A Diversity of Project Types
Across Multiple Industries and Markets
Traditional A/E Services for Higher Education and K-12 Facilities
For more than 50 years, GMK Associates has been designing for the colleges/universities and public/ private K-12 markets. For example, GMK has had an over 30-year relationship working with the University of South Carolina (multiple campuses) under individual architecture and engineering contracts and indefinite delivery or “on-call” service contracts. And this institutional knowledge goes beyond the Columbia campus, as GMK has also been involved in the design and construction of multiple facilities at UofSC Aiken, USC Lancaster, UofSC Sumter, USC Upstate, and UofSC School of Medicine. Other recent projects have been completed for Allen University, Converse College, Francis Marion University, Medical University of South Carolina, Midlands Technical College, North Carolina State University, South Carolina State University, and Voorhees College, among other institutions. Additionally, from its founding GMK focused for almost 25 years as a primarily K-12 architecture firm throughout South Carolina. As such, the firm completed countless K-12 projects, including dozens of brand new elementary, middle and high schools, as well as school addition/renovation projects.
Construction Services for K-12 Facilities
GMK also offers comprehensive K-12 construction management through our Construction Services division. As one of GMK’s distinct divisions, GMK Construction Services is a full-service resource, offering clients a unique blend of professional design and technical and construction expertise. Because this division is a part of the greater GMK whole, construction clients are able to access “in-house” resources throughout the entire building management process. For over 34 years, GMK Construction Services has been providing clients throughout the Carolinas and Georgia with positive return-on-investment and high-impact solutions, largely in the form of total project delivery for capital improvements. Through this division, GMK pioneered the use of construction program management in educational facility programming design. Since 1987, GMK’s Construction Services Division has managed the completion of more than 400 projects valued at nearly $1.5 billion. Our track record for bringing projects in on-schedule and within budget is unsurpassed in the industry. The staff members of GMK Construction Services are highly experienced, qualified professionals who have many decades of experience in school facility assessment, design, construction, and program/ construction management.