Renovation and Addition to the George Eveleigh House
This 1740s Category I (nationally important) 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.
Awarded the Pro-Merito Carolopolis Award by the Preservation Society of Charleston in 2013.
Renovation and Addition East Bay Street
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
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.
The Aquarium of South Carolina
This is a classical counter-proposal to the existing anti-classical building, an idea for what could be built when it is realized that the current building is outdated.
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.