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We went looking for the best commercial architects in the area. We picked these firms for their experience, qualifications, and track record. Everyone on this list possesses the knowledge and expertise required to turn your vision into a reality.


Dickinson Architects

771 Broad Street, Suite 200, Augusta, GA 30901

Dickinson Architects is a full-service architectural and interior design firm. For 37 years it has been a partner in design for clients in the Southeastern US and the Central Savannah River Area.   

Nicholas Dickinson, Sr., established the firm in 1983 and operated it as a family business from his garage. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture at Georgia Tech. Nicholas now operates the firm alongside Erin M. Armstrong as his partner, who earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees at Georgia Tech and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Under their supervision, Dickinson Architects received the Historic Augusta’s Preservation Award twice and has been featured in The North Augusta Star, The Augusta Chronicle, and Augusta Magazine, as well as on WJBF and WRDW.   


Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C.

1296 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Established in 1980, Johnson, Laschober & Associates, P.C. is a full-service, multi-discipline engineering, architecture, and landscape architecture firm. It is located in Augusta, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. JLA was founded by Charles J. Johnson and Richard J. Laschober, with Watson Lee Dorn III as Director of Architecture.

Since its inception, the firm’s work has garnered honors from various organizations. It was acknowledged for its accomplishments in quality assurance by receiving the Metro Augusta Quality Council’s Special Team Accomplishment Recognition or the MAQC STAR Award. This distinction is sponsored by the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce. Also, JLA’s Historic Railroad Cut Soil Stabilization Project for the City of Aiken was awarded the Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of South Carolina in 2021.


Studio 3 Design Group, P.C.

1617 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Studio 3 Design Group is a multi-discipline design firm located in the heart of Augusta. It offers an extensive level of experience in many architectures and building styles, usually getting involved in a project’s architecture, planning, and design phases.

Thanks to its exemplary work, the firm was featured by Historic Augusta, Augusta Chronicle, and Georgia Trust. The project featured here is the $2.3 million-dollar ​University Hospital Professional Office Buildings. These medical office buildings were a 48,000-square-foot-addition to the medical facilities of University Hospital. The building plan is based on the latest healthcare concepts and provides office, administrative, waiting, examination, and treatment space for health care professionals.


TSW

1447 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30309

TSW, an award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm, draws on its various studios’ expertise and skill sets to create unique, community-focused design. TSW is a multidisciplinary firm that includes planning, architecture, and landscape architecture with offices in Georgia and Oklahoma. The firm is directed by principals Adam Williamson, Caleb Racicot, Bryan Bays, and Heather Hubble, and with continued involvement from founding principals, William Tunnell, Jerry Spangler, and Thomas Walsh.

After being in the business for more than three decades, TSW has received numerous awards and recognition, including the 2021 Georgia Planning Association – Outstanding Planning Process for City of Decatur’s Destination 2030, the 2021 Georgia Planning Association – Outstanding Public Involvement for City of Dallas LCI Study, and the 2020 Atlanta Regional Commission – Development of Excellence Award for Great Place – Powder Springs LCI Implementation: Town Green and Historic Building Renovations.


2KM Architects, Inc.

529 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901

2KM Architects serves clients across Georgia and South Carolina from their corporate office in Augusta and satellite office in Atlanta. The firm was founded in 1995 and currently offers its programming, planning, architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design services.

Principal Architects Daniel King and Robert Mauldin have a shared work history dating to 1985. The firm likes to see itself as an organization of cross-trained professionals educated, experienced, and constantly evolving in the art and disciplines. 2KM Architects has had the opportunity to work on a diverse set of project types over the years. As their experience ranges from Neonatal Intensive Care Units to Cemeteries, one could say that they have contributed to the totality of the human lifecycle.


Cheatham Fletcher Scott Architects

420 1/2 Eighth Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Cheatham Fletcher Scott is a full-service architecture and interior design firm located in downtown Augusta. The firm provides architecture, planning, historic preservation, interior, recreation, civic, institutional, garden, landscape, and folly design.

The Cheatham team consists of LEED accredited and licensed architects and designers who are changing the way people in the Central Savannah River Area enjoy their surroundings. It is a team of architects and interior designers working collaboratively to build great places to work, socialize, recreate, learn, worship, and live.

Over the past four decades, it has been operating under its founders, Albert F. Cheatham, Richard M. Fletcher, AIA, and Cameron B. Scott, AIA. CFS is a member of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Aiken Chamber of Commerce.


Christopher Booker & Associates, PC

670 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Christopher Booker & Associates has given excellence in complete architectural design for commercial, industrial, institutional, religious, government, educational, and residential homes in the Central Savannah River Area for more than 20 years. The firm’s services include architecture, interior design, planning, and design-build.

Christopher Booker & Associates’ three principals have strong credentials, backgrounds, and experience in the industry. Christopher Booker is a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology graduate from Southern Polytechnic State University and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Augusta State University. Nathan Vick graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. He was recognized as Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch by the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Ed Boyen, AIA, holds a degree in Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Architecture from Florida Atlantic University.


Virgo Gambill Architects

3810 Oak Drive, Augusta, GA 30907

Virgo Gambill Architects is an architecture and planning firm based out of Augusta. Founded in 1984, it serves clients in the Central Savannah River Area. Commercial, health care, worship, governmental, education, residential, and aviation are some of the sectors it serves.

The firm’s principals are both registered, licensed architects and members of the American Institute of Architects. After serving in the US Navy at the time of the Vietnam War, Steve Virgo studied architecture at Clemson University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree in 1979. Meanwhile, Joe Gambill is a Virginia native who studied architecture at Virginia Tech, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1980.


Alan Venable Architect, LLC

2414 Ponderosa Drive, Augusta, GA 30904

Alan Venable Architect is an architectural design firm established in 2003. It works in the commercial, residential, and historic preservation sectors with its architecture, interior design, and planning services. It takes a personal approach to its clients, from the initial face-to-face meeting to the finished project. The firm seeks to balance an eye for pleasing forms with a practiced hand at budget-conscious design. The strength of AVArch is its attentiveness to the client’s needs.

AVArch has produced innovative design after striking design: interesting, unexpected spaces full of light. The firm works well with original plans and historic restoration. Principal Alan Venable has a combined 38 years of architectural experience and earned his master’s degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Definitive Designs Group Inc.

4270 Frontage Road, Augusta, GA 30909

Definitive Designs Group Inc. is an architecture firm composed of like-minded designers, engineers, and architects. It operates with architectural, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services for restaurants, religious centers, office buildings, residential complexes, industrial complexes, and retail outlets. It serves homeowners in Columbia County, the Central Savannah River Area, and Southeast Indiana.

Founded in 1989, it currently operates under Jeff and Cynthia Parrack as President and Vice President. As architectural designers serving Augusta, Columbia County, and the surrounding areas across state lines for two decades, it has built a reputation for delivering exceptional, high-quality work in the commercial, industrial, and residential markets. Its experts may have different roles, but they share a common goal of making their client’s visions a reality.

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