Commercial Architectural Services

If you’re looking for a Charleston Commercial Architect for that special ‘boutique’ commercial project, please give us a call at (843) 885-9400 or email us at to see how we can help with your project.

We specialize in commercial work where the required design needs to compliment the neighborhood; or the site is unique and requires a creative and considered design solution; or the facility adds needed amenities to our communities. Our Commercial Design Services include:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Site Planning and Zoning Analysis
  • Zoning and Design Approvals
  • Planned Communities
  • New Office Buildings
  • New Retail Buildings and Individual Retail Spaces
  • Commercial Up-fits
  • Office or Retail Renovations


Architect for Restaurant Design

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!

Public Works

Architect for Public Works Project

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.

Recreation & Fitness

Architect for Recreation and Gym Design

Whether you are a fitness facility wishing to expand your facilities, or a golf club needing a new clubhouse or a facelift to your existing buildings; we have the creativity and the technical experience to design the spaces that make life more enjoyable. We like the challenge of the complex program requirements, and we like siting buildings in spectacular landscapes.

Residential Rental Units

Architect for Residential Rental Units

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 multi-family project, we can also add design style that positively influences your brand– all while staying within budget.

Shopping Centers

Architect for Shopping Center Design

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.

Community Development

Architect for Planned Community Design

Great design sells.  When you are designing and building a pre-planned community to be successful you must establish character and convey a sense of place. Swallowtail provides the architectural vision, the clarity of design, and the beauty of form and materials that will help your properties to be sold and to ensure the families enjoy the experience of living there. Contact us to discussed planned community design development.

A Selection of Commercial Projects from our Portfolio

Learn More About Swallowtail Architecture

Looking for an Architect in Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms, Kiawah Island, and in the Lowcountry area around Charleston, South Carolina? Swallowtail provides residential design services including custom, new homes, historic restorations, whole house renovations, additions, as well as commercial design services for coastal, lowcountry, island, traditional, and modern-beach homes, as well as commercial properties in the Charleston area.