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.

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

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