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tara b. hile, aia, ncarb, leed ap
principal / architect

With 20 years of experience designing buildings and urban environments, Tara works collaboratively with each client to help identify their specific vision and create cohesive  and beautiful design solutions. With a strong passion for housing and affordable design we work to break outside of the status quo and instead look to make inspired buildings and interiors with positive impact. 

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chesley i. white, RA
principal / architect

Chesley has over 12 years of experience mastering the craft of understanding buildings and construction from a technical standpoint while utilizing that knowledge to create inspiring places. Her passion lies in creating beautiful spaces that are built with the type of quality that comes with truly understanding the details. She has extensive experience in the commercial/interiors industry and loves working with Owners to help them achieve their vision for their space. 

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kevin hyslop, RA
principal / architect

Kevin has over 20 years of building design and space planning experience in the Upstate of South Carolina and with projects throughout the Southeast. Having worked in a variety of market sectors, including Commercial Office, Medical Office, Adaptive Reuse, Sports, Hospitality, and Retail Design, he excels at finding creative solutions to difficult design challenges. No matter the project type, his passion is working closely with clients to turn their vision into reality.   

Maite Ray-Rivera

maite ray-rivera
project manager

Maite has a varied experience having worked New York, NY and San Juan, Puerto Rico before moving to Greenville, SC. With over 11 years of experience, she has learned how to integrate both her knowledge of diverse design solutions and of construction types into her overall designs and vision. She specializes in commercial/corporate architecture and has a passion for innovative designs that create elegant and inviting spaces.

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katie carroll, aia, ncarb 
senior project architect

Katie started her architecture career in New York, after completing her graduate degree at Syracuse University in 2011.  At the beginning of 2016 she moved down to Greenville, SC and has continued practicing her passion for creating innovative spaces that bring a client’s vision to life.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in both new construction and renovation projects and enjoys working on all phases of a project, from conceptual design to technical detailing.  Katie has designed projects for a large variety of market sectors including retail, office, animal hospitals, municipal, higher education, historic rehabilitation, and multifamily housing. 

Sarah LaMunion

sarah lamunion, aia 
project architect

After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture at Clemson University, Sarah practiced in Charleston, SC. There she gained experience in historic preservation and infill construction within an urban context. She has a passion for vernacular architecture and it’s inherent functionality. She believes traditional forms are best blended with modern detailing to create a new type of architecture. She is now using this passion along with detailed oriented designs and client’s vision to bring commercial spaces to life.

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emily heezen
project designer

Emily grew up in South Dakota where she attended South Dakota State University. Her work at SDSU earned an Enrichment Award from the South Dakota AIA. She then moved to South Carolina to attend Clemson University and earn her Master’s degree. She has been practicing in South Carolina ever since. She holds an FAA Drone Pilot’s license and has a passion for illustration and photography. Specializing in commercial design, she brings her diverse experience to her designs to create refined and delightful spaces.