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Craig Gaulden Davis shapes Greenville for 65 years, names new leadership

Craig Gaulden Davis (CGD), a regional architecture and interior design firm, has been shaping the landscape of Greenville through community-focused projects for 65 years. Recognized recently for design of the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Southern First Bank, Roper Mountain Science Center and for pillars in the community such as the Peace Center and Greenville County Museum of Art, the firm has named new leadership and looks forward to an even brighter future.


Scott Powell, AIA has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Scott has been a leader in the firm for nearly 30 years and has served on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has served as President of AIA Greenville and the Rotary Club of Greenville. Scott is a graduate of Leadership Greenville, Leadership South Carolina, and is currently participating in the Diversity Leadership Initiative through Furman University’s Riley Institute. Scott is passionate about education and is an active participant in efforts to improve local and state schools.


After 20 years as CGD’s President and CEO, Ed Zeigler, FAIA remains a strong community leader and architect through his ability to envision thoughtful and innovative growth for entities such as the Peace Center, Downtown Event Center, and Brookgreen Gardens. Having been with the firm for 38 years, Ed now serves as an Emeritus Director on the firm’s board, will continue to serve his client’s, and be a steady presence and mentor to the firm’s talented staff of architects and designers.


David Dixon, AIA is currently serving as Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors. David has been engaged in the firm’s leadership for 35 years and actively works with clients in higher education, institutional organizations, and commercial enterprises with notable projects such as Southern First, First Presbyterian Church in Greenville, and Neville Hall at Presbyterian College.


And coming up in the ranks, Adam Berry, AIA has been named an Associate with the firm. Adam has been with the firm for 10 years and continues to show promising design through significant CGD projects.


While it may seem like a new era, the firm’s vision for educational and cultural enrichment keep Craig Gaulden Davis advocating that good design and planning are central to having a positive impact through Greenville’s transformative growth.


The firm’s leadership team also includes Charles Gunning, Assoc. AIA, John Hansen, AIA, Gwinn Harvey, AIA, Andrea Kuhfuss, IIDA, Stuart Stenger, AIA, and Jim Determan, FAIA.

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