Associates on the Rise at Stevens & Wilkinson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Stevens & Wilkinson (S&W), a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm, announced the promotion of five key team members at its Columbia, S.C. office.

“Promotions are always cause for celebration at Stevens & Wilkinson, as we truly value the opportunity to advance the lives and careers of our associates,” said Robby Aull, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP, principal and senior vice president at Stevens & Wilkinson. “As we enter our 100th anniversary in 2019, we are excited to reward these individuals and know that they will continue to serve our company well in this landmark year.”

Below is a list of the individuals who received promotions and their new title:

Promoted to Senior Associate

Adriane McGillis, AIA, Architect – Since 2001, McGillis has been the Project Architect on numerous healthcare projects, including the Palmetto Parkridge Hosiptal Ambulatory Services Upfit, CaroMont Health Freestanding Emergency Care Center in Mount Holly, N.C., and the University of South Carolina’s Center for Innovation. She continues to be a key member of the firm’s BIM committee and recently became President of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Columbia Chapter.

Walt Stellpflug, AIA, LEED GA, Architect – Now in his sixth year at S&W, Stellpfug came to the firm with 15 years of prior experience after earning architecture degrees at both NC State University and Iowa State University. Walt plays a key role in the firm’s growing Healthcare Studio working with clients that include Palmetto Health/Palmetto Health Richland and the SC Department of Mental Health.

Robin Trinter, PE, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Electrical Engineer – After her initial tenure from 1998 to 2004, Robin returned to S&W in 2014. During her 11 years with the firm, Robin has worked on the following projects serving as Senior Electrical Engineer: the Center for Innovation at the University of South Carolina, YMCA of Columbia Downtown Upfit, the Lighthouse at Shandon Baptist Church, and numerous additions, renovations and new construction projects for Palmetto Health.

Promoted to Associate

Barry Kahler, Senior Project Manager – A veteran of the industry with more than 25 years of experience, Kahler is a senior project manager who joined S&W in November 2013. Beyond working on the Columbia office’s commissions, he has also collaborated with associates at the firm’s Atlanta office.

Shayla Merritt, Marketing & Communications Manager – For the past five years, Shayla has single-handedly led the firm’s South Carolina Marketing and Communications department. Over the last few years, Shayla has helped in growing the firm’s digital prescence, both locally and regionally. Shayla currently serves on the AIA South Carolina’s Communications Committee, City Center Partnership’s Marketing Committee, MIRCI, Inc.’s Marketing Committee, and sits on the Board of Directors for MIRCI, Inc., Carolina Women for Change (CW4C), and The Talented Tenth.

About Stevens & Wilkinson:
Founded in 1919, and currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, Stevens & Wilkinson is a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm committed to providing clients with “Smart Design Solutions.” The firm’s combined design capabilities lead to projects executed with creative, innovative and holistic design solutions. Learn more:

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