The foundation of the firm is a set of guiding principles of customer service, a collaborative approach to design and an architectural philosophy rooted in traditional design. These principles shape the employee/office culture and organization of Allison Ramsey Architects.
Why Is Allison Ramsey Different?
Allison Ramsey Architects strive to provide good, quality customer service to all our clients. We try to provide the services that our client’s value, and we pride ourselves in our ability to listen. We find that it is as enjoyable to help a client design their own dream home as it is to design a good model that will attract a seller for a builder or a developer. As mentioned earlier, the firm is guided at all time by our core principles, and in following these principles we are allowed to serve each client in a new and exciting way, and although we believe strongly in our design abilities, we strive to not let our egos get in the way.
We are developer-friendly in the fact that we understand the need to add value to the land – to not only enhance the bottom line, but to create a great sense-of-place that enhances the quality of life and the marketability of the new community. As town architects, we understand how to temper the demand for quality design within the given economic realities.
We are builder-friendly, in fact many of us have at times been builders ourselves. We understand that mistakes on the drawings equal time and costs to both the builder and the client – although we are not perfect, we strive to produce the best drawings possible and we try to make them coherent and easy to follow. We have built enough to know that we can always learn from the builder on the ground, and we value the builder as an important member of the team.
Our Architectural Team
In founding Allison Ramsey Architects three decades ago, Bill’s goals were to improve the quality of residential design built for the large percentage of people who buy houses not designed by architects. His house designs are integral to the region, city, neighborhood and block where they are located and should help maintain a sense of place. Bill has a passion for low cost housing solutions that serve to provide a decent place to live.
Cooter has a Masters in Architecture and over 30 years of experience with multi-discipline engineering, architectural and construction firms and has handled a variety of both public and private sector projects. His work experience includes single and multi-family residential, light commercial, warehouse and industrial projects.
Bill has led his team in several of the most successful Traditional Neighborhood Developments in the southeast, including Newpoint, I’On, Watersound, East Beach, Hammonds Ferry and Habersham. Bill manages a team of architects and is responsible for successfully imparting his knowledge and exceptional work ethic.
Kate is a licensed architect and an active advocate of Allison Ramsey Architects in the Seattle area. She has experience in a wide variety of projects from historic preservation of municipal buildings all the way thru ADUs. Her forte is single-family residential design on challenging terrain with mountain slopes or oceanfront. She has worked on projects from the east coast to the west coast.
Jeremiah is an architect originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated with his Masters in Architecture from Andrews University and has a background in urban planning and infill projects, including Habersham’s Hamlet Row and Spring Street’s St. Ann’s Alley in West Columbia. He has worked on projects across the country.
Mike is one of our project managers and has done extensive work in numerous communities within 30A in Florida, as well as other areas of the south, from North Carolina to Georgia. He focuses on individual residential homes as well as small infill projects.
Robby Moore, originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has a Masters in Architecture from Andrews University and is a project manager in the Greensboro area of North Carolina. He is an integral part of the team and has assisted with numerous projects in planned communities including Wheeler District in Oklahoma City, Union Village in Lebanon, and Mahogany Bay Village in Belize. He is also responsible for the formation of our 3D visuals and overall movement into the new generation of working in 3D.
Justin has a Masters in Architecture from Andrews University. Justin came to the firm after living out on the West Coast and is methodical and thoughtful in his approach, offering a new perspective when it comes to his work here at Allison Ramsey Architects. He has done extensive work in Beaufort and the surrounding areas including Habersham, Palmetto Bluff, and The Settlement at Ashley Hall plantation.
Ben recieved his Master’s of Architecture from Andrews University, and is originally from Connecticut. Ben has focused on residential, single-family designs, ranging from high-end residential to small cottage designs and ADUs.
Robin is the accounting and office manager who has been with Allison Ramsey for over two decades, assisting with client proposals and office needs.
Lauren works with clients and handles many functions within the firm’s office including fulfillment and graphic design. Lauren is originally from Connecticut, and enjoys creating artwork on the weekends. She’s always ready to help with a friendly smile.
As a Project Manager, Megan enjoys bringing creativity to every design, working within the team as well as building relationships with clients.
Ronesto, a graduate from Andrews University with a Masters in Architecture, originally from Belize. He has worked on projects in Peru and in the U.S., he provides a unique perspective with a helpful attitude and a smile.
Ashley is a Michigan native, graduated from Andrews University with a Masters in Architecture. She’s worked on projects in Eswatini and Rwanda as well as the United States. She loves to draw and enjoys connecting with people in the office as well as her clients.