CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

The Anderson Studio of Architecture and Design is among the best residential architecture and interior design firms serving the Charleston, SC area and Kiawah Island. But don’t just take our word for it. Our former clients have many positive things to share about their experiences with us! Review their thoughts on our process and work, and get in touch when you’re ready to design the home you’ve been dreaming of. We’ll do everything we can to facilitate a stress-free design process for your project, so that you’ll want to rave about us too!

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TESTIMONIALS

“‘Working’ with the Anderson Studio has proven NOT to be work, but only a pleasure.   We thought that creating our dream home from afar would be a difficult task and we could not have been more wrong.  From the very beginning, Scott took the time to really get to know us and listened to our desires and our concerns.  We presented our vision of the home and the end result was a proposal that not only met our criteria, it was creative and beautiful beyond our hopes.  Through the process, Scott and his team of architects and interior designers have gone beyond our expectations.   We wanted our home to have a feel where the outdoors was brought inside.   Scott and his team have accomplished this goal time and again through the use of large sliding doors, perfectly placed outdoor spaces, the creation of beautiful views at every turn, plus carefully chosen materials and furnishings selected by the design team.   The Anderson Studio is inventive, passionate and has a genuine interest in us, and in our 100% satisfaction of the final product.”

PAUL & CAROL M.

"We are thrilled with our beautiful Kiawah beach house, designed by Scott Anderson, Anderson Studio.  There were many dedicated and creative young talents at Anderson Studio who contributed to this project.  We selected Anderson Studio based on their previous home designs, and AS combined those elements with images from our brains and dreams, to create our home.  Thank you Anderson Studio!"

BLAIR & SUSAN T.

"We found Scott Anderson by sheer luck. Two years ago we decided to build a second home on Kiawah Island. Already we had a clear vision of what kind of vacation home we wanted, but because we live in New York City, and do not spend a lot of time in Charleston, we were not familiar with local architects. We had contacted an architect firm in San Francisco because we loved their work, but then realized that the distance might pose problems once the work began.

On that day two years ago, we drove around Kiawah Island in the hopes of finding a house that embodied something of our vision; and on Ocean Drive we saw the house. It was completely different than any house on Kiawah that we had seen. To our eyes, the breathtaking house had been designed with intent to blend into the natural surroundings of Kiawah; and what had been achieved was the perfect balance between smart, innovative design and a true respect for the geography and history of Kiawah, especially in terms of conservation. It did not take us long to find the name of the architect, and that was Scott.

After only one phone call, we knew that Scott was the architect with whom we wanted to work. His openness and his enthusiasm were contagious. We drew up our vision for this vacation home, and for the past year Scott has brought this vision to life. He has accomplished this in a well-balanced, pragmatic, and creative manner, and every step of the way he has added tremendous insight to the process. He has handled our wishes, and the demands of the Kiawah Review Board, skillfully and graciously; and the house plans were approved."

PATRICK & ASHLEY D.

"We have been clients of Scott Anderson for approximately 2-3 years. His firm was the architect for our 4000 sq. ft. “New England shingle-styled home married with Californian Greene & Greene architecture” located on Kiawah Island, which was completed in Dec. 09. We could not have been happier or more thrilled with the entire project beginning with the design phase, the construction phase and finally the interior design phase. From the beginning, my wife and I relayed to Scott and his team that utilizing; distinguishable features in the design were a distinct priority of ours. Scott’s ideas were innovative and surprising. Scott designed special roof details and unique elliptical windows in the house framing special moments like the main stair and pool. The elliptical window near the main entry also allows us to steal glimpses of our friends right as they come to our door. His pool design required no rails, giving us the unobstructed views of the marsh and Kiawah River we so wanted.

Scott and his staff, particularly his lead interior designer, Emily Cox, were a pleasure to work with. Throughout the house, the furniture, the wallpaper, the lighting and plumbing fixtures seamlessly work together to create a house with charms tailored just for us. The compliments we receive from friends and visitors are countless. The collaboration and communication of Scott and his team were impeccable. We are completely thrilled and delighted with our new home and feel it is one of a kind on Kiawah. The project started on time and was completed in 1 year, significantly less than what we were quoted by other architects and construction firms. We are now completing Scott’s renovation of our California home. Scott’s strong work ethic in his firm cannot be disputed. He always made himself available to answer our questions; he was always obliging and personable and always kept us informed on the progress. The teamwork executed between Scott and Brian Coco, our general contractor were flawless."

LOU & DIANE M.

"Several years ago, we reached an agreement to have your firm design the home that our investment group planned to build on the island of St Kitts, now our home is complete. It is unparalleled in its beauty, function and fitness for the Caribbean environment… We all know that this house will withstand nature’s elements with strength and architectural integrity.

Certainly, we were all challenged, but you excelled. There were the challenges of shipping materials and coordinating the efforts of sub contractors. You handled those very well. As cost escalated, we found ways to reduce the price without compromising the aesthetics or the function of the project. If I had to choose one thing that made the most difference in the overall house, it would be the foresight you used in situating the building on the land. Your careful and thoughtful planning provided views of the Atlantic, the Yacht Harbor and the Caribbean along with the volcano on Nevis.

Scott, you are to be congratulated. You are as much an artist as an architect. Your commitment to excellence and your vision will make your firm successful for many years to come. My investors and I are glad to have been a part of your first house in the Caribbean. Now, with you, I look forward to the next."

MARSHAL M.

"Ken and I really enjoyed seeing the creative process in action while working with Scott and Adam. We really wanted a comfortable home with some unique design features and great interior architectural details. The Anderson Studio team were attentive listeners and extremely collaborative in delivering exactly what we wanted. There are so many cool elements from the bridge to the separate master villa, the tower with circular staircase leading to the carriage house and other upstairs bedrooms, the gallery and private bedroom porches that take advantage of the marsh and river views. From an interior perspective, the high ceiling designs with beams are incredible! Every detail throughout the house, including the positioning on the lot, was extremely well thought-out and inventive. Throughout the entire process, Scott and Adam made the experience a lot of fun. The end result is that every room and space in the house feels special. We wouldn’t change anything!"

KEN & LESLIE P.
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TESTIMONIALS

“‘Working’ with the Anderson Studio has proven NOT to be work, but only a pleasure.   We thought that creating our dream home from afar would be a difficult task and we could not have been more wrong.  From the very beginning, Scott took the time to really get to know us and listened to our desires and our concerns.  We presented our vision of the home and the end result was a proposal that not only met our criteria, it was creative and beautiful beyond our hopes.  Through the process, Scott and his team of architects and interior designers have gone beyond our expectations.   We wanted our home to have a feel where the outdoors was brought inside.   Scott and his team have accomplished this goal time and again through the use of large sliding doors, perfectly placed outdoor spaces, the creation of beautiful views at every turn, plus carefully chosen materials and furnishings selected by the design team.   The Anderson Studio is inventive, passionate and has a genuine interest in us, and in our 100% satisfaction of the final product.”

PAUL & CAROL M.

"We are thrilled with our beautiful Kiawah beach house, designed by Scott Anderson, Anderson Studio.  There were many dedicated and creative young talents at Anderson Studio who contributed to this project.  We selected Anderson Studio based on their previous home designs, and AS combined those elements with images from our brains and dreams, to create our home.  Thank you Anderson Studio!"

BLAIR & SUSAN T.

"We found Scott Anderson by sheer luck. Two years ago we decided to build a second home on Kiawah Island. Already we had a clear vision of what kind of vacation home we wanted, but because we live in New York City, and do not spend a lot of time in Charleston, we were not familiar with local architects. We had contacted an architect firm in San Francisco because we loved their work, but then realized that the distance might pose problems once the work began.

On that day two years ago, we drove around Kiawah Island in the hopes of finding a house that embodied something of our vision; and on Ocean Drive we saw the house. It was completely different than any house on Kiawah that we had seen. To our eyes, the breathtaking house had been designed with intent to blend into the natural surroundings of Kiawah; and what had been achieved was the perfect balance between smart, innovative design and a true respect for the geography and history of Kiawah, especially in terms of conservation. It did not take us long to find the name of the architect, and that was Scott.

After only one phone call, we knew that Scott was the architect with whom we wanted to work. His openness and his enthusiasm were contagious. We drew up our vision for this vacation home, and for the past year Scott has brought this vision to life. He has accomplished this in a well-balanced, pragmatic, and creative manner, and every step of the way he has added tremendous insight to the process. He has handled our wishes, and the demands of the Kiawah Review Board, skillfully and graciously; and the house plans were approved."

PATRICK & ASHLEY D.

"We have been clients of Scott Anderson for approximately 2-3 years. His firm was the architect for our 4000 sq. ft. “New England shingle-styled home married with Californian Greene & Greene architecture” located on Kiawah Island, which was completed in Dec. 09. We could not have been happier or more thrilled with the entire project beginning with the design phase, the construction phase and finally the interior design phase. From the beginning, my wife and I relayed to Scott and his team that utilizing; distinguishable features in the design were a distinct priority of ours. Scott’s ideas were innovative and surprising. Scott designed special roof details and unique elliptical windows in the house framing special moments like the main stair and pool. The elliptical window near the main entry also allows us to steal glimpses of our friends right as they come to our door. His pool design required no rails, giving us the unobstructed views of the marsh and Kiawah River we so wanted.

Scott and his staff, particularly his lead interior designer, Emily Cox, were a pleasure to work with. Throughout the house, the furniture, the wallpaper, the lighting and plumbing fixtures seamlessly work together to create a house with charms tailored just for us. The compliments we receive from friends and visitors are countless. The collaboration and communication of Scott and his team were impeccable. We are completely thrilled and delighted with our new home and feel it is one of a kind on Kiawah. The project started on time and was completed in 1 year, significantly less than what we were quoted by other architects and construction firms. We are now completing Scott’s renovation of our California home. Scott’s strong work ethic in his firm cannot be disputed. He always made himself available to answer our questions; he was always obliging and personable and always kept us informed on the progress. The teamwork executed between Scott and Brian Coco, our general contractor were flawless."

LOU & DIANE M.

"Several years ago, we reached an agreement to have your firm design the home that our investment group planned to build on the island of St Kitts, now our home is complete. It is unparalleled in its beauty, function and fitness for the Caribbean environment… We all know that this house will withstand nature’s elements with strength and architectural integrity.

Certainly, we were all challenged, but you excelled. There were the challenges of shipping materials and coordinating the efforts of sub contractors. You handled those very well. As cost escalated, we found ways to reduce the price without compromising the aesthetics or the function of the project. If I had to choose one thing that made the most difference in the overall house, it would be the foresight you used in situating the building on the land. Your careful and thoughtful planning provided views of the Atlantic, the Yacht Harbor and the Caribbean along with the volcano on Nevis.

Scott, you are to be congratulated. You are as much an artist as an architect. Your commitment to excellence and your vision will make your firm successful for many years to come. My investors and I are glad to have been a part of your first house in the Caribbean. Now, with you, I look forward to the next."

MARSHAL M.

"Ken and I really enjoyed seeing the creative process in action while working with Scott and Adam. We really wanted a comfortable home with some unique design features and great interior architectural details. The Anderson Studio team were attentive listeners and extremely collaborative in delivering exactly what we wanted. There are so many cool elements from the bridge to the separate master villa, the tower with circular staircase leading to the carriage house and other upstairs bedrooms, the gallery and private bedroom porches that take advantage of the marsh and river views. From an interior perspective, the high ceiling designs with beams are incredible! Every detail throughout the house, including the positioning on the lot, was extremely well thought-out and inventive. Throughout the entire process, Scott and Adam made the experience a lot of fun. The end result is that every room and space in the house feels special. We wouldn’t change anything!"

KEN & LESLIE P.

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