McMillian Pazdan Smith Architecture
400 Augusta Street Suite 200
Greenville, SC 29601

To schedule an appointment, please contact Melissa Carroll at [email protected]


McMillan Pazdan Smith is a regional, studio-based architecture, planning, and interior design firm whose mission is to help our clients create environments that embody their personalities, enrich their lives, and enhance the quality of their community.

Our firm is one of the premier library programming, planning, and architectural in the Southeast. From branch libraries to regional headquarters to modern student centers, our extensive experience with library planning and design represents a strong history and deep knowledge of library design principles, best practices, and evolving service models. Our experience includes over 100 library projects with current, active commissions throughout the country. Under the leadership of published library planning author and AIA College of Fellows member David Moore, our team brings to the table proven approaches and library best practices, a solid grasp of library process, technologies, and security issues, and a range of collection management approaches — as well as fresh ideas relevant to the evolving needs of the 21st century library. We are passionate about libraries, and our highly inclusive and collaborative planning and design process involves the Community, Stakeholders, Users, Library Administrators, and Library Staff.

We know libraries. Libraries have always been and continue to be the intellectual center of a community, but their role has changed dramatically. While they still offer access to knowledge and information, they have transformed from what were once book repositories into interactive social meeting places equipped with state-of-the-art technologies that foster collaborative activities. Our team can provide library programming, master planning, facility assessments, space utilization studies, conceptual design, fundraising support, architectural design, interior design, and construction administration services. We have been privileged to work with many of South Carolina’s finest public libraries, including the Charleston County Public Library, the Greenville County Library System, the Richland Library, and other smaller library systems across the state.

Practicing since 1955, McMillan Pazdan Smith has offices throughout the Southeast in Charleston, Greenville, and Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.

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