Q+ Expands Leadership Team: New Firm Associates


  07 December 2020, Columbia, S.C.​— Quackenbush Architects + Planners named Robyn Rogers and Spencer Hutchinson ​firm associates​, expanding their roles to reflect the firm’s growing list of projects and clients. 

“As key members of our design team, Spencer and Robyn have always been appreciated by clients and colleagues as both skilled architects and the best kind of l­­­­­­eaders,” says Q+ President Doug Quackenbush, AIA, LEED AP, “solving problems, collaborating with others, and taking responsibility for delivering excellent work. We’re excited to expand their leadership roles and look forward to where their talents will take us.” 

Robyn Fisher Rogers​ has led the teams designing the new EL Wright Middle School, Rosewood Elementary School’s library addition, both in Columbia, and Furman University’s Men’s Lacrosse locker room renovation, among others. She also played a significant role in two major University of South Carolina projects—the Football Operations Center and the Center for Health and Well-Being. A LEED Green Associate, Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from N.C. State. She is a Midlands director and communications chair for the American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter (AIASC), a 2016 Leadership Columbia graduate, and was recognized in 2020 as one of Columbia’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under. 

Spencer Hutchinson​ has experience managing projects in both the design and construction phases and has brought his diverse skill set to athletic, educational, and civic projects. Recently, he led the team for the Culinary Arts addition at Richland School District One’s Heyward Career Center. That project, as well as his work with the Q+ team to renovate the Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza, were both recognized with design awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Columbia chapter in November 2020. Hutchinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from Clemson University, where he also served as a teaching assistant in the first-year undergraduate design studio, and currently serves on the board for AIA Columbia.

Robyn and Spencer have worked closely together on several projects including athletic facility upgrades at Columbia and Dreher High Schools, and the James Island Charter High School Career & Technology Education and Competition Gym additions. Both natives of Columbia, Robyn and Spencer take pride in working to better the community they grew up in. They look forward to continuing to serve current and future clients as a part of the Q+ team in these new roles.

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