Meg Terry Named One Of The “50 Most Influential People” In SC

Posted on November 27, 2023

DP3 Architects is pleased to announce that Meg Terry, Principal and CMO, has been acknowledged as one of the “50 Most Influential People” in South Carolina by SC Biz News.

With nearly 20 years of experience at DP3 Architects, Meg has served in several roles within her tenure including Higher Education Studio Leader, Interiors Studio Leader,  Principal, and CMO. Outside of the firm, Meg has held leadership positions within many local and state-wide organizations. She has served as President of both the Greenville and South Carolina chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“We are excited to see Meg Terry acknowledged as one of the ’50 Most Influential People’ by SC Biz News. This recognition is well-deserved and underscores the outstanding work and leadership she brings to our firm and community,” said Brian Thomas, Principal and CEO at DP3 Architects.

About the “50 Most Influential People” List:
SC Biz News annually recognizes leaders who have demonstrated exceptional influence and impact in their respective industries. The selected individuals represent a diverse range of sectors, showcasing their commitment to innovation, community engagement, and leadership excellence. The list aims to highlight the achievements of individuals who have made a significant impact on South Carolina’s business landscape. The full list is available in the Nov/Dec 2023 issue of SC Biz Magazine.

To check out Meg’s spotlight (pg 44) in the latest issue, click HERE.

To learn more about Meg Terry, click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Wins Three AIA Greenville Awards

Posted on November 13, 2023

DP3 Architects is proud to announce that three of our projects have been recognized with awards at the AIA Greenville South Carolina chapter awards presented on November 09, 2023, celebrating excellence in architecture within our local community.

AIA Greenville’s Design Awards recognizes individuals, organizations, and projects exemplifying the very best in local architecture. Winning projects are selected by a jury of architects and designers from outside the state in categories including: New Construction, Residential, Adaptive Reuse/Preservation, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Projects.

Our firm was honored with the following awards:

Merit Award for New Construction – Easley Fire Department Headquarters, Station 5-1

The new Easley Fire Department Headquarters, Station 5-1, more than doubles the size of the existing 50-year-old station and provides critical added capacity and modern functional spaces. The building exterior reflects a new, modern look for the station using metal panels and large expanses of glass. While modern in appearance, the landmark station also gives a nod to history and tradition with an entry memorabilia display and gear-lined stairwell that honors the generations of firefighters who have called Easley home through the years. This new space will continue to serve and protect the surrounding community for decades to come.

Community Choice Award for New Construction – Walter Elisha Park Amphitheater

The new 2,400-square-foot amphitheater is located at the southern end of the Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill, SC. With this new venue, the Town of Fort Mill offers a variety of activities for the community, from concerts and plays to movies and symphonies. As part of the project, two new restroom facilities were also added to the park.

Community members and leadership for the town desired the design and building materials for the project stay true to the area, incorporating natural wood and brick that pays homage to the mill that once stood on the site. The design of the amphitheater incorporates green spaces and native landscaping, providing a seamless integration of nature and culture. This holistic approach to the design encourages residents to connect with their surroundings while enjoying cultural events. Every seat in the house offers an exceptional viewing and listening experience.

Community Choice Award for Interiors – Rupert Huse Veteran Center

The new Rupert Huse Veteran Center is a renovation of an existing office building located at 770 Pelham Road. The new space is the home to the community-based, nonprofit organization serving veterans and their families in the Upstate of South Carolina. The veteran center includes a common lobby, coffee & break area, training room, fitness room, art studio, office space, and common conference room.

The Rupert Huse Veteran Center marks a significant milestone in strengthening the Upstate veteran community. Key partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors are now co-located at the center in a strategic effort to improve collaboration and streamline veteran care, thus increasing UWS’s ability to address the complex issues facing our community’s veterans. From job placement services and career counseling to mental health support and access to medical resources, the facility ensures that no veteran is left behind.

DP3 Architects is thrilled to be recognized by our peers and the local community for our dedication to creating inspiring and functional spaces that resonate with our clients and the public. These awards reflect the hard work, creativity, and vision of our talented team of architects and designers.

“We are immensely proud of our team’s dedication to our craft and creating spaces that contribute to the betterment of communities.” said Michael Pry, Principal and Community Studio Leader. “These awards inspire us to continue our mission and focus on collaboration with our clients, partners, and team.”

The AIA Greenville Design Awards not only recognizes exceptional architectural design but also promotes the importance of architecture in shaping our communities and environment. Our firm is honored to be a part of this organization and looks forward to continuing our commitment to excellence in architectural design.

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Simpsonville Holds Topping Out Ceremony for New Municipal Complex

Posted on November 9, 2023

The City of Simpsonville celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of its new Municipal Complex with a “topping out” ceremony held on November 8th, 2023. City officials and employees, along with representatives from DP3 Architects and Edifice General Contractors gathered at the site to mark a major step forward in the realization of this transformative project.

The “Topping Out” ceremony signifies the successful completion of the structural framework. During the ceremony, those with significant involvement in the project had the opportunity to sign the final steel beam, which will become a permanent part of the Municipal Complex’s structure.

The complex, which includes a 27,142-square-foot city hall, police department, court building, and a 19,145-square-foot fire department headquarters, is being built to accommodate the City’s growth, consolidate services, and foster community engagement. The design was developed in conjunction with the redevelopment of the Simpsonville City Park.

Phase one of the project is expected to be completed in October 2024 and includes primary building construction, two new turf multipurpose fields, playground, basketball and pickle ball courts, dog park, and disc golf. The city plans to move into the new facilities that same month, said City Administrator Dianna Gracely.

Once completed, the new Municipal Complex and renovated park will provide a centralized hub for civic services and be a source of pride and essential resources for the Simpsonville community for decades to come. DP3 Architects is proud to partner with the City and Edifice General Contractors on this initiative.

To learn more about this project, click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Welcomes Three New Team Members

Posted on November 6, 2023

DP3 Architects is pleased to announce the addition of three new team members to the firm; Rita N. Odintsova, Jessi R. Hines, and Elisabeth F. Moffett.

Rita N. Odintsova received her professional degree in Architecture from the State University of Land Use Planning in her hometown of Moscow Russia. She joins the firm with a design background in hospitality, airports, and mixed-use projects. DP3 Architects looks forward to her contribution to the Multi-Unit Studio.

Originally from Huntsville, AL, Jessi R. Hines earned a BA in Architecture from Mississippi State University. Her previous work experience includes design in higher education, K-12, mixed-use, and hospitality spaces. Jessi will be bringing her skills to the Hospitality Studio.

Elisabeth F. Moffett recently relocated from Upstate, NY to join the DP3 Architects team. The firm is thrilled to have her as a member of the Interiors Studio. She completed her BFA in Interior Design at Endicott College and has a design background in corporate interiors, retail, and hospitality.

DP3 Architects is excited to expand the team and we look forward to the contributions these team members will make towards our culture, projects, and mission. 

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DP3 Architects Receives AIA South Carolina Firm Award

Posted on November 3, 2023

DP3 Architects has received the “Firm Award” from AIA South Carolina, an organization of the American Institute of Architects. The award recognizes notable achievements in design excellence, contribution to the profession of architecture, and continuity of service to the public. This recognition is considered the highest honor that AIASC can bestow upon a South Carolina architectural firm.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from AIA South Carolina” said Brian Thomas, Principal & CEO of DP3 Architects. “While this award may have our name on it, it is really the partnership that we have had with our clients that has allowed us to produce designs that we are proud of. This award honors them as well as our 3 founding principals and the nearly 200 team members throughout the years who have helped to build the firm to what it is. As we near our 40th anniversary we look forward to continuing to create meaningful spaces that have a positive impact on our community.”

Established in 1984, the DP3 Architects founding principals sought to create a firm of designers that shared a passion for the craft and a spirit of collaboration. Firm leadership has since expanded to include Principals Brian Thomas, Meg Terry, Ben Urueta, and Michael Pry. Now a team of 35, the firm has retained that creative spirit and a shared value around the philosophy of “Architecture by Team” – a belief and commitment to everyone having a seat at the table to solve problems and deliver transformative designs that connect people and enrich communities. From the very beginning, DP3 Architects’ focus has and continues to be on positively impacting communities. The firm strives to model civic engagement within the industry and beyond through participation, membership, sponsorship, and donation of our time and services.

For DP3 Architects, this award celebrates the firm’s project design work, our dedication to our clients, and a supportive culture created and enjoyed by our team members.

“We are exceptionally grateful to be the recipient of the AIA South Carolina Firm Award,” said Meg Terry, Principal & CMO of DP3 Architects. “This recognition is a coveted industry and professional acknowledgement that speaks to both the culture and the group of talented design professionals that made this award possible.”

About AIA South Carolina: AIA South Carolina is a membership association working to advance the architecture profession in South Carolina. Through advocacy, leadership development, education, and resources, the organization supports architecture professionals throughout the state in designing a better world.

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