As a Principal at Watson Tate Savory, Gene enjoys transforming Owners’ aspirations into beautiful, contextual, well-designed buildings. Gene has managed award-winning projects across the state of South Carolina including the City of Columbia’s Water and Wastewater Division Facility, the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Angus Cotton Multi-purpose Building and Midlands Technical College’s Harbison Theater. He currently serves as President on the board of the American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter.  He has served on the City of Columbia’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Columbia Design League, for which he has served as President and Treasurer.  In his free time, you might find him building something in his shop, running with his friends, or relaxing in a hammock with his wife and 3 children (in their own hammocks!) in a South Carolina State Park.


Clemson University – Masters of Architecture, 2001
Clemson University – Bachelor of Science in Design, 1999


Speaker, Sustainable Schools Summit, May 2012
Juror, Clemson University Graduate Studio, 2011
Lecturer, SC Sustain Conference, 2011
Lecturer, US Green Building Council, SC Chapter Monthly Meeting, 2010
Instructor, US Green Building Council, LEED Study Prep Class, 2009


President, American Institute of Architects, South Carolina (AIA SC), 2021
Board, Midlands Director, American Institute of Architects, South Carolina (AIA SC), 2018 – Present
Lecturer, Graduate Design Studio, Clemson University, 2013
City of Columbia BPAC (Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) Committee, 2013 – present
Board, Columbia Design League, 2005- present
Treasurer, Columbia Design League, 2012 – present
Board, Treasurer, USGBC-SC Midlands Steering Committee, 2012-present
President, Columbia Design League, 2007 – 2009
Runaway Runway Committee Chair, Columbia Design League, 2008 & 2009
Conference Committee, AIA SC, 2010 & 2011
Member, AIA South Carolina
Member, USGBC


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