Vote for Swallowtail for Best Architectural Firm in Charleston. Voting is open for The Post and Courier 2019 Charleston's Choice Awards. Swallowtail Architecture has been nominated and we'd like your vote.
There are far fewer more joyous days than ground breaking day on your brand new home! Recently we celebrated this momentous day with our clients and design partner team of LuAnn McCants (Interior Designer), Kelly [...]
Rachel Burton has been named Certified Residential Architect by ArCH (Architects Creating Homes). ArCH is the international organization of Licensed Architects focused on residential architecture, professional excellence, member assistance, and friendship & success.
As featured by Charleston Home + Design Magazine A Sullivan's Island front porch design should feature three things—a large front door, a grand staircase, and welcoming lighting, just [...]
Are you a gambler? How about we play a hand of Architect Poker? To quote the venerable Kenny Rogers, “you’ve got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them, know when [...]
As the 2019 Hurricane Season is approaching and I am recalling the storms along coastal South Carolina in 2018, I am reminded how important incorporating hurricane resilient home design is. Since almost all of our [...]
International Property Awards has selected the Gallery House on Sullivan's Island as the winner of the prestigious Americas Property Award. Home Designs that are selected to receive this award celebrate the highest levels of achievement [...]
After returning to the office (post Hurricane Florence), we had wanted to share some of our experience about what to consider when returning home after a hurricane. We knew first hand all the practical to [...]
The Swallowtail Team and the Greater Charleston area were so fortunate that neither felt the brunt of Hurricane Florence that brought massive amounts of water and some high winds to North Carolina and significant flooding [...]
Swallowtail Architecture beat out the competition and was voted best architectural firm in Charleston by the readers of The Post and Courier. The Charleston Choice Awards are voted on annually by The Post and Courier [...]
Swallowtail Architecture has been featured in the 2018 Architects' Gallery of Custom Homes as published by Charleston Home + Design Magazine. The magazine's annual feature showcases the design work of top Charleston Architects. "Architect-designed homes [...]
Charleston Living Magazine features a recently completed home on Daniel Island designed by our firm, Swallowtail Architecture. The home in Beresford Hall is really a labor of love, two decades in the making with an [...]
We are so pleased to have been nominated for this local honor. It means a lot to us to see our little firm recognized with such a prestigious group of our peers. To be only 1 of 3 residential architects is a true milestone for our firm.
Swallowtail is happy to share that we have been named Best of HomeGuide in the Architect category for 2018. HomeGuide aggregates list of home design professionals nationally and after looking at dozens of other pros [...]
Architects Creating Homes’ has awarded Swallowtail Architecture, working in Charleston, another five residential design awards for 2018. The ArCH Design Excellence in Residential Design is an international competition and the winners were announced in May 2018.
Swallowtail Architecture is starting to use 3D drawings as a design tool so we can really see what the home will look like, and so can the Owners! Our home owners wanted a beautiful classic [...]
Twenty-two years ago, I designed my first custom home, a retirement home for a master gardener. The site was a beautiful 3 acre lot set in the rolling hills of southern Ontario. Seven years ago, [...]
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.
When I was living and working in British Columbia, Canada, I was the only full time practicing architect in almost a 400-mile radius. To put that in context, that's the equivalent of all of South [...]
We are proud to share that Swallowtail Architecture of Summerville, SC has been awarded the 2017 Readers' Choice Award by the Summerville Journal Scene. We believe this award is a recognition of the personal connection [...]