Stevens & Wilkinson, Rhodes Jordan Community Center and Pool, Lawrenceville GA

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It is important for communities to create environments that promote community engagement, activism and overall wellness.

Our integrated design approach involves working closely with our clients to create a sense of place that embrace each of their vibrant cultures.

“Stevens & Wilkinson successfully developed a program that best represented the overall needs and goals of our branding and marketing efforts. Known for our deep commitment to our community and the health and well-being of our patrons, it was important for us to create a space that encourages two of the YMCA’s core values - healthy living and social responsibility.”

- Bryan Madden, Former Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Columbia

Recreational spaces must create immersive and engaging environments suited for visitors of all ages.

Our goal is to deliver design solutions that embrace a true social connection to the life of the community by creating memorable experiences and a unique sense of place.


We have the experience needed to design memorable and prominent buildings that support our local civic and county government agencies at all levels. We are proud of our work, and how each of these communities have truly grown around our recreational designs. View more of our work below.


We understand that customers desire engaging, memorable spaces in their community.  

With careful and thoughtful detail-oriented process, our team of experts deliver design solutions that attract customers, create brand loyalty and generate a great return on their investment.


We have the experience needed to design the best retail and restaurant facilities that not only fit into the fabric of the community but create meaningful memories that will last a lifetime. Our venues continue to bring a diverse group of audiences together in environments that encourage interaction all while creating the very best retail experiences around. View more of our work below.


From small towns to major colleges and universities, our clients represent some of the most respected cultural establishments throughout the Southeast. Often, we find ourselves being called on again and again by the same clients, thanks, in large part, to our keen eye for detail and ability to create spaces that celebrate our communities.

“We don’t just design spaces, we create lasting experiences for the entire community to enjoy. Retail and recreation facilities are known for the unique ability to bring individuals from different backgrounds together. It’s all about creating moments that highlight both the architecture and the end-users interactions with the facility.”

- Janice Wittschiebe, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, Vice President

Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves on being great stewards of a project’s resources, all while meeting goals through timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

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Columbia Office:

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Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge, Columbia SC

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Our team creates supportive spaces that provide healthy environments for patients, families, physicians and staff. With deep expertise and knowledge of the complex planning and design of engineering systems, we combine opportunities to enhance staff and operational efficiency, while providing the highest-level of patient safety and care.

With extensive project experience across the healthcare industry, Stevens & Wilkinson has operational- and research-based solutions that are tried and tested. Through our vast knowledge and understanding of the industry, we have learned to enhance the patient experience and provide a positive and considerate facility. Maximizing patient and staff satisfactions, helping to optimize workflow, and increasing safety, our designs are focused on helping to improve patient outcomes.

" Working with companies in the healthcare field lets us create healthy, supportive environments for patients, families, physicians, and staff. It’s a way we can try to make some of the most stressful life events less stressful. "

– Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, Principal, Senior Vice President

The web of healthcare is vast, and it’s more than just hospitals and physicians offices. The stages of the care process, and the stages of human life, all need to be considered and accounted for.

From creating state-of-the-art specialized laboratory spaces and life sciences centers, to administrative and medical office buildings, we have helped clients solve the challenges faced when planning new facilities, or renovating older facilities. Whether a complex hospital wing renovation, or a new cancer treatment addition, we aim to create a solution that can be appreciated through the eyes of the patient, the staff, and the surrounding community.


We believe a building can have a positive impact on a patient’s motivation to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which is why we are passionate about creating environments that are comfortable, efficient and inspiring.

At Stevens & Wilkinson, we develop smart design solutions that strike the right balance between physical, mental and emotional health. Most wellness centers are unique environments, and because of this, we understand the importance of delivering a facility that not only meets the needs of the public, but aligns with the goals of creating healthier environments – vibrant spaces that emanate positivity and enrich the lives of our clients and their constituents. Embracing the human condition in all aspects of design, our firm works hard to provide a solution that is mindful of facility investment, while also catering to the end-users considerations.


With decades of experience designing facilities that focus on the wellbeing of our communities, Stevens & Wilkinson has completed a number of wellness centers that cater to each and every patient population. Learn more about our premiere projects below.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have partnered with local civic and government agencies and private developers to create the very best recreation and retail structures throughout the southeast. By providing projects that are on time and on budget, we have developed long-term relationships with our clients that have led to some of the region’s most prominent facilities.

"While hospitals and wellness centers need to have efficiency, they can also be attractive to the eye, pleasing and inviting."

– Jae Chong, AIA, LEED AP, Vice President, Senior Architect (SWGA)

Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves on being great stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

(p) 404-522-8888
(f) 404-521-6204

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Charleston Cigar Factory, Charleston SC

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Great hospitality design is not merely about design for today – it’s about designing for the future. What will keep the guest returning again and again, a decade or more into the future?

Comfortable, invigorating, and refined, our designs provide a memorable guest experience. By researching the place and people, we can create hospitality experiences that are culturally relevant to the surrounding community. We assist our clients in developing hotels and residences that are designed both for living and business, welcoming to visitors from all walks of life, for whatever purpose they need from a space.

“While we are an expansive team, with an array of experience, our core aim is still to provide personal service to every client.”

-Ron Stang, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Board Chairman

We design projects that inspire communities to actively interact with their surroundings, are profitable and promote sustainable design practices. Placemaking and market feasibility are needed to create an environment with immediate and long-term value. At Stevens & Wilkinson we use our years of industry expertise to focus on design solutions that create an overarching sense of place.

No matter how great a destination looks, leisure and hospitality projects should be developed with efficiency and operation in mind. Beauty without function is not something a hotel or boutique property can afford.

At Stevens & Wilkinson, we consider the challenges that your team could face throughout the life of the project. Our team is skilled in providing innovative hospitality designs that create one-of-a-kind atmospheres for the nation’s top brands. Whether we’re designing new construction or renovating adaptive reuse facilities, we create comfortable and inviting environments that promote guest satisfaction.


With decades of experience across a diverse range of properties, our team has completed some of the most high-profile projects in the region. View some of our premiere projects below.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have partnered with hotel brands and boutique destinations throughout the Southeast region. Our clients represent some of the leading names in the hospitality industry. It’s not just one-time projects either, as clients have continued to come back time and time again.

“From plantation-style fraternity housing to adaptive reuse of landmark buildings that retain their historic qualities, we strive to create residences that mesh with their surroundings.”

- Janice Wittschiebe, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal, Vice President  

The complex needs of diverse residents requires exceptional planning and design. There is a certain unpredictability when it comes to the future of residential projects – who will occupy them and how will they turn their new space into their dream home?

Through years of experience, our team has developed a strategic process to help guide clients through the planning and design of residential environments. We creatively blend future trends with contemporary designs, all while remaining mindful of the needs of the community. By creating a wonderful sense of place, we look to enhance the quality of life of our tenants.

“Being able to go from work, to play, to home, an all in one easily-walkable building is the dream for the newer generation.”

- Ken Daenecke, PE, RCDD, LEED AP, Principal, Senior Vice President, Director of Engineering (SWGA)

Residential projects can run across a wide range of usage and style requirements. Everything from high-rise apartment buildings to small-scale developments deserve the utmost attention. These projects need to reflect the ever-changing demographics and desires of communities.

Stevens & Wilkinson understands the demands of modern life, and the concerns of developers and building owners. We draw from best practices to achieve our clients’ goals, delivering innovative solutions for ambitious sustainability goals, challenging locations, and fast-track timelines. No matter the building type, we produce designs with quality and safety at the forefront.


From university housing, to urban condominiums, and adaptive reuse residences, our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has helped to create environments for individuals across the region. Click through to see some of our projects below.


Our clients throughout the Southeast region have brought their needs and desires to us time and time again. At Stevens & Wilkinson, our award-winning designs have fostered environments that are not only time honored but valued places that have added to the fabric of the communities in and around the area constructed.

“We don’t design houses and apartment buildings, we design homes and communities. A residence is so much more than the building itself.”

- Bill Polk, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Vice President (SWGA)

People are finding their way back to the city. They want places that are alive, places that are vibrant, and places where they can live, work and play. Mixed-use centers are destinations that excite people, that pull them in and hold them. They need to work to create great urban places and benefit the public realm.

The perfect mixed-use project will create a property that is built around the pedestrian, with long-term value and livability in mind. It will be free of predictability and formula, instead creating a singular experience that is not replicated anywhere else.Stevens & Wilkinson understands the unique aspects of designing mixed-use properties, as there are plenty factors to consider – i.e. politics, economics, and real estate, just to name a few.

That’s why we study and evaluate the neighborhood’s character and develop a plan to create a property that has a real sense of place. Mixed-use properties should belong, not stand out. They need to have spirit and uniqueness, yet speak to the history of an area. Our experience spans from planning and feasibility studies through project delivery – implementing principles of proven urbanism, connectivity and sustainability.


Our expertise in delivering distinctive mixed-use developments has made Stevens & Wilkinson a leader in complex projects of this nature throughout the southeast. Click through to see some of our premiere projects below.


Our clients represent some of the leading investors and property owners in the southeast. Mixed-use development is a complex task, to be undertaken only with a deep understanding of the details involved. Returning time and again, our clients have experienced first-hand the emphasis we put on providing a precise, timely project.

“When you compare single-use and mixed-use projects of similar size, the mixed-use projects do a better job of being efficient when it comes to land and resources, while also generating higher revenues."

- Bill Fleming, AIA, Vice President and Senior Architect

With a collaborative approach that brings together team members from a variety of disciplines, we focus on how every facet of a property can be designed to capture distinct qualities. Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences, all while remaining great stewards of the project’s resources.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

(p) 404-522-8888
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Wachovia Customer Care Center

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The commercial and corporate office world is constantly evolving, as space requirements, real estate costs, technology expansion and sustainability goals drive both current and future changes well into the future. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we help our clients face those challenges head-on.

Our firm understands the challenges our clients face when designing commercial and corporate office environments. Space design and planning are key, as workplace trends are constantly changing, with sharp attention needed to produce continually successful work environments. Adaptability, flexibility, and efficiency all drive our designs, all while ensuring your vision is expressed throughout your space.

“As much time as we spend in the office and workspace these days, it is vital that it is a comfortable, nurturing space.”

–Ashby Gressette, AIA, Firm Principal and President, Director of Architecture (SWSC)

We position our clients for success through efficient and effective workplace design solutions, paired with creative branding and image making. From collaborative workspaces to iconic buildings, our solutions promote corporate strategies and corporate branding through design and image, creating an impression that is powerful, appealing and memorable.

Our focus is on the well-being of our clients, community and your organization. This drive, combined with nearly 100 years of expertise creates an experience that demonstrates our passion and understanding of each client’s individualized goals and objectives. Each project begins with assessing your needs and aspirations. Your vision drives each project, and we’re here to make sure it comes to fruition.


Finding the right balance between a company’s corporate culture and their overarching business goals are only a few of the reasons why our clients love working with us. Our insight allows us to create workplace environments that foster collaboration, promote creativity, and maximize use of space.Click through to see some of our premiere projects below.


Our commercial portfolio showcases a long history of creating both large and small scale commercial office buildings.  Through exceptional design, we work with our clients to implement a strategic approach that will maximize your return of investment, while also addressing tenant requirements. we create cost effective energy efficient buildings that seamlessly integrate into the context of the community.

We have a long history of creating large and small scale office environments that promote our client’s overall success. We tailor everything from exterior design to vital building systems to meet our client’s intent and express their values, while also taking the neighborhood and environment into account, as we work to meet our value of responsible design.


Our insight allows us to create environments that are designed to promote creativity and maximize tenant space. We work hard to make sure that our designs are cost effective, energy efficient, and most importantly, fit within the fabric of the community at large. View more of our premiere projects below.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have partnered with local and regional building owners, as well as international corporations, to produce stunning campuses and office buildings. With such a track record, it’s no wonder a number of our clients have returned time and time again to partner with us on new projects.

“With corporate branding being so valuable, we make sure to incorporate designs that stay on message, giving our clients the space that meets their vision.”

– Bill Polk, Associate Principal and Vice President

Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves on always remaining sensitive to a project’s resources, while also meeting client goals in a timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

(p) 404-522-8888
(f) 404-521-6204

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Columbia Office:

(p) 803-765-0320
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Connect


Transportation is more than making sure travelers arrive at a destination – it’s about creating memorable moments along the way.

Our team is committed to creating transit solutions that provide an accessible, safe and efficient experience for travelers. With deep expertise and knowledge of integrated architecture and engineering systems, we constantly look for opportunities to enhance operational efficiency while meeting the unique needs of each project.

"Our integrated design capabilities are perfect for meeting the evolving travel expectations of the modern traveler."

— Janice Wittschieve, AIA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Principal and Vice President

Transportation is more than making sure travelers arrive at a destination – it’s about creating memorable moments along the way. The modern terminal is part of one’s journey. It is the blending of hospitality, retail experiences, dining, and local culture into a community atmosphere.

The design of transportation spaces should contribute to the mental and physical wellness of the traveler, whether they are hopping on a short domestic flight or embarking on a massive international journey. Using our wealth of experience, we blend fresh spaces, locally-relevant design, and ageless concepts to provide thoughtful and accessible facilities.


Ground transportation is an integral part of every city’s fabric. Public transportation terminals, parking garages, and aging infrastructure all need to be treated with a responsible and discerning eye. When designing new parking garages, we provide exceptional design with a focus on the movement of vehicles between floors, and the compatibility and interface with adjacent facilities.

Our integrated approach to design, which balances the needs of the project with the needs of the surrounding community, has allowed us to create award-winning parking structures across the region. These structures are not the cold concrete structures of the past, but welcoming and significant garages that add to a regions cityscape. These high-quality ‘smart’ solutions add long-lasting benefits to the neighborhoods they are part of – solutions that artfully fit into the context of the area and, most importantly, solutions that are innovative and unique.


With decades of experience working with clients in both the public and private sectors, we at Stevens & Wilkinson have completed a number of parking garages throughout the region. Learn more about our projects below.


Both public and private entities throughout the Southeast region have relied on Stevens & Wilkinson to develop and design improvements and new construction projects. It’s not just one-time projects either, as clients have continued to come back time and time again for new projects.

“The sensitivity of transportation projects – balancing local policies, sustainability, public demand and more – demands an experienced design firm, a firm like Stevens & Wilkinson.”

-Bill Polk, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal and Vice President (SWGA)

As a full-service firm, we cover all aspects of the design process for a project. From feasibility and programming studies through building design, engineering, and interior design, we represent a full-service solution. Drawing from years of experience, we take into consideration the unique requirements of every project and develop planning solutions that are sustainable, financially responsible, and culturally sensitive. They are forward-thinking and comprehensive solutions that connect people and places.

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Atlanta Office:

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Govern


Stevens & Wilkinson understands the complexities and demands of public sector projects. Our experience helps us to design architecture that is unique and effective, while adhering to all necessary rules and regulations.

From iconic courthouses to high-performance facilities that support the U.S. Government at all levels, our team is adept at creating spaces that balance sophisticated design techniques, civic pride, and the need for security and privacy.

“By creating iconic government buildings, we can help cities to develop their municipal image.”

-Bill Clark, AIA, LEED AP, Principal and President (SWGA)

Neighborhoods change and no two cities are the same. Civic and government projects should provide the public with a building that is something everyone is proud of, a building that properly represents the people and the culture of an area.

Civic and government structures are going to be visited by all aspects of the public, individuals from all walks of life. Because of this, these buildings should be easily accessible and appreciated by diverse communities. Our award-winning designs maximize comfort and create distinction, all while helping to enhance the services governments provide for the private citizen.


Tackling diverse projects in the civic and government spheres, Stevens & Wilkinson has created sophisticated designs to compliment communities throughout the Southeast. We are proud of what we have accomplished, and how these communities have grown around our designs. Learn more about some of our premiere projects below.


Our team of award-winning architects, engineers and interior designers are well versed in developing governmental facilities at the Federal, State and Local levels. 

As a firm, our rich history and unique ability to design special building requirements that are specific to each population served is what sets us apart from our peers.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have partnered with governments ranging from local municipalities to federal and state bureaus. By providing projects that are on time and on budget, we have developed long-term relationships and continue to work with numerous civic groups and government institutions on prominent addition, renovation and new construction projects.

"Today modern civic and government buildings are transitioning from being cold and impersonal spaces to welcoming centers of justice - places were members of the community can come and actively engage with one another."

– T. Ashby Gressette, AIA, Principal and President

Embracing modern design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves in being great stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

(p) 404-522-8888
(f) 404-521-6204

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Columbia Office:

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Kennesaw State University, Anne Frank in the World, Kennesaw GA

Enrich


Cultural design spaces need to embody the spirit and image of the citizens in their neighborhoods and cities. They should be unique gathering places where individuals come together in unity to express themselves in meaningful and moving ways. At Stevens & Wilkinson we approach each civic project as an opportunity to uplift the community and the institution it serves. 

Working collaboratively with our clients we strive to exceed the diverse measures of success for a broad range of stakeholders from trustees, boards, directors, steering committees, staff, and, of course, patrons and guests. From visitor length of stay to repeat visits, from evolving patron expectations to the ease of use for guest and staff, from operations and maintenance to technical services, and from marketing to branding, we strive to find smart design solutions tailored to the unique mission, goals and objections of the cultural institution.

By embracing the experiences of the community, our team can provide designs for cultural destinations that create a sense of place that are truly welcoming. Working with the project owner, we create influential projects that balance timelessness with cutting-edge design. Our interpretive and educational objectives support experiential learning environments, historic preservation initiatives, and the creation of interactive fine art exhibits for children as potential learning tools.

It’s important that a cultural center has a positive impact on its community. We know just how successful we’ve been when we see the extent out design impacts the community.”

-Bill Clark, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, President (SWGA), AIA Atlanta President

Cultural destinations aren’t just attractive, they have to be functional. Behind-the-scenes logistics, building operations, and staff operations need to be accounted for in projects – it’s more than meets the eye. We specialize in creating smart design solutions that support the mission and goals of institutions spanning from public libraries to interpretive centers, and from fine art museums to artist studios. 

Whether a new facility, exhibition, renovation, or expansion, we use our planning, architectural, interior design, and building engineering systems expertise to create remarkable spaces for patrons and staff.With engineering experts and interior designers utilizing experience in creating functional spaces, our team creates a destination that is efficient, maintainable, and built with a budget in mind. We start with the intent or purpose of the space, and work from there.

Utilizing the latest in design-based technology, partnered with research and information gathering, we develop environments that are collaborative and promote expression. We also understand the demands necessary when it comes to culture – the need for specific climate controls to preserve art or extensive electrical work for performance.


Cultural pieces speak for a region, and beat as the hearts of our communities. At Stevens & Wilkinson we have completed some of the most high-profile projects in the region, ranging from museums to fine art galleries, performance centers to sporting arenas. View our premiere projects below.


From small towns to major colleges and universities, our clients represent some of the most respected cultural establishments throughout the Southeast. Often, we find ourselves being called on again and again by the same clients, thanks, in large part, to our keen eye for detail and ability to create spaces that celebrate our communities.

“As a full-service team, we can assure that museums and art galleries are engineered to preserve the piece and artifacts for further generations.”

-John Abbott, AIA, Principal – Vice President, Director of Design (SWGA)

Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves on being great stewards of a project’s resources, all while meeting goals through timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

(p) 404-522-8888
(f) 404-521-6204

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Columbia Office:

(p) 803-765-0320
(f) 803-254-6209

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Our goal is to connect you with the right person, right now.



Restore


Adaptive reuse and preservation projects bring the opportunity to transform streets, neighborhoods, and districts. By breathing life into abandoned and historic sites, we can renew the vitality of an area without drastically changing its geography.

Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson look forward to the opportunities we get with adaptive reuse and/or historic preservation projects. We are sometimes in too much of a hurry to tear down a building and begin anew. Adaptive reuse and preservation projects, especially those of an historic nature,  provide a unique opportunity for structures to get a second chance at life and a new purpose. We can preserve and conserve buildings while helping them to serve the next generation well into the future.

“To be able to re-imagine and bring new life to a building that we grew up around, changing it into something new that represents our changing community, it’s a great service to be a part of”

-Ron Stang, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Board of Directors Chairman

With deep knowledge of LEED standards and requirements, we create highly functional, environmentally responsible spaces that celebrate the original design language of each structure.

When it comes to creatively redesigning historic structures, our team has the open mind needed to redefine any expectation. By implementing a solution that successfully repositions a building’s overall function we work with you to develop an answer that preserves the life of your environment by creating needed spaces that sympathetically fit within a given marketplace.


Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has helped to adapt buildings across the southeast to fulfill new purposes and meet new visions. Transforming train terminals into restaurants, and manufacturing facilities into residences, we have spearheaded projects throughout the region that celebrate our history. See some of our premiere projects below.


Our team is adept at preserving and restoring historic spaces in order to accommodate modern technological, social, economic, and environmental requirements.

Our expertise promotes the viability, reuse, and integrity of historic buildings. We develop innovative design solutions that are economical, extend the life cycle of historic structures, and minimize the negative effects of those changes needed to maintain a building’s safety, functionality, and efficiency.


At Stevens & Wilkinson we take great pride in understanding a building’s history, especially as it pertains to the community and its users. Since 1919, we have developed a rich portfolio of historic preservation projects that span a number of markets and include full-scale upfits, additions, commercial renovations, and mixed-use developments. View our latest historic preservation projects below.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, our adaptive reuse and historic preservation projects have met the needs of clients across a vast expanse of industries and project needs. Residential, industrial, commercial and more, we have developed ways to adapt buildings for what our clients need. It’s not just one-time projects either, as clients have continued to come back time and time again.

“Whether we are blending the old and new into a seamless composition or playing them off one another in juxtaposition, our adaptive reuse projects always result in an eye-catching design.”

-John Abbott, Principal, Director of Design (SWGA)

We embrace adaptive reuse as an idea as it promotes sustainable, responsible, and environmentally-friendly growth and development. We are stewards of our surroundings, and we need to pass on an environment that is as good, if not better, than what we are given. Adaptive reuse is not just a type of project – it is a mindset that can be used for growth and redevelopment of entire cities.

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Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

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Stevens & Wilkinson, Ronald E. McNair Middle School Replacement, Fulton County School District, College Park GA

Learn


The evolution of the classroom has led to exciting innovation in classroom design. Learning environments have changed as the needs of children have changed. The modern student seeks technology-friendly and collaborative learning spaces that encourage growth and innovation.

When designing educational facilities, we take into account a wide variety of elements. We have seen how individual curricula and programs need to drive the design solutions, and how the physical environment impacts student and teacher performance. Educational facilities are the center of the community, where students, teachers, and faculty from all walks of life come together for the purpose of growing for tomorrow. It’s more than just classrooms or resident halls where students live together, laboratories or lecture halls  where the minds of those who will drive the 21st century forward are nurtured, and social and sports arenas where camaraderie is developed. They are all of equally high importance.

“Educational institutions can’t just plan for the students of today. We need to create flexible, adaptable spaces so that as generations and learning styles shift, the facilities can shift with them.”

-Kirk Marchisen, Principal and Vice President (SWGA)

We believe that any space can be used as a place for learning; however, when designed properly should foster innovation and enthusiasm for education. Stevens & Wilkinson takes great pride in developing these special environments. We have developed an award-winning Pre-K-12 studio that caters to the specific needs and unique criteria set forth by school districts throughout the southeast.

At Stevens & Wilkinson, we’ve designed exceptional Pre-K-12 schools and C.A.T.E. Centers, for nearly 100 years across numerous school districts. By working closely with each district and their neighboring communities, we are able to make the most use of their budgets by successfully incorporating today’s leading technologies and emerging trends to create sustainable environments that support learning at all levels.


We respect the fact that projects for Higher Education are as diverse and unique as their campus communities. Stevens & Wilkinson has designed several building types often found in today’s Higher Education communities. We take great pride in our growth and expertise in the design of innovative, forward-thinking and collaborative academic spaces.

To us, we believe that spaces within a technical college, university, or small college community should be collaborative, adaptable and inspirational. There is a passion and enthusiasm to how work, learning, research and life is done. As designers, we always look for, and actively seek out, those opportunities where we are able to learn from each other – important elements that directly benefit our clients and their communities, especially in the realm of higher education.


Since our beginning, our design team has completed numerous projects for institutions of higher learning that include new research facilities, student center additions, state-of-the-art residence halls, and regional centers for learning. Our projects range from renovations, additions, and new construction. Learn more about our latest projects below.


Throughout the Southeast region, Stevens & Wilkinson has partnered with school districts, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other educational systems. Over the years, both public and private school districts, and colleges and universities alike have come to rely on us for a range services that include new construction, renovations, additions, and expansions.

“Designing for higher education can be exciting, as we develop spaces that match the diversity and uniqueness of a campus community.”

-Keith Branham, PE, LEED AP, Principal and Senior Vice President

Embracing modern, design-based technology and pairing it with a team of forward-thinking experts, we provide integrated, well-coordinated design services. At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have demonstrated our ability to deliver superior solutions and memorable experiences. We pride ourselves in being excellent stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

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Stevens & Wilkinson, Firm Founders

Timeline

1919

Burge & Stevens founded by Flippen D. Burge and Preston S. Stevens, Sr. as a partnership with offices at 140 Peachtree Street.

1919

Burge & Stevens receives its first major commission for Georgia Baptist Hospital.

1920

Georgia began licensing of Architects. Preston Stevens, Sr. receives Georgia Registration No. 61

1923

101 Marietta Street Building, first and largest reinforced concrete office building in the South, Burge & Stevens move their offices there.

1928

DeKalb County School District, Emory Elementary School, Atlanta, Georgia.

1928

First Baptist Church (left) and Capital City Country Club (right), both iconic landmarks in Atlanta, are completed.

From Left to Right: Jimmy Wilkinson, Bill Barnett, Preston Stevens, Minton Braddy, and Paul Jeffries

Techwood Homes, Atlanta, Georgia

Techwood Homes, Atlanta, Georgia

1935

Techwood Homes, the first public housing project in United States is completed. The dedication was attended by former President, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

1935

Police Station & Jail, Atlanta, Georgia.

1939

The Price Gilbert House, the first international style residence in the South,
is completed and featured in Life magazine. The residence is now listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.

1947

James R. Wilkinson becomes a full partner; firm name changed to “Stevens & Wilkinson, Architects & Engineers.

From Left to Right: Preston Stevens and James R. Wilkinson

1947

Stevens & Wilkinson moves to its own building at 157 Luckie Street. Stevens & Wilkinson establishes scholarship fund at Georgia Tech.

We selected Stevens & Wilkinson as our architecture firm and worked closely with Bill Clark and Rich Zimmerman. They proved to be talented, knowledgeable and trusted partners who worked closely with us from conception through completion of the project. They were great listeners, responded to our needs, and worked tirelessly not only with us, but in partnership with the construction team and the exhibit fabricators. Ours was a complex project that had a very tight time frame for construction. We could not have felt in better hands than we did with Bill and Rich and the team from Stevens & Wilkinson.

Jane Turner, Executive Director 
Children’s Museum of Atlanta

1948

An iconic Atlanta landmark, S&W was commissioned for Rich’s downtown parking garage, the first of many projects designed for Rich’s Department Stores.

1949

E. Rivers School, first modem school building in the South is completed and published in Architectural Forum and Time Magazine.

1953

An Introduction to Modern Architecture, authored by J. M. Richards, listed Stevens & Wilkinson as one of the American Leaders of Modern Architecture.

1954

First commission for Sears, Roebuck and Co., in Columbia, South Carolina.

1947

Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Callaway Apartments, Atlanta, Georgia

1956

Continuing Education Center at the University of Georgia is completed. The project wins numerous design awards.

1958

Preston S. Stevens, Sr. is named an AIA Fellow in the Georgia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

1953

Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

1962

Atlanta Memorial Arts Center (since renamed Woodruff Arts Center) is completed and quickly becomes an iconic landmark in Atlanta.

1966

Executive Park, one of the first office parks in the country, is published in Fortune magazine’s August 1966 issue.

1969

Stevens & Wilkinson becomes “Stevens & Wilkinson, Inc. and moves to new offices in Equitable Building, 100 Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

1967

In a major win for the firm, Stevens and Wilkinson is selected as joint venture architect for new Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

1978

Columbia, South Carolina office is opened with Robert T. Lyles as Principal-in-Charge.

1974

Firm receives commission for Decatur MARTA Station, first underground station in Metro Atlanta.

Richland County School District One and Stevens & Wilkinson have enjoyed a successful working relationship through the years on several projects including an award-winning elementary school prototype, major additions at Eau Claire High School, and renovations and additions at C.A. Johnson High School.
Raymond A. Perkins, Jr., P.E., Director, Facility Construction Services
Richland County School District

1979

Ralph Bunche Middle School, first major solar powered school in the United States, opens its doors in Atlanta.

1980

Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport opens with largest terminal complex in the world.

1980

Stevens & Wilkinson establishes a scholarship fund at Auburn University in honor of James R. Wilkinson.

1984

Firm exceeds 200 employees.

Atlanta Habitat for Humanity engaged Stevens & Wilkinson to re-purpose a former 1950’s glass distribution warehouse into a new Family Support Center, and Operations Center. The firm also worked on the design of a new 25,000-square foot ReStore retail sales building on the same site. These new facilities, located on Memorial Drive, support our mission of making adequate, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. During all phases of the project, Stevens & Wilkinson demonstrated considerable skill in managing the design within the budget and meeting our timetable for moving into the new facilities. They remained resilient and creative dealing with the many discoveries made during a very challenging renovation. The results have been a great benefit to our staff, customers and volunteers.
Dan Maddox, Jr., Executive Vice President and COO
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity 

1986

Numerous employees other than the Board of Directors become shareholders for the first time.

1989

Target Stores, Division of Dayton Hudson Corporation, selects Stevens & Wilkinson to design the majority of their Southeastern United States stores.

1989

Stevens & Wilkinson establishes scholarships at Clemson University and Tuskegee Institute in addition to previous scholarships established at Georgia Tech and Auburn University.

1990

Firm receives 1990 Silver Medal Award from the Atlanta Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for pioneering the introduction of contemporary architecture in the South and for 70-years pursuit of distinction in design.

1998

South Carolina State House Renovation, the most significant historic renovation project in South Carolina, is completed.

2000

Stevens & Wilkinson of South Carolina, Inc. receives 2001 Firm Award from South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

2004

Stevens & Wilkinson and idea|span team together to design the new Meridian Building. Located in the heart of downtown Columbia, SC’s Business District, the 350,000 square-foot, 17-story building, brings together the best of the firm’s integrated design talents.

The historic preservation and restoration of The Ellis Hotel was an extremely challenging project from Day 1. This adaptive re-use and renovation of a building on the National Register of Historic Places was expertly guided by the Stevens & Wilkinson team. The building suffered a catastrophic fire in 1946. The fire was followed by decades of abandonment and neglect. These factors combined to provide our firms with countless obstacles. With Stevens & Wilkinson’s involvement, creativity and foresight, the project was remarkably successful. Stevens & Wilkinson met and surpassed our goals for this unique and complex project. Their professionalism and attention to detail resulted in a historically significant accomplishment for the City of Atlanta.
Nancy C. Juneau, CEO
Juneau Construction Company 

2009

The firm celebrates its 90th Anniversary.

2005

Stevens & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc. commissioned by the GSA Design Excellence Program for the $31 million, Tuttle Building Annex for the U.S. Court of Appeals. The project is designed utilizing BIM software and receives LEED gold certification.

2011

The design and construction of the Boeing Site Support Building in North Charleston, South Carolina was completed, paving the way for an influx of highly-skilled workers into the Charleston community.

2011

Firm begins work on the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and the Georgia State University Humanities-Law Building, among other significant commissions.

2014

Stevens & Wilkinson and Richard Wittschiebe Hand combine practices.

2011

The James E. Clyburn Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is completed and features two new research buildings – the 108,000-square foot Drug Discovery Building and the 98,000-square foot Bioengineering Building. The Center becomes one of the first LEED Gold research labs in the country.

We appreciate the extensive programming and coordination effort required to bring our research vision into reality. The range of research activities; the complex, multi-disciplinary laboratory programs; the tight urban site; and the requirements to accommodate a municipal architectural review board all contributed to an intricate and difficult problem that Stevens & Wilkinson resolved with grace and efficiency.
Wade Lewis Gatlin, AIA, Architect, Project Manager
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

2018

Poised to continue our impressive track record of iconic projects, Stevens & Wilkinson looks to the future with excitement and optimism.


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Legacy of Innovation.

True to our legacy, we at Stevens & Wilkinson are committed to bedrock business principles while continually adopting new strategies—better practices—to deliver 'Smart Design Solutions' and truly memorable client experiences. Industry leaders in commercial architecture, engineering and interior design, Stevens & Wilkinson uses an integrated approach to the design process that builds trust, quality, and long-term value to every community we serve.

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Architecture

At Stevens & Wilkinson we are deeply committed to creating designs that reflect our forward-thinking outlook. Our work is focused on those culturally significant projects that combine our social responsibility with our ability to provide our clients with dynamic designs. Working with you to develop unique solutions, we approach each project as an opportunity to meet both the specific programmatic and budgetary needs, while also improving our communities.

Engineering

Our team has extensive experience in providing complete engineering design for new electrical and mechanical systems, as well as, the upgrade and/or replacement of partial structures. Our staff of award-winning professionals has a clear understanding of how best to analyze and evaluate any existing system to ensure its overall efficiency and effectiveness– ground-breaking systems that continue to shape the industry.

Interior Design

With an emphasis placed on creating environments that enhance one’s experience, we offer a range of services that include branding, project management, strategic planning, materials selection, and more. Our interior designers are experts at providing solutions for our client’s needs. Their understanding of space; design specifications; sustainable design; and workplace flow, speaks to our ability to produce spaces that foster interaction, and encourage collaboration among all end-users.

Sustainable Design

Every Stevens & Wilkinson project is designed with sustainability in mind. It’s a part of our design process and fundamental to our process of developing ‘Smart Design Solutions.’ We look for ways to balance cost with incorporating principles of energy conservation, operational efficiency, sustainability, and quality indoor climate. As one of the leading adaptors of sustainable design, we continue to advance this ideal by helping our clients incorporate these important features in smart, meaningful ways.

Featured Projects

With a century of providing service above expectation, our portfolio of award-winning architecture, engineering and interior design projects encompasses all aspects of the commercial build environment. From mixed-use tenant improvements to schools of the future, we deliver projects that are defining communities across the southeast.

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Our Expertise

As market leaders in architecture, engineering and interior design, we take pride in our first-in-class service – from concept to occupancy, we are there every step of the way.

What We Do

Forward-thinking.

Driven by passion and united by purpose, we are Stevens & Wilkinson. Our story goes beyond building the communities where we live and work. We each have something that makes us unique and different, and that makes our collaboration richer. We create a culture of teaching and learning through cross-mentoring that spans generations, disciplines, interests, and talents. We strive to give each person exposure to the widest array of experiences possible to help them grow farther and faster than they could anywhere else.

Get To Know Us

A lot can change in 100 years. Technologies improve, communities evolve and people come and go. But to withstand a century of disruptions, you must be built on a solid foundation. At Stevens & Wilkinson, that foundation has always been our communities. While we can’t say what our future holds, we do know this: we’ll be right there with our clients, collaborating and creating in the only way we know how — together.
Bill Clark
Principal, President of Atlanta Office

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Sustainable Design


Adaptive reuse projects bring the opportunity to transform streets, neighborhoods, and districts. By breathing life into abandoned sites, we can renew the vitality of an area without drastically changing its geography.

Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson looks forward to the opportunities we get with adaptive reuse projects. We are sometimes in too much of a hurry to tear down a building and build anew. Adaptive reuse provides an opportunity for structures to get a second chance at life, a new purpose. We can preserve and conserve buildings while helping them to serve the next generation and generations into the future.

" To be able to re-imagine and bring new life to a building that we grew up around, changing it into something new that represents our changing community, it’s a great service to be a part of. "

— Tanya Richard, Senior Associate and Senior Architect

Adaptive reuse requires a different approach than designing from a clean sheet and ideas. Our team begins by identifying the defining characteristics of a given structure, and then using experience to imagine and design a project where these features can serve new purposes.

Close coordination between our expert team and the project owner ensures that smart decisions are made throughout the course of an adaptive reuse project. This allows us to get the most benefit from the utilization of the building while respecting current building codes and local policies. Alterations and additions made with respect to the original structure are made to bring out the past, not bury it under a new façade.


Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has helped to adapt buildings across the southeast to fulfill new purposes and meet new visions. Transforming train terminals to restaurants, manufacturing facilities to residences, we have headed projects throughout the region to save our history. Click through to see some of our premiere projects.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, our adaptive reuse projects have met the needs of clients across a vast expanse of industries and project needs. Residential, industrial, commercial and more, we have developed ways to adapt buildings for what our clients need. It’s not just one-time projects either, as clients have continued to come back time and time again for new projects.

" Whether we are blending the old and new into a seamless composition or playing them off one another in juxtaposition, our adaptive reuse projects always result in an eye-catching design. "

— John Abbott, Principal and Vice President

We embrace adaptive reuse as an idea as it promotes sustainable, responsible, and environmentally-friendly growth and development. We are stewards of our surroundings, and we need to pass on an environment that is as good, if not better, than what we are given. Adaptive reuse is not just a type of project – it is a mindset that can be used for growth and redevelopment of entire cities.

Intelligent Energy Management
Green Bonds for Low-Impact Building
Incentivizing Green Commutes for Employees

Atlanta Office:

Brenda Marsh
(p) 404-522-8888
(f) 404-521-6204

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Columbia Office:

Judy Laval
(p) 803-765-0320
(f) 803-254-6209

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Our goal is to connect you with the right person, right now.