A Groundbreaking Collaboration

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

Universities across the country are challenged to prepare students for careers in the “new economy,” and digital literacy is vital to their success. Faculty seek to engage students in active collaboration, promote research and incorporate technology through their curriculum. Equipping students with skills to effectively communicate across a multitude of digital platforms is an essential 21st-century […]

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Designing for College Life in the 21st Century

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

For many decades, college residence halls have been known for their utilitarian efficiency. In sharp contrast, today’s student housing projects are strikingly similar to commercial mixed-use developments – tightly integrated with their context, including the built, social and natural environments of the campus. As campus master plans evolve to meet the changing needs and expectations […]

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A new model for urban development.

McMillan Pazdan Smith | January 17, 2017

This past Spring, our firm’s Community Studio collaborated on a new model for urban developments as part of the Activate NC design competition. The project is located at the corner of South Mint and Summit Avenue in Charlotte, NC and is a study in contemporary housing in the inner city. Speculative projects like this are […]

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Susan Baker, AIA joins McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture’s K-12 Studio

McMillan Pazdan Smith | November 15, 2016

CHARLOTTE, NC – With more than 30 years of experience, and a passion for educational architecture, Susan Baker, AIA joins McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Charlotte office as a Senior Architect. Baker brings the firm strong client relationships built on a significant history of more than 80 successful K-12 projects and is a seasoned architectural designer and […]

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture Moves to Calhoun Street

McMillan Pazdan Smith | September 29, 2016

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture has relocated their Charleston office to 121 Calhoun in downtown Charleston. The newly renovated historic building provides the firm’s 34 local team members more workspace. The interiors can be described as fresh and “coastal” – a combination of clean new materials, historic wood and plenty of neutrals and greys. The nearly […]

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