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

1919

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

1920

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

1919

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

1923

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

1928

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

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

1935

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

1939

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

1940

The size of the firm grows to over 100 employees as James R. Wilkinson is promoted to Associate.

The new courthouse was built beside our historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Very careful planning allowed the two courthouses to compliment each other. Functionally, the layout incorporates today’s thinking for security and other operational requirements. A pleasant surprise was the energy efficiency of our new courthouse. The design achieved LEED Certification.
Jeff Hammond
Clerk of Court, Lancaster County, South Carolina

1947

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

1947

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

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.

1956

Continuing Education Center at University of Georgia is completed and showered with design awards.

1958

Preston S. Stevens, Sr. is named a Fellow in the AIA.

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

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.

1967

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

1969

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

1974

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

1978

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

1979

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

1980

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

1980

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

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
Chief Financial Officer

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 of South Carolina, Inc., Stevens & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc., and idea|span team together to design the new Meridian Building in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The 350,000 square-foot, 17-story building brings together the best of the firm’s architecture, engineering and interior 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

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.

2009

The firm celebrates its 90th Anniversary

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.

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.

2014

Stevens & Wilkinson and Richard Wittschibe Hand combine practices.

2018

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

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