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.

1925

Emory University, Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.

1928

First Baptist Church Capital City Country Club is completed, an iconic landmark in Atlanta.

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

Techwood Holmes, Atlanta, Georgia

Techwood Holmes, Atlanta, Georgia

1935

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

1935

Police Station & Jail, Atlanta, Georgia.

1939

The Prince Gilbert House, the first international style residence in the South, is completed and featured in Life magazine. The residence is now listed in 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.

Working with Stevens & Wilkinson has been an enjoyable experience through all of the challenges that have been a part of this project. Your company continually demonstrates a high level of integrity and your product has been outstanding.

Angela Fornand, Ph.D.
Director, Hall Institute, State of South Carolina, Department of Mental Health

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

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

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 Educaton Center at the University of Georgia is completed. The buildings 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, August 1966.

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

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.

It is with pleasure that I recommend the firm of Stevens & Wilkinson of South Carolina for architectural and engineering services. Richland County School District Two and S & W have enjoyed a successful working relationship through the past seven years on several projects – both new and renovation/additions.
Robert E. Davis Former Chief Financial Officer
Richland County School District Two

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.

Beginning with the initial meetings to discuss ideas; to meeting with a number of teachers and administration; to working with them to develop the actual architectural documents and drawings – has been a very smooth and enjoyable process. Bottom line is I have a huge amount of respect for their knowledge, professionalism and design capabilities.
Joe Romenick, MBA
Construction & Procurement Official, Fort Mill School District #4

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 Wittschibe 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

2018

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


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.

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Adaptive Reuse


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 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.

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Transportation


Transportation is more than making sure travelers arrive at a destination – it’s about creating memorable moments along the way. Terminals aren’t just rows of benches or waiting areas until the next flight.

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-air spaces, locally-relevant design, and ageless concepts to provide thoughtful, accessible facilities.

"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

Air travel is often viewed as glamorous or high profile, but 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.

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 are high-quality ‘smart’ solutions that 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.


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."

— 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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Residential


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, how will they turn your project into their home?

Through years of experience, our team at Stevens & Wilkinson have developed a strategic process to help guide clients through the planning and design of residential environments. Combining an eye toward the future while being mindful of community needs, we create a wonderful sense of place both within and around our projects.

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

— Kirk Marchisen, Principal and Vice President

Residential projects can run across a wide range of usage and style requirements. Everything from high-rise apartment buildings to small-scale residential developments deserve the utmost attention. These projects need to be on the leading edge, reflecting 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. Whether new construction or adaption and reuse of existing buildings, we produce designs with quality and safety at the forefront.


From university housing, to urban condominiums, to adaptive reuse lofts, our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has helped to create homes for residents across the region. Click through to see some of our projects that have become the dream homes for many.


Our clients in Atlanta, Charlotte, and the Southeast region have brought their needs and desire to us at Stevens & Wilkinson, and we have provided them with award-winning designs that have brought them back again and again. Serving colleges, developers and more, we are a valued member of the residential design community.

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

— Janice Wittschiebe, 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 solution, continually striving to improve our design process to meet the desires of project owners. We pride ourselves in being great stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

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Mixed-Use


People are finding their way back to the city. They want places that are alive, places that are vibrant, 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 replicated nowhere else.

" 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, Vice President and Senior Architect

Stevens & Wilkinson understands the unique aspects of designing mixed-use properties. There are plenty of implications to consider – politics, economics, and real estate are just three of them.

That’s why we study and evaluate the neighborhood’s character, developing a plan to create a property that has a 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 – all along the way, implementing principles of proven urbanism, connectivity and sustainability.


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


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 – it’s why they keep coming back.

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

.” – Keith Branham, Principal and Senior Vice President

With a collaborative approach that brings together team members from a variety of disciplines, we focus on how every facet of the mixed-use property can be designed to capture distinct qualities. We embrace modern, design-based technology to resolve any key issues, and we pride ourselves in being great stewards of a project’s resources. In the end, we deliver a superior solution, on a timely basis, to ensure your project’s success moving forward.

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Hospitality


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. "

– Bill Clark, Principal and President

No matter how great a destination looks, leisure and hospitality projects need to be develop with efficiency and operation in mind. Beauty without function is not something a hotel or resort can afford.

We here at Stevens & Wilkinson consider the challenges that face your team throughout the life of a hospitality destination. Facilities management and operations need to be considered throughout the design and engineering phases of your project. Our team understands the demands of hotel operation and designing to provide the utmost efficiency in day-to-day use, while remaining attractive and clientele-friendly.


With decades of experience across a diverse range of hotel properties and other hospitality, our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has completed some of the most high-profile projects in the region. Click through to see some of our premiere projects.


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 for new projects.

" Each hospitality project is an opportunity for our firm to create something special, a truly memorable experience for guests and project owners alike. "

— Carlton Sparks, Executive Officer

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.

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Healthcare


Your care begins with the patient, a tenet that we here at Stevens & Wilkinson take to heart. We create healing environments, where comfort for overnight stays and visitor-friendly accommodations are as important as the sterile procedure rooms.

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, 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, Principal and 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 the human life, all need to be considered and accounted for.

From creating state-of-the-art, specialized laboratory spaces, to life sciences centers, to administrative buildings, we have helped clients to solve the challenges faced when planning new facilities, or renovating older facilities. Whether an inspiring wellness center for the adults of tomorrow, or senior living housing where our elderly can find comforts to enjoy their later years, we aim to create a solution that can be appreciated through the eyes of the patient, the staff, and the surrounding community.


With decades of experience across a diverse range of hospitals, outpatient care facilities, wellness centers, and other healthcare facilities, our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has completed some of the most high-profile projects in the region. Click through to see some of our premiere projects.


Throughout Atlanta, Charlotte, and the Southeast region, Stevens & Wilkinson has partnered with local and regional healthcare systems, physicians, therapists, and other specialists to create healing spaces, environments with purpose.

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

– Todd Dolson, Senior Designer

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 solution, continually striving to improve our design process to meet the desires of project owners. We pride ourselves in being great stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

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Education


The evolution of the classroom has led to exciting innovation in classroom design. By-the-books spaces are no longer capable of handling the students of today. The modern student needs technology-friendly, trend-driven spaces that will grow with them.

When designing an educational facility, we take into account a wide variety of elements. We have seen how individual curriculums 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 – dormitories where students live together, laboratories where the minds of those who will drive the 21st century forward are innovating for tomorrow, social and sports spaces where camaraderie is developed. They are all of equally high importance.

" Designing for higher education can be exciting, as we develop spaces that match the diversity and uniqueness of the campus communities. "

– Tim Williams, Associate Vice President and Senior Architect

With such a history of design, we have developed two separate design studios that cater to the specific needs and unique criteria that drive K-12 and higher education. Keeping in mind the differences between the two, we can develop these special environments and help growth throughout the full length of a student’s educational path.

Our guidance and expertise helps academic organizations to balance sustainability, opportunity, and economic responsibility in the design of their new facilities. Producing a new grade school necessitates a much different approach than developing a research center for engineering students in higher education. Our teams start out with that in mind, and it is a driving factor throughout the project.


Throughout Atlanta, Charlotte, and the Southeast region, Stevens & Wilkinson has partnered with K-12 schools, colleges, universities, trade schools, and other educational systems. Over the years, school districts, public colleges, and private universities alike have come to rely on us for a range of projects, inviting us back time and again for updates and new projects.

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

– Ken Daenecke, Principal and Senior Vice President – Director of Engineering

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, continually striving to improve our design process to meet the desires of project owners. We pride ourselves in being great stewards of a project’s resources, while meeting goals through timely delivery.

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Cultural


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.

By experiencing the community, our team can provide designs for cultural destinations that create a sense of place and 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 immersive 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 our design impacts the community."

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

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.

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 out. 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 projects speak for a region, and beat as the hearts of our communities. Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson has completed some of the most high-profile projects in the region, ranging from museums to fine art galleries, performance centers to sporting arenas. Learn more about some of our premiere projects.


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."

– Keith Branham, PE, LEED AP, Senior Vice President and Director of Engineering

Embracing modern and 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.

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Commercial + Office


The commercial and office world is constantly evolving, as space requirements, real estate costs, technology expansion and sustainability goals drive changes for now and into the future. We help your team face those challenges head-on.

Our team at Stevens & Wilkinson understands the challenges faced in the commercial and office design realms. 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, while ensuring that your corporate vision is expressed through 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.”

– Tim Williams, Associate Vice President and Senior Architect

Developing the perfect commercial or office space can be a taxing process. With our years of experience, we have it down to a science.

The project starts with assessing your needs and aspirations as a building owner or company. Your vision needs to drive the project, to give birth to the idea – we’re here to make sure that happens. We tailor everything from exterior design to the vital building systems to meet your intent and express your values, while taking the neighborhood and environment into account to meet our value of responsible design.


From single-company campus to multi-tenant high-rises, shining new innovation centers to preservation-minded remodeling, Stevens & Wilkinson has shaped the commercial and office geography of the Southeast. Click through to see some of our premiere projects.


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, numerous clients have returned time and time again to partner with us for 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 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:

(p) 803-765-0320
(f) 803-254-6209

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



Civic + Government


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.

“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.


At Stevens & Wilkinson, we have partnered with governments ranging from local municipalities to bureaus on the state and federal level. By providing projects that are on time and on budget, we have developed long-term relationships and continue to work with many civic groups and government institutions on further 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

Email Us

Columbia Office:

(p) 803-765-0320
(f) 803-254-6209

Email Us

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