02 Nov McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture to serve as Architect of Record for all Phase I projects; Stevens & Wilkinson brings judicial expertise to design team.
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture is serving in the role of Architect of Record for Phase I of the current capital improvement program for Spartanburg County. In this capacity, the firm leads the design process, alongside a team of designers, engineers and consultants, to support the important civic functions of the new Judicial Center, Emergency Operations Center, Police Building, and Parking Garage. The firm’s planning and design team includes Stevens & Wilkinson from Columbia, SC, whose judicial expertise is well known across South Carolina and Georgia.
Once the overall spatial and operational program for the capital projects has been established, McMillan Pazdan Smith will lead a collaborative process to discover design solutions, build consensus, and deliver the projects in conjunction with the selected CM at Risk Contractor and Program Manager.
McMillan Pazdan Smith is an award-winning, regional, studio-based architecture, planning and interior design firm with 250 employees across the Carolinas and Georgia. They have deep community roots and more than 50 years of engagement with the Spartanburg community. Built on delivering successful design solutions for public and private sector clients, team members focus on the development of timeless designs – creating environments that enrich lives and enhance the quality of the community through the built environment. In 2001, the firm was one of the first corporations to invest in the downtown central business district with a purchase and relocation of offices into the historically significant Woolworth building between Main and Dunbar Streets and currently works from that space today.
As a Managing Principal and Owner, Ron Smith has been instrumental in the sustained growth, management and success of the firm. A 1978 graduate of Clemson University, Mr. Smith began his architectural career in Spartanburg with the Spartan Foods Corporation and Hardee’s franchise. He has spent over thirty years supporting the Spartanburg community through his architectural practice with a steadfast commitment to numerous non-profit and community initiatives to encourage strong economic investment and quality of life. He is a hands-on leader with personal involvement in many of Spartanburg’s most important projects.
Some of the firm’s more recent iconic projects include: the Montgomery Building’s historic renovation, the new Drayton Mills Elementary School. Spartanburg Community College’s downtown campus in the renovated Evans Building, USC Upstate’s Johnson College of Business and Economics, the Thomas Hannah Family YMCA, and dozens of projects at Wofford College like the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium and the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts.