AIA Columbia Design Awards are now open!


For more information and to enter, please go to:

Head Juror

Margaret L. Butler, AIA, LEED AP


Ms. Butler is an Associate Principal at McCarty Holsaple MCarty. Moving to McCarty in 2015, she has practiced architecture in both Nashville and Knoxville for over 30 years, working with both large and small firms as well as owning her own architectural practice. Her experience includes site development / redevelopment / master planning; new urbanist neighborhood planning; healthcare; single family and multifamily affordable housing; and K-12 as well as higher education planning and design projects. In addition to architecture and planning, she has provided full interior design services on most of her completed projects. Her healthcare focus has been in clinic design and she presented at the 2012 National Association of Community Health Centers Conference and Knoxville Medical Group Management Association on Healthcare Clinic Design.

An award-winning designer, she founded the design awards program for the AIA East Tennessee and has remained very involved in her alma mater – The UT College of Architecture and Design. She has served as a visiting lecturer teaching second year studio in architecture and interior design, served as a Bronze Medal juror and currently serves on the Dean’s Board of Advisors. She is regularly invited as a visiting studio juror. In 2014 she was invited to participate on the National Architectural Accrediting Board Accreditation Team for the college.

She has been very active in the Knoxville community throughout her career serving in leadership roles on many volunteer community boards and panels.

 Awards Ceremony Date TBD (Late October)



Wednesday, August 1, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 PM 

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Hunter-Gatherer Brewery at the historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar
1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205

Registration: $10.00
Includes two drink tickets, light food and
we will have live music from Reggie Sullivan!

Registration will close at 12 pm on Friday, July 27th. Tickets are non-refundable.


Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible.



Sponsorship for this event is $350 and includes two registration tickets.
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For additional information on sponsorship opportunities, email our
Sponsorship Chair, Jessica Koumas – click here.

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

Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Wednesday, August 1st @ 12pm

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Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
4500 12th Street Extension
West Columbia, SC 29172

Join U.S. Green Building Council and AIA Greater Columbia for a green building tour of Nephron Pharmaceuticals. Currently under LEED certification project review, this industrial facility, headquartered in West Columbia, SC, features state of the art green building features and innovative technologies. Lindsey Miles, Vice President of Operational Excellence, will be providing guests with a guided tour of the campus. Light lunch provided.

About Nephron: Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a global leader in manufacturing generic respiratory medications and contract manufacturing. All of Nephron’s products are proudly made in the USA and can be found in retail pharmacies, hospitals, home & long term care facilities, and mail order pharmacies.

$5 Presentation, Tour, and Lunch @ 12pm.

Register online by 5pm on Tuesday, July 31 at:

Take the Survey!

 AIA South Carolina Architecture Census Survey


Help us!

AIA South Carolina is partnering with Clemson’s School of Architecture to gather important demographic information about South Carolina’s population of architectural professionals and students.  You can help us by taking a brief 10-minute survey administered by faculty at Clemson University using professional survey software.  All information you provide is anonymous and not tied to your personal email or device.  Please complete it in one sitting and take it only one time per participant.

Feel free to forward the link below to others working in the field of architecture.

Survey closes on July 12, so take it today!

Thank you!

  Please click on the hyperlink below to access the survey.

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AIAGC Summer Social at The Grand

Thursday, July 19 from 6-9pm

(With 3 bowling lanes available from 7-9pm!)


The Grand
1621 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Join us for AIAGC Summer Social at The Grand on Thursday, July 19 from 6-9pm with food, drinks, and bowling!

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