Our Story

Our Story

DP3 Architects’ humble beginnings – three drawing boards and a strong vision to create and build places with purpose.

In 1984, three Clemson University classmates set up shop in a meager basement and started an architectural firm. They knew they wanted to provide innovative, functional, and sustainable design for clients. In the beginning they took on any and all projects and, in 1985, received their first big break when Applebee’s came calling. From there, as the team grew, DP3 began distinguishing itself in the niche markets of higher education, community, and restaurants. Today, we celebrate 30 years of providing architectural services to the Upstate.  Our team is made up of dynamic and talented people who thrive on creating unique, innovative, and sustainable designs that give places true functionality and purpose.

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