Christopher Rose Architects believes that giving back to our community is not just an opportunity that we have but a responsibility to our city and neighbors. Working with clients of means allows our office to provide pro bono or low rate services for the less fortunate and needy. Our staff actively participates through our gifts of time and support in the following organizations:

• The Red Cross Heroes for Fire Victims Program - providing housing assistance for families dislocated by fires.
• The City of Charleston Committee for Homeless and Affordable Housing
• CRAN Charleston - providing affordable housing designs for the City of Charleston
• The Preservation Society of Charleston Neighbor Labors Program - providing construction labor for elderly owner occupied homes in historic Charleston.
• Volunteers of America - affordable housing
• Charleston Affordable Housing - affordable housing
• Mental Health Association of SC - affordable housing
• The Housing Authority of Charleston - affordable housing
• Canstruction - providing food assistance


  • 8 Ocean Course
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This 5,000 sq. foot custom vacation residence is located on front beach. The main living level is a "reverse" plan so that it occurs on the second floor to allow for better ocean views. Our client wanted a home that had traditional elements but spoke to the time in which it was built. Therefore we designed what we called THE MILLENNIUM PLANTATION HOME. The home's elliptical wrap around porches extend the living space while taking advantage of prevailing sea breezes. The lower floor incorporates Beaufort style porches utilizing exposed structure. These porches encapsulate an almost all glass living area while the bedrooms and private areas are housed in a more traditional closed structure. The flying front steps and horizontal metal railing system are a current interpretation of plantation and maritime imagery.