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Thomas Rhodes House wins AIA SC Honor Award

Frederick + Frederick Architects was recognized with the 2019 Honor Award from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in the Historic Preservation category for the Thomas Rhodes House. To see the project, visit our portfolio page here. The project is a complete renovation of 1790's house, one of the oldest in Beaufort.

Jury Chair, Cheryl Morgan, FAIA said of the project:

“This is historic preservation done right! The fine design of the original house shines through and nothing in the plan adjustments distracts. They only make it a much more livable house.”


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2017 AIA South Carolina 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, FAIA, 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.


Read about other recognition for our firm here.

Jane elected as the 2020 AIA National President

NEW YORK – June 22, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announces three new leaders to its Board of Directors, which were elected at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18).

At the meeting, AIA delegates elected:

Jane Frederick, FAIA of AIA South Carolina as the 2019 first vice president/2020 president-elect; Jason Winters, AIA of AIA Chesapeake Bay/AIA Maryland as the 2019-2020 secretary; and Jessica Sheridan, AIA of AIA New York as the at-large director.

From 2016 to 2017, Frederick served as an at-large director of the AIA Board of Directors while chairing the Board Public Outreach Committee and serving on the Board Visibility & Engagement Task Force. Previously, she served as the regional director of the South Atlantic Region from 2012 to 2015. Frederick also chaired the Small Firm Round Table’s Executive Committee in 2014 and served as president of AIA South Carolina in 2010. She has been a principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects since 1989 and received her B.Arch. from Auburn University.

“To create a future with better buildings, better communities and a better world, we have to be flexible, nimble and seize opportunities to turn dilemmas into advantages,” Frederick said. “As architects, when we are at our best, we don’t talk about the future—we create it.”

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Getchell Residence in The Wall Street Journal

The Getchell Residence designed by Frederick + Frederick Architects and built by Cameron & Cameron Custom Builders is featured in the May 17, 2018 Mansion section of the Wall Street Journal. The article The Rush of Riverfront Living focuses on houses on rivers and creeks. The Getchell’s Long Cove house is on Broad Creek.

Principal Michael Frederick said, “This was a very challenging lot because it was full of majestic live oak trees. The three largest were in the center of the lot. The house was designed to slip between the live oaks without cutting down any trees. The great room was angled to maximize the long view to the northeast down Broad Creek.”

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T-House featured in Residential Design Magazine

The T-House designed by Frederick + Frederick Architects and built by T.D. Builders is featured in the latest issue of Residential Design Magazine. 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.”

Principal Jane Frederick said, “Our clients desired a retirement retreat that is modest in size yet feels gracious. We accomplished this by an open floor plan that is one room wide. The house spills outside with large doors and north facing windows. The house was slightly rotated on the pie shaped lot to take advantage of the long view to the NNE and a tidal view to the NW.”


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AIA SC Honor Award for the Shrimp Pond House

The American Institute of Architects South Carolina recognized the Shrimp Pond House with a Robert Mills Residential Honor Award. This is the highest award for a residential project in the state.

The owner said, Frederick + Frederick is a creative, responsive and responsible architectural firm. They developed a very imaginative concept and have paid close attention to detail throughout the build. And if that's not enough, they are really, really nice folks.

Kudos for the Q-Hut

The Fredericks own house received a 2011 South Carolina Robert Mills Merit award. The juror's comment was How does one look at a sixty-year-old piece of Army surplus equipment and envision a home?

The Quonset Hut was award Southern Living Magazine best renovation in 2009. The house was also featured on HGTV and it the November 7, 2014 edition of the Wall Street Journal.

Crosbys House Published

The Crosby Residence was published in the AIA Custom Residential Architect Network (CRAN) book Houses for All Regions in 2014 after it won a AIA South Carolina Robert Mills Residential Design Merit Award in 2012.

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SC Historic Award for Fienning Residence

The Feinning Residence received an Historic Preservation award from AIA South Carolina in 2014. The project also was recognized with an AIA SC Robert Mills Residential citation in 2010.

Modern Dogtrot Home in Southern Living

The Coles dogtrot house was featured in Southern Living Magazine in the October, 2011 issue. It also won a 2010 AIA South Carolina Robert Mills Merit Award.

Patricia Cole said, Jane and Michael were a delight to work with. Everyone is constantly impressed by the quality of the design and by the lovely touches that make the house so special. Michael and Jane are wonderful professionals, but they are also fun and interesting people who make the sometimes (sometimes!?!) stressful process of house building a pleasure. Could not recommend more highly.

The article, Modern Dogtrot Home,  can be found on Southern Living's website here.

Southern living interviewed Jane again after the article was published (here) The Modern Dogtrot Home article was enormously popular!