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Creating Community Impact with Small-Scale Developments

The landscape of suburban development is constantly evolving. Because of this, small-scale developments continue to hold a unique and vital place. For developers focused on residential projects in areas like South Carolina's Bluffton and Beaufort, the challenge is to create…

How to Pick Your Builder

In the process of designing your new home there comes a time to select a builder. They will physically construct this dream of yours. Thus far, everything has been conceptualized, planned, and fine-tuned on paper or in the computer. You…

Do Homes Have A Responsibility?

  While writing the blog article about “Context is Critical” I recently had the realization that I had not shared an important philosophy that we at Allison Ramsey Architects use. It may be common knowledge in the Architecture and Planning…

Personality

Does your Home show your personality? One of the reasons we raise our heads from our desks here at Allison Ramsey Architects is to analyze some of our finished projects as well as projects of other designers here in the…

Where does my Garage belong?

Here at Allison Ramsey Architects, we understand that we are built a little differently. We think about houses and buildings almost nonstop. We all work a bit too much; we think about designing during most of our waking hours. We…

Context is Critical

In Architecture school we are taught that every structure you design in your career will take place within surrounding conditions. It may be an urban downtown building, a beach house on the panhandle of Florida, a park structure in a…

Do I Need a House For My Car?

Part of our work here at Allison Ramsey Architects is introducing our clients to builders and helping them get acquainted with the process of building. We will often do this after our schematic design has been fleshed out with the…

Giving Gifts to the Street

Gifts to the Street? Occasionally, in the life of an Architect, we get to travel for business. At Allison Ramsey Architects we are a bit spoiled and regularly design and draw for places all over the country. There are, of…

Rooted in Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND)

Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) often incorporates architectural styles that have stood the test of time. By prioritizing classic, traditional designs, the communities we work in often have a timeless appeal that is not subject to the whims of current design…

Why We Design Houses the Way We Do

As an architect, I am often asked about my design philosophy and what drives me to do the work that I do. When I first started my career building low-cost housing with Habitat for Humanity in Africa, it made me…

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