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Fort Moultrie Project Update

Demolition is underway at the Fort Moultrie 1890’s Ordinance House project. Removal of the interior walls and finishes always reveals hidden gems. In this Sullivan's Island project to convert the former Ordinance Shop into a residential property, we see remnants of a past era and previous renovations.

2018-05-11T15:30:51+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Rachel's Desk|

Checklist for Selecting an Architect

ARE THEY QUALIFIED AND REGISTERED? Unlike building designers, architects cannot practice without a specific level of University education -usually 5 or 6 years followed by 2 years of post-graduate, on the job training. Architects are also required to carry [...]

2018-05-24T01:38:51+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Rachel's Desk|

Swallowtail Home Wins Pinacle Award

The Home Builders Association of South Carolina recently awarded Alair Homes Charleston the Pinacle Awards for their work on The Doar House Renovation. Architect Rachel Burton of Swallowtail Architecture designed the renovation of this 1886 home in Summerville, SC. Home [...]

2018-05-03T15:19:54+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Awards, News|

On The Boards: Site Considerations on Kiawah Island

Site Considerations for a new custom home on Kiawah Island required us to design around a beautiful 41'' diameter live oak tree. We detail the process of initiating the design in the post. Our clients intend to retire and live on Kiawah full time, so they want to make sure the design considers not just their current lifestyle but can continue to support them as they get older.

2018-05-04T15:22:38+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|On the Boards|

The Night Train From New York

Traveling from New York to Charleston on the night train I learned that any new adventure needs a little information to make things run smoothly. I took this to heart and wanted to share what you need to know when first engaging an architect.

2018-04-09T21:05:22+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Rachel's Desk|

Swallowtail Wins Four Awards for International Design Excellence

Architects Creating Homes’ awards Swallowtail Architecture four residential design awards for ArCH’s 2017 Design Excellence in Residential Design. The winners of this international competition were announced June 1. Burton’s winning designs include a coastal island renovation, two marshfront homes and a fourth award, in Dunes West, for “The Blue Kitchen.”

2018-05-04T11:51:48+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Awards, News|

Swallowtail Opens a Second Office!

Swallowtail Architecture, Mount Pleasant; May 23, 2017 – Exciting things are happening at Swallowtail Architecture and we are pleased to announce that we have opened a second office! The new space is located at 1470 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in suite [...]

2018-04-09T20:57:40+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|News|

New Favorite, Deck Product

On the coast, its hard to find a good solution for a porch floor when you consider ease of installation, appearance, cost, and ongoing maintenance. What should you select? Wood? Brick? Composite wood? For a coastal home, wood porch floors [...]

2018-03-21T18:24:03+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Rachel's Desk|