Hilton Head Builders and Architects

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Architects are responsible for planning, designing, and getting involved to a degree in their building's construction. The architect also mediates between the client and the builder. Architects need to be familiar with the area's construction standards and codes; in Hilton Head Island, there are many additional restrictions.

Hilton Head is strict with architects and builders because the government agencies work hard to preserve our small town feeling. Driving along William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head, you might notice that all business' signs are in similar colors. Soft shades of tan, green, rose, and dusky blue are among the only colors allowed because Hilton Head ordinances require everything to blend into the environment instead of looking over-developed. Few streetlights line the roads and no road signs are lit, so if you plan to drive around Hilton Head Island after dark, it would be in your best interests to familiarize yourself with the area beforehand so that you can find what you are looking for.

Nevertheless, there is a lot of variety among the homes and commercial buildings on Hilton Head Island! Even the most casual observers see that, while there are many unifying elements, Hilton Head's buildings are anything but "cookie-cutter copies" that are so prevalent elsewhere! Local architects display a lot of creativity as they balance their clients' desires with the realities of building safe, attractive and legally-compliant structures.

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