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DAVID M. SICKINGER - AIA, LEED AP
Principal

A native of Greenville, David joined the firm in 2004. David was elevated to corporate partner in 2014 and has been the lead designer and project architect on many of Garvin Design Group's notable projects including Palmetto Compres Warehouse, BDI Pharma Corporate Headquarters, SCRA's Columbia Innovation Center including the McNair Center, the renovation and expansion of USC's Patterson Hall, and Women's Quad Residence Halls, and the new Williams Brice Stadium Video Board. He was also one of the lead designers for the renovations and additions to the Peace Center in Greenville as well as the new sanctuary for Chapin United Methodist Church. He became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2008 and served as the President of Greater Columbia Section of the American Institute of Architects in both 2012 and 2013. David is an exceptional talent, focusing on creative design, 3D visualization and architectural multi-media. He works to stay abreast of current technology trends in order to provide efficient and creative design solutions for clients. He acts as Garvin Design Group's internal software authority, developing the internal BIM standards for project documentation. David also spearheaded the firm's corporate rebranding in 2013 to mark its 10-year anniversary, including the creation of the new company logo and website.

Bachelor of Science in Design - Clemson University 2000, Cum Laude
Masters in Architecture - Clemson University 2002
     Overseas Study in Genoa, Italy 2001
American Institute of Architects -
     Past President, Greater Columbia Section 2014
     President, Greater Columbia Section 2012 & 2013
     Communications Director, Greater Columbia Section 2004-06
     Member 2003-Present
USGBC -
     LEED Accredited Professional 2008-Present
Leadership Columbia Program - 2017 Graduate
Leadership Columbia Alumni Association - Member, 2017-Present

Off the Boards

David enjoys tennis, playing on several league teams throughout the year. He always looks forward to fall and college football season, hands-down the best time of year. He is also a self-professed Star Wars geek but is a little worried by the line "the Jedi must end."