The work of Quackenbush Architects + Planners that you see in communities throughout South Carolina is indicative of a valued ability to blend creativity, connectivity, and reality into lasting solutions.

We are a full-service architecture and planning firm located in Columbia, South Carolina specializing in educational, institutional, civic, and commercial projects. Our services span from building design to land planning to interior design. Our portfolio includes projects for universities, cities, colleges, government agencies, school districts, and private clients. Our work reflects a commitment to innovation, sensitivity to our regional context, and the richness that comes from collaboration with our clients and the community.

We are architects, designers, planners, and just as importantly - collaborators. Our process is hands-on and interactive. The relationships we have with our clients, colleagues, partners, and the public foster trust and dialogue – yielding work that is relevant, appropriate, engaging, and mutually respected. We ask, we listen, we explore the issues, we define the objectives, and only then do we design, inspire and guide.

Visually and functionally, the integrity of our work speaks for itself. Yet we are equally passionate about the core attributes of our firm that only reveal themselves in the process. We uphold a serious attention to detail – thorough work, modest change orders, and meticulous documentation. We strive for a conscientious and professional service. We administer a careful and planned implementation of even the loftiest ideals. We maintain a total respect for a client’s vision, schedule, and budget.

Great architecture is derived from its unique context, the essence of a place. It contributes to and strengthens its community. It becomes a positive force, elevating its neighbors. It enriches those who experience it. We believe in architecture that celebrates urbanity and delights in the juxtaposition of the old and new. We seek to design buildings and plan spaces for our age – innovative yet part of a recognizable, genuine environment.

In a word, the overarching positive of partnering with Quackenbush Architects + Planners is the confidence it instills. Confidence generated by deep experience and a strong, award-winning track record of institutional, educational and commercial projects. Confidence supported by our adeptness at remaining faithful to our ideals as we honor the vision and needs of our clients.