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Terry joined Garvin Design Group in the first months of the firm’s inception, and became a Principal in 2006. He has played a key leadership role in the design and management of various private, institutional and corporate projects throughout South Carolina. A registered architect since 2000, Terry especially enjoys the process of architectural design and the necessary balance of aesthetics and technical problem solving. Following GDG’s commitment to its clients throughout the design and construction process, he has extensive experience in the field and has consistently overseen the construction administration on projects he's designed and managed. Terry recently completed the new Academic Office and Classroom Building at Coastal Carolina University, situated near the HTC Center he completed on the same campus in 2012. He’s also worked extensively at the University of South Carolina, having played a key role on their Band & Dance Facility; Women’s Quad Renovation; the recently completed Basketball Team Spaces Renovation in the former Carolina Coliseum, as well as the Masterplan for USC's Recreation and Golf Facilities along the Congaree River. At both USC and Clemson University, Terry also has developed various feasibility studies for both academic and athletic projects of various scales. In addition to his Higher-Ed work, his portfolio covers a wide range of markets including the Granby Mill Redevelopment; Chapin United Methodist Church Sanctuary and Children's Education Addition; Lexington Medical Center Wellness Facility; Corporate Offices for Coldwell Banker United, Realtors; and the South Carolina Realtors Headquarters.

Terry received his Bachelor’s Degree in Design from Clemson University in 1993, and completed his Master of Architecture in 1996 from the University of Virginia. He lives in the Irmo area with his wife Ashley and their three boys.

Bachelor of Science in Design - Clemson University 1993, Summa cum Laude
     Rudolph E. Lee Award in Architectural Studies
     Senior Departmental Honors
     Urban Studies Program in Charleston, SC - Clemson University 1992
Masters in Architecture - University of Virginia 1996
     Clark Construction Award
American Institute of Architects - Member
NCARB Certified
USGBC – LEED Accredited Professional
Columbia Design League - Board of Directors 1997-2006, Past-President
Leadership Columbia Program - 2006 Graduate, Advisory Committee 2007-2013, Past-Chairman
Leadership Columbia Alumni Association - Advisory Board, 2014-Present
Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors, 2012-2014
Young Professional of the Year Award - Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce - 2009

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Terry and his wife Ashley love to spend time with their three boys. School, sports, band and getting out on the lake keep them busy year-round. Terry finally has convinced all three sons to play golf, so he finally has his dream foursome.