All posts by Erin Callahan

Hands on Greenville 2024

Posted on April 23, 2024

DP3 Architects partnered with the United Way of Greenville County for the 26th annual Hands On Greenville Day. “HOG Day” is the largest annual day of service for the state of South Carolina, with over 2,500 participants statewide and an estimated economic impact of $300,000.

This year, our team had the opportunity to volunteer with the City of Simpsonville on the Simpsonville Cemetery Beautification Project. The Simpsonville Municipal Cemetery is more than 200 years old and a valued historical landmark in the City. Members of our team spent Saturday morning beautifying the entrance to the cemetery with new flower beds and butterfly bushes.

DP3 Architects is currently working with The City of Simpsonville on the new Simpsonville Municipal Center project located on the same property as the cemetery. It was a pleasure to partner with them on this community service initiative. As a firm that lives and works in the upstate, DP3 Architects is thankful for opportunities to make our community a more beautiful place for generations to come.

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The Daniel Building Revitalization

Posted on March 21, 2024

DP3 Architects is partnering with SeamonWhiteside on the revitalization of the historic Daniel Building. This project aims to preserve the building’s heritage, while enhancing the functionality and aesthetic appeal.

Formerly known as the Landmark Building, the 25-story office tower will be rebranded as “The Daniel,” in honor of it’s founder, Charlie Daniel, whose construction company, Daniel International Corp., originally built the structure. As Greenville’s tallest building, The Daniel has played an pivotal role in shaping the city’s skyline and economic landscape.

The renovation effort will focus on preserving the building’s historic significance, while modernizing its infrastructure, interior spaces, and facades. A refreshed lobby design will feature a mid-century modern design with wood tones and brass accents, paying homage to the site’s history and original appearance. New outdoor seating, landscaping, lighting, and other site furnishings will be added to the updated plaza, ensuring The Daniel remains a dynamic and inviting space. DP3 Architects is excited to be part of this groundbreaking project. The Daniel is located at 301 N. Main St. in downtown Greenville and is set to be completed in 2025.

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110 North Kitchen + Commissary Ribbon Cutting

Posted on March 4, 2024

The City of Anderson celebrated the official opening of 110 North Kitchen + Commissary on Thursday, February 29th, 2024 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

This project is a shared top-of-the-line commercial kitchen available to entrepreneurs who need space for food preparation. The 2,500-square-foot space aims to serve as a vital resource for bakers, cooks, food truck owners, and farmers looking to expand their business footprint without the immediate investment in a brick-and-mortar location.

City of Anderson Mayor, Terrence Roberts, kicked off the ceremony by expressing his enthusiasm for the positive impact that 110 North Kitchen + Commissary will have on the local economy and its culinary landscape. The kitchen incubator project will offer state-of-the-art facilities, including shared kitchen spaces, commissary services, and support programs to help culinary entrepreneurs grow and succeed. This venture aligns with the city’s commitment to promoting economic development, fostering innovation, and building a strong sense of community.

DP3 Architects was proud to partner with the City of Anderson and the Appalachian Regional Commission to make this project a success. To learn more about 110 North Kitchen + Commissary click HERE.

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Ben Urueta Featured in SAY IT LOUD South Carolina Exhibition

Posted on February 23, 2024

Principal and Chief Design Officer, Ben Urueta, AIA is one of the 4.9% of registered architects who are Hispanic and Latino in the country (NCARB). As an advocate for diversity and equity within our firm and the field of architecture, Ben has been selected as a “Diverse Design Professional” of the SAY IT LOUD South Carolina Exhibition. The exhibit is presented by AIA South Carolina in collaboration with Beyond the Built Environment and the newly established SC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SCNOMA).  SAY IT LOUD South Carolina highlights the contributions of BIPOC and women designers, architects, engineers, planners, and students from around the state.

During this month-long exhibition, Ben’s work on the Easley Fire Department Headquarters will be on display at the new Center for Architecture in downtown Columbia, SC, and will be open to the public. Visitors can share in the stories and accomplishments of this year’s featured designers through lectures, events, and K-12 programming and help further the discussion on equity and diversity in the architecture profession and South Carolina’s built environment. This exhibit will start at the Center of Architecture in Columbia and will then become a traveling exhibit to the Lowcountry and Upstate. To learn more about SAY IT LOUD and to follow where the exhibit will be headed next, click HERE.

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Tri-County Technical College Reaches Milestone in Oconee Hall Renovation

Posted on January 11, 2024

Tri-County Technical College marked the halfway point in renovating Oconee Hall with a ‘topping out’ ceremony on January 10, 2023. TCTC extended a warm welcome to the community, including representatives from DP3 Architects and Harper General Contractors. Key contributors to the project had the special opportunity to sign the final steel beam, which will now become an integral part of Oconee Hall’s structure.

The overhaul of this 34,000-square-foot academic building at TCTC’s Pendleton Campus involves gutting and renovating the three-story structure, adding new classrooms and offices, and expanding with a new 11,000-square-foot addition and drop-off area. The renovation will modernize the existing 200-seat auditorium with new equipment and AV capabilities and upgrade the mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection systems throughout the building.

The DP3 Architects team is utilizing higher education design strategies to encourage students to stay on campus and take advantage of several collaborative lounges and study spaces. Designing environments that encourage students to stay on campus is crucial to optimizing their educational experience, foster engagement, create a sense of community. Overall, the design draws inspiration from TCTC’s recent brand refresh and compliments the existing campus buildings.

DP3 Architects is thrilled to partner with Tri-County Technical College to create a space that will enhance it’s existing campus and where students and faculty can thrive for years to come The renovation is anticipated to be completed in late 2024.

To learn more about this project, click HERE.

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Harvest Hope Holiday Food Drive

Posted on December 21, 2023

One in ten of our South Carolina neighbors, including over 100,000 children, face hunger on a daily basis. This statistic hits even closer to home during the holiday season.

Harvest Hope Food Bank began in 1981 with a goal to provide for the hungry in Columbia, SC. Since then, Harvest Hope has increased its mission to feed the hungry across 20 counties in South Carolina. They help by providing over 20 million meals on average to neighbors in need across SC and the Upstate.  DP3 Architects hosted a holiday food drive to help the cause and provide meals to struggling families in our community.

Harvest Hope is on a mission to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in South Carolina. They are South Carolina’s largest food bank, providing food for organizations across the state who serve families in need, with special allocations for our most vulnerable residents, including children, seniors, and people in rural areas without access to grocery stores.

To learn more about Harvest Hope and how to donate or host your own food drive, click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Named “Best in Business” For Second Consecutive Year

Posted on December 8, 2023

DP3 Architects proudly announces its recognition as “Best Architectural Firm in South Carolina” for the second consecutive year by Greenville Business Magazine‘s 2023 SC Best in Business Awards.

The Greenville Business Magazine features SC Best in Business Awards each year to honor regional businesses in hundreds of categories. Nominees were submitted and voted for directly by the community. DP3 Architects was among several state-wide firms nominated in the “Best Architectural Firm” category and the top three finalists are now featured in the magazine’s December issue.

“We are very honored to receive this public recognition for the second year in a row.  The Best in Business – Best Architectural Firm award belongs to our outstanding team at DP3 Architects and to our clients who allow us the opportunities to create spaces that benefit the community.  said Principal and CEO, Brian Thomas.  “As we approach our 40th anniversary we look forward to continuing the great relationships we have built and to forming new ones as South Carolina continues to grow.”

To see more in the December issue of Greenville Business Magazine, click HERE.

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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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2023 United Way Campaign

Posted on October 16, 2023

DP3 Architects recently partnered with United Way of Greenville for our annual giving campaign. United Way has always been a force for good in Greenville County and we count it a privilege to have had the opportunity to give back this year and contribute to Housing, Childcare, Education, and Transportation needs in Greenville County.

A United Way campaign is about more than raising money, it also deepens community connection for employees, while supporting our vision of a Greenville County where all people have access to the opportunities to achieve their full potential. This year the firm’s campaign included our second annual Office Olympics! Studios brought their A-game in various competitions and team spirit. Ultimately, the whole office came together to give back and we celebrated an amazing participation percentage.

As a firm that lives and works in the Greenville community, DP3 Architects is honored to partner with organizations that help the firm embody its core values of People | Places | Purpose. Learn more about United Way of Greenville’s mission and find out how you can give back HERE

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Taylors Fire & Sewer District Breaks Ground on New Fire Headquarters

Posted on September 14, 2023

On Tuesday, September 12, 2023 the Taylors Fire and Sewer District held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new fire department headquarters. The ceremony took place at 463 W. Main St. in Taylors, where the new fire department will be built. Fire Chief Bobby Baker, Commissioner Chairman Jeff Hannah, Chris Bowen with Hogan Construction, and Mike Pry with DP3 Architects all gave remarks during the ceremony.

Established in 1958 as a Special Purpose District, Taylors Fire serves a large area that includes a variety of industrial, business, church, school, and residential development. Creating a new headquarters for this growing area of Greenville County will address the facility design needs for the fire department and serve as a beacon of safety and security to the community.

Located at the intersection of a major highway and main street leading to downtown, this new building will serve as a gateway to Taylors, SC. Architectural forms and materials will be reminiscent of the Historic Southern Bleachery Mill, originally constructed in 1924, and the Enoree River train trestle which carried the first Southern Railway tracks from Charlotte to Greenville constructed in 1873. Both have strong ties to the history of this community and are still in use today.

The new 23,050-square-foot fire headquarters will contain administrative offices, a community meeting/training room, three drive-thru apparatus bays and 1 back-in bay, along with firefighter living and work areas. The new campus also includes a new 4,450-square-foot fleet maintenance building servicing apparatus for the entire department.

DP3 Architects is privileged to design facilities that serve local first responders and communities. We look forward to working with the team at Hogan Construction on the Taylors Fire & Rescue Headquarters through the remainder of the design process and through to construction.

Click HERE to learn more about the new Taylors Fire Headquarters.

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The City of Rock Hill Announces McGirt Auditorium Renovations

Posted on September 14, 2023

On September 12, 2023, the City of Rock Hill held a ceremony to announce renovation plans for McGirt Auditorium at Emmett Scott Recreation Center.  Mayor John Gettys and City Councilmembers Derrick Lindsay and Perry Sutton spoke about the facility’s history, and its impact on the community. City officials and community members demolished a pre-made brick wall in front of the auditorium in honor of the renovations to come.

Prior to being a recreation center, the facility was the first public school for African Americans in Rock Hill.  In 1960, the Emmett Scott School opened McGirt Auditorium which was used for homecomings, pageants, student assemblies and performances.  The Emmett Scott School was closed when South Carolina schools were desegregated in 1970 and became a recreation center. The center and auditorium have been a place for neighborhood connection ever since. The renovated auditorium will provide a new, modern space for events and conferences, cultural performances, reunions, competitions, and more.

The renovation will consist of updating the existing lobby, restrooms, stage area, stage lights, the sound system, curtains, and dressing rooms. Additional work will include renovation of the existing courtyard with new exterior canopies and landscaping.

DP3 Architects is privileged to design facilities that serve local communities. We look forward to working with The City of Rock Hill on the McGirt Auditorium renovation through the remainder of the design process and throughout construction.

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DP3 Architects Proudly Sponsors the 2023 9/11 Stair Climb

Posted on September 11, 2023

DP3 Architects was honored to sponsor the 2023 Greenville City Fire Department 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Fluor Field on Saturday, September 9th. Upstate Firefighters, first responders, and their supporters gathered to participate in this annual event.

The event, organized by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is held to honor the New York Fire Department firefighters and first responders who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. Participants climbed a total of 110 flights of stairs, symbolizing the 110 stories of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers. This physical challenge serves as a powerful reminder of the bravery and sacrifice displayed by first responders on that day.

Donations to the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb help to fund NFFF programs that support fire service survivors and assist the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.

As a firm dedicated to its core values of People | Places | Purpose, DP3 Architects was proud to stand alongside many of our Fire Station clients to memorialize the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

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Meg Terry Named Women in Business Award Honoree

Posted on August 17, 2023

Greenville Business Magazine has named Meg Terry, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, as one of its  2023 Women in Business Award winners.

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). She was on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Greenville where she served as Communications Vice President. Meg was also a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class 42. Following completion of the program, Meg served as a mentor for the Leadership Greenville, Class 43. She currently serves on the City of Greenville Planning Commission.

Meg leads by example by prioritizing strong relationships, communicating clearly and effectively, and upholding a standard of excellence in her craft. She has always been proud of the company culture she’s helped to foster.

“At DP3 Architects, we hire people for what they know and focus on both encouraging and mentoring them. That support system gives you confidence,” says Terry. Encouraging the personal and professional growth of the next generation of architects and interior designers is one way Meg hopes to raise the profile for DP3 Architects and the profession in general.  DP3 Architects was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in South Carolina by SC Biz News and the Best Companies Group. This was a great testament to Terry’s commitment to her team and nurturing the professional growth of others.

The Greenville Business Magazine Women In Business awards annually recognize outstanding professional women who have made significant contributions to their organizations, their professions, and the South Carolina community. “I am proud to see Meg recognized for her role in the Greenville business community and her leadership at DP3 Architects,” said Brian Thomas, principal and CEO of DP3 Architects. “Her commitment to the craft and mentoring others makes a huge difference within our firm and community.”

To learn more about Meg Terry click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Makes List of SC “Best Places to Work” for 2nd Consecutive Year

Posted on August 11, 2023

DP3 Architects has been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in South Carolina for the second year in a row. The firm, based in Greenville, SC was ranked among the top 20 in the Small Business category for the entire state. Companies who earn this distinction are chosen by the publishers of SC Biz News and the Best Companies Group.

The 2023 Best Places to Work list features 111 South Carolina companies and organizations that go above and beyond to ensure employees thrive in their roles. Honorees were required to receive an over 80% positive response rate in an anonymous employee survey. The eight core focus areas of the survey included Leadership and Planning, Corporate Culture and Communications, Role Satisfaction, Work Environment, Relationship with Supervisor, Training, Development and Resources, Pay and Benefits, and Overall Engagement.

DP3 Architects’ ranking can be attributed to its creative work culture that encourages collaboration, idea-sharing, and constructive feedback among team members. Leadership at DP3 invests in its employees and the future of the firm by hosting regular team-building activities, workshops, and encouraging mentorship opportunities for young architects. Employees at DP3 Architects also enjoy a range of benefits that contribute to their job satisfaction, work-life balance, and overall well-being.

“Receiving this recognition two years in a row is an incredible honor because it comes from within.  To know that our team appreciates the culture that we try to maintain in our firm is very humbling.” says Brian Thomas, Principal and CEO at DP3 Architects. “This award really belongs to them as they are the people that shape our culture and make our office such a fun place to come to every day.”

The firm is honored to be on the Best Places to Work list for the second year and to be recognized once again for its core values of People | Places | Purpose.

To learn more about Best Places to Work and see the rest of this year’s winners, click HERE.

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DP3 Architects Announces Initiative to Support Local Farmers Markets

Posted on June 27, 2023

DP3 Architects is proud to announce its sponsorship of local farmers markets as a part of a new community-driven initiative, “Market Days.”  Aimed at bolstering local farmers markets, this initiative is rooted in recognizing the vital role that farmers markets play in fostering a healthier and more vibrant society. Local farmers markets offer a direct channel for farmers to sell their fresh produce and artisanal goods to local residents. Beyond just being a marketplace, they foster a sense of community, promote sustainable practices, and contribute to the overall well-being of the area. DP3 Architects has committed itself to empowering these important community hubs in the Upstate.

On June 24th, 2023, DP3 Architects was honored to join the Travelers Rest Farmers Market as it’s featured sponsor of the week. The Travelers Rest Farmers Market is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organization created to provide a forum for the exchange of local products and goods, as well as educational and cultural activities for increasing knowledge in the local production of natural products, while also fostering a sense of community among the residents and visitors of the Travelers Rest area.

Principal and Community Studio Leader, Mike Pry, was given the honor of ringing the opening bell to kick off the day. The firm’s booth at the center of the market provided a variety of activities for kids. Our team enjoyed helping with a watercolor station and engineering the perfect paper airplane. This market day was especially rewarding for team members who had a hand in the design of the surrounding DP3 projects; The Travelers Rest City Hall & Police Headquarters, The Travelers Rest Fire Station Headquarters, and the Trailblazer Park Amphitheater Canopy.

DP3 Architects seeks to create spaces that foster community engagement and enhance the overall quality of life for the people who work and play daily in the spaces we create. As a firm that lives and works in the Upstate, DP3 Architects is thankful for opportunities to get involved in the communities we serve. In addition to sponsoring the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, the “Market Days” initiative also supports the Greer Farmers Market, the Fountain Inn Farmers Market, and Spartanburg’s Hub City Farmers  Market.

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DP3 Architects Welcomes 2023 Summer Interns

Posted on June 20, 2023

DP3 Architects is pleased to introduce our Summer 2023 Interns. These architecture students bring their talents to our Interiors and Hospitality studios. Learn a little more about them below.

Laurel Getty, Interiors Studio

Laurel is from Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BS in Interior Architecture. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Architecture at Clemson University. “I was drawn to both the interior design and architecture professions for how they combine the technical left side of the brain with the creative right side!” When she’s not working or studying, Laurel loves to travel – she will be a graduate assistant at the Barcelona Architecture Center during the upcoming fall semester. Being from Music City, Laurel also enjoys going to concerts and seeing live music in her free time.

Diana Courson, Hospitality Studio

Diana is originally from Bradenton, Florida, and received her undergraduate degree in Real Estate and Environmental Design from University of Georgia. She is currently in her second year of the Clemson University Masters of Architecture program. She was drawn to architecture and real estate after watching her dad build houses growing up. “I knew I wanted to be able to play a role in both the creative and business aspects of development, and architecture gives me the knowledge base to do so.” In her free time, Diana enjoys sailing, tennis and pickleball.

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Reidville Area Fire Station Wins Design Award

Posted on May 15, 2023

DP3 Architects is pleased to announce that the Reidville Fire Station received the 2022 Building of the Year Award as part of Metallic Building Systems 2022 Design Build Awards. Every year, Metallic recognizes excellent projects that feature their state-of-the-art metal building frame systems.

The design team at DP3 Architects worked closely with the Reidville community and department to create a design that would reflect the rural landscape and complement similar buildings in the area. The side wings of the building are skinned in metal roof and wall panels to match the apparatus bay, giving a unified look to the building. The design team chose durable materials and colors to minimize maintenance costs for the department while ensuring maximum efficiency and comfort.

Special thanks to the Reidville Area Fire Department, Roebuck Building Company, DeVita & Associates, and SeamonWhiteside+ for their partnership in bringing this project to reality.

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