Design Services: Residential

Custom residential design is an abstract expression of the personality and values of the Owner. 

Health, safety, sustainability, energy efficiency,  budget, function, environment, and  climate are issues that all responsible architects must address.  However, a custom home must be tailored to the unique personalities, preferences, limitations, and circumstances of the site and the client.

Some sites have obvious potential, others must be buffered, and honed to maximize their potential.  Even on sites with a very dominant view we may recommend shifting the focus in different areas to include a secondary feature such as an enhanced natural element, or an intimate garden.  This concept can create a variety of moods in different spaces and an enhanced enjoyment of the primary view.

The diversity of our portfolio reflects the diversity of our clients and the unique challenges and opportunities encountered in each project.  

For example, Charleston architects benefit from a diverse architectural heritage but must negotiate a variety of community and governmental organizations.  Kiawah architects must be familiar with the Islands unique resort character and emphasis on natural materials.  Seabrook Island architects must make note of a more relaxed lifestyle.   When building on Folly Beach architects should be aware of the dynamic character of the coastline.  Sullivans Island architects often must relate to traditional low country styles.  On the Isle of Palms architects will encounter a wide variety communities and architectural styles.