Who We Are

From Kiawah Island and the southeast coast to mountains in the Carolinas, we listen. We identify. We prioritize based on your unique preferences. We design solutions that represent your functional needs and represent your unique style. We care.

We are a southeast based regional architectural firm with offices in Charleston, SC and private studio space in Burnsville, NC. Our founding principal has over 30 years of design and construction experience. We are multi-disciplinary, having extensive experience in high-end custom residential design and personal services based commercial projects such as clubhouses, branch banks, medical and dental offices, and lab facilities.

Because we are a small firm, you receive enhanced personal attention to your project by an experienced principal and an experienced and dedicated staff. Unique among Architects, our principal is one of the few design professionals that has co-founded a construction company and for the first five years of his career, built what he designed. That gives him a unique perspective on providing design solutions that work, construction documents that minimize change orders, while providing detailed information for more accurate pricing resulting in minimal challenges during construction.

Look around, take a tour, make yourself at home, and let us hear from you.

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Residential Services

We believe that the hallmark of good design is found in a logical plan, visual order, and the creation of a pleasant environment that suits your personal tastes. Beauty is often in the eyes of the beholder; however, we believe... Click here to continue...

Commercial Services

Today’s complex, regulatory approvals process requires an experienced service that understands and can navigate you through the process to ensure your commercial project is built, in a timely and efficient manner.

Our experience ranges from multi-story office buildings, golf clubhouses, food service facilities, branch banks, credit unions, medical and dental offices including veterinary, and laboratory facilities. We are also skilled at... 
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"Michael and his team have been an invaluable asset to our organization. They have undertaken a very wide range of projects for us over the last four plus years. If you are looking for a facilities expert, I would highly endorse Spivey Architects, Inc."
-Scott Woods, CEO, South Carolina Federal Credit Union
"They listen to their client and blend their needs into a functional design. I would recommend them for anyone to use as their design professional."
--William E. Craver III, Craver an Current, PA
"We knew, during the periods of drawing preparation and construction that you had designed an extraordinary home for us."
-Herchiel Sims, Kiawah Island
"I can tell you they did an outstanding job!"
-Senator Ernest F. Hollings, Isle of Palms, SC
Regarding a design for their new 10,000 SF facility... "It was a pleasure to work with you and your associates...we hope that we have the opportunity to work with you again."
-John C. Maize, MD, Maize Center for Dermatopathology
"They delivered the effort in a thoroughly professional manner....I unequivocally endorse their consideration."
-Peter S Gummo, President, The Ford Plantation
"I would like to thank you for the high quality design and supervision in the construction of our orthodontic office...producing a signature building on time and on budget."
-Lee Hershon, DDS, Hershon Orthodontics
Regarding his office and certified OR... "The result is an aesthetically wonderful and precisely functional facility."
-William Terranova, MD, The Center for Plastic Surgery