Award Arthur Ross
2013 Arthur Ross Award For Excellence in Architecture

 “Its partners are renowned for their aesthetic refinement in the design of timeless buildings,” states the ICAA. The award was given at a dinner at the University Club in New York City, May 2013.

“Our team marveled at the quality and breadth of the entries, which explored and expressed the ideals of Classicism in architecture, landscape architecture, craftsmanship, artisanship and, for the first time, interior design,” says Eberlain. “There were also important additions to our body of knowledge in history, research, and publishing. We were particularly impressed by the notable accomplishments in stewardship and patronage; without these champions, our built environment would not enjoy such beauty and integrity.”

CNU Award Marion Sq Charleston
2008 CNU Award for Urban Design of Marion Square, Charleston, SC

Our firm won the 2008 CNU Award for our proposed urban design for Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina. For hundreds of years, the buildings around it have been designed in the classical style. However, after years of decline the result was a hopeless mixture of small, mismatched buildings, a gas station, a drive-in bank and a parking lot where elegant, classical southern colonial architecture once stood. At the end of the twentieth century, the square was one of the least attractive and most used public spaces. Although the street grid was strong, the coherence of it was weak. The buildings along the corridors and connecting cross streets were decrepit or missing and there was little interest from the private sector in investing in what was obviously a nowhere part of town.

Our Vision for King Street, Charleston
Fairfax & Sammons Architecture
Designing new and reimagining
old houses and estates for 30 years.