ania on a creative journey as she builds a materials board for one of our ongoing projects. Materials boards bring an artistic vision to life, curating the colors, textures, and inspiration for a project`s fixtures and finishes. Ania`s board will help the whole team discuss possibilities for the new space. ⁠

See more of our interior design work at the link in our bio.⁠

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Our talented teammate Michael and his studio partner Morgan (a former GDG intern) are this year`s winners of the American Institute of Architects` ASPIRE Student Design Award! ⁠

Michael and Morgan`s design for Foster Forward, a supportive transitional space for youth aging out of Georgia`s foster care system, engages surrounding services, adapts to the area`s changing needs, and utilizes public spaces as a platform for personal growth and community engagement. The campus program includes an expansive courtyard, a café, a gallery, a bike shop, a dining and teaching kitchen, counseling and administrative offices, a gym, residential spaces, and career and resource centers. ⁠

More about this project, its designers, and the award at the link in our bio.⁠

#architecture #design #atlanta #aiasar #aia #aspire2023 #aspire⁠

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“I have led the redevelopment of more than 150 properties over a 40-year career. I
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.”

Ron Caplan
PMC Property Group



Columbia Chamber

2020 Small Business of the Year