COLUMBIA, SC – Robyn Fisher, architect at Quackenbush Architects + Planners, was recently selected to join Leadership Columbia Class of 2016.
Fisher is one of 59 emerging and existing leaders from a cross-section of institutions, including business, government and nonprofit organizations, chosen to participate in this highly selective program. An initiative of the Columbia Chamber, Leadership Columbia focuses on regional issues, deepening leadership skills, and building relationships among individuals committed to their community.
Leadership Columbia chooses applicants based on interviews and criteria involving civic involvement, leadership potential, and diverse perspectives and commitment to their community. Participants will engage in a 10-month curriculum involving monthly class sessions, a retreat, and a class project focused on improving the community, among other activities. Fisher will be in Leadership Columbia’s 43rd graduating class.
“I think a lot of creativity can come out of this kind of collaboration,” Fisher says. “We’re fortunate at Quackenbush to collaborate every day with our clients, but this endeavor will enable me to work with a wide range of individuals outside of that experience. That’s exciting.”
Fisher also was recently named Midlands Director of the South Carolina chapter of the American Institute of Architects. While she will maintain her position as president of the local Greater Columbia chapter, she says her new position will allow her to serve as a liaison between the local and state level organizations. “My hope is that I’ll be able to help increase communications between both groups,” she says.
“We’re proud of Robyn’s leadership and her continued desire to make a lasting impact on our community,” says Doug Quackenbush, President of Quackenbush Architects + Planners. “Leadership Columbia is a phenomenal effort to bring diverse regional leaders together to address regional concerns,” he says. “Robyn’s talents in managing projects and her abilities as an emerging leader make her a tremendous asset to her Columbia Leadership class.”
Fisher is a graduate of North Carolina State University, where she received her Master of Architecture; she received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University.
Most recently Fisher completed work on Myrtle Beach Primary School for Horry County Schools, as well as the Lexington County Baseball Stadium, the new home of the Lexington County Blowfish (formerly the Columbia Blowfish). She is currently working on the team for the new Student Health Center at the University of South Carolina.
She is licensed as an architect in South Carolina and is a LEED Green Associate.
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