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Two New Residences on Catfiddle Street

Charleston, SC

 

with Urban Ergonomics

 

Part of a urban infill project in the Elliotborogh neighborhood of Charleston's Historic District. The development aims to provide a small-scale urban inner-block network. House 12 sits on top of the driveway onto Catfiddle Street.  House 15 sits in the corner and overlooks the older section of the infill development.


Renovation and Addition to the George Eveleigh House

Charleston, SC

This 1740s Category I listed house is located in the oldest part of Charleston’s Historic District and had accumulated a series of unresolved and unsuitable additions housing modern conveniences on the façade facing its Loutrel Briggs garden. New owners wanted to restore the house’s Georgian dignity by replacing these previous additions with a new, stylistically-appropriate one whilst retaining the modern conveniences. This new enclosed neo-classical colonnade has custom columns, corner piers, and entablature moldings which were carefully designed and proportioned to suit the existing 18th-century house.

 

Featured in Charleston Magazine and,

Awarded the Pro-Merito Carolopolis Award by the Preservation Society of Charleston.


The Gabrielle Manigault Center for the Study of Traditional Architecture

Charleston, SC

Two proposals for a new architecture school for the corner of Meeting and George Streets in Charleston's Historic Districts. The first scheme provides a Hall of Architectural Review on the corner and porches facing a garden; the second scheme has two colonnaded entrances into a centralized courtyard. Both would be built of masonry and stucco.


Renovation and Addition East Bay Street

Charleston, SC

This c.1810 Federal style Charleston single-house had fallen into bad hands, having been subdivided into multiple apartments, its original entrance lost and its windows altered. New owners sought to restore the house and convert it back to single-family use. Working with the original door and timber framing, we designed a new front door surround consisting of a pair of simple, unfluted Doric pilasters using the thin moldings and elongated proportions found in the rest of the house and typical to the Federal style.


Memminger Elementary School

Charleston, SC

The design for this elementary school is informed by both traditional architectural and traditional urban design principles. Designed with Charleston’s sub-tropical climate in mind, the plan is broken up into component parts such that rooms have as many windows facing different directions as possible in order to catch the breeze, an architectural solution found throughout Charleston. Whereas the current building has inoperable windows, making the building uninhabitable without constant air-conditioning, this proposal has our post-cheap-oil future in mind and makes use of operable shutters, shade from balconies, open courtyards, and covered walkways. The new school creates and faces a new public square to the east, Memminger Square.


Flagship Retail Building

Marion Square, Charleston, SC

The design for this new mixed-use building at the prominent corner of King and Calhoun Streets on Marion Square is dignified and purposefully simple, allowing the more monumental buildings on the square to play their rightful roles. We used the restrained classical style found throughout Charleston and which can be both expressive and economical. It’s character is that of a quiet but well-detailed contributing background building. Still, the new open arcaded portico along King Street will be a spectacular addition to the city, which has lost many of the sidewalk-covering porticos which once augmented Charleston’s European ambiance.



A New Barn

Edisto Island, SC

Owners of a Lowcountry farm wanted to build a barn based as faithfully as possible on Charles Fraser’s c.1799 watercolor of an unknown plantation barn. Although it is a modern working barn, it is designed using proportions still in use during the colonial era.