Led by Architect, Rachel Burton, we are a woman-owned and woman-operated business. Our entire team of phenomenal women are working hard every day to help our clients bring their dreams to life of living in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry.
L-R: Sabrina Patel, RA; Cher Anderson; Rachel Burton, RA; Lisa Tryssesoone
Cher relocated to Charleston from Washington, D.C., where she was the Practice Manager for a veterinary hospital for over 17 years. A love of Lowcountry architecture and design led her to change career paths and join Swallowtail Architecture as the Office Administrator. A self-professed “water baby” she has traveled all over the world scuba diving with manta rays, sea turtles and sharks.
In her free time she enjoys boating, fishing, or just relaxing at the beach with her husband and young son. She remains a passionate advocate for animals and continues to support many animal welfare organizations.
Sabrina Patel, RA
Born and raised in Florida, Sabrina attended the University of Miami for her Bachelors of Architecture degree. As a licensed architect with over 10 years of experience in commercial and residential architecture, Sabrina’s quiet confidence provides the space that allows our clients to make their best decisions at each stage.
In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her husband, Dip, and energetic young son, Seth. Although currently busy chasing after their toddler, she intends to do more mission trips. Her most rewarding trip and fondest memories are from a trip to India’s southern most tip. Here, she helped build brand new homes for a very venerable population who lost their homes to a massive tsunami. This experience combined her heart to serve others with her love and appreciation of architecture – all while being at home in her native land of India.
Anyone working with Lisa knows that she’s a born multi-tasker with her creative heart in the right place. After earning her Master of Architecture at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium, where she was raised, Lisa worked as a licensed associate, designing projects for new constructions, renovation and adaptive-reuse, principally single-family homes and mixed-use buildings. Lisa then followed her passion for eco-renovation and urban well-being by serving as a consultant for a city-subsidized NGO.
It was during a family vacation a few years ago that Lisa fell under the charm of South Carolina. Now a new resident of Charleston, Lisa loves spending her free time exploring the state with her husband, Timmy, and getting involved in various social justice activities. She also loves sharing her passion for architecture by serving as a docent in one of the oldest church buildings, “an American Treasure”, in downtown Charleston.