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The foundation of the firm is a set of guiding principles of customer service, a collaborative approach to design and an architectural philosophy rooted in traditional design. These principles shape the employee/office culture and organization of Allison Ramsey Architects.

Why Is Allison Ramsey Different?

Allison Ramsey Architects strive to provide good, quality customer service to all our clients. We try to provide the services that our client’s value, and we pride ourselves in our ability to listen. We find that it is as enjoyable to help a client design their own dream home as it is to design a good model that will attract a seller for a builder or a developer. As mentioned earlier, the firm is guided at all time by our core principles, and in following these principles we are allowed to serve each client in a new and exciting way, and although we believe strongly in our design abilities, we strive to not let our egos get in the way.

We are developer-friendly in the fact that we understand the need to add value to the land – to not only enhance the bottom line, but to create a great sense-of-place that enhances the quality of life and the marketability of the new community. As town architects, we understand how to temper the demand for quality design within the given economic realities.

We are builder-friendly, in fact many of us have at times been builders ourselves. We understand that mistakes on the drawings equal time and costs to both the builder and the client – although we are not perfect, we strive to produce the best drawings possible and we try to make them coherent and easy to follow. We have built enough to know that we can always learn from the builder on the ground, and we value the builder as an important member of the team.

Our Architectural Team

Bill Allison
Co-Founder

In founding Allison Ramsey Architects three decades ago, Bill’s goals were to improve the quality of residential design built for the large percentage of people who buy houses not designed by architects. His house designs are integral to the region, city, neighborhood and block where they are located and should help maintain a sense of place. Bill has a passion for low cost housing solutions that serve to provide a decent place to live.

Cooter Ramsey
Co-Founder

Cooter has a Masters in Architecture and over 30 years of experience with multi-discipline engineering, architectural and construction firms and has handled a variety of both public and private sector projects. His work experience includes single and multi-family residential, light commercial, warehouse and industrial projects.

Bill Harris
Architect - Prinicpal

Bill has led his team in several of the most successful Traditional Neighborhood Developments in the southeast, including Newpoint, I’On, Watersound, East Beach, Hammonds Ferry and Habersham. Bill manages a team of architects and is responsible for successfully imparting his knowledge and exceptional work ethic.

Kate Flores
Architect

Kate is a licensed architect in the State of Texas and an active advocate of Allison Ramsey Architects work in the Austin area. Kate works hard to bring her projects to life and works with many of the Beaufort architects.

Jeremiah Smith
Architect

Jeremiah is an architect originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He graduated with his Masters in Architecture from Andrews University and has a background in urban planning and infill projects, including Habersham’s Hamlet Row and Spring Street’s St. Ann’s Alley in West Columbia. He has worked on projects across the country.

Mike Sammut
Project Manager

Mike is one of our project managers and has done extensive work in numerous communities within 30A in Florida, as well as other areas of the south, from North Carolina to Georgia. He focuses on individual residential homes as well as small infill projects.

Robby Moore
Project Manager

Robby Moore is a project manager in North Carolina and an active designer in the Greensboro, NC area. He is an active member of the AIA and works with our other project managers on many projects, including 3D modeling.

Justin Seibold
Project Manager

Justin has a Masters in Architecture from Andrews University. Justin came to the firm after living out on the West Coast and is methodical and thoughtful in his approach, offering a new perspective when it comes to his work here at Allison Ramsey Architects. He has done extensive work in Beaufort including Habersham, Palmetto Bluff, and in the Ashley Hall historic district.

Ben Reeves
Project Manager

Ben recieved his Master’s of Architecture from Andrews University, and is originally from Connecticut. Ben has focused on residential, single-family designs, ranging from high-end residential to small cottage designs and ADUs.

Robin Monti
Office Manager

Robin is the accounting and office manager who has been with Allison Ramsey for over two decades, assisting with client proposals and office needs.

Lauren Reeves
Customer Service & Graphics

Lauren works with clients and handles many functions within the firm’s office including fulfillment and graphic design. Originally from Connecticut and enjoys creating artwork on the weekends. She’s always ready to help with a friendly smile.

Megan Crumrine
Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Megan enjoys bringing creativity to every design, working within the team as well as building relationships with clients.

Ronesto Pineda
Project Manager

Ronesto, a recent graduate from Andrews University with a Masters in Architecture, is the newest addition to the Allison and Ramsey team. Originally from Belize and having worked on projects in his home country, Peru, and here in the U.S., he provides a unique perspective with a helpful attitude and a smile.

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What's included in our licenses?

Study Set – The study set is a reduced size (11” x 17”) pdf file of the floor plans and elevations from the construction documents. and is very helpful to understand and see the basic design of the project. It is a useful tool to develop an initial budget with a builder. It is not a License to Build. Upon request, we will credit the purchase price back against the final purchase of the License to Build. The pdf file will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

3D Model – The 3d model is a Sketchup model of the exterior shell of the project based on the design. The 3D model is not a license to build. It is a tool used to better understand what the exterior of the house and it’s details will look like. It is also quite useful to do color and material studies for the project. The Sketchup file and use agreement will typically be emailed to you on the following business day.

Bidding & Pricing Set – The bidding and pricing set is a pdf of the actual construction documents stamped “not for construction, for bidding purposes only”. They can be used to determine your actual cost with your builder. If after determining cost you decide to move forward, we will credit the cost of the bidding and pricing set against the final purchase of the license to build. The pdf file will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

One Time License to Build – This License/Fee entitles you to build the proposed design one time. It includes a pdf file of the construction documents for the project along with the license to build. The pdf files will typically be emailed within 3 to 5 business days.

2 year Unlimited Build License – This license fee entitles the purchaser to build as many structures as desired from the plans provided during a 2 year period from the date of purchase. After expiration, any structures built will require an additional license fee.

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