Charleston-Area Architecture Firm SMHa Welcomes Three New Architectural Interns

Erin Doering

Charleston-area architecture firm SMHa is expanding with the addition of three new architectural interns.

Former Student Intern Erin Doering now joins SMHa full-time as an Architectural Intern. A Lowcountry native, Erin received both her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Architecture from Clemson University, where she completed additional studies at the University’s Design Center in Downtown Charleston and the Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy.

Chicago-native Ian Krohn recently received his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental

Ian Krohn

Design, graduating summa cum laude, from Auburn University, where he was a member of the men’s volleyball club team and was awarded for his undergraduate research on Commercial Building Revitalization.

A recent cum laude graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Design, Cameron Kraus also completed undergraduate research in Environmental Civic Engagement. As a native South Carolinian, he was drawn to SMHa because of its regional design focus and expertise.

Cameron Kraus

SMHa principals Margie Longshore, AIA; Chris Altman, AIA; Billy Connell, AIA; and Jeff Johnston, AIA expressed excitement with the firm’s recent expansion. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to our firm. They bring a passion for our community and fully embrace our firm's commitment to client service and a team approach to the design and construction process,” said SMHa president Margie Longshore, AIA.

About SMHa: Founded in 1990 after Hurricane Hugo’s destruction to the South Carolina Lowcountry, Sidney Stubbs, FAIA; Charles Muldrow, AIA; and Sam Herin, AIA came together with the intent of using sustainable and resilient design to aid in the rebuilding of our historic and natural setting. In 2019, long-time SMHa architects Margie Longshore, AIA; Chris Altman, AIA; Billy Connell, AIA; and Jeff Johnston, AIA purchased SMHa, which is now recognized by the City of Charleston as a certified small woman-owned business (SWBE). Specializing in commercial and municipal architecture, planning, and interiors, predominantly along the coastal region of South Carolina, SMHa operates using the core principles upon which the original firm was founded: Architecture for its place, impeccable customer service, and commitment to community. To learn more about SMHa, visit

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