COLUMBIA, S.C. – (9.03.2019) – For over 40 years, Pond has served education, transportation, government and hospitality clients throughout the Southeast. With our dedication to continuous improvement, collaboration and discovery, Pond has developed a national reputation through our leadership team of architects, interior designers and engineers located in Columbia, South Carolina:
Luke McCary – Architecture
Luke, a designer and project leader, serves on the American Institute of Architect’s Strategic Council and is an active community speaker. He takes great pride in collaborating on solutions that address today’s issues and provide a strong foundation for the future of Pond’s education, corporate and government clients to build upon. The impact of his architecture can be found at institutions such as: The City of Columbia, The Citadel, Midlands Technical College and the University of South Carolina. Most recently, Pond’s architectural team’s submission to “Play with Your City 2019: Reimagining Lady” was selected by the Columbia Design League. The design, which showcases local history and artists, will be installed in October in a celebration of Lady Street.
Anna Dis Sveinbjornsdottir – Interiors
With a passion for projects that serve the Midlands, ranging from government interior renovations at the SC State Governor’s Mansion, Richmond County Libraries and Founders University of South Carolina baseball stadium to corporate interior design, Anna and the Pond interior design team provide a diverse skillset for their clients. In addition to serving our community with thoughtful design, Anna and her team were the driving force behind the interiors for the award-winning Hotel Trundle, Columbia’s premier boutique hotel, owned and operated by locals Marcus Munse and Rita Patel.
Tom Margle – Engineering
Tom brings over 35 years of civil design, heavy transportation, environmental services and program management expertise to Pond. Tom is dedicated to providing pragmatic, sensible solutions for our military branches, department of transportation and commercial clients located throughout the state. As a graduate from The Citadel and a former U.S. Navy Seabee Officer, Tom’s love for South Carolina runs deep and his exceptional skills in the planning, design and construction of complex infrastructure projects will be beneficial as our cities grow and become more connected.
In addition to serving the Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee and the Lowcountry, the experience of this team can be seen across the Southeast and continues to be an integral asset to Pond.
Pond was recently named Southeast Design Firm of the Year by ENR and is ranked #107 of ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms List. Pond is a technology-driven full-service engineering, architecture, planning, and construction firm providing design solutions to defense, government, corporate and private clients worldwide. With locations throughout the U.S. and overseas, Pond is one of the fastest growing A/E/C firms in the country.