History

Our firm was founded with a vision to provide client-centered design solutions through a collaborative delivery model. Garvin Design Group knows that engaging clients, construction partners and designers in the process is vital to its success. Our collaborative process ensures that stakeholders’ needs are heard and achieved, and that ownership in the finished product is a shared experience.  A successful project is one born of a cooperative, enjoyable process that results in functional, beautiful spaces.

Garvin Design Group has been a  design leader in the Midlands since its founding in 2003 when we first hung our shingle at Columbia’s historic AIS Building at the corner of Lincoln and Gervais Streets. Original members of our firm worked together with Scott Garvin prior to the company’s inception, providing deep roots in time-tested relationships. Starting with miniscule projects, we soon found opportunity in a range of project types and scales, from historic rehabilitations and higher education work, to commercial office and hospitality projects, to retail upfits and private schools, quickly expanding into various markets throughout South Carolina and beyond.  Our firm prides itself on an expanding portfolio of work in architecture, interiors, and planning spanning diverse markets, but more so is proud of and thankful for the relationships created through the years.

Over the course of its sixteen-year history, Garvin Design Group has become a trusted and respected guide in the design and construction process. We are grateful for the opportunities our firm has been granted and look forward to continuing our role in shaping the built environment and fostering long-standing and new relationships alike.

16
years
37
firm awards
392
projects
$900M
project experience