2020 ArCH Design Award
2020 ArCH Design Award
2020 ArCH Design Award
2020 ArCH Design Award

Summerville, South Carolina; July 20, 2020 –– Swallowtail was recognized by ArCH (Architects Creating Homes) with four Residential Design Awards for the design of four new homes in Summerville, Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, and Seabook Island.

The Award Winning Projects

Below are the projects along with the juror comments during the award selection process.

Coastal Americana with European Detail on Sullivan's Island

Family Home on Sullivan’s Island

“Well-detailed high-end home. Some jurors called this crisp, fresh shingle style home a Neo-Craftsman. Whatever you call it, it appears to have universal appeal. Another island home for this Architect, once again successfully solving the complex requirements of the island mandates along with the lifestyle and land needs for the happy homeowners. The Architect added significant value to this project.”

Coastal Retirement Home on Kiawah Island

Retirement Home on the Golf Course

“Architect skillfully broke up the mass of the house through the use of gables, shed-roofed popouts, stairways, pergolas and porches. The end result is a cozy house on a heavily wooded lot. Outdoor living spaces were included, some roofed and another with a pergola trellis. Lots of windows with views to nature and natural light in the interior. Shingle siding contributes to the homey atmosphere. Building on an island has its own special architectural requirements. This Architect specializes in successfully accomplishing this for many clients. The Architect added significant value to this project.”

Seabrook Village Retirement Home by Swallowtail Architecture

Seabrook Village Cottage Home

“Extremely professional design. The corner stair/elevator tower is what sets off the massing for this house and makes it so effective and dramatic. The neutral colors also maintain the professional appearance, along with the horizontal bands of woodwork on the exterior. Residential sense of scale. Island legal requirements satisfied along with meeting and exceeding the client programmed needs. And the interior continues the theme of high-end architectural details throughout. The Architect added significant value to this project.”

ArCH is an American-based international organization of licensed architects focusing on residential architecture, professional excellence, achievement, client value, and service.

Swallowtail specializes in custom home architecture in Summerville and on barrier islands like Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island and the Lowcountry around Charleston, South Carolina.

For more details visit the ArCH announcement of the 2020 ArCHdes™ Design Awards program.

CONTACT: Rachel Burton,, 843-885-9400