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Custom Home Design


The heart and soul of our practice is creating great architecture which engages the site. We specialize in residential architecture for hot, humid climates. We believe where you live should be the house of your dreams, reflecting your personal style and vision. Here is how we start: We listen to your ideas, ask questions, and get to know you and your site. Together we develop a program and concept. We ask more questions, visualize, and sketch. Together we refine the details. We draw some more. If there is an architectural review board, we will handle the submittals and presentations for the design approvals.

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Relevant Sustainability


Sustainable design is first, a site specific design that works with nature to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, cool, and light the building. Next, we design a high performance building envelope to keep the hot humid air out and to prevent thermal bridging. A high performance building requires the appropriate heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) which we design and model. Finally, for clients that are interested, we produce energy on-site with photovoltaics.

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Resilient Design


Beaufort County is prone to hurricanes and flooding and all of our building are designed to keep the building from blowing away in a 140 mph wind, keep blowing rain out and to prevent flood damage. Photovoltaics installed in conjunction with an energy storage system can provide uninterrupted use of some or all of the house’s electricity in the event of a power outage due to a storm.

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Thoughtful Renovations


Maybe you need a minor reconfiguration of your space, an update of your kitchen, or an addition to give your family a little more space. Maybe you found the perfect lot with a less than perfect house and you want to completely transform it to meet your needs. Renovations, whether large or small, can be a cost-effective and sustainable solution. We bring creative and innovative solutions to your renovation to improve your house and the way you live.

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Our Approach

We don’t just build spaces. We create environments for people to thrive. We offer customized services and in-house capabilities to help our clients imagine their dream home and subsequently create it. Whether yours is new construction, an addition, or a renovation, we’ll bring our expertise and innovation to the challenge.

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communication

Every project starts by discovering where you are—and where you want to go. By understanding what you want, we can start to create your vision. We listen, creating a pathway for success throughout the project.

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innovation

We’re not just taking what worked in the past and tweaking it to fit your home. We pride ourselves on developing unique, innovative solutions to make your Lowcountry home sustainable and resilient.

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solutions

We work with you to design a home that considers both form and function. Through in-depth questions and a thorough understanding of all aspects of daily and special occasion use, we can design homes to make daily life easier.

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support

While most architects provide one-size fits all or ala-cart solutions, we stand by your side throughout the entire project. From designing the mechanical systems in house to managing the project during the construction phase, we see your project through from start to finish.