Mount Pleasant is a breathtaking city located in the South Carolina county of Charleston. It is the fourth-largest city in the state. There are many fun things to do indoors and outdoors in Mount Pleasant. It offers a lot of shopping and retail experiences, so if you are not the type to stay at home, you can head and explore some of the community’s most popular spots.

In this article, you will learn about the top six commercial architects working Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. If you are thinking of starting a business here, the skills, experience, and know-how of these firms can help you reach your goals.

Cobb Architects

67 Washington Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Cobb Architects is an architectural firm that provides a hands-on, personalized, and meticulous approach to every project it undertakes. It handles every project detail of the buildings it designs, from the first sketch to the end of the building process. Every little thing is essential, and the firm is committed to providing design of the highest quality. The firm is backed by a team of experts that provides the right skills, the passion, and the specialties necessary for each individual project. No matter the project, home, or building—big or small, commercial or residential—the firm is committed to exceeding each client’s expectations. 

For this featured project, the firm made plans for a small commercial building in Mount Pleasant, SC’s I’On neighborhood. Half of the building has lapped sides, and the other half has concrete stucco. These two groups are linked by stairs leading to the second-floor offices. On the first floor, there are shops, and the walls are made of oversized windows.

Novus Architects

900 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite #200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

In 1992, one architect worked for one new client, and Novus Architects was born. Since then, the firm has built strong, long-term relationships with its stakeholders. It listens carefully to its client’s needs to ensure each idea is fully captured and reflected in the final outcome. The firm puts together a custom process and a team with the right skills and passions to create spaces that help people. As a result, it has earned an impressive portfolio of various commercial building types that includes retail, office, and hospitality. It has consistently proven its ability to meet a wide range of needs and unique concerns for just about any location, including making the interiors lively and adding exciting features. 

In this featured project, the way the building is set up on the site makes it part of the canopy of several grand oak trees already there. Large windows, cantilevered exterior balconies, and stairways give people inside the building unique ways to interact with the building’s natural surroundings. Novus made the interior of this building into their own office headquarters. The result is a light-filled, flexible, open office that encourages employees to talk to each other and gives clients unique places to meet.

Spivey Architects

147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite #304, Charleston, SC 29412

Spivey Architects believes that because each project is different, it is essential to deliver personalized processes that will fit the individual client and their vision. Since its inception in 2010, the firm has gained a lot of experience with high-end custom home design and commercial projects like clubhouses, branch banks, medical and dental offices, lab facilities, and restaurants. Its impressive portfolio features a wide range of project types, letting it draw on a wide range of experience, rendering the project more likely to succeed. The firm consistently delivers designs that best fit its client’s tastes and expectations.

Spivey Architects helped make the inside and outside of Crust in Summerville, South Carolina, look outstanding. It has a rustic look with brick-covered walls and earth-tone colors that make it feel warm and cozy. It is a great place to eat and spend time with family and friends.

Clancy + Wells

412 Live Oak Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Clancy+Wells offers a wide range of professional services, including planning, programming, and architecture. Based in Mount Pleasant, the firm has served South Carolina and its neighboring areas with exceptional projects. The firm believes its success comes from being there, completing projects with high-quality workmanship, and always remaining connected. The first step is to understand each project’s unique nature; doing so allows the firm to generate new ideas and creativity. The firm is committed to a sustainable design approach that looks at the whole picture. It also keeps track of quality, cost, and schedule to ensure successful outcomes.

Near the new entrance to the City of Hanahan is the Yeamans Hall. It has more than 44,200 square feet of retail space, including a Piggly Wiggly-anchored shopping center that was just renovated. This property is a great place to invest because it has a loading dock and it can be used for secured parking.

LFK Architects

886 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite #200, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

LFK Architects is a local boutique architectural firm in Charleston, South Carolina. The firm focuses on understanding the wants and needs of its clients by providing solutions that balance style, functionality, and cost. Its integrated and personalized approach allows LFK Architects to give each project the attention it deserves, from the first sketch of the design to final stage of construction. Over the years, it has perfected a process that involves going through multiple design phases to create a functional and inspirational space for the client. The result is an impressive portfolio that features various retail, office, medical, multi-family, self-storage, worship, and planning projects.

One of the firm’s notable projects is the OPIE Market, South Carolina’s first 24 hour drive thru grocery. The clean lines of the exterior features the use of native materials keeping with the look and feel of what is today’s modern approach to lowcountry architecture.


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