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


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These units were designed as “scattered site” transitional housing. The units vary in size from two to four bedrooms. The exteriors were designed so the units could be located in the historic district where our board of architectural review has scrutiny of the design. They are located on various streets in the eastside neighborhood of Charleston. One of our goals was to reduce gentrification by having nice housing alternatives for people returning from college so they could be in the neighborhood where they grew up. Many feel the need to locate in the suburbs to indicate success.

The scale and massing of these structures recall the residential street pattern of their neighborhood. Each has porches that allows the residents to interact with their surroundings and enjoy the mild climate. The units also are oriented to accommodate the prevailing breezes so that mechanical conditioning isn’t always needed.