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.