400 Rhett apartment building in Greenville, S.C. by NarmourWright Architecture
Courtesy SGA | NarmourWright Design 400 Rhett apartment building in Greenville, S.C. by NarmourWright Architecture

The following is a press release from SGA Architecture and NarmourWright Architecture announcing their merger.

Two legacy architecture firms in the Carolinas, NarmourWright Architecture (NarmourWright) and SGA Architecture (SGA) are pleased to announce their merger into SGA | NarmourWright Design. Led by seasoned principals who are dedicated to the company’s growth, the newly combined firm fully integrates the expertise, capabilities, services and locations of both companies.

“The new firm will incorporate the best aspects of both companies, including each of our business repertoires and passion for architectural design,” said Steve Goggans, Principal at SGA. “SGA | NarmourWright Design will benefit from the blended breadth and depth of experience while sporting the energy and technology of a fresh, modern firm.”

Established and headquartered in Pawleys Island, S.C., by Steve Goggans, SGA has served clients throughout South Carolina for 32 years and has additional office locations in Charleston and Greenville. The versatile company closely integrates the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and interiors, allowing for a more comprehensive approach to design and a more collaborative process.

SGA has expertise in both public and private projects, with an extensive portfolio that includes education (K-12 and higher), municipal, parks and recreation, residential design and resort hospitality. The company was the 2018 recipient of the SCAIA Firm of the Year Award and has received numerous design awards from the SCAIA, including 9 Robert Mills awards and 2 Honor awards.

Both firms bring talented, seasoned professionals and diversified experience to the merger, featuring comprehensive portfolios in design, planning, architecture, project management, interior design and landscape architecture. SGA | NarmourWright Design will implement projects within various industries including education, parks and recreation, community, multi-family and commercial. Serving clientele throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the new company will have four offices in the Carolinas—Charlotte, N.C.; Greenville, S.C.; Charleston, S.C.; and Pawleys Island, S.C.—and nearly 50 employees. The company plans to continue growing its workforce to reach potential clients locally and regionally.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with SGA whose values, culture and commitment to the highest level of service to clients and partners align with ours,” said Tom Wright, Founding Principal at NarmourWright. “The merger marks a new wave of expansion in our geographical footprint, suite of services, industry experience and team of employees.”

Founded by industry leaders Reg Narmour and Tom Wright, Charlotte-based NarmourWright has over 45 years of experience in designing multi-family, adaptive reuse, commercial and community projects. Known as the foundation of multi-family architecture in Charlotte and the Southeast, the company has a long-standing reputation in the industry for its collaborative nature, passion for inspired solutions to complex design criteria. The firm excels at creating sophisticated designs that enhance the community and building enduring relationships with clients, colleagues, contractors and consultants.

As leaders in the industry, NarmourWright has evolved with the changing demands of the profession. While doing so, the firm has always maintained their commitment to providing high-quality design and putting people first. The firm’s leadership has emphasized their focus on creating an office culture where team members have virtually limitless opportunity to grow while doing what they love.