Working in concert with the City of Sumter’s Economic Development Board, our design team will be providing complete architectural, engineering and interior design services on the renovation and additions to this new, contemporary, two-story facility.
Located in the downtown proper of Sumter’s, growing Central Business District, the facility will include work and office space for the Board’s staff and Director, as well as reception and event spaces, state-of-the-art boardroom, and a large conference room. The new building is bounded by E. Liberty, S. Main, Caldwell, and S. Harvin Streets, with the existing building located on a neighboring site, adjacent to the proposed new space.
Renovations to the facilities existing structure will feature additional event space, a complete catering kitchen and temporary office suites for newly relocated businesses. In addition to the proposed additions and renovations, the new structure will feature a number of sustainable design components that include geothermal mechanical systems, photovoltaic solar panels, creative place making, and LEED certification.
Originally founded in 1957 by an act of the South Carolina General Assembly, the Sumter Economic Development Board began operating independently in the mid-1990’s as the leading economic development organization for those residing within Sumter County. Funded through a Public-Private-Partnership that includes Sumter County Government, the City of Sumter and the Sumter Smarter Growth Initiative, the Board’s new building will help further the organization’s mission to increase jobs and capital investment coming into the area.