Garvin Design Group

Garvin Design Group


Architectural Design & Building

About Us

Winner of AIA South Carolina’s prestigious Firm Award in 2019, Garvin Design Group has proudly served the state of South Carolina since 2003. Garvin Design Group commands a portfolio of architecture, interior design, and planning work that includes higher education, multifamily residential, hospitality, K12 education, commercial and retail, and religious project types. Our clients say our commitment to collaborative design, ability to anticipate potential project challenges and fun-loving attitude make us their go-to design partners.

Historic projects and messy renovations are a particular area of expertise for our firm: we have earned more than 24 awards for historic preservation/adaptive reuse. We know firsthand how challenging these projects can be: we designed the comprehensive rehabilitation of Columbia’s historic AIS building (now known as Gervais Place) that now houses our studio and other businesses. Our in-house historic consulting and design services help project teams successfully pursue federal, state, and local tax credits for historic preservation and adaptive reuse.

Our firm of 24 people is strategically located in the heart of Columbia’s historic Vista arts and entertainment district but we work all over the state of South Carolina. From the Lowcountry to the Upstate, from small retail up-fit projects to major, large-scale historic mill rehabilitation, Garvin Design Group is proud of the role we have played in the state’s continued success.