Growing up surrounded by Art and Construction I was compelled to become an Architect. I received my Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. My Internship was spent studying Classical and Traditional Architecture and applying it to Residential Design. Projects range from simple Guesthouses to complex Oceanfront Estates. Working locally from my home in Summerville my rates are very reasonable. Licensed with the South Carolina State Board of Architectural Examiners. Projects on the drawing board include Summerville, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Downtown Charleston, and the Bahamas. I am seeking new Clients in the Lowcountry.
Thank you, Clark Ferguson Architect
This is the first of five phases in the architectural design process. The Architect establishes good communications with the Client and works through a series of sketches and study drawings to define goals, conceptual design, spatial relationships, and cost evaluations of the project.
Expanding the schematic studies to develop detailed drawings showing functionality, and correct size and shape of floor plans and elevations. Outline specifications are prepared listing materials for construction including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. The design is verified to comply with Engineers and Building Codes.
These are the working set of drawings and specifications that are established and issued for bidding and guiding construction of the project. Submissions for building permits, bid proposals, and time schedules set by the selected Contractors happen during this phase.
This phase ensures the Contractors are reading the drawings and written specifications correctly, and providing accurate bids for your project. Proposals for all systems, building materials, timetables, fixtures, and finishes are evaluated by the Architect.
The Architect oversees the project for progress and quality through site visits at the appropriate stages. Assist the Client with alterations, and monthly applications for payments and credits. The Builder is solely responsible for construction methods, techniques, and schedules.
This collaboration with the Client and Builder was to design a Spec Home to blend with the Historical neighborhood. We included many amenities such as barrel vault ceilings, hidden doors, smart glass dividing the Jack and Jill bath, and a 520 square foot roof deck / garden. An Artist was commissioned for the rendering used for signage and advertising.
Hurricane Dorian was a devastating Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that struck the Abaco Islands September 1st 2019. For this project I was appointed to redesign the original outdoor spaces. The program SketchUp was very useful to create sun studies for the Clients.
Located in Historical Downtown Charleston, this project was challenging because of the narrow lot size. After setbacks we only had a 14 foot width for the structure to stay within. For permit approval I gave three public presentations to the Board of Architectural Review: Conceptual, Preliminary, and Final phase reviews.
This project was to design a 750 square foot outdoor kitchen to include a wood burning Pizza Oven. Hand sketches and inspiration photos where used to during the Schematic phase. The Builder supplied aerial photos taken from a drone during the Construction phase.
After completing my Internship in Southport, Connecticut I returned to Tulsa to begin my practice in Architecture. In 2003 I designed and built a Spec Home in the neighborhood I grew up. Sixteen years later the home was featured in the World of Homes.