Lowcountry’s Leading Architectural Firm Shares Honors with Nine Area Builders

Bluffton, SC (November 14, 2017) – A milestone total of 28 Court Atkins Group home designs earned recognition at the 18th annual LightHouse Awards, hosted recently by the Home Builders Association at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. The awards included Best Home Architectural Design and Best Interior Design/Merchandising, presented directly to the architectural firm, plus 26 additional honors shared with local builders who partnered with Court Atkins Group on new custom home and home remodel designs.

“We’re fortunate to partner with such an extensive group of talented builders,” said Court Atkins Group President William Court. “Year after year they deliver the quality work and commitment that translates into satisfied clients.” This year the firm’s partnership with Simpson Construction at a transitional Lowcountry-style Palmetto Bluff residence yielded the judges’ pick for Best Home Architectural Design. Court Atkins Group’s interior design team, 501 South Studio, received its first-ever LightHouse Award for Best Interior Design at the landmark Artist Cottage in Moreland Village.

The LightHouse Awards are presented annually to HHAHBA members who exhibit extraordinary craftsmanship and design excellence in the construction of homes throughout the Lowcountry. This year 29 builders, including remodelers, custom builders and semi-custom builders submitted 67 qualifying entries and competed for awards in categories including Best Exterior, Best Bath, Best Kitchen, and Best Overall, for New Home, Full Remodel and Partial Remodel entries. In addition, sales and marketing awards were offered for non-builder categories including Best interior design and Best Home Architectural Design. Entries were up more than 80 percent from 2011, a testimony to the area’s economic recovery.

Construction costs of this year’s remodeled or newly built home entries ranged from $125,000 to $3.5 million. Each award was subdivided into categories so that homes in similar price ranges and construction types competed against one another.

LightHouse entries featuring the Court Atkins Group signature earned seven awards for Best Exterior, six awards for Best Bathroom, five awards for Best Kitchen and eight awards for Best Overall in the New Home and Full Remodel categories. Award winning builder partners include Boshaw Residential, Cameron Custom Homes, Esposito Construction, H2 Builders, Lyle Construction, Randy Jeffcoat Builders, Reclamation By Design, Ltd., Shoreline Construction and Simpson Construction.

The Court Atkins Group is an established firm specializing in residential and commercial architecture, planning, and interior design. The company was formed as an S-corporation in 2004 by two partners, William R. Court and James C. Atkins. In 2005, Court and Atkins moved to their current Bluffton location at 29 Plantation Park Drive, expanding the office in 2006 and again in April 2016 when they added a Hilton Head Island studio. The Court Atkins Group works with clients to deliver personalized, responsive service that results in the highest level of client satisfaction and exceptional architectural and interior design projects. For more information please visit www.courtatkins.com.