Residential Testimonials


Myrtle Island, Bud and Shirley Mingledorff

“We stumbled upon Court Atkins quite by accident. We found a set of their plans in a home under construction in our neighborhood and liked what we saw, so we hired them to design our dream home. We wanted a new house that looked 200 years old, while taking every advantage possible of our building site. The creativity and functionality of their design was exactly what we wanted and it has received rave reviews by all who have seen the finished product. If we were building again, we would not consider using anyone else.”

Wexford Plantation, Mike and Jeanette Davis

“We chose Court Atkins as our architectural firm two years ago when we were planning to build our home in Wexford Plantation and we are so glad we did! From the beginning, they listened to our wants and needs, putting everything we were looking for into our house while keeping it within budget. They were very professional and detail oriented, and worked well with the Architectural Standards Committee. It was a pleasure working with James, William and Kathy. We highly recommend their firm.“

Belfair Plantation, Bob and Diane Cibulsky

“They asked numerous questions to more fully understand our goals …they listened and then provided easy-to-understand recommendations for both internal and external designs based on their many experiences…with their valuable input, we selected options that we would have easily overlooked …always available to respond to any question on an immediate basis, thus eliminating any design or construction delays.”

Brays Island, Toby and Donna Buck

“…range of architectural styles, continuum of services offered, cost, professionalism and customer service …the resulting house design was absolutely awesome and fit the low country cottage feel we requested … The design, plan, construction process and site inspection was easily done from a remote setting …billings were reasonable and itemized for our review …The professional calm nature that William maintained in coordinating the construction portion of the building worked smoothly for all parties … assisting us with communication with the builder, developing a reasonable timeline and finding alternative suppliers of services to compress our time and associated cost …seamless building process we experienced on this project.“

Brays Island, John M. Lord, Jr.

“We needed an architectural firm that would work closely with us and help us through what is a very complex process …The principals are very much involved with every client throughout the process …developed a very constructive working relationship with the Architectural Review Board at Brays Island, which facilitated the approval process …formed a close working relationship with our builder, which made it possible to quickly resolve any construction design issues and keep the project on track …the entire experience of building a new home was far more fun and stress free than we might have expected, based on tales from friends and acquaintances …a creative, well conceived plan…“

Bull Point, Lamar and Alice Nix

“From the initial meetings Court Atkins seemed to have an exceptional grasp of the design (we wanted) and quickly generated conceptual drawings …always most helpful in guiding us to making decisions; they were extremely flexible in making any tweaks that we initiated …options that we would have easily overlooked met with our review board at each step of the process, clearly communicated what was proposed, and answered questions and concerns with aplomb and authority. As a result we were able to win approval with very few required modifications from the review board …as impressive as the home looked on the plans, we are still awed by the beauty and visual impact of the dwelling in its finished form.“

Palmetto Bluff, Stuart and Cathy Malone

“We have used Court Atkins as our architects for two projects. We loved the job they did on our first and could not find any reason to look elsewhere for the second. They listened to our ideas and suggestions. They made changes and improvements that were better than we could have expected. We consider them the best architects in the area.“

Bull Point, Jim and Trish Riordan

“We engaged the Court Atkins team in early 2011 to design our new home. We were, in hindsight, about a year too early as our old home in Michigan took much longer to sell than we anticipated. However, the Court Atkins team remained committed to our project and when the inevitable of too much house and too little budget became apparent, they worked with us to get back on track without any problems. We would wholeheartedly recommend the Court Atkins team. They were an extremely professional creative team, easy to work with and exceptionally responsive to us, their clients. And yes, we love our new home.“

Belfair Plantation, Hub and Georgia Green

“In building our new home, the Court/Atkins team gave us their experience, professionalism, and insight to exactly what we were looking for in building our new home. Their ideas, and incorporating them to ours, made the process very easy.“

Joe and Anne Jarboe

“Court Atkins did an excellent job of working with us to develop the spaces we wanted into a design that takes full advantage of our site and view. They were fully professional, responsive, and extremely pleasant to work with. And we love the end result!“

Berkeley Hall, Bill and Susan Nimmer

“As this was our first time designing and building our family home, we could not have been happier that we found the Court Atkins team. Working with William, James, and their wonderful staff was a pleasure. Professional, creative, forward thinking, and respectful of the land and surrounding environment that our home would reside in, is what set them apart. They were very open to our input, and their attention to detail was exceptional. It was a joy to design with them.“

A. M. (Mac) Mellor

“Court Atkins Architects wisely took some time last year to prepare a site study and preliminary design that met our specifications for a carriage house in South Wilson at Palmetto Bluff. The result was stunning. I wrote William Court, “I must say I am quite struck by your design and yesterday asked the general contractor to work directly with you for preparing the corresponding construction cost estimates.“

Colleton River Plantation, Alan & Jo Gambill

“We found the entire team at Court Atkins, led by William and James, to be most professional, helpful and easy to work with. Our entire experience was most enjoyable! William and James listened carefully to our verbal input and appropriately considered two binders of documentation we provided them regarding our design philosophy and vision for our new home. As a result, the home they designed was "our home", not simply "theirs" as can be the case with some architects..... although they were certainly most helpful in guiding us and helping us avoid serious design errors. Their placement of the home on our unique site was outstanding, optimizing all possible views. We recommend Court Atkins without qualification!“

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