The State’s Top 20 Under 40

Congratulations to Adriane McGillis, AIA, 2019 AIAGC President, and Robyn Rogers, AIA, AIASC Communications Chair, on being selected as part of The State’s 20 under 40 class for 2019!! We are extremely proud of these two!! Photos by Tim Dominick  #AIAGC #AIAColumbia #AIASC #WomenInArchitecture

Adriane McGillis, Project Architect, Stevens & Wilkinson

What saying do you live by? Why?

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I just lived the length of it. I want to live the width of it as well.”

– Diane Ackerman

” For me, this means don’t be so guarded or scared of disappointment and regret that life passes you by. Figure out what a full life means to you – for me, that’s inviting people in, being vulnerable and seeking out new experiences. Since adopting this outlook, I’ve done things like start the Culturettes, get on stage at The Moth story slam, accepted on offer to join the AIA Columbia Board when a colleague called me (thanks, Robyn Rogers!) and stepped forward to be the first Equity in Architecture chair for the state. “

Robyn Rogers, Project Architect, Quackenbush Architects + Planners

What saying do you live by? Why?

“Bloom where you are planted”

(1 Corinthians 7:20-24)

“Sometimes life hands you the unexpected, and though it may feel tough or unfair in the moment, I am a believer that if you try your hardest to stay optimistic, enthusiastic, keep a smile on your face and truly try to take advantage of every opportunity, you will one day understand that though it may not have been your plan, it was the best plan for you!”


Join us for SCRIBBLES & SPIRITS – Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:30pm;

Come join us for Scribbles and Spirits on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:30-7:30pm, at Boyd Plaza in front of the Columbia Museum of Art.  Columbia, SC Architect Curt Davis will lead the group in AIAGC’s first sketching event!  Paper and sharpies will be provided.  Please bring with you whatever additional sketching implements you’d like to use.  Join us afterwards at Rooftop Sheraton for food and drinks.  First 15 people to arrive get a free beer!

AIAGC March Monthly Membership Meeting: Equity in Architecture – Wednesday, March 27th from 12:30-1:30


AIA SC has established an Equity in Architecture Committee.  Why?  What are they doing?  Come find out what is being done nationwide, in neighboring states, and in South Carolina thus far, and get a preview of the 2018 AIASC Architecture Census Survey results.  This is an opportunity to share your thoughts on what an Equity Committee should be focusing on for our state.

March 27th from 12:30-1:30

At the Center for Architecture

1530 Main Street

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE AND ONE LEARNING UNIT (LU) WILL BE OFFERED.  Please feel welcome to include non-AIA member architectural and human resource staff members.  Please RSVP for all attendees so that we can get an accurate head count for lunch. 

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