Christopher Rose Architects believes that giving back to our community is not just an opportunity that we have but a responsibility to our city and neighbors. Working with clients of means allows our office to provide pro bono or low rate services for the less fortunate and needy. Our staff actively participates through our gifts of time and support in the following organizations:

• The Red Cross Heroes for Fire Victims Program - providing housing assistance for families dislocated by fires.
• The City of Charleston Committee for Homeless and Affordable Housing
• CRAN Charleston - providing affordable housing designs for the City of Charleston
• The Preservation Society of Charleston Neighbor Labors Program - providing construction labor for elderly owner occupied homes in historic Charleston.
• Volunteers of America - affordable housing
• Charleston Affordable Housing - affordable housing
• Mental Health Association of SC - affordable housing
• The Housing Authority of Charleston - affordable housing
• Canstruction - providing food assistance

PHILosophy & Approach

Christopher Rose Architects is a small, collaborative design firm focusing on detail, clarity, tradition and innovation. Comprised of a few individuals who have worked together for many years, our staff brings a wide variety of expertise and knowledge to every project. Our design philosophy is deeply entrenched in South Carolina’s architectural history and dynamic climatic landscape. We approach architecture with a rich awareness of regional traditions coupled with the ever- evolving technologies to produce homes with a lasting, distinct appeal.

Christopher Rose guides his staff with a long heritage as a South Carolinian. We site our homes carefully, in response to sun, breezes and views of the Low Country. These tried-and-true methods are the foundation of our commitment to sustainable design. Our home designs value efficiency and clarity in an effort to create a spatial simplicity that is a retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, knowing that their function and expression can enliven a home.

At Christopher Rose Architects, we customize each design to our clients’ specific needs. We refrain from common style, instead approaching each new project as a unique expression of our clients’ way of life. Through a steady dialogue and understanding between client and architect, we create homes that marry the traditions of the past with a vision and specificity that is our own.