“What makes architecture satisfying is having the opportunity to take something that exists only as an idea in someone’s mind, and through the process of design to be able to transform that into a physical reality that can be seen, touched, inhabited, and experienced.”
Spencer has experience working on civic, educational, and athletic projects at a variety of scales. He has been a key member of the project team for the new $50 million USC Football Operations Center, which is now under construction. The more than 100,000-square-foot facility will house football offices and meeting rooms as well as a locker room, weight room, and training rooms. With a diverse skill set that includes creating renderings to generating project support and fundraising, working face-to-face with clients and contractors, and technical detailing and documentation, Spencer brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to the team.
While completing his master’s in architecture at Clemson University, Hutchinson assisted teaching in the undergraduate program, an endeavor that strengthened his own knowledge about the field. “Architectural education is a really valuable way of learning how to think, be creative and solve problems,” he says.
A native of Columbia, Hutchinson finds working with such a well-respected firm in his hometown an opportunity he would not be able to find anywhere else.
“It’s rewarding for me to be part of this city’s growth,” he says, “and to know I’m contributing to making the city I grew up in a better place to live.”
Spencer recently became a registered architect in the state of South Carolina.