Call for Volunteers from our Allied Partners at Historic Columbia:

Historic Columbia is developing a grant program with the Society of Architectural Historians to offer field trips of Main Street and would love to include AIA Columbia as a program partner.  This would include individual commitments from some of our members to assist with 4-5 field trips talking with small groups of students about architecture – historic and contemporary. 

Pretty straight forward…we’d only be asking for time from a handful of members. For the tours with the students, we would need one AIA member to help facilitate each tour. This would likely see a commitment of 90 minutes during each tour. We have planned for two field trips for each class we work with, so the total possible field trips would be eight.

 Dates and further details forthcoming.

Please contact Adriane McGillis and/or Robin Waites if you are interested:




Save the date:


 Screening and Talk Back at the Nick

Sunday, September 17


Why:  Screening of the film Columbus – an indie film set in the modern architecture settings of Columbus, Indiana where two strangers talk about the meaning of architecture.

What: Short Intro by AIA to the film, film screening, talk back with panelists after the film to discuss the film’s architectural themes and the impact of modern architecture.

When: Sept 17th from 2:30 to 4:45.

Where:  The Nickelodeon, 1607 Main St, Columbia SC.

Who:  Introduction by Adriane McGillis, AIA and Talk Back Panelist Tom Savory, AIA

Cost:  AIA members will be given membership discount (-$3 off normal rate) for screening.

Link to tickets:   Use promotional code AIASC

Feel free to use the code online or on the spot at the Nick Box Office. When applied, the code will apply a $3.00 discount to every AIA member.

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

First Baptist Church Student Center

(Old Downtown YMCA)

Wednesday, August 16 @ 12pm

YMCA1420 Sumter St.
Columbia, SC 29201

  • Meet at the new building entrance off the church parking lot at the corner of Washington and Sumter.
  • No hard hats required.

$5 (+ convenience fee) Presentation, Tour, and Lunch @ 12pm. 

Register online by 5pm on Tuesday, August 15 at:

RSVP now:

AIAGC Mentorship Mixer:
Discussing the role of a mentor with wine & cheese!

Tuesday, August 15: 6pm – 8pm

word cloud - mentorship

There are often times people in our lives who shape our careers. Mentors can be other architects, business leaders and friends. We invite ALL levels of the AIA membership, as well as friends and supporters of the AIA to come and share in a relaxing environment, what makes a good mentor, who to look to for mentorship, and how we can mentor each other in our community.

RSVP at:

AIASC Center for Architecture
1530 Main Street – Suite C
Columbia, SC 29201