Mr. Stephen Carter, Assoc. AIA, AICP

CGL Companies

Contact Details

CGL Companies
Columbia, SC


Stephen Carter founded the firm in 1974 and serves as Managing Principal of Carter Goble Associates, Inc. and Chairman of the Carter Goble Lee Companies. Mr. Carter received his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University in 1965 and his Master’s Degree in Urban Design and Planning from the Architectural Association, London, England in 1970. Additional post-graduate studies were completed in Economics at the London School of Economics, in Transportation Planning at Imperial College, and in Sociology at the University of South Carolina.


Architectural Association
London, United Kingdom
Masters of Urban Design, 1970
Urban Planning, Economics, Transportation Planning
1967 To 1970
Dissertation: Urban Design Implications of Urban Motorways
Advisor: Lelie Ginzberg

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1965
1960 To 1965
Dissertation: Campus Fine Arts School
Advisor: Harland McClure

Job History

Carter Goble Associates
Managing Principal
Columbia, SC, United States
October 1974 - present

Wilbur Smith & Associates
Vive-President for Planning
Washington, DC, United States
May 1970 - September 1974

Greater London Council
Urban Designer
London, United Kingdom
July 1968 - May 1970

LBC&W-Architects, Engineers, Planners
June 1965 - March 1967


  • Program Management
  • Programming
  • Project Financing
  • Security Evaluation and Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Urban Design Services


  • American Planning Association (APA)


  • Mr. Carter writes a regular column on trends in corrections for the Correctional News periodical, is a frequent contributor to the AIA Knowledge Communities periodicals, Serves as a guest speaker and/or lecturer in a variety of academic, professional, and international forums.