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Ballentine Family YMCA

1079 Dutch Fork Rd.
(Irmo across from Walmart)

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Stevens & Wilkinson is working with Palmetto Health and the local YMCA to develop a new facility that will combine an integrated primary care medical clinic with a new wellness and fitness center. Designed to further the Palmetto Health brand, the new facility is similar in design to Palmetto Health Baptist Parkridge and will include space for up to four providers. Serving as the main entrance to the building, the design centers around a spacious, open lobby – the main organizing element for all medical, wellness and educational programs – and will feature a general workout area, group exercise spaces, a short-term childcare center, multi-purpose classroom, and interactive spaces for both large and small groups.

Meeting Sponsor

Hood Logo

February 18th


$5 lunch + tour

Please RSVP to Andrew Rogerson by noon Monday, February 16th

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USC’s Russell House – Leadership and Service Center:

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Meeting Sponsor


January 28th


$5 lunch + tour

Please RSVP to Robyn Fisher by noon Monday, January 26th

Please join us for the

AIA Greater Columbia Section

Annual Membership Meeting

December 10th

12pm w/ $5 Lunch, Meeting + Tour

Adluh Flour Building – Historic Renovation


804 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201

$5 Lunch, Meeting + Tour

Please RSVP to John Powell

The Adluh Flour building is currently undergoing a historic renovation by Studio2LR and Hood Construction.

This is a construction site, therefore proper construction attire should be worn for this meeting (hard hats & closed toed shoes).

The only on-site parking is on the east side of the building – we highly recommend walking if possible or carpooling with other coworkers from your office.

We all know that there is limited parking in the Vista.

Please meet the group on the left side off the building before going into the site.

We will begin the meeting in the second floor space and cover the minutes from last year’s meeting, a review of this year’s achievements,

and followed by elections for the 2015 AIAGC Executive Board before moving into the building tour and lunch.

A note from the AIAGC Executive Board: 

This year has been a great one for the Greater Columbia section of the AIA.  We look forward to sharing our many successes at next Wednesday’s membership meeting with thanks to the hard work of our board and many valuable volunteers.  One note to share ahead of time, however, is the slate of board members who are returning and those who have been nominated to join the AIAGC Board. 

The Executive Committee, as nominated by the board for approval by the members are:

Robyn Fisher, AIA – President 2015

Wendy Bertani, Assoc. AIA – Vice President 2015, President Elect 2016

Andrew Rogerson, AIA – Secretary

Tara Jerdan, Assoc. AIA – Treasurer

John Powell, AIA – Past President


Returning Board Members:

David Sickenger, AIA

Josh Bucher, AIA

Dewey Ervin, AIA

Coral Brandt, Assoc. AIA

Josh Boltinhouse, AIA

Tripp Riley, AIA


New Board Members:

Ashley Colquhoun, Assoc. AIA

Brandon Rogers, Assoc. AIA

Hunter McKenzie, Assoc. AIA


We would also like to thank several board members who will be rolling off of the active board.  Michael Wenzinger, AIA has served as treasurer this year as well as being heavily involved in the youth and children’s events we have hosted.  Michael spearheaded our service to the Department of Education in the creation of an architectural curriculum for the public schools of South Carolina.  Also leaving us is Chris Beard, AIA who has served as our Continuing Education liaison.  In addition to tracking and submitting AIA credits for each of our tours and educational events, Chris led this year’s, “Food For Thought” event.  Both of these members of our board will be greatly missed and we are enormously grateful for their time and talent given to this board and our membership.

Join us for a tour and lunch at the
recently completed AGFirst Plaza Upfit project

Wednesday, August 27th @12pm


Bank of American Tower
1901 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Tour Highlights: 
Tour of the six newly renovated floors for AGFirst’s corporate
headquarters in the 18-story Bank of America Tower.

Lunch in the 3rd Floor Break Room following the tour

For more information on this project:

Tour Leaders:
Terry Buchmann, Megan Craig,
Kim Bendillo – Garvin Design Group

RSVP is required due to security reasons to:

by 6pm on August 26th

Parking Garage Instructions:
Enter parking garage from Calhoun Street.  The parking garage is first come – first served parking.  Be sure to take a parking voucher from the automated teller once you enter the garage. Please do not park in the spaces marked reserved on the ground or with the blue signs.  These are other tenant reserved parking.

There is an elevator in the parking garage that you take down to the 1st level and it will open into the lobby area.  Follow the hall down to the main lobby, check in with the security guard.

You can obtain a parking voucher from Security before you leave.  You will need both vouchers upon exiting the garage; otherwise, you will have to pay to exit the parking deck.

The building is occupied so there are no safety requirements. For security reasons, we will need an accurate RSVP list, therefore, an RSVP is required for this tour.

Join us for a tour and $5 lunch at the
SC State Museum historic renovation and addition project,
currently under construction

Wednesday, July 16th @12pm

State Museum

SC State Museum
301 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29214

$5 Lunch

Tour Highlights:

Historic Renovation, Planetarium, 4D Theater, Telescope Gallery

Tour Leaders:

John McLean & Gene Bell – Watson Tate Savory
Will Ligon – Gilbane

Please RSVP to
by noon on July 15th

Please wear the proper safety equipment – this is a construction site
(closed toed shoes, long pants, hard hat)

Park in the big front lot
the GC will let us through the front side of the building for the tour

“This project is an addition and renovation to the SC State Museum, located in the National Register, listed as the Columbia Mills Building.  New program spaces include an observatory that will house a rare 1926 Alvin Clark 12 3/8” refracting telescope; South Carolina’s largest planetarium, seating 200; and a 235-capacity 4D theater, the first 4D theater in the state, as well as all new entry public spaces.  The project is designed in association with Clark Patterson Lee Architects in Charlotte, Cincinnati-based JRA “experience” designers, and Sim Ex-Iwerks 4D theater designers.”