Three Newly Licensed Architects

Quackenbush Architects + Planners is pleased to announce that three of its team members-Wendy Michelle Bertani AIA, LEED AP, Kyle Fant AIA, and Spencer Hutchinson AIA-passed the Architectural Registration Examination and are now licensed architects in the state.

Bertani joined Quackenbush Architects + Planners in 2012. Her work has focused on higher education projects, including the new freshman housing development for Coastal Carolina University. This summer she completes an $11 million design and construction project creating a new library at Midlands Technical College at the Beltline Campus in Columbia. The three-story, 43,000-square-foot building was designed as the new heart of campus, a centralized location for students to learn, study and collaborate. The library facility incorporates a learning commons, variously sized study rooms, an Academic Success Center, new Life Skills Center and multiple outdoor spaces that expand the learning environment. The library is the first building on the Beltline Campus designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification.

Fant joined the firm in 2013. His recent work ranges from labs to athletic facilities in both K-12 and higher education projects. Current examples include the University of South Carolina Student Health Center, Central Carolina Technical College Science Labs, Chapin Middle School, and Sunset Park Elementary School Renovation, among others.

Hutchinson first joined the firm as a summer intern in 2016. After completing graduate school, he returned to Quackenbush in 2017 and has worked on a range of projects, including several athletics facilities for collegiate and K12 clients. He is currently working on the $50 million Football Operations Facility for the University of South Carolina, which is now in the early construction phase. Having completed the majority of the experience hours required for licensure while working between undergrad and grad school, Hutchinson was able to complete the registration exams over a 6-month period, narrowly reaching a personal goal to achieve licensure by age 27.

Bertani and Hutchinson are graduates of the Clemson University Master of Architecture program. Fant holds a Master of Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. Bertani received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Fant and Hutchinson have a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University.

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