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POWER LIST HONOREES
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ROBBY AULL, SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson
LOUIS P. BATSON III, Batson Associates Inc.
CINDY BENJAMIN, LS3P
JOEL CARTER, Jumper Carter Sease Architects
KEITH M. CLARKE, MCA Architecture Inc.
JUDY DIXON, Rush Dixon Architects
DOUGLAS E. FRASER, JHS Architecture
SCOTT GARVIN, Garvin Design Group
MYLES GLICK, Glick Boehm and Associates
TARA B. HILE, SHLTR Architects Inc.
SCOTT JOHNSTON, Johnston Design Group
C. DINOS LIOLLIO, Liollio Architecture
MARGIE LONGSHORE, SMHa Inc.
MARC MARCHANT, LS3P
HEATHER MITCHELL, Boudreaux
DOUG QUACKENBUSH, Quackenbush Architecture
RON SMITH, McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
MICHAEL W. SPIVEY, Spivey Architects Inc.
GABLE STUBBS, SGA | NarmourWright Design
J. MICHAEL TAYLOR, DP3 Architects Ltd.
MARC WARREN, Goodwyn, Mills
EDWARD T. ZEIGLER JR., Craig Gaulden Davis Inc.
No. 1: Cindy Benjamin
indy Benjamin has been an architect and project manager at LS3P for the past 16 years. To each project, she brings focus to detail, team organization and technical knowledge. She has worked on a wide variety of project types, including health care, higher education and faith-based projects.
In 2019, Benjamin shifted her focus to strengthening LS3P’s cooperate commercial sector in the Upstate. Focusing on workplace strategies, she helps her clients’ shape their work place into environments that support their best work.
Energized by complex programs, existing conditions and fast paced schedules, she has a passion for renovating existing buildings and stitching together circulation patterns in built environments.
A graduate of Virginia Tech, she is a registered architect, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Building Design and Construction accredited professional, WELL Building Institute accredited professional and Green Globes professional.
Significant projects include the Clemson University Wilbur and Ann Powers College of Business; Tri-County Technical College, Student Success Center and Ruby Hicks Renovation; Greenville Tech, Center for Manufacturing Innovation; Clemson University, MBA at Greenville One; Bob Jones University, Health Profession; and Converse College, Senior Student Housing.
She is a graduate of Furman University Women’s Leadership Institute, a board member of the Urban Land Institute, Upstate, and president-elect of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum. She was named to the Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 for 2013, Leadership Greenville Class 33, and Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year in 2009.
No. 2: C. Dinos Liollio
n Auburn University graduate, Dinos Liollio, FAIA, received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a Bachelor of Science in environmental design. He served as president of the American Institute of Architects Student Chapter and was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Medal of Honor in recognition of his leadership, service and future impact to the architectural profession.
Liollio has served on national, regional and state design award juries, led many community design charrettes, and has lectured on collaboration as the vehicle to realize remarkable buildings that inspire people to think of design as a collective body of work.
His leadership has been recognized by the South Carolina Chapter and Charleston Section AIA, Urban Land Institute, Furman University Riley Leadership Institute, city of Charleston, Rotary International, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Charleston National Aging in Place Council and others.
Based upon his preservation background, he was awarded a 2005 Study Abroad Scholarship in Verona, Italy, with 30 other architects from around the world focusing on the conservation of stone and marble. Liollio has received more than 120 international, national, regional, state and local design awards and was chosen to be a part of the design team for Fire Station 11 that’s contiguous to the Charleston 9 Memorial site.
He served on national, regional and state design award juries, lectured at national, state and local professional and trade conferences, and was keynote speaker at the National Architectural Precast Association Design Awards. He was elected to the AIA College of Fellows and was appointed to the city of Charleston Design Review Board in 2017. He received a National American Institute of Architects Design Award for Hampton County Health Clinic in 2020.
No. 3: Doug Quackenbush
Quackenbush Architects + Planners
Clemson University graduate, Doug Quackenbush has been practicing architecture in South Carolina for more than 37 years. He formed Quackenbush Architects + Planners in 2004, with a focus on educational, workplace and community projects. The firm has completed nearly 300 projects since its founding.
He currently serves as a member of the board of directors and preservation committee chair for Historic Columbia; member of the board of directors for the 701 Center for Contemporary Art; co-chair for the S.C. Architectural Foundation; and regional governor for the Southeast Region of the Association for Learning Environments. Quackenbush previously served on the Columbia Design League board, Community Design Center board and the Clemson Architectural Foundation.
His work has received more than 40 design awards and has been the subject of regional and national publications. He’s also served on design awards juries for both chapters of the American Institute of Architects and Historic Columbia. A licensed architect, he is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional. He is a past president of the American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter and recently served as chair for the S.C. Center for Architecture Steering Committee.
Quackenbush received the AIA SC Presidential Citation Award in 2019. He also received the Cathedral Building Award from City Year Columbia in 2018.
No. 4: Heather Mitchell
eather Mitchell, who has been with Boudreaux for 26 years and who has been president since 2006, has led design teams for notable and award-winning projects throughout the state, including USC’s School of Law and Campus Village, Clemson University’s Douthit Hills Student Community and Samuel J. Cadden Chapel, the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center, North Augusta’s Municipal Center, and the renovation of Richland Library Main.
Mitchell helped launch the Riley Mayors’ Design Fellowship, an annual program that helps mayors envision and implement projects that positively impact the built and natural environment, quality of life and economic development in their cities and towns.
Boudreaux designed its own studio as part of an award-winning historic rehabilitation which includes the boutique Hotel Trundle. Mitchell has spoken on tax incentives as a tool for downtown revitalization at the Municipal Elected Officials Institute at the Municipal Association of South Carolina, the S.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association Conference, and in many South Carolina towns and cities.
She serves on the executive committee and is chair elect of Columbia’s City Center Partnership. She was a founding and 11-year board member of One Columbia for Arts and Culture and is an executive committee member for the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
She is a member of the Midlands Business Leadership Group, for which she helped create Capture Columbia, a Midlands talent retention program for summer interns.
She was a 2020 S.C. Women in Business Honoree, 2019 Columbia Regional Business Report Phenom and a member of the Liberty Fellowship Class of 2017. In addition, she received the Leadership Columbia Alumni Award 2008, was a member of Leadership South Carolina Class of 2008, and was in Leadership Columbia Class of 2006.
No. 5: Keith M. Clarke
MCA Architecture Inc.
1987 graduate of Clemson University, Keith M. Clarke is now president and CEO of MCA Architecture. He joined MCA as an intern architect in 1987, was named a shareholder in 1994, and became president and CEO in 2000, responsible for executing the MCA business plan to achieve goals and objectives, as well as for overseeing the work of all company disciplines to ensure compliance with project scope, cost estimates and schedule requirements.
He has served as project architect for Red Rock Development since its inception, with more than 20 million square feet of industrial space built over a 12-state area. He has served as project architect for Dominion Energy, formerly SCANA Corp., since 2004 with more than 50 projects completed, including the design and master plan of their 500,000-square-foot headquarters campus, providing office and support facilities for more than 1,400 employees.
Some of his most recent projects include the ACL Airshop in Greenville, GE Advanced Manufacturing Works in Greenville, Absolute Haitian Corp.'s manufacturing facility in Moncks Corner and Softbox Temperature Control Packaging in Greenville.
A registered professional architect since 1993, he also serves as a member of the board of trustees for Claflin University.
SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson
With 31 years’ experience, Robby Aull has accomplished numerous projects across the country. Primarily focused on health care facilities, local projects include Prisma Health Heart Hospital and Prisma Health Bynoe Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit in Columbia, the Prisma Health Parkridge Ambulatory Building in Irmo and Medical University of South Carolina James E. Clyburn Research Center in Charleston, to name a few.
Aull is principal and senior vice president of SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson, an architectural and engineering firm with more than 1,000 employees and 18 offices worldwide. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Master of Architecture – Health Care Facilities Design, from Clemson University and studied at the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy.
He is a member of American Institute of Architects’ South Carolina chapter, the Academy of Architecture for Health and is a founding member of American College of Healthcare Architects. A former board member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, Aull is recognized as an expert in the design of health care facilities.
Louis P. Batson III
Batson Associates Inc.
A Clemson graduate, Louis P. Batson III founded Batson Associates Inc. in Greenville in 1981. The firm’s first project a year later was a masonry retaining wall at the offices of C. Douglas Wilson & Company in Greenville.
Since then, the firm has completed many major projects, including St. Francis Women’s Hospital in Greenville and Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center’s seven-level, 170,500-square-foot surgery tower in Charlotte, the McCall Hospice House in Simpsonville and the Clemson University School of Nursing. Batson Associates also led site selection and design for the new Monastery of St. Clare in Travelers Rest, which earned a Silver Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification, and was responsible for the master plan, historical renovation and expansion at Greenville High School.
The firm further donated the design and construction of the Treetop Clinic for Roper Mountain Science Center’s Out on a Limb treehouse competition. Batson Associates celebrates its 40-year anniversary with the completion of Presbyterian Village Athens, a 72-acre life plan community in Athens, Ga. Within the Southeast, Batson is the first architect to receive the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s President’s Service Award and has served on and chaired the S.C. State Board of Architectural Examiners and the Southern Conference National Council of NCARB Architect Registration Examination Committee.
Jumper Carter Sease Architects
Upon graduation from Clemson University’s College of Architecture, Joel Carter joined Drafts & Jumper Architects as an associate. In 1991, he then became a registered architect and partner in the firm when it was renamed to Jumper Carter Sease Architects. Since then, Carter and his partner, Todd Sease, have strategically grown the firm from six to 23 employees. Jumper Carter Sease Architects has provided architectural services throughout the state and specializes in K-12 public school, medical, corporate and religious architectural design.
The firm’s most notable recent projects include River Bluff High School, the Lexington Two Innovation Center, the St. Stephen Lutheran Church expansion, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and Lexington Medical Center’s newest facility, Lexington Medical Center Northeast’s Urgent Care and Acute Surgery Center. Carter serves on Newberry College’s board of trustees and was recently honored with the Noah and Pansy Derrick Outstanding Friend of the College Award.
He also served as a trustee with the Clemson Architectural Foundation, co-chaired the Associated General Contractors of America and American Institute of Architects Joint Committee and served on various committees with AIA’s South Carolina chapter. Carter is a member of the Lexington County Board of Adjusters and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.
Rush Dixon Architects
After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, Judy Dixon started her career a year later as an intern with Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects, rising through the ranks to become a principal in the firm.
She left SMHA to join forces with her husband, first with Rush3 Product Design Studio. In 2014, they then launched Rush Dixon Architects. Dixon has built a diverse portfolio, with projects that include the Daniel Island Recreation Center, Firefly Distillery and Santee Cooper’s Camp Hall Village. A registered architect in South Carolina, Dixon also is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Throughout her career, she has served in a variety of leadership roles, including on the board of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and as chair of Leadership Charleston. She also supports organizations like ACE Mentors, Turning Leaf Project, Fresh Future Farm and the Paul R. Williams Student Scholarship. The latter honors the first licensed African-American member of the American Institute of Architects by supporting young African-American architecture students.
Douglas E. Fraser
A 1979 graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Douglas E. Fraser has built a 43-year career in architecture — 32 of which have been with JHS Architecture.
In 2007, he was named president of the firm, which is organized into teams specializing in corporate, educational, health care and resort multi-family projects. The team director is responsible for each project and is involved from initial concept design and programming through construction.
Since its founding, JHS Architecture has completed a diverse array of projects, including numerous medical/health care and educational facilities and complex projects like the Billy Graham Library and Hammock Beach. The latter, a 370-unit mixed-use condominium resort located in Palm Coast, Fla., sits on the 18th green of a Jack Nicklaus golf course overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Fraser is married and has three children and four grandchildren.
Garvin Design Group
Scott Garvin graduated from Clemson University in 1984 and two years later received his Masters in Architecture from the same college. He also spent a semester in Italy for overseas study. After working in Greenville for a few years, Garvin relocated to Columbia where he has practiced architecture in the region for three decades and established Garvin Design Group in 2003.
He has been involved in more than $1 billion worth of projects since starting Garvin Design Group. The firm has won more than 49 state, regional and national awards, including American Institute of Architects South Carolina’s Firm Award in 2019. GDC’s most recent accolades include awards for adaptive reuse and historic preservation from the S.C. Office of the Governor and the AIA South Atlantic Region.
Last year, the firm was named the Columbia Chamber’s Small Business of the Year. During his career, Garvin has been responsible for the adaptive reuse of many of Columbia’s historic buildings. He has served as a Clemson Architectural Foundation Trustee from 2007 to 2019 and as the group’s president in 2013. He and his wife made the lead gift for the new Kate L. Schwennsen Scholarship Endowment for Architectural Excellence in Clemson University’s School of Architecture. Garvin is a member of AIA and NCARB. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional.
Glick Boehm and Associates Inc.
Myles Glick graduated in 1973 from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in architecture. Upon graduation, he worked as a design manager and became director of design and construction for the Kiawah Island Co. In March 1981, he opened Glick Boehm and Associates Inc., serving as the firm’s president.
In 1978, he won two of the honor awards for design excellence from the S.C. American Institute of Architects chapter for Beach Walker Park and the Sparrow Pond Cottages, both located on Kiawah Island. In 1999, he was named Architect of the Year by the Charleston Contractors Association. He won an honor award for design excellence for First Citizens Bank Building from SCAIA.
In 2020, GBA was selected to design the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Since 1981, Glick has created an office environment to design award-winning architectural solutions and to achieve a 92% client repeat. In addition to the traditional practice of architecture, Glick has a reputation as a forensic architect throughout the Southeast region.
Tara B. Hile
SHLTR Architects LLC
Tara B. Hile knew she wanted a career in design and architecture and headed directly toward that goal at age 17 when she enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2002, she graduated with a degree in architecture.
Since then, Hile has focused on mixed-use, family urban development centers, first working in Charlotte before relocating to Greenville in 2009 to work with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture. She remained there for several years before partnering with Chesley White to establish SHLTR Architects LLC in 2016, where she serves as principal today. Since its establishment, the firm has six full-time architects and is continuously growing.
Hile is currently working on several adaptive reuse projects, bringing historic buildings in the area back to life. She is a member of American Institute of Architects and the Urban Land Institute, as well as a founding board member for the Upstate chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.
Johnston Design Group
Scott Johnston is an established leader in restorative design with extensive experience in intergenerational town center mixed-use design, custom residential, office, retail, hospitality and health care design. He served as Architect of Record for the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Upstate Forever Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum Home Office and several high-rise mixed-use developments in Greenville and Richmond, Va.
Johnston was the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional in private practice in South Carolina, and his firm was the initial signatory of the Architecture 2030 commitment to a carbon-neutral future. The studio delivered the first Southface Institute EarthCraft Home, EarthCraft Multifamily Development and the first LEED Platinum building in South Carolina.
Johnston Design Group also has created several net-zero buildings throughout the state. Johnston serves as guest faculty at Clemson and Furman Universities, the American College of Building Arts, Anderson University and the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. He has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Energy Star Award, Upstate Forever Innovator of the Year, as well as numerous national and regional design awards.
Since 2000, Margie Longshore has been practicing architecture in Charleston, following her graduation from Auburn University. In 2019, she became a partner and principal with SMHa Inc., and was named president in 2021.
During recent years, her work has more specifically focused on adaptive reuse, renovation and educational projects. Longshore has received awards for projects that she worked on, including recognition for design excellence from the City of Charleston, local and state American Institute of Architects chapters, A4LE, the Preservation Society of Charleston and the Historic Charleston Foundation.
Longshore is a historic preservation commissioner for Charleston County and past president of AIA Charleston. She also has served on the AIA S.C. Board of Directors and as director of the Design Awards. Additionally, Longshore has held an ongoing role as a mentor for students in Clemson’s Architecture Center in Charleston.
Marc Marchant, a graduate of Clemson University and the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy, has been with LS3P since he first interned with them in 1996.
Today, he serves as the CEO. Marchant has worked on award-winning projects that include Trident Technical College’s S.C. Aeronautical Training Center, Medical University of South Carolina’s Children’s Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion, Trident Technical College Nursing and Science Building, Roper St. Francis Mount Pleasant Medical Office, Roper St. Francis Support Service Office, MUSC Children’s Research Institute, MUSC Heart and Vascular Center and Palmetto Health Cancer Center and Brain Research MRI Suite.
A frequent guest lecturer within the industry, community and academia on leadership and design, Marchant is a registered architect in the Carolinas and Georgia and holds numerous professional certifications and affiliations, including being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional with the U.S. Green Building Council and a member of the American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Board.
He is the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce board chair and serves on the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals, Trident CEO Council, Clemson Architectural Foundation and Trident United Way Campaign. He also served with Charleston County’s Historic Preservation Commission, Clemson University’s Humanities Advancement board, AIA Academy of Architecture for Health board, AIA South Atlantic Region Conference and as an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture
A 1983 Clemson University graduate, Ron Smith is an original founder of McMillan Smith & Partners — a predecessor of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture — where he began building and maintaining client relationships. He has experience designing and delivering a wide variety of projects for various industries, and his work has been recognized with awards and featured publications.
Smith is a member of the Spartanburg Council of Architects, the S.C. American Institute of Architects, American Institute of Architects and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has received the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year Award and the Wofford College Distinguished Citizen Award.
Smith is an avid sports and recreation enthusiast, and has worked on more than 60 college campuses in the Southeast, in addition to his long list of civic, housing and K-12 projects. Two of his favorite projects include Spartanburg’s Barnet Park and Wofford College’s Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
Smith has served on the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau board, Spartanburg Downtown’s Rotary Club, the Leadership Spartanburg Board of Regents and as chairman of the Group of 100 in Spartanburg. He is a past chairman of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Foundation Heart Center board. Smith served as a past member of the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy Council of Mentors advisory committee. He is a former president of the Spartanburg Country Club and a past member of the Spartanburg Regional Hospital Foundation board of directors.
Michael W. Spivey
Spivey Architects Inc.
A Clemson University graduate, Michael W. Spivey interned with what is now LS3P Architects from 1973-1974 and 1976-1977 before becoming licensed in 1978. He co-founded George Cook Construction Inc. and for the first five years, acted as contractor for every home he designed.
In 1981, he founded Michael W. Spivey & Associates Inc., and then in 2000, Spivey and Grady Woods co-founded Spivey & Woods Architects Inc. Ten years later, Spivey bought out Woods and formed Spivey Architects Inc., taking on projects all over South Carolina, including high-end residential and master planning projects, country club and resort facilities, doctor and dental offices, financial institutions, office buildings, restaurants, leasehold improvements and commercial interior design projects.
Spivey is a three-time winner of the Charleston Contractors’ Association for Architectural Excellence and a silver award recipient for Outstanding Project Worldwide by The Bomanite Co. He also was published in Pinnacle Publishing’s Luxury Homes of the Carolinas. Spivey is past president of Charleston Public Facilities Corp., past director of the Charleston Chapter of South Carolina American Institute of Architects, commodore of James Island Yacht Club and president of the Charleston Rotary Breakfast Club.
He has been certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards since 1982. He also holds two U.S. product patents and became a licensed pilot at age 50.
SGA | NarmourWright Design
A practicing architect for more than 35 years, Gable Stubbs has extensive experience in planning, design and construction of institutional, education, corporate and commercial projects.
He holds a Masters of Architecture, a Bachelor of Science in design from Clemson University and a bachelor’s in art history from the University of South Carolina. Throughout his career, Stubbs has been a principal, founder and partner in multiple architectural firms in the Upstate and has received a number of recognitions, including an American Institute of Architects merit award as class speaker for his Leadership Greenville class and being named to Greenville Business Magazine’s Best and Brightest 35 & Under list.
Stubbs says his signature accomplishments are the impacts that his professional work and community engagement have made on clients, users and the community. As an architect, he is also proud to have been able to be a part of projects that have shaped and influenced individuals, organizations and communities across the state.
J. Michael Taylor
DP3 Architects Ltd.
A Clemson University graduate and LEED-accredited professional, J. Michael Taylor founded DP3 Architects Ltd., in 1984 with two Clemson classmates. He has worked with projects for colleges and universities, including Clemson University, Furman University, Winthrop University, Anderson University and the University of South Carolina Upstate.
His work has included campus master planning, student centers, student housing facilities, administration buildings, auditoriums, distant learning centers, studies and renovations to existing historic buildings, athletic facilities, and campus visualization.
Taylor also has worked with municipalities to build community centers, tennis centers, recreation and fitness centers, YMCAs, clubhouse facilities and historical monuments. With Taylor’s involvement, DP3 Architects has developed a significant project approach to restaurant concept design and implementation.
Taylor’s community service includes the City of Greenville Beautification and Design and Preservation Commissions, Rotary International and Clemson Architectural Foundation Board of Directors. He is a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honorary Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts, American Institute of Architects’ South Carolina chapter, NCARB and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood
Though Marc Warren isn’t a South Carolina native, he has called Columbia his home for more than 26 years since beginning his career with a local firm. He became an associate of the firm in 2000 and a principal four years later. In 2017, Warren opened the Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood’s Columbia office, and today he is vice president of architecture, overseeing offices in Columbia and Greenville.
He helps develop practice standards and growth strategies firm-wide. Warren has successfully designed and managed more than 3 million square feet of new construction and renovation projects across the Southeast. He has designed several award-winning projects throughout his career, most recently the Graniteville Elementary School addition and renovation project, which received an American Institute of Architects S.C. Design Award in 2020 for adaptive reuse, and an honor award from the S.C. Chapter of the Association for Learning Environments in 2021.
He has worked with several university clients throughout his career and designed notable commercial and institutional facilities throughout the state. Warren has served in various leadership roles as AIA Greater Columbia past president, board member and design director; AIA South Carolina section director, board member and education committee chairman; Jeep Rogers YMCA board chairman and facility committee chairman and Columbia YMCA Metro board member. He currently serves on the City of Columbia Retention and Redevelopment Committee. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in architecture from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited and National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certified.
Edward T. Zeigler Jr.
Craig Gaulden Davis Inc.
Edward T. Zeigler Jr. is the principal, president and CEO of Craig Gaulden Davis Inc., with whom he has worked for 38 years. Throughout his tenure, he has led project efforts throughout South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. In 2018, Zeigler opened an office in Baltimore. In April 2018, Mayor Knox White awarded Zeigler the Mayor’s Commendation in recognition of and appreciation for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of the community.
Zeigler is known for community and civic involvement, working with Art in Public Places, Artisphere and Greenville’s Design Guidelines Steering Committee, City Park Steering Committee, Traffic Calming Task Force and Construction and Maintenance Board of Appeals. Zeigler served as a director for the Clemson Architectural Foundation and served on the boards of Greenville Theater and the S.C. Independent Colleges and Universities. He has participated at his children’s schools, working with the Parent Teacher Association at Augusta Circle and in other roles at Greenville High School.
Zeigler has served in many leadership roles with the American Institute of Architects since 1980, and in 2014 was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Zeigler was in Leadership Greenville’s 15th class, serving in various leadership roles. He has been an active participant with the Chamber of Commerce since 1983 and is a member of Accelerate Greenville, driving economic momentum. In 2019, Zeigler received the Distinguished Leadership Greenville Alumni Award.