Hilton Head Island, SC Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Hilton Head Island home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Hilton Head Island, SC interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Group 3 was founded in 1986 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, by Rick Clanton and Mike Ruegamer. Whether... Read More
South Carolina's Architecture Firm Skillful & Finely Crafted Homes
BRZ's mission is to bring to our clients the talent and experience needed to create finely crafted homes...
STONE by STONE Design was established in 2002 by a husband and wife team. Rich and Julie Stone specialize in... Read More
Beaufort County Architect--30+ years of experience! Best of Houzz 2017
We listen & identify. We prioritize based on your unique preferences. We design solutions that represent your...
  • Click to Call(843) 940-8005
  • 6 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
Robert (Bob) Johnson established the firm of Johnson & Associates, Architects (JAA) in 1987. JAA is noted and... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 757-6480
  • 8 miles from Hilton Head Island, 9 projects in Hilton Head Island
Northeast Architecture Firm Specializing in Residential & Resort Homes
A small firm best known for the design of architecture and interiors for town, country, campus, hospitality,...
James Ogden, Architect is a boutique architectural practice emphasizing personal attention to our clients and... Read More
Beaufort's Leading Architect & Design Firm Best of Houzz 2013-2018
Cole Design Studio is an award winning residential design firm. In business since 1991, we have custom designs...
  • Click to Call(843) 790-6046
  • 11 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
For more than 30 years, the team at Frederick + Frederick has been helping families create one-of-a-kind homes... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 522-8422
  • 17 miles from Hilton Head Island, 3 projects in Hilton Head Island
Beaufort's Highly Skilled Residential Architect
With over 40 years of experience as an architect, James Robinson, owner of JYR Architect PC, is renowned for...
  • Click to Call(843) 790-2816
  • 5 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
As a professional designer it is my job to find and refresh the areas that are worth enriching. I take obstacles... Read More
  • Click to Call(843) 575-1429
  • 10 miles from Hilton Head Island, 4 projects in Hilton Head Island
Beaufort County, South Carolina Architects & Designers, Best of Houzz
Court Atkins Group is an established firm specializing in architecture, planning, and interior design.
  • Click to Call(843) 790-6178
  • 30 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
Parker Design Group | Architects [PDG] is an award winning architecture design firm, serving both residential and... Read More
South Carolina Full Service Architectural Firm Best of Houzz 2014-2016
Established in 1982, Camens Architectural Group specializes in luxury custom home design & construction...
The firm has particular depth of experience in coastal resort planning, mixed-use commercial projects, and custom... Read More
Beaufort County's Expert Residential Design Firm
STONE by STONE Design was established in 2000 by a husband and wife team. Rich and Julie Stone specialize in...
  • Click to Call(843) 940-8019
  • 12 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
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Beaufort County's Leading Design-Focused Architect & Building Designer
In 2015 Nicholas founded Renard Architecture. His work experience ranges from working with large international...
We are the oldest architect led, Design+Build Firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. We have over 25 years’ experience as... Read More
  • Click to Call(866) 930-9660
  • 1 mile from Hilton Head Island, 1 project in Hilton Head Island
Beaufort County's Award Winning Architecture Design Firm
The firm has a commitment to architecture tailored to the needs of the client, as well as unique design for...
  • Click to Call(843) 785-5171
  • 3 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
Established in 1987, Cowart Group is a full service architectural firm with numerous American Institute of... Read More
  • Click to Call(912) 401-0538
  • 25 miles from Hilton Head Island, 1 project in Hilton Head Island
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Charleston Architecture and Design Best of Houzz 2013 - 2016
We specialize in Custom Residential Home Design. Our projects are very specific to the needs, desires, and...
Since opening our doors almost 20 years ago Allison Ramsey Architects has been instrumental in providing designs... Read More
Award Winning Architects Specialized in Southern Climates
For over 30 years, our team has been helping families create one-of-a-kind homes for hot, humid climates. Working...
  • Click to Call(843) 522-8422
  • 29 projects in the Hilton Head Island area
John Pittman is both an award winning architect and a builder of high quality custom homes in the South Carolina... Read More
Residential Design Firm specializing in custom house & renovation design. It is my goal with each design to make... Read More
Damien Busillo, AIA, NCARB, is a registered Architect designing homes throughout the Lowcountry and Barrier... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
Group3
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"We love seeing a set of plans from Group 3 come across our desk, their attention to detail and the quality of their designs always make for a project we are proud to be a part of. Not to mention its a pleasure to work with Rick and the rest of his team."
- Stewart Brannen Millwork
STONE by STONE Design
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"Stone by Stone designs some awesome homes for our clients in the Hilton Head area. As a real estate broker, we love showing their homes and referring them to our clients. You will love working with them!"
- Hilton Head Properties
Johnson & Associates Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"I had the pleasure of working with Johnson & Associates on a residential project. Bob and his staff were very professional while maintaining a friendly informal atmosphere. He has an eye for personal taste which he incorporated into their design. I look forward to working with Johnson & Associates again and highly recommend them every opportunity I get."
- 803builder
James Ogden Architect
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"My husband and I hired Jim Ogden to design our master bathroom and guest bathroom. The project was a complete tear down to the studs and included new floors, walls, and fixtures. Jim developed multiple floor options and we choose the features we liked best and combined two of the options. Since we had decided to stay within the existing space, design that incorporated form, function, and efficiency were paramount. Jim always had an interesting approach to our ideas and his attention to detail is seen in the finished product. He was always pleasant to work with and we can say without hesitation that we were completed satisfied in every respect. Because of that, we have recommended him to others and would do so in the future."
- sallykhughes
Frederick + Frederick Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"I highly recommend Jane and Mike Frederick for those of you getting ready to build your dream house. Not only are they professional, enormously creative, and talented, they really listen to their clients and understand their lifestyles and budgets. Phone calls are always immediately returned. We built our house from 6000 miles away, and were completely confident that things would be properly supervised. And these folks are a ton of fun to boot--we are personal friends to this day! Becky and Greg Sprecher, Beaufort, S.C."
- rebecca1715
Rose Aten Design LLC
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"We can't say enough about the jobs Rose Aten has completed for us. A fabulous bathroom to handle accessible needs and a wonderful partial redo on our kitchen. Great attention to detail but most importantly every subcontractor came on time and every job was completed on schedule!"
- pgcollett
Parker Design Group Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"Tom Parker was a delight to work with. He listened to our needs, incorporated our ideas into a wonderful plan. We also hired Tom to oversee the construction of our home. Tom is a true professional. We would not hesitate to recommend Tom."
- Bob & Karen Buterbaugh
Pasco/Vienne Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"Merrill Pasco is an outstanding professional, extremely knowledgeable in construction design and building codes. He listens to your wants and needs while providing insight to enhance the overall project. His work and drawings are brilliant, detailing all aspects of the work being considered. All of this work is done in a timely manner with reasonable fees. He takes personal pride in everything he does."
- Rickey Hicks
Kermit Huggins Architecture & Design, Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"We hired Kert Huggins to help us with a total home remodel on HHI. Doing a renovation from a distance can be difficult but Kert was great! I would highly recommend him. He listens to the customer and gives excellent advice. A total professional."
- Pat Sokolowski
Southern Draw Design+Build
Architects and Building Designers in Hilton Head Island, SC
"What a pleasure it was to work with Mack! He listened to my comments and helped me define my vision for my project. Once those thoughts were understood, he guided me through additional possibilities to make sure that I had a clear understanding of what could be accomplished. I appreciate his expertise and look forward to creating a wonderful space!"
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How do I find the best Hilton Head Island architect for my home design project?


It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire South Carolina subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the Hilton Head Island residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Different architecture firms in Hilton Head Island, SC provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?


As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Residential architects in Hilton Head Island, SC are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective Hilton Head Island interior architects:


  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?


Find a home architect in Hilton Head Island, SC on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Hilton Head Island architects. You may also look through photos of South Carolina projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects in Savannah, Thunderbolt, Wilmington Island, Laurel Bay and Bluffton.
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