Scott Garvin established Garvin Design Group in June 2003 and was quickly joined by partners Mark Timbes and Terry Buchmann. Their vision was to provide client-driven design solutions and to utilize more strategic delivery models in order to make the design and construction process more efficient. Their collaborative design approach has been successful, and together they have been involved in the design and management of more than $500,000,000 worth of projects throughout the region. Notable projects include the Granby and Olympia Mills, 701 Whaley, USC’s Honors College and Patterson Hall, Coastal Carolina’s Recreation Center and the redevelopment of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. The firm is composed of 13 highly talented individuals including architects David Sickinger, Becky Brantley, and Steve Layne, as well as interior designer Kim Bendillo. Megan Craig, Andrew Rogerson and Jon Michael Williamson are architectural interns who bring young creative talent and energy to this dynamic firm. Business Manager Dianne Lance and Office Manager Rebecca Shadwell handle the daily operations of the business. 

Since opening, Garvin Design Group has been located on Lincoln Street in the heart of the Vista. They wanted to create a fun studio type environment for their office, so they renovated the historical AIS Warehouse building to include their space, along with other retail and office tenants. Bringing in Starbucks and other viable retail tenants has significantly contributed to the redevelopment of the area, and this direct experience was a springboard for the refinement of one of their specialty services, the restoration of dilapidated historic structures. 

To celebrate their 10th year in business, Garvin Design Group has rebranded their corporate identity. Their new brand reinforces the unique and dynamic nature of the firm, as well as their commitment to providing collaborative, creative design solutions. Over 10 years, they have expanded their broad expertise in architecture, planning and interior design into more focused areas of consulting, including Historic Preservation Services, Feasibility Studies and Construction Consulting, provided through strategic alliances with contractors. 

Scott Garvin sums the firm up best by saying, “We thoroughly enjoy our clients, their unique projects and working with each other. We have a lot of fun.” 


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