The Architects Lewis + Whitlock Team

Architects Lewis + Whitlock made a deliberate and strategic decision to remain a mid-sized firm that serves a diverse array of market sectors and attracts design professionals committed to designing vibrant and functional spaces where people can live, learn, work and play.

Our firm’s work hard-play hard culture and reputation for design excellence has allowed us to continuously attract and retain the best and brightest designers, collaborators and thought leaders.

Our staff works in a single open-plan studio space where in-house collaboration, design charrettes and desk critiques take place daily. We believe this encourages a cross-pollination of ideas between disciplines and design perspectives throughout our studio while also giving young design professionals a chance to hone their presentation skills. 

Employees are encouraged to participate in professional organizations and networking forums to enhance professional development, cultivate relationships, and gain exposure and stature in the market sectors and communities we serve. This includes organization memberships, speaking engagements, networking events, committee work, and environmental awareness and beautification initiatives that align with the firm’s philosophy, mission and goals.

Outside the office, our employees can also be found participating in company-sponsored events, community outreach in various forms, and of course, happy hours at our favorite, local breweries.

We are proud of our track-record for mentoring leaders from within the firm, be they design students, interns or seasoned designers from other places, to produce recognized design leaders, innovators and architectural professionals.

What we produce says something about who we are. We will own our work. We will be cognizant of the fact that what we do impacts our community and our profession.

– M. Hays Layerd

"Working with the dynamic team at ALW this summer was one of the best learning experiences I have had. I learned more about architecture, the challenges of it, and had the pleasure of working with amazing people who all share a deep passion for the same thing. While the technical aspects of this internship were rewarding, I am most content having experienced the strong ALW studio culture and corporate values, which are necessary for a functioning teamwork environment. I am looking forward to reuniting with the ALW team in the future to learn about their new projects and see their current ones break ground. I strongly encourage students in the design field to apply for an internship with this talented team." - Serina Valdes, ALW Summer Intern 2017 | Clemson Architecture Student