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Register now for the AIAGC April Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour:

Down Under Columbia
Historic Columbia

Tuesday, April 23
5:30pm – 7:00pm

Equitable Arcade Building, 1332 Main St. Columbia, 29201

Join AIAGC & Historic Columbia for the April Monthly Membership Meeting & Tour: Down Under Columbia at the Equitable Arcade Building!

The Arcade, specifically the basement level, has long intrigued Columbia citizens and has served as a consistently popular location for Historic Columbia’s Behind-the-Scenes Tours.  Come find out the story behind this mysterious city landmark! 

Pizza from Stoner’s Pizza and beer/wine will be provided!

AIA members: $20
Non-AIA members: $25

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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!”