Sanders founded Lambert-Tate Architecture in 1989 with his late partner Bruce Lambert, which became Watson Tate Architects in 1991 and Watson Tate Savory in 1996, with the addition of Tom Savory as a principal. Sanders has been the principal-in-charge for many significant higher education and institutional buildings such as the Horizon Research Laboratory building at USC and the Florence County Museum. Sanders has maintained a focus in interior architecture throughout his career and has significantly contributed to the firm’s many award winning interior renovation projects.


Clemson University – Master of Architecture, 1980
Clemson University – Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Architecture, 1976

Past Professional Experience

Watson Tate Savory – 1991-Present
Lambert Tate Architecture – 1989-1991


South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners, 2016- Present
South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners, Chairman, 2018 - 2020
NCARB ARE 5.0 Item Writing Committee 2018 - present
Columbia Film Society, President – 2009-2010
Member, SC Association of Planning and Construction Officials (ASPACO)
Member, US Green Building Council, SC Chapter
Commissioner, Columbia Planning Commission – 1992-1998
Guest Juror & Studio Critic, Clemson University


North Carolina
South Carolina