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Commercial Design Services

If you are need to complete a tenant up-fit quickly so your business can open, or if you need a new commercial building in Summerville, North Charelston or Charelston area, we can help.

We know time is important, and we also know you want a building that meets your business goals of being recognizable and identifiable by your customers. We recognize that any project will represent a sizeable investment for you.

We are experienced in solving commercial design problems, getting design approvals, and finding solutions that meet your budget and schedule constraints without compromising functional, spatial and aesthetic demands.

Some of our Commercial Design Services include:

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  • Site Planning and Zoning Analysis
  • Zoning and Design Approvals
  • New Office Buildings
  • Commercial Up-fits
  • New Retail Buildings and Individual Retail Spaces
  • Office or Retail Renovations
  • Space Planning
  • Interior Design and Decoration
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Green Architectural Consulting

If you’re looking for a Charleston Commercial Architect, please feel free to browse our Commercial portfolio and give us a call at (843) 885-9400 or email us at to see how we can help with your project.

Commercial Business Owners

Your business is growing and you are ready to build a unique building to house your operations and market your company.  Your functional needs will be our first priority, but we must also consider providing a building that is low maintenance, easy to run, and attracts your clients while successfully conveying your brand.
We will listen to your vision and your business needs and develop smart design solutions that provide value and integrate your business goals with your functional, aesthetic and marketing requirements.  Because we take the time to understand your business, we can also design many subtle influences that will lead to a more productive and efficient business for you – all while staying within budget.
If you’re looking for Charleston Commercial Architects who provide personalized design solutions that embrace corporate branding, please give us a call at (843) 885-9400 or email us at to see how we can help your business.

Commercial Retailers

From storefronts to national chains stores, the most important thing is that your customer can find you easily and identify with your product or service.  Good retail design sells! From the layout of a drive-thru to storefront design, good commercial design gets your customers to you and then keeps them coming back.
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Good design helps sell. We are Commercial Architects who love designing retail space that works. We excel at creating environments that extend your brand identity.  From the overall site planning and circulation, the signage and the massing, to the selection of colors, materials, lighting, furnishings and construction details; we will provide a coherent image to deliver your corporate brand.  We are Commercial Retail Architects who understand business!
If you’re looking for a Commercial Architect in Charleston to build your retail space and create your brand identity, please give us a call at (843) 885-9400 or email us at to see how we can help with your project.

Commercial Developers

Your project is important and you want to align with the right Building Design Consultants to achieve your vision. We offer full-service Architecture and Interior Design services to help you with everything from feasibility studies and master planning for buildings and industrial parks, to renovations, additions and new construction.
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It is no coincidence that all successful projects establish character and convey a sense of place.  Great design sells.  We will provide you with the architectural vision, the clarity of design and the beauty of form and materials that will keep your buildings leased and ensure consumers enjoy the experience of being there. We will provide you with the real value of well-designed results.
If you are looking for a Charleston Commercial Architect to move your project forward, please give us a call at (843) 885-9400 or email us at to see how we can help with your project.

View Our Commercial Design Portfolio:

Isle of Palm’s Waste Water Treatment Plant

How Do You Fit a Waste Water Treatment Plant into a Residential Neighborhood? The Isle of Palms, a barrier island of the coast of South Carolina near Charleston, is known for its beaches, marinas, restaurants and great vacation rental homes.  It is not known for its industrial plants, which is why Swallowtail was asked to help when a local engineering firm was engaged to design a new waste water treatment plant. The site, on the marsh side of the island …

Billy Barker Casino

From a three-story hotel to a steamship inspired casino, this transformation takes you back in time to the gold rush days. Drawing on the story of Billy Barker, the town prospector during the gold rush, and steamships, a large part of this quaint town’s rich history; this building has become a piece of art through the transformation of a 1960’s hotel with unusable balconies and small hotel windows into a steamship inspired casino.