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.