SGA Architecture is pleased to announce that it has been honored with the 2018 South Carolina American Institute of Architects (SC AIA) South Carolina Firm of the Year Award. The Firm Award is the highest honor that SC AIA can bestow upon a South Carolina architectural firm. The AIA South Carolina Board of Directors confers it in recognition based on a significant body of work and/or service that has made a lasting influence on the practice of architecture in South Carolina. The Board considers firms which are deserving of recognition for design excellence, contribution to the profession of architecture, and continuity of service to the public.
The SCAIA Board and its sponsors noted “the skill and dexterity with which this firm (SGA) has been able to sensitively integrate its projects into the existing historic fabric of Lowcountry towns and cities. Community cohesiveness always seems to take precedence. The strength of this firm’s approach (SGA) has been found in its synthesis of good planning and landscape design together with an architecture which is most often informed by an intelligent and tasteful interpretation of vernacular traditions. The buildings which have been designed by SGA, whether they are modest budget or high-end---contemporary or traditional---are characterized by….an appropriately restrained and dignified simplicity”.
Founded in Pawleys Island, SC, SGA Architecture has grown to three offices and includes offices in Charleston and Greenville. The three-decade old firm is an award-winning team of design and planning professionals whose expertise lies in shaping the natural and built environment. SGA’s in-house disciplines of land planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture are closely integrated to provide for the design of facilities and structures that promote vibrant communities and enhance the quality of life. SGA‘s project types include higher education, residential, k-12 education, governmental, ecclesiastical, parks and recreation, hospitality, adaptive re-use, and master planning.