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Montgomery Building Wins Palladio Award

Montgomery Building Wins Palladio Award

We are honored to receive the Palladio Award for Adaptive Reuse / Addition on the Montgomery Building in downtown Spartanburg. This is the only national award to recognize excellence in traditional design. McMillan Pazdan Smith's goal for this...

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Hapeville Library Reopened for Curbside Service

Hapeville Library Reopened for Curbside Service

 Hapeville residents are now able to take advantage of many of the services offered by their new branch library.  As part of a Fulton County Library Renovation Project, MPS partnered with Albion General Contractors for a renovation and addition to...

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Del Webb Library Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Del Webb Library Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Members of our library and higher education studio attended the ribbon cutting of the Del Webb Library on April, 7, 2021. This project is part of a multi-facility renovation plan with Lancaster County Libraries to enhance each location and better...

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Lifelong Learning and Our Local Libraries

Lifelong Learning and Our Local Libraries

The importance of libraries in our communities is evident now more so than ever. With abundant access to knowledge and information, they have transformed into vital civic spaces that foster lifelong learning, content creation, and community...

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Spartanburg Development Over the Years

Spartanburg Development Over the Years

When our Spartanburg office moved downtown two decades ago, we knew we were on the verge of something special. Our relationship with the Spartanburg community had begun nearly a half-century earlier, and we knew it was time to make a bold move and...

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Groundbreaking at North Greenwood Spec Building

Groundbreaking at North Greenwood Spec Building

Add working with a great team to the list of things we're thankful for this year! Our industrial team celebrated the groundbreaking of the North Greenwood Speculative Building last week. We appreciated the opportunity to work with THS Constructors...

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Exciting Developments Underway in Woodruff, SC

Exciting Developments Underway in Woodruff, SC

The City of Woodruff has witnessed tremendous residential growth and now city officials have turned toward revitalizing and growing the downtown corridor. Our design team had the great opportunity to work alongside the City staff and other...

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Barbara Price Speaks to Fire Station Design

Barbara Price Speaks to Fire Station Design

The heroes in our lives deserve protection from COVID-19 — including the brave men and women who put their lives on the line fighting fires. Special Projects Director, Barbara Price, and Assistant Fire Chief at South Metro Fire Rescue Dr. Kevin...

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Ben Thompson Published in Spaces4Learning

Ben Thompson Published in Spaces4Learning

Most schools have been in session for at least a month, and administrators are doing all they can to reduce the COVID-19 infection risk for students and teachers. But masks, hand sanitizer, and plexiglass desk partitions aren't the only safeguards...

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Karen Calhoun Featured in GoUpstate

Karen Calhoun Featured in GoUpstate

Karen Calhoun, Principal and VP of Business Development at MPS, recently penned an op-ed piece for the Spartanburg Herald Journal on the process to update the City’s Comprehensive Plan. Karen speaks to the importance of this policy document and...

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New Tech Neighborhood on CU-ICAR Campus

New Tech Neighborhood on CU-ICAR Campus

The first new technology neighborhood in 15 years on the CUICAR campus will bring opportunities to the Upstate for the automotive, transportation, manufacturing, and engineering support industries — and we are excited to be a part of it! MPS is...

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MPS Greenville Surpasses United Way Goal!

MPS Greenville Surpasses United Way Goal!

Supporting our communities where we work and live is a fundamental element of our firm's core values, and one we strive to reach through our work, engagement, and outreach each and every day. For nearly 20 years, our Greenville office has partnered...

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Project Update: Pullman Flats

Project Update: Pullman Flats

Construction is underway on a new 60-unit boutique condo development in Atlanta! Our team led the design efforts for Pullman Flats, the newest residential project in Atlanta's Kirkwood neighborhood. The building features a mix of residential,...

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Project Update: Spec Building in Greenwood, SC

Project Update: Spec Building in Greenwood, SC

Great progress is being made on the new industrial speculative building for Greenwood County. The facility, located in the North Greenwood Industrial Park, broke ground this past May and is expected to be completed in November of this year. The...

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Introducing our Project Management Training Series!

Introducing our Project Management Training Series!

Professional development is a continuous part of every architect's career, and MPS is committed to ongoing training and education. Part of this commitment includes knowledge sharing through programs and training for our team members. As a result,...

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Project Update: Lee Walker Heights

Project Update: Lee Walker Heights

Four of the seven buildings have topped out with framing of the last three small buildings underway at Lee Walker Heights. The buildings are starting to take shape on the site and we can't wait to see the exterior cladding next! This project is...

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MPS Design Chat: Aug Smith

MPS Design Chat: Aug Smith

As a firm that knows the importance of collaboration, we're finding creative ways to stay connected while many teammates work remotely and across multiple offices. As a result, our firm hosted an MPS Design Chat and members from all six offices and...

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William Gray Named Spartanburg Office Director

William Gray Named Spartanburg Office Director

We are excited to announce the promotion of William Gray to Spartanburg Office Director! As a lifelong resident of the Hub City, William is passionate about the community and will continue to find new opportunities for its growth and success....

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Clarius Park Distribution Center is Complete

Clarius Park Distribution Center is Complete

Times like these make us truly value the importance of teamwork, and this project was no exception! We're excited to announce the completion of the Clarius Park Distribution Center located in Greer, SC. We’re grateful to Clarius Partners, LLC and...

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Helpful Resources for Remote Learning

Helpful Resources for Remote Learning

As many people continue to navigate remote learning, we wanted to share a few helpful resources for our regional followers published by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, South Carolina Education Department, and the Georgia...

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Cheers to the Grand Opening of Urban Wren!

Cheers to the Grand Opening of Urban Wren!

Urban Wren, the new restaurant + winery, located in Markley Station, recently celebrated the grand opening. Having led the design for the exterior of Markley Station, we were really excited to work on the interiors for this cool restaurant + winery...

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Gather GVL is Open for Business

Gather GVL is Open for Business

Gather GVL is open for business! We are so excited for the community to enjoy all that Gather GVL has to offer. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience to work alongside the development team at Four Oaks Property Group, Base 360 General...

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Jasmine Kitchen Opens

Jasmine Kitchen Opens

Our firm had the great privilege of working alongside Jasmine Road on Jasmine Kitchen, a new lunch café with an incredible mission. Jasmine Road is a Greenville-based nonprofit that provides much needed support and resources for women that have...

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Meadow Oak Commerce Center Breaks Ground

Meadow Oak Commerce Center Breaks Ground

Celebrating a successful project with Exeter Property Group and Landmark Builders, Inc. — the Meadow Oak Commerce Center has officially broken ground in Charlotte, NC. The project features two flex buildings that total over 500,000 SF of industrial...

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Exciting Progress at Judson Mill

Exciting Progress at Judson Mill

Great news for one Greenville's coolest new spaces! Judson Mill, once one of the largest textile mills in the world, is undergoing a major transformation. Developers Belmont Sayre and Taft Development Group are behind the awesome conversion of the...

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MPS Named 2019 Architectural Firm of the Year

MPS Named 2019 Architectural Firm of the Year

Every day we work diligently to enhance our communities through Good Design and transformational projects across the Lowcountry — a mission we certainly can’t accomplish on our own. It takes a great design team, tremendous partners, and engaged...

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The Maxwell, Alpharetta’s Newest Attraction

The Maxwell, Alpharetta’s Newest Attraction

Live. Work. Play. Three words that explain why Alpharetta, GA is absolutely booming right now. We’ve recently had the pleasure of working with Mayfair Street Partners to see their vision for Alpharetta become a reality in the design of The Maxwell....

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MPS Charleston Teams Up with Operation Home

MPS Charleston Teams Up with Operation Home

This past Saturday, a group from our Charleston office volunteered with Operation Home to build a wheelchair ramp for a senior couple living in the area. Operation Home serves more than 450 families annually through their critical home repair,...

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CycleBar Opens Location in Spartanburg

CycleBar Opens Location in Spartanburg

McMillan Pazdan Smith teamed up with Harper Construction for another great project in Spartanburg, South Carolina! Cyclebar of Spartanburg recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting this past Friday. The new indoor cycling fitness...

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How Does Architecture Affect Cybersecurity?

How Does Architecture Affect Cybersecurity?

The real-world implications of cybersecurity threats can affect everything from the integrity of cities’ industrial framework like transportation and utilities, to the security of corporations’ intellectual property and trade secrets, to even the...

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Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome Back, Students!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin’s quote from the 1700s still rings true — especially this time of year as thousands of South Carolina students are wrapping up their first week back at school. McMillan Pazdan...

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On this day in 1930…

On this day in 1930…

On this day in 1930, J.C.H. Claussen opened a cutting-edge bakery in Greenville, SC — a marvel of innovation! The event was attended by thousands of local residents. Along with his sons, and even his grandsons, the Claussens went on to win numerous...

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Project Spotlight: Lucy Beckham High School

Project Spotlight: Lucy Beckham High School

We’re excited to share the progress being made at Charleston County School District’s Lucy Beckham High School! Located in Mt. Pleasant, the new 242,000 SF new facility will house 1,500 students and contains classrooms, CTE spaces, science labs, a...

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Environmental Design in K12 Facilities

Environmental Design in K12 Facilities

Understanding the relationship between how students are taught and how students learn is a constant cycle. Every student has a unique learning style, and, as a result, teachers have responded by offering content in a variety of formats. Susan...

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Exciting Progress at Cleveland Hall

Exciting Progress at Cleveland Hall

Originally built in 1905, the historic Cleveland Hall house near Spartanburg’s Converse Heights neighborhood celebrated its first 50 years in 1956, right as our firm was opening for business just down the street. Now, more than another 50 years...

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Groundbreaking at Cannon Memorial Hospital

Groundbreaking at Cannon Memorial Hospital

Behavioral health is an essential component of the healthcare system. In 2014, the US Health Resources and Services Administration labeled Avery County a Designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Area. By 2016, Cannon Hospital was only able to...

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MPS Visits the Harvest Hope Food Bank

MPS Visits the Harvest Hope Food Bank

Nothing makes us happier than an opportunity to serve the communities in which we live and work, and it’s an even better opportunity when we can partner with a client to do so. This week, members of our Restaurant and Retail Studio joined...

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Project Update: Montgomery Building Opening

Project Update: Montgomery Building Opening

We're proud to see The Montgomery Building finally open! This is an incredible success story driven by vision, collaboration, and leadership. Read more about this historic restoration project in the Upstate Business Journal, here. Copyright ©...

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Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Brandon Jones

Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Brandon Jones

BSJonesPhotography printed with a reflective, glossy surface on metal is now gleaming from our walls! Visit Sift Gallery, inside of our Greenville office, this Thursday, March 7th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm to meet the artist, Brandon Jones and listen to...

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Project Update: Nexton Square Retail Village

Project Update: Nexton Square Retail Village

Nexton Square Retail Village is starting to take shape! Such a cool opportunity to work with RealtyLink, LLC to bring this destination shopping center to Summerville and the Nexton community. With incredible tenants like Halls Chophouse, Vicious...

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Project Update: 100 Prince

Project Update: 100 Prince

Some of our favorite projects are the ones that build connections and enhance neighborhoods — like this incredible mixed-use, multi-family development in Athens, Georgia. Working with Homes Urban, LLC, we’re transforming the historic St. Joseph’s...

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Project Update: North Augusta High School

Project Update: North Augusta High School

With North Augusta High School’s new classroom building about to open, we are excited to share plans for Phase 3: a new arena style gymnasium that will include an auxiliary gym, weight room, locker rooms, and space for fine arts programs. Back in...

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Project Update: Charleston Trade Center

Project Update: Charleston Trade Center

Everyone loves to be part of a success story like bringing jobs to our own communities… We’re fortunate to have great partners like Frampton Construction and The Keith Corporation helping drive projects that do just that! Our team’s new 135,000 SF...

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Good Shelter Design is Good for Animals

Good Shelter Design is Good for Animals

Project Architect, Cary Perkins, recently wrote an article for The National Humane Society about how architecture influences visitors and animal flow and how good shelter design can increase adoptions, lower euthanasia rates, and increase staff...

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Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope

Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope

Last week our Charleston office rode in the Jerry Zucker Ride for Hope event in memory and in honor of family and friends who have struggled, fought, won, or lost a battle with cancer, and... they beat their fundraising goal! We were proud to...

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Project Update: Ferry Wharf Development

Project Update: Ferry Wharf Development

Soon, office, retail, hotel and residential space will grace the Charleston Harbor between Mount Pleasant and the peninsula. We've been working closely with Holder Properties to design Ferry Wharf, a 5-story, 120,000 SF office building set within...

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Creating a Safe Campus Webinar

Creating a Safe Campus Webinar

How do we create safer schools, yet still balance individual student freedom? Tomorrow is your chance to join the nearly 150 school leaders, designers, and other concerned citizens already signed up for this important webcast on K-12 campus safety....

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Project Update: Dunwoody Nature Center

Project Update: Dunwoody Nature Center

We've gotten some gorgeous drone images of the Dunwoody Nature Center in Atlanta. This building will enable the adjacent Austin Elementary School (DeKalb County School District) to utilize the Center for guided park exploration, immersive...

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Project Update: Charleston Waterfront Hotel

Project Update: Charleston Waterfront Hotel

Our Charleston office had a big week last week... The Charleston Waterfront Hotel project just received the necessary coastal permitting to create an additional 400 feet of land along the Charleston Harbor. This is a very important milestone for...

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Sift Gallery Opening Reception: Luke Allsbrook

Sift Gallery Opening Reception: Luke Allsbrook

Luke Allsbrook’s GORGEOUS artwork is up in Sift Gallery and we are in love! Please join us at our MPS Greenville office on October 5th from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and hear all about Luke and his artwork. Sift Gallery is located at McMillan Pazdan...

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ARE Update: Ben Wyszynski, AIA

ARE Update: Ben Wyszynski, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Ben Wyszynski (in our Charleston office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Wyszynski received a...

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Project Spotlight: Mezcal

Project Spotlight: Mezcal

Bienvenido a Mezcal Taberna Mexicana! The tapas-style restaurant recently opened its doors in Spartanburg and has an incredible menu. MPS completed the historic renovation, which also included 5 apartments on the upper floors. Our design team was...

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A Different Kind of Groundbreaking

A Different Kind of Groundbreaking

Some groundbreakings start with a shovel, this is not one of those. Read more about this "colorful" kick-off ceremony for the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, here on The Brunswick News website. We don't have evidence, but our MPS Team members got...

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Tri-County Technical College Ribbon Cutting

Tri-County Technical College Ribbon Cutting

The Tri-County Technical College ribbon cutting was a great success! We are proud of the new Workforce Development building that has been decades in the making. Together, TCTC, Oconee County, and the Oconee County School District have created a...

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GSP Opens New Hangars

GSP Opens New Hangars

We’ve been fortunate to work with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) for the past several years. Yesterday, we celebrated alongside our design partner Avcon, INC Engineers & Planners and construction partner Roebuck...

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ARE Update: Andrew Pardue, AIA

ARE Update: Andrew Pardue, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Andrew Pardue (in our Charleston office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Pardue received a...

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Rock Hill Sports and Event Center Fly Through

Rock Hill Sports and Event Center Fly Through

If you hear “rec center” and think “gymnasium,” you need to see what The City of Rock Hill, SC has planned. (Spoiler alert, this $27.5M sports complex is above and beyond what you’re expecting.) On 23-acres adjacent to Winthrop University, the new...

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People Spotlight: William Gray

People Spotlight: William Gray

When we say we're a “community-based” architecture firm, we’re talking about people like William Gray. As a native of Spartanburg, William uses his tremendous background as a Project Manager with McMillan Pazdan Smith to serve as a true advocate...

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Designing from Cultural Cues

Designing from Cultural Cues

The Cherokee believe that no person is less than another, a belief that leads to a stigma-free design for healing mentally and physically as a natural extension of care. Following a continuum of care from crisis stabilization to successful...

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A Visit from the Governor

A Visit from the Governor

It’s not every day the Governor visits your project! We were thrilled Governor Roy Cooper chose to tour the Community High School renovation project in support of his school bond funding plans. As community-based architects, it’s hard to imagine a...

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Barton College Breaks Ground on New Turf Field

Barton College Breaks Ground on New Turf Field

Barton College broke ground on their new turf field last week! The facility, which will be constructed in the heart of Barton’s campus, will serve as the home of the school’s lacrosse programs. The field will also be marked with lines for football...

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Our Very Own Guest Blogger

Our Very Own Guest Blogger

We are privileged to have Glen Hines as our BIM Operations Manager. He keeps our heads in the “cloud,” — and now, he is the first blogger for TPM, Inc’s AEC Industry Guest Blog. His passion for C4R and BIM360 has kept MPS ahead of the curve and...

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Hospitality Design Magazine Finalist

Hospitality Design Magazine Finalist

We couldn’t be more thrilled to learn that The AC Hotel by Marriott Spartanburg has been named a finalist in Hospitality Design Magazine’s 14th annual HD Awards, the industry’s premier competition, which celebrates the best in hospitality and...

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Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Dale Clifford

Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Dale Clifford

We love art. And pizza. And beer. And this Spring weather! If you do too, then join us at Sift Gallery in our MPS Greenville Office on Thursday, April 26 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm and meet incredible artist, Dale Clifford, explore his work, and enjoy...

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People Spotlight: Cary Perkins, AIA

People Spotlight: Cary Perkins, AIA

Meet Cary Perkins, an Associate Principal in the firm and our Visual and Performing Arts Guru. Her art background and personal involvement in theatre and arts education has inspired a natural interest in the design of visual and performing arts...

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We Love Animals

We Love Animals

At MPS, we love animals — and designing for animals (and their people). Take a look at our design philosophy surrounding a few recent projects for animal shelters and hospitals, here — created by Associate Principal from our Community Studio, Cary...

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ARE Update: Erica Kennedy, AIA

ARE Update: Erica Kennedy, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Erica Kennedy has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of North Carolina. Kennedy was hired in our Charlotte office as a...

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People Spotlight: Paulette Myers, AIA

People Spotlight: Paulette Myers, AIA

Meet Paulette Myers, an Associate Principal, and the K-12/Educational Segment Leader in our Charleston office. Paulette is passionate about creating inspirational learning environments for students of all ages. She loves working with clients and...

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A Southern Classic

A Southern Classic

You know you’ve designed a Southern classic when Southern Living Magazine thinks it’s awesome! Learn more about our recent project for Wofford College: Senior Village Housing, or take a deeper dive into our design process — complete with  student...

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People Spotlight: David Moore, II, AIA

People Spotlight: David Moore, II, AIA

David Moore, II, AIA, ALA knows libraries inside and out. He’s spent 25+ years planning and designing these learning spaces for public library systems, colleges, and universities from Florida to California. As a published author on the subject, you...

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Have You Checked Out FR8Yard Yet?

Have You Checked Out FR8Yard Yet?

If you haven’t made it to the FR8Yard yet in Spartanburg, you’re missing out on an incredible 16-by-10-foot LED digital screen (installed by our friends Hilton Displays)! And with a 160-degree viewing angle, you can see everything on this gigantic...

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People Spotlight: Lindsey Rhoden, AIA

People Spotlight: Lindsey Rhoden, AIA

Meet Lindsey Rhoden, our Asheville Office Director. Her passion for the communities and people of Western North Carolina has guided her through a wide range of successful projects across our Healthcare, Community, K-12, and Higher Ed Studios....

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A New Office for Coldwell Banker Caine

A New Office for Coldwell Banker Caine

Originally built in 1972, Coldwell Banker Caine‘s Greenville office was dated and the divided floorplan could not accommodate the type of community and client events the firm regularly hosted as part of their highly-targeted business strategy. Our...

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ARE Update: Melanie Anderson, AIA

ARE Update: Melanie Anderson, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Melanie Anderson has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts in...

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Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017

Autodesk University Las Vegas 2017

The Autodesk University 2017 Conference is being held in Vegas this week and we are proud to have been recognized for our adoption of Collaboration for Revit (C4R) and BIM 360! “As a firm who holds the largest amount Collaboration for Revit...

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ARE Update: Alex Lay, AIA

ARE Update: Alex Lay, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Alex Lay (in our Spartanburg office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Lay received a Bachelor of...

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ARE Update: Tara Henning, AIA

ARE Update: Tara Henning, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Tara Henning (in our Charleston office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Henning received a...

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Bringing Judson Mill Back to Life

Bringing Judson Mill Back to Life

Greenville may not be the “Textile Capital of the World” anymore, but these enormous old mills are now a big part of our economic fabric. How big is Judson Mill? Try 36 acres. 100's of new jobs. $75+ million in new tax base. And we get to be part...

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The Beginning of Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park

The Beginning of Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park

Favorite moment this week? Celebrating the groundbreaking on a project that has the potential to be an economic development game changer. Take a minute and look at what’s going on at Rock Hill’s Knowledge Park! MPS is one of many firms working on...

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Meet Sift Gallery Artist: John Acorn

Meet Sift Gallery Artist: John Acorn

Meet John Acorn. Born in New Jersey, the iconic sculptor served as Clemson’s Chair of Visual Arts & History and Professor Emeritus of Sculpture. You may know him best though for his public art throughout Downtown Greenville, from Stone Avenue...

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ARE Update: Ben Clayton, AIA

ARE Update: Ben Clayton, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Ben Clayton (in our Greenville office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Clayton received a Bachelor...

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ARE Update: Eric Trumble, AIA

ARE Update: Eric Trumble, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Eric Trumble (in our Charlotte office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of North Carolina. Trumble received a Bachelor...

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Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Art Werger

Meet Sift Gallery Artist: Art Werger

There’s a new gallery in Greenville! Visit our newest addition to the office: Sift Gallery, a curated space at Claussen Bakery, presented by McMillan Pazdan Smith in partnership with Hampton III Gallery. Currently featuring pieces by Art Werger, a...

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ARE Update: Ben Curtis, AIA

ARE Update: Ben Curtis, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Ben Curtis (in our Charleston office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Curtis received a Bachelor...

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ARE Update: Max Streeter, AIA

ARE Update: Max Streeter, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Max Streeter (in our Charleston office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Streeter received a...

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Workplace Health Meets Healthcare Design

Workplace Health Meets Healthcare Design

As healthy workplaces are trending in design, healthcare building guidelines and goals are aligning to focus on staff wellness in addition to patients and visitors — and the Bon Secours St. Francis Care Center is a prime example of this overlap....

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ARE Update: Peter Nilson, AIA

ARE Update: Peter Nilson, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Peter Nilson (in our Charlotte office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of North Carolina. Nilson received a Bachelor...

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Lidl is Coming to South Carolina

Lidl is Coming to South Carolina

We are very excited to be working with Lidl US to bring Lidl Grocery to Upstate South Carolina! Keep an eye out for stores opening this summer across Greenville and Spartanburg. Read more about the future projects in this article by UpstateBizSC....

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ARE Update: Adam Flynn, AIA

ARE Update: Adam Flynn, AIA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce that Adam Flynn (in our Spartanburg office) has successfully passed architectural examinations and is a newly registered architect in the state of South Carolina. Flynn received a Master of...

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A New Model for Urban Development

A New Model for Urban Development

This past Spring, our firm’s Community Studio collaborated on a new model for urban development as part of the Activate NC design competition. The potential project site is located at the corner of South Mint and Summit Avenue in Charlotte, NC and...

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Designing for College Life in the 21st Century

Designing for College Life in the 21st Century

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,...

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A Groundbreaking Collaboration

A Groundbreaking Collaboration

"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...

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View Raumedic AG’s New Headquarters

View Raumedic AG’s New Headquarters

Recently, our client Raumedic AG, a leading German medical device manufacturer, opened their new state-of-the-art North American Headquarters and production facility in Henderson County, North Carolina. We love celebrating successful projects with...

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Market Segment Update: Medical Office Buildings

Market Segment Update: Medical Office Buildings

Designing medical office buildings is an opportunity to create functional environments that encourage good health and wellness. Here are a few that we’re working on currently or have recently wrapped up: Anderson Skin & Cancer Clinic –...

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Announces New Leadership

McMillan Pazdan Smith Announces New Leadership

McMillan Pazdan Smith is pleased to name two new firm Principals: David Moore and Tom Hund. The firm has also announced six new Associate Principals. “These individuals have demonstrated consistent leadership potential and a proven commitment to...

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Logging Miles for National Bike Month

Logging Miles for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and McMillan Pazdan Smith employees are logging some impressive numbers! Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling —...

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Glass: Cracking the Technical Terminology

Glass: Cracking the Technical Terminology

If you notice any of the following building interior conditions, then perhaps this article will shed light on some of these problems: Heating and cooling costs abnormally high Condensation on the interior glass or frame Feeling cool or warm air...

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A New Design for Labor and Delivery

A New Design for Labor and Delivery

Today’s healthcare market is increasingly driven by individuals empowered to make intelligent decisions for themselves, including women rethinking the traditional birthing experience. In turn, hospitals are beginning to adapt Labor and Delivery...

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Hires Five New Team Members

McMillan Pazdan Smith Hires Five New Team Members

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce the addition of five new intern architects to the firm’s South Carolina offices. Brandon Benzing received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in business administration from...

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Lean in… for Better Healthcare Design

Lean in… for Better Healthcare Design

Pictured: MPS team members engaged in a Lean healthcare workshop. As healthcare managers face increasing pressure to produce measurable gains in patient satisfaction from every facility, architects have an opportunity to help their clients shift...

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Why Good Theatre Design is Music to the Ears

Why Good Theatre Design is Music to the Ears

Performing Arts Centers are complex facilities architecturally and require a distinctive approach and engagement with professionals in performance acoustics, lighting and theater seating. The McMillan Pazdan Smith process includes a distinct...

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Adds Three Team Members

McMillan Pazdan Smith Adds Three Team Members

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is pleased to announce the addition of Broderick Whitlock, Rebecca Ross and Tommy Eddy to the firm’s Upstate South Carolina offices. Tommy Eddy joins the firm as Information Technology Manager, based out of the...

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Interior Design Combines Function and Beauty

Interior Design Combines Function and Beauty

A well-designed interior environment can make all the difference. Interior design has the power to inspire, enhance and excite. With more than 100 years of combined personnel experience, the Interiors Studio at McMillan Pazdan Smith creates...

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Acoustics Analysis: Making a Sound Decision

Acoustics Analysis: Making a Sound Decision

Employees voicing concern about noise in assembly and work areas may have a sound (valid) reason! Because design and construction of assembly areas, offices, and classrooms usually have much in common, the following information is applicable to...

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Welcome to Our 2014 Summer Interns

Welcome to Our 2014 Summer Interns

Pictured: Charleston Office summer intern, Trey Meyer, (center) learns a new meaning of “collaboration” while having a little fun with his co-workers. Each Spring, through a competitive selection process, McMillan Pazdan Smith provides an...

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Is Your Floor All Wet?

Is Your Floor All Wet?

Studies indicate that many construction problems involve floor finishes, and most of those problems involve moisture. Since most non-residential projects have a finish floor over concrete, this first issue of Technical Scribe focuses on moisture...

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Creative Funding for Public Projects

Creative Funding for Public Projects

Planning and design services that guide a community’s public service needs is an important function of McMillan Pazdan Smith as a community-oriented firm. We understand that stewardship of public funds is critical, and that alternative funding...

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The South’s International Appeal

The South’s International Appeal

Convenient access to major interstates, ports, a skilled labor force and a sound economic climate are just a few of the factors enticing global and Fortune 500 companies to call the Southeast home. McMillan Pazdan Smith has worked in collaboration...

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New Catholic School Impacts Greenville Community

New Catholic School Impacts Greenville Community

Founded in 1951 as an African American Franciscan Church and School, the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School has strived to instill life-long learning, leadership, and service in each student. After raising over $5 million to cover construction...

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Coker College Athletics Center

Coker College Athletics Center

While breaking ground on their new multi-purpose athletics center, Coker College recently announced the launch of their most ambitious capital campaign. "A public groundbreaking ceremony and reception across the street from the construction site,...

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Creative Solutions: The Chabad of Charleston

Creative Solutions: The Chabad of Charleston

To be located in Mount Pleasant, SC, the Chabad of Charleston / Center for Jewish Life will serve as an active gathering place for the Jewish community. The diverse building program of 10,000 square feet includes a Chapel, a public...

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Gettys Middle Renovation Plans Presented

Gettys Middle Renovation Plans Presented

“Board members got a look at the renovation plans for Gettys Middle School Monday night. Paul Mussman with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architects presented the schematic designs for the school during the board’s October meeting.” This article is hosted...

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City to Support Bank of America Stadium Revamp?

City to Support Bank of America Stadium Revamp?

“The Carolina Panthers NFL franchise makes its home debut Sunday at Bank of America Stadium, where big plans loom beyond the end zone. Later this year, the Panthers expect to receive the final recommendations on a master plan for upgrading the...

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6 Questions on Community Gardening

6 Questions on Community Gardening

“I’m very excited about a new project in Spartanburg. I’m working on a project with Hub City Farmers Market, the Butterfly Foundation and Mary Black Foundation as part of a team with Urban Edge Studio and McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture to do a...

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Clemson’s New Building Paves Way

Clemson’s New Building Paves Way

“CLEMSON — A building that teaches. That’s the goal as Clemson University and its architects begin designing a new architecture center at George and Meeting streets in downtown Charleston. It also was the same goal as the University’s College of...

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McMillan Pazdan Smith Completes Aiken YMCA

McMillan Pazdan Smith Completes Aiken YMCA

McMillan Pazdan Smith announces the completion of a new 40,000 SF facility for Aiken YMCA, a branch of The Family Y of Greater Augusta. Feature amenities are indoor and outdoor swimming pools with a water park, fitness areas, childcare facilities...

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Light Shines on New YMCA

Light Shines on New YMCA

Architects of the new $13 million Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA used a natural, although often overlooked, design element to create an open, inviting and invigorating experience for center users. This article is hosted on an external site. Read the...

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Spartanburg High Begins Gymnasium Renovations

Spartanburg High Begins Gymnasium Renovations

“It’s a new era for athletics at Spartanburg High School. After recent upgrades to outdoor facilities, the high school’s original 1959 gymnasium is next on the list. Last week, construction crews began tearing out the gym’s wood floor (except the...

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Mark Godfrey Elected Vice Chair USGBC SC Chapter

Mark Godfrey Elected Vice Chair USGBC SC Chapter

The Board of Directors of USGBC-SC (United States Green Building Council) announced that Mark Godfrey has been elected Vice Chair for 2012 and Chair-Elect for 2013. Mark Godfrey, an Architect and LEED Accredited Professional (AP), has served in...

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Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport

As the first public airport to open in South Carolina, the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport’s history includes serving as the original commercial aviation terminal of Eastern Airlines and the recipient of a landing by Charles Lindbergh soon...

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Spartanburg’s Historic DuPre House Gets Facelift

Spartanburg’s Historic DuPre House Gets Facelift

"Almost 15 years after it was moved to make room for a luxury hotel, the historic DuPre House is getting a facelift. Contractors are working to secure and preserve the local landmark sitting on the corner of Edward Via College of Osteopathic...

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Lessons in Living Green at Spartanburg Day School

Lessons in Living Green at Spartanburg Day School

It’s hard to see eco-friendly, but at Spartanburg Day School, you can feel it. Classrooms are bright and airy. The air is fresh. Recycling bins are as prevalent as trash cans. The private school’s campaign to transform itself into one of the...

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Presbyterian College – School of Pharmacy

Presbyterian College – School of Pharmacy

A community- focused opportunity for a new School of Pharmacy at Presbyterian College also represented design challenges such as a building with little or no record drawings, low floor to floor ceiling heights, an outdated mechanical system and no...

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Crisis Ministries Starts New Facility

Crisis Ministries Starts New Facility

"It began as an improvisation. The 14,000-foot converted warehouse was, well, a warehouse. It wasn’t designed to be a homeless shelter. But it sufficed for about 20 years. On Tuesday, Crisis Ministries officially declared an end to an era with a...

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Increasing Space Utilization Efficiencies

Increasing Space Utilization Efficiencies

McMillan Pazdan Smith announces the addition of experienced architect, David R. Moore II, to the firm. David, who has been involved in the design of over 30 libraries in the Southeast, represents 23 years of library and civic design experience. He...

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Jackson County, NC Library Headquarters

Jackson County, NC Library Headquarters

For nearly 100 years, the historic Jackson County Courthouse, one of the most photographed buildings in North Carolina, served citizens from its spectacular summit in the town of Sylva. Jackson County utilized the talents of McMillan Pazdan Smith...

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Greenville Humane Society Gets a Refresh

Greenville Humane Society Gets a Refresh

McMillan Pazdan Smith made the very most of limited time, budget, and square footage in designing a new home for the Greenville Humane Society as the organization rebranded itself as Greenville’s only no-kill animal shelter.  The project represents...

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Cherokee County Family YMCA Opens

Cherokee County Family YMCA Opens

As a focal point for fun, family-centered water activities, an outdoor water park was included in the planning for the new Cherokee County Family YMCA. Using a multi-generational design, the park has increased membership by appealing to a broader...

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Godfrey Accredited as Energy Manager

Godfrey Accredited as Energy Manager

“Mark Godfrey of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture has received his accreditation as a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a recognized standard of professional achievement from the U.S. Department of Energy.” This article is hosted on GoUpstate. Read...

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Two Upstate Architectural Firms to Merge

Two Upstate Architectural Firms to Merge

Two of the Upstate’s leading architectural firms are merging. Pazdan-Smith Group of Greenville and McMillan Smith & Partners of Spartanburg said they will be joining forces under the name McMillan Pazdan Smith on September 30, 2009. This...

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