Greenville, SC


290,958 SF

1990 Honor Award | AIA SC


1990 Award of Excellence | Architectural Woodwork Institute


1989 Interior Design Award | Cultural/Religious Category | Institute of Business Designers


1988 Interior Design Award | Historic Preservation Category | ASID Carolinas Chapter


Craig Gaulden Davis has served as the Architect for First Presbyterian Church Greenville for over 30 years, beginning with the task of more that doubling the capacity of the sanctuary from 500 – seats to 1200 – seats. One major architectural and engineering design challenges included restoring and maintianing the historic Gothic Revival character of the exsisting church.

The church was originally constructed in 1851 and is listed on the National Regester of Historic Places. The work added 15,000 square feet to the exsisting 22,500 square foot Education Building. CGD designed a 42,000 square foot Family Life Center in 1999 with a 300 – seat chapel, Fellowship Hall for contemporary worship, classroom and office space. The addition was connected to the main church buildings by closing a bisecting city street. CGD is currently master planning the church’s campus which includes three city blocks and 180,000 square feet of space with an additional 100,000 square feet under construction.