Water supports life wherever it flows and, for architect Rachel Burton, that flow has taken her around the world and to South Carolina. For her, the water also reflects the beauty of the lifeways beside it. Rachel designs coastal homes on Sullivan’s Island, Kiawah Island, Summerville and in the Lowcountry around Charleston. She is ever mindful of the magic that can happen when and where people settle along the marshes that grace the rivers and on the area’s distinctive shores.
Choosing a niche can feel like sacrificing other types of projects. For Co Govers of ZEST Architecture (Barcelona, Spain), the niche of sustainable, high-end private real estate fit well, yet wasn’t what she had originally planned to do. The region was in a seven- year real estate crisis, however. After attending an Architects Marketing class, she knew she had to choose.