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


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


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


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


Emory University, Elementary School in Atlanta, Georgia.


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


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


Police Station & Jail, Atlanta, Georgia.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Continuing Educaton Center at the University of Georgia is completed. The buildings wins numerous design awards.


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


Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


The firm celebrates its 90th Anniversary.


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.


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.


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.


Stevens & Wilkinson and Richard Wittschibe Hand combine practices.


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


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