2021 ArCH Design Award


Summerville, South Carolina; July 26, 2021 –– Swallowtail has been recognized by ArCH (Architects Creating Homes) with a Residential Design Award for the Beacon House on Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina. With entries from around the globe, Swallowtail Architecture has been selected for this award because of “the positive and substantial value” to the project.

The Beacon House on Sullivan’s Island

Custom designed luxury home on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina by Swallowtail Architecture

The juror comments during the award selection process.

““Exquisitely composed island house using the local vernacular. Every square inch designed in accordance with the overall concepts.”

“Nice transitional octagonal corner tower from which the owners should be able to see both the historic light house and the possibly the ocean.”

“Louvers on the ground level give substance to breakaway features in an architectural context.”

“Expert planning located a swimming pool on an elevated level to use above the flood height.””

ArCH is an American-based international organization of Licensed Architects focused on residential architecture, professional excellence, member assistance, friendship & success, Client value and service.” That’s the published Mission Statement for ArCH. Everything ArCH does is centered around this intention.

ArCH is the world’s only independent professional organization consisting exclusively of Licensed Architects that certifies residential Architects.  Specifically, ArCH has a program: CRAfts (Certified Residential Architect focus team system), that identifies those Architects whom have distinguished themselves by certain methods, in the practice of residential architecture. Rachel Burton of Swallowtail Architecture has been awarded the prestigious CRAfts distinction for her body of work in the Low Country of South Carolina.

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 2021 ArCHdes™ Design Awards program.

CONTACT: Rachel Burton, info@swallowtailarchitecture.com, 843-885-9400