Who we are


Context Design Group, PLLC was formed to provide clients with totally integrated design and planning services to align their facility and business objectives.  At Context, we understand that your building environment must respond to your operational objectives - we call it process-focused design.  Our responsive and flexible way of doing business allows us to analyze, understand, and prioritize the “big picture” objectives of your organization.  At Context Design Group, no detail is insignificant as we develop targeted solutions for the creation of a process, building, and operational master plan to fit your business environment.  Using proven programming techniques, analysis methodology, and design processes, we help our clients visualize and understand how their facility should respond to the changing needs of their business.  We are unparalleled in our understanding of the interrelationship of your business facility, process, and organization.


Context Design Group believes that excellent architectural design is the joining of the practical requirements with the expressive qualities desired by our clients for their buildings.  This union is a complex task that involves both the architect and the client.  Successful architecture should be both utilitarian and meet the aesthetic requirements outlined for the project.  Context also fi rmly believes that a building is much more than four walls and a roof designed to enclose a process and keep the rain out.  We believe that by working closely with our clients from beginning to end we can produce a building design that is more than “shade and shelter.”  We believe that by incorporating architectural design techniques in a proactive relationship with our clients, that resultant design will not only respond to the functions housed within the four walls but will support and reinforce the process located within.


The Automotive sector of the southeast U.S. is Context Design Group’s primary market.  We have been involved with many of the OEM suppliers who have moved into the southeast U.S. to support the transition that has taken place since BMW announced plans for their first U.S. manufacturing facility in 1992.


While holding the position of Architectural Department Manager for Simons, Inc.’s Greenville office, Mr. David Lewis was the Lead Architect for the BMW Manufacturing Facility in Greer, SC.  He was in charge of all design activities for Simons and provided facility programming, conceptual design, site master planning, as well as fl ow & layout planning analysis for the complete facility.  He was Architect of Record for the Body Shop, 50% Vehicle Assembly Building, Testing Labs, Administrative Offices, Cafeteria & Commercial Kitchen, and the Zentrum Vistors Center.  Once this project was complete, Mr. Lewis became involved with the design of facilities for a large percentage of the Automotive Suppliers that located in the area supporting the BMW operation.

Mr. David Lewis founded Context Design Group in 2002 and since this time the firm has diverse experience working with all segments of supplier manufacturing with design responsibility for facilities supporting a variety of items and in-sequence modules which are manufactured and delivered to the line in JIT & JIS flow.


Context Design Group also has a great deal of experience in commercial projects ranging from the medical sector to retail & hospitality to major Warehousing and Distribution facilities.  Our team uses the same objective techniques facilitated in Automotive projects in the commercial sector to arrive at a successful design project for our Client.









At Context Design Group, we are involved in our community and support its economic development efforts, which we see as critical to our success.  Through our architectural design practice, we collaborate with our domestic and international clients to design buildings that streamline their business operations and disseminate their corporate image.  Over the years, our work with dozens of companies along the I-85 corridor accounts for hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment and the creation of thousands of jobs.  Many of our clients have played a key role in the significant growth and development of Greenville over the past thirty years.


For over a decade, David Lewis has supported the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States (GACC South) through service on the board as Director and serving as President of the South Carolina Chapter.  Through both professional and community service, we have fostered strategic growth and European cultural influence in our local market by assisting companies and individuals in their transition.

Our team members have also served local universities by volunteering as design consultants for student projects and critiques as well as serving as mentors for current Architecture students.  Our team members are registered design professionals in multiple states, NCARB certified, and LEED accredited in order to serve our clients in all facets of their projects.


We appreciate your time in reviewing our firm summary and would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss our credentials further or provide a more comprehensive firm qualifications document of our experience and work history.  Please contact our office and our team will lead a discussion of your project’s goals and the best approach to realize the full potential of your vision as a success.