LFK LogoArchitecture is Opportunity

The opportunity to establish a meaningful sense of place—the opportunity to be both functional and inspirational to our daily lives.

– Losse Knight III, AIA, NCARB

Commercial Solutions

Our commercial building expertise includes a wide range of building types that include Retail, Office, Medical, Multi-Family, Self Storage, Worship and Planning.

Commercial Solutions

Our commercial building expertise includes a wide range of building types that include Retail, Office, Medical and Self Storage.

Residential Solutions

Our residential building expertise includes Custom Homes, Renovations / Additions, Interior Architecture, Preservation / Restoration, Sustainable Design and Neighborhood Planning.

Residential Solutions

Our residential building expertise includes Custom Homes, Renovations / Additions, Interior Architecture, Preservation / Restoration, Sustainable Design and Neighborhood Planning.

About

LFK Architects

Commercial & Residential Design

We are a small, local firm, located in Charleston SC, specializing in seeing our clients vision and creating a solution that balances style, functionality & budget. We emphasize individualized attention from the initial design sketch straight through construction.

Our goal is to deliver a space specifically suited for your operations, services, and clients. We are ready and willing to help you either develop your own ideas or generate new ones together with you.

LFK prides itself on its process: working through multiple designs and ideas to create a complete client vision.

From all of my experiences with Losse and his team at LFK I have found consistently LFK offers more than a single design opinion. In the beginning Losse listens before he processes what you want. He and the team then take that information to give you several creative options. They take painstaking time in creating models for each concept then step back to let the owner choose a path.

LFK will guide you to what makes since at the same time giving you what you want out of the design to the end. I am thankful for LFK in the design of my personal home at 340 Shoals in Mount Pleasant as well as our office at 962 Houston N. Cutt.

Giles N. Branch, PE, LEED AP
Earth Source Engineering
Civil Engineer

Our Services

Architectural Services

Whether it is creating a new building or modifying an existing one, Architectural Services are the most typical professional services performed by LFK.

These services have two main purposes: develop the client’s ideas into a vision for their project and transform the vision into technical documents to help the project become realized.

See the Process section for more about “creating your ideas” and “developing your project”.

Construction Services

LKF offers the client a support system to transition from drawings on paper to completed construction of the project through Construction Services.

These services can be used to determine a contractor, contract a price for construction, and monitor construction through its progression.

See the Process section for more about “building your project”.

Feasibility Services

Not sure about getting started on a project yet? Needing help to generate the first ideas? Not sure how much a project could cost?

LFK offers Feasibility Services to help a client determine a preliminary vision, cost, or other hurdles to address before having to commit an involved design project.

See the Process section for more about “assessing your ideas”.

Architectural Services

Whether it is creating a new building or modifying an existing one, Architectural Services are the most typical professional services performed by LFK.

These services have two main purposes: develop the client’s ideas into a vision for their project and transform the vision into technical documents to help the project become realized.

See the Process section for more about “creating your ideas” and “developing your project”.

Construction Services

LKF offers the client a support system to transition from drawings on paper to completed construction of the project through Construction Services.

These services can be used to determine a contractor, contract a price for construction, and monitor construction through its progression.

See the Process section for more about “building your project”.

Feasibility Services

Not sure about getting started on a project yet? Needing help to generate the first ideas? Not sure how much a project could cost?

LFK offers Feasibility Services to help a client determine a preliminary vision, cost, or other hurdles to address before having to commit an involved design project.

See the Process section for more about “assessing your ideas”.

Other Services

Existing Buildings

  • Building surveys

  • Facility documentation

  • As-built drawings

  • Condition assessment

  • Wind mitigation consulting

  • Flood mitigation consulting

Renderings/Modeling

  • Hand-drawn images
  • Computer-generated images
  • Scaled models

Navigating the Approvals Process

  • Architectural/technical review boards
  • Preservation groups
  • 
Authorities having jurisdiction:
 DHEC, fire marshal, FEMA, OCRM, building department

  • Building officials

Consultant Coordination

  • Geotechnical analysis
  • Surveys
Structural engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing
  • Interior design
Lighting design
  • Specification writers
  • 
Landscape architecture
  • Contractors
  • Skilled Trades