Cleve Walker

Associate AIA

“I find urban planning and renewal to be professionally and personally rewarding. To me, the design challenges of the urban environment offer unique opportunities for balancing creative form and function.”

Cleve’s work spans a variety of projects, including the University of South Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field, the Midlands Technical College Northeast Engineering Technology and Sciences Building, the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Administration Building, and Future Five, the city’s Five Points Master Plan.

Cleve enjoys both the broad “big picture” planning and the more finite details of project design. A recent highlight, he says, was his work helping to guide Columbia’s Parks and Recreation building from the programming and design stage to construction and execution. “Among the most memorable aspects of the construction was seeing the glulam beams being hoisted up to rest on the steel columns and custom brackets,” he says, “and seeing the natural light enter the spaces once the glazing was installed.”

Cleve holds a Master of Architecture from Clemson University, a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication, and a minor in Business from the College of Charleston. He is an Associate Member of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the South Carolina Chapter of the Urban Land Institute, former Treasurer of the AIA Greater Columbia, and past President of the Historic Columbia Foundation’s Palladium Society. He is a current Trustee of the Clemson Architectural Foundation.