People

Scott Garvin

Master of Architecture
Clemson University
with honors
Overseas Study in Genoa, Italy
Bachelor of Science in Design
Clemson University
with honors
American Institute of Architects
Member 1995 – present
Columbia Business Monthly 50 Most Influential
Honoree 2016, 2017, 2018
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Impact Innovation Award 2018
Executive Association of Greater Columbia
Member 2004 – present
Board of Directors 2008 – present
President 2013
Whiteside Leadership Award 2014 Outstanding Businessman of the Year 2018
Clemson Architectural Foundation
Board Member 2007 – present
President 2013
Secretary 2011 – 2012
March of Dimes
Real Estate Award 2013
Oliver Gospel Mission
Board member 2010 – present
Riverbend Community Church
Elder 2005 – 2010
Carolina Aquatics Swim Team
Board member 2005 – 2010
NCARB
Member 1995 – present
Leadership Columbia Program
Class of 1994
Board of Directors 1995 – 1998
Dam Swim Committee
16
years as firm President

Scott Garvin AIA, LEED AP

President

 

Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, Scott Garvin graduated from Clemson University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design. He received his Masters in Architecture in 1986 from Clemson and spent a semester in Italy for overseas study. After working in Greenville for a few years, Scott relocated to Columbia and has practiced architecture in the region for more than 30 years. He established Garvin Design Group in 2003. He has been involved in the design and management of more than $900,000,000 worth of projects and launched Garvin Design Group in order to provide client-driven design solutions, utilizing more strategic delivery models. Scott is directly involved with every project with a particular focus on the client’s objectives, schedule, and budget. He also spearheads the corporate business and marketing functions of the firm. Scott has been involved with significant projects around the state, including the USC Strom Thurmond Wellness Center, the revitalization of the Olympia and Granby Mills and Palmetto Compress, and the expansion of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville. Scott lives in Lexington with his wife Mary and has four daughters. Off the boards, Scott enjoys boating with the family, saltwater fishing, and playing golf. He does not play tennis because Mary can beat him.

Scott Garvin AIA, LEED AP

President

 

Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina, Scott Garvin graduated from Clemson University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Design. He received his Masters in Architecture in 1986 from Clemson and spent a semester in Italy for overseas study. After working in Greenville for a few years, Scott relocated to Columbia and has practiced architecture in the region for more than 30 years. He established Garvin Design Group in 2003. He has been involved in the design and management of more than $900,000,000 worth of projects and launched Garvin Design Group in order to provide client-driven design solutions, utilizing more strategic delivery models. Scott is directly involved with every project with a particular focus on the client’s objectives, schedule, and budget. He also spearheads the corporate business and marketing functions of the firm. Scott has been involved with significant projects around the state, including the USC Strom Thurmond Wellness Center, the revitalization of the Olympia and Granby Mills and Palmetto Compress, and the expansion of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts in Greenville. Scott lives in Lexington with his wife Mary and has four daughters. Off the boards, Scott enjoys boating with the family, saltwater fishing, and playing golf. He does not play tennis because Mary can beat him.

Master of Architecture
Clemson University
with honors
Overseas Study in Genoa, Italy
Bachelor of Science in Design
Clemson University
with honors
American Institute of Architects
Member 1995 – present
Columbia Business Monthly 50 Most Influential
Honoree 2016, 2017, 2018
Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Impact Innovation Award 2018
Executive Association of Greater Columbia
Member 2004 – present
Board of Directors 2008 – present
President 2013
Whiteside Leadership Award 2014 Outstanding Businessman of the Year 2018
Clemson Architectural Foundation
Board Member 2007 – present
President 2013
Secretary 2011 – 2012
March of Dimes
Real Estate Award 2013
Oliver Gospel Mission
Board member 2010 – present
Riverbend Community Church
Elder 2005 – 2010
Carolina Aquatics Swim Team
Board member 2005 – 2010
NCARB
Member 1995 – present
Leadership Columbia Program
Class of 1994
Board of Directors 1995 – 1998
Dam Swim Committee
16
years as firm President

“Scott Garvin has worked with us architecturally on our primary residence, our vacation beach residence, the remodeling of Liberty’s corporate headquarters, and the remodeling of an old building for Liberty’s new corporate headquarters. All have been unique, stunning, and a wonderful reflection of his architectural strengths. During our fifteen years with Scott, we have found him to be flexible, balanced, cost conscious, and patient but firm with his contractor and sub-contractors. He combines his creativity with his well-organized execution and most importantly, an absolute focus on his client. He has our highest recommendation as an architect, a business manager and a person of integrity.” 

Hayne Hipp, President, Liberty Corporation