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!”


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