Frederick + Frederick Architects Awarded American Institute of Architect South Carolina 2017 Firm Award

The AIA South Carolina Board of Directors awarded Frederick + Frederick Architects with the 2017 Firm Award at their annual awards banquet on April 21, 2017. The Firm Award is the highest honor that the American Institute of Architects South Carolina Chapter can bestow upon a South Carolina architectural firm. The award is given in recognition of design excellence and contribution to the profession of architecture that has made a lasting influence on the practice of architecture in South Carolina.

Kate Schwennsen, Director + Professor, Clemson School of Architecture, wrote in her nomination letter, “Frederick + Frederick is unquestionably a Small Firm with Big Impact, and a firm that many other firms look to for exemplary practice. The design excellence of their body of work has been widely recognized … But perhaps what is most uniquely important about Frederick + Frederick, the raison d’etre of their success, and the thing from which other firms could learn the most, is their innovative and supportive firm culture. They are a family-owned business that sincerely treats their employees like family. Jane and Michael moved to Beaufort to enjoy the lifestyle there … [and] so they do.”

Principal Jane Frederick said that they are humbled and thrilled to be recognized by their peers. “We would not be where we are today without all the fantastic clients who have made our work possible.” The Firm Award was first conferred in 1993 and Frederick + Frederick Architects is the tenth firm to receive the recognition in the awards 24-year history. Frederick + Frederick is honored and delighted to be the 2017 AIA South Carolina Firm Award Recipient.

Frederick + Frederick Architects specialize in custom homes for hot, humid climates. The Beaufort, South Carolina, firm was established in 1989 by the husband and wife team of Jane and Michael Frederick.


"Suited to a T"

T House featured in Residential Design Magazine!

The new national magazine, Residential Design, chose to publish our T-House in their second-ever issue! We couldn't be more pleased with the article, which so accurately captures the essence of our town and our firm. This project was great fun and our enjoyment of the design and process is reflected in the final product.

Editor Claire Conroy wrote, “Although much new building in the area evokes the “Lowcountry” look without a thoughtful understanding of its practical aspects and pleasing proportions, several local firms are mining these antecedents in fresh, appealing ways. Frederick + Frederick is one of the best examples. Jane and Michael have a deep knowledge of the climate, sensibilities, and sensitivities of the place they call home and headquarters for the firm. They understand the traditions of the Lowcountry, and the subtle ways to honor and elevate them at the same time.”

The issue focuses on small houses. Conroy commented “A small house is like a poem. Each design choice must fit the rhythm perfectly. It’s often as much about editing out what’s not essential as it is about choosing what to include.”

Check out the article from Residential Design here

View more photographs of the T-House on our portfolio page, here.

See this project from beginning to end in our video "The Architectural Process."


Under Construction

Factory Creek Bluff House

Construction has been underway at the Factory Creek house for a few months. The slabs are complete and construction of the piers has begun.

 Native grasses have been planted on the bluff, so by the time the owners move in, they will have had time to mature.
Native grasses have been planted on the bluff, so by the time the owners move in, they will have had time to mature.

Palmetto Bluff House

The Palmetto Bluff and Berkeley Hall houses are both nearing completion. 

 The kitchen is coming together! I love these copper pyramid pendants from Lowcountry Originals.
The kitchen is coming together! I love these copper pyramid pendants from Lowcountry Originals.
 Front door, with Old Savannah Grey brick foyer
Front door, with Old Savannah Grey brick foyer
 The walnut and iron stair rail looks great!
The walnut and iron stair rail looks great!

Berkeley Hall House

 Stained cedar shingles, coral stone tiles and the wide walnut door unit create a dramatic entrance for the Berkeley Hall House. 
Stained cedar shingles, coral stone tiles and the wide walnut door unit create a dramatic entrance for the Berkeley Hall House. 
 The owners will be able to take full advantage of our beautiful lowcountry climate with a house that flows seamlessly from indoors to out. 
The owners will be able to take full advantage of our beautiful lowcountry climate with a house that flows seamlessly from indoors to out. 
 Gorgeous tile in the master bath!
Gorgeous tile in the master bath!
 This sketch shows how the master bath will look with the tub and light fixture installed. 
This sketch shows how the master bath will look with the tub and light fixture installed.