Court Atkins Group’s commercial projects are as diverse as they are expansive. Our seasoned team of professionals consistently delivers thoughtful, authentic design which reflects the client’s true image, while meeting budgetary and functionality requirements.

Whether your needs entail site selection, master planning, full architectural and engineering services, construction observation or a combination of services, Court Atkins Groups’ professional, personable approach throughout the process ensures complete satisfaction – and pride in your vision-come-true.

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Programming | Codes | Site Analysis | Master Planning

A successful project starts with successful planning. Before pencil hits paper, we carefully listen to our client’s goals for each project. Crafting a program of functional spaces to unlocking a site’s potential, our team believes in a solid foundation for each project.


Architecture (SD/DD/CD) | Interior Design | Mill work | Visualization

With personalized service at the heart of our design process, the artistic endeavor of crafting people place motivates our team. Appropriate proportions, sustainable techniques, depth of materials, accompanied with technical details and quality finishes elicits timeless design and refined results. The utilization of BIM and 3D software creates a clear understanding of the design before it is under construction.


Permitting | Agency Approvals

Today’s project mandates careful consideration of governmental agency input. Through thoughtful, diplomatic communications, we lead our client’s through an intricate and sometimes challenging process.


Engineering | Contractors | Bidding | Consultants | Sustainability

In the world of specialty professions, the design and construction industry is not immune. A creative, client inspired design has numerous systems that make it function. Each of these require the close coordination with consultants including: structural engineering, mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineering, civil engineering, as well as other design professions like landscape, land planning, and interior design. Court Atkins Group prides itself on its intentional relationships with talented professionals within our industry.


New Construction | Renovations | Tenant Improvements | Design-Build

Translating design documents into the built environment necessitates effective communication with the construction team. Court Atkins Group is versed in multiple construction needs, whether it be a new building or renovations to a tired structure. We have administered these projects within the traditional design-bid-build methodology, as well as partnered in design-build relationships of various forms.


Bidding | Specifications | Construction Admin

Our process doesn’t end when the design documents are complete. We assist clients in the selection of their construction partner, as well as, provide observation in the field. Processing requests for information and pay applications are the tasks, but the value is continuity from vision to building.


Selections | Furnishings

The final fit and finish creates a lasting impression of the well-crafted spaces by Court Atkins Group, including guidance and resources provided by our full-service interior design team, 501 South Studio.


In addition to showcasing featured projects in our commercial portfolio photo gallery, we’d like to share a complete listing of recent commercial projects. We hope to help you better understand the scope of our skills, knowledge and team versatility.

Senior Care

The Phoenix at Braselton Senior Living Community

Estero Senior Living Community (Naples)

Trinity Senior Living Community (NE Tampa)

Bloom At Bluffton Senior Living

The Cypress of Hilton Head Island Retirement Community


Precision Imaging (MRI/PET CT), Jacksonville, FL Palmetto Medical Office Complex, Bluffton, SC

Coastal Carolina Medical and Specialty Suites, Lady’s Island

St. Joseph's/Chandler Hyperbaric Center, Bluffton, SC

St. Joseph's/Chandler Wound Care Center, Bluffton, SC

Lowcountry Therapy Center, Bluffton, SC

Irvin Yoga Studio, Hilton Head Island, SC

Drayer Physical Therapy Renovation, Bluffton, SC

Reebok Crossfit Center renovation, Hilton Head Island, SC

Sugg Dental, Hilton Head Island, SC

Advanced Women's Care, Bluffton, SC

Frost Family Medicine, Bluffton, SC

Parkway Family Dental, Bluffton, SC

Berkeley Labs, Bluffton, SC

The Mind Center, Bluffton, SC

Western Row Chiropractic, Mason, OH

Memorial Health University Physicians, Bluffton, SC

Okatie Village Medical Office Complex, Okatie, SC

The Eyeglass Place, Beaufort, SC

Lowcountry Healing Arts, Bluffton, SC

Metabolic Research Center, Bluffton, SC

Right at Home Care, Bluffton, SC


What, Bluffton, SC

Family Promise Day Center, Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Self Help, Bluffton, SC

Shoreline Construction, Ridgeland, SC

Land Care South, Bluffton, SC

Wexford POA Office, Hilton Head Island, SC

P, M, P, E & D, PA. Law Offices, Ridgeland, SC

Laughlin and Bowen Law Office, Hilton Head Island, SC

Dumler Properties, Bluffton, SC

MARS Real Estate Office, Bluffton, SC

H2 Builders Offices, Bluffton, SC

American General Offices, Bluffton, SC

PSA Essentials, Bluffton, SC


Tanger Outlet Welcome Kiosk, Bluffton, SC

Joe’s Jeans, Tanger Outlet, Bluffton, SC

Stonewall Cottage Renovations, Bluffton, SC

Fashion Place Renovations, Columbia, SC

Sandhill Convenience Store and Gas Station, Bluffton, SC

Neighbors Convenience Store and Gas Station, Okatie, SC

Interstate All-Battery Center, Bluffton, SC

Stoneworks Showroom, Bluffton, SC

Palmetto Moon, Bluffton, SC

Plantation Station, Hilton Head Island, SC

Promenade Children's Bookstore, Bluffton, SC

Distinct Design Croup, Bluffton, SC

ACE Hardware Concept Study, Bluffton, SC

Great American Dry Cleaners, Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Bicycle Shop, Bluffton, SC

Litchfield Cabinetry Showroom, Bluffton, SC

A to Z Fine Wines and More


Bluffton Township Fire District Maintenance & Training Facility


Station 300 Family Entertainment Center, Bluffton, SC

Play Gourmet, Bluffton, SC

16 Promenade, Bluffton, SC


Celadon Activity Center and Spa, Beaufort, SC

Palmetto Dunes Administration and Security Office, Hilton Head Island, SC

Callawassie Maintenance Facilities, Okatie, SC

Chaplin Linear Park, Hilton Head Island SC

Camp Lake Jasper, Hardeeville, SC

Spinnaker Park Pavilion, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Resort Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

Seven Oaks Inn Study, Bluffton, SC

Sea Pines Beach Club Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

Colleton River Golf Center, Bluffton, SC

Wexford Clubhouse Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

Shipyard Welcome Center, Hilton Head Island, SC

Sea Pines Welcome Center Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hilton Head Health Institute Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

Harbour Town Golf Outbuildings, Hilton Head Island, SC
Ocean Course Golf Outbuildings, Hilton Head Island, SC

Hampton Lake Dock Pavilion, Bluffton, SC


The Cottage, Bluffton, SC

Corner Perk, Bluffton, SC

Zepplin’s – Station 300, Bluffton, SC

The Dispensary, Bluffton, SC

Plantation Deli, Bluffton, SC

Cahill's Chicken Kitchen, Bluffton, SC

The Blind Pig Saloon, Bluffton, SC

Mi Tierra Renovation, Bluffton, SC

Urban Bistro, Bluffton, SC

Parkway Billiards, Bluffton, SC

Quarterdeck Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Metropolitan Lounge, Bluffton, SC

Mi Tierrita, Okatie, SC

XO Lounge Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

HH Prime Renovations, Hilton Head Island, SC

La Nortena, Bluffton, SC

Mizu Hibachi, Beaufort, SC

Wendy's, Bluffton, SC

Wendy’s, Pooler, GA

The Lost Penguin Deli, Bluffton, SC

Duke's Sports Bar, Bluffton, SC

Philly Soft Pretzel, Bluffton, SC


Tidal Creek Fellowship, Beaufort, SC

St. Helena Fellowship Hall, Lady's Island, SC

Live Oak Administration Offices and Youth Center, Bluffton, SC

Bluffton United Methodist Church Renovations, Bluffton, SC


Bluffton Township Fire District Station #30

Lady's Island - St. Helena Fire District Headquarters

Fairfax Community Center

IWC Memorial

Town of Bluffton Ulmer Recreation Center Renovation

Hardeeville Library Renovations


May River Montessori, Bluffton, SC Photo

Royal Live Oaks Academy, Hardeeville, SC

May River Montessori Addition, Bluffton, SC

Beaufort Dance School, Beaufort, SC

IJGA Education Campus, Bluffton, SC

Leon Daycare, Okatie, SC

Professional Golfer's Career College, Bluffton, SC

IJGA Fitness Center, Bluffton, SC

Hilton Head Preparatory Study, Bluffton, SC

Creative Workplace

“If you spend 8 hours of your day at work, and 8 hours at home, there is no reason why your workplace should be any less of a community than your home.” -- "A Pattern Language" Alexander, Ishikawa Silverstein: Pattern 41: Work Community

Shaping Relationships

The commercial team at Court Atkins Group believes that the work place is equally important as the home place. The relationships and efforts we build upon each day are responsive to our work environments. We value the importance of building these relationships with our team both inside and outside office walls.

Spirited Collaboration

We keep in mind that no one succeeds on the job alone. As we develop design strategies for commercial spaces our focus is on the role of collaboration in elevating businesses as well as spaces that foster relevant, collaborative efforts.

Community Presence

A collaborative group ourselves, we value a service-focused approach to our clients with the intention of establishing personal connections as we weave our artistic insights and unique professional vision into the community fabric of southeastern coastal communities.


Bowlers Journal International Design Award | Best Exterior

Wharf Street Redevelopment | Achievement Award (Municipal Association of South Carolina)

Wharf Street Redevelopment | Palmetto Forum Affordable Housing Achievement Award (South Carolina State Housing, Finance & Development Authority


Station 300, Bluffton, SC, Gary Trimm, Managing Partner

"The schedule was challenging as were many of the design elements, both exterior, interior and machinery integration. With their help, we began business on the planned date and have experienced trouble-free operation for almost 2 years ...They were mindful of the cost impact of their designs and with their help in value engineering we completed the project within the planned budget. Station 300 won worldwide industry honor as one of the best designs for a new Family Entertainment Center."

Fire Station #30, Bluffton, SC
Project Manager John W. Thompson, Fire Chief

"The process was very easy and your firm's attention to detail is evident ...the building is a source of pride for the entire Fire District and the community. During the initial planning process we told you we wanted a building that would be timeless, easy to maintain and functional. You delivered on all three ...The Fire District would definitely recommend your firm for any fire station or design project."

Timothy L. Rentz, Coastal Contracting Inc., Tidal Creek Fellowship

"Court Atkins was chosen over five or six architectural firms to design Tidal Creek Fellowship and, as the project’s contractor, they exceeded our expectations. Several times during the design phase, TCF made changes that sent the architects back to the drawing boards (which they handled with expertise) a builder, I would choose the team of Fraser and Court Atkins. Both firms will deliver what they promise."

Allen Ward, PE, President, Ward Edwards Engineering

"Court Atkins takes pride in producing quality design work and exemplifies professional customer service by listening to their customers, anticipating their needs and responding with their own experience and creativity to arrive at solutions that exceed customers’ expectations....Their pro-activity, professionalism and commitment to quality ensure that our work together is typically on schedule and under budget with delightful results for all. Their commitment to service extends beyond individual clients to include their community as a whole; serving in numerous capacities on local boards and initiatives, Court Atkins is a tireless supporter, promoter and representative of the communities where they live and work."

Matt Green, Owner- JCM Ventures, LLC
Development Manager of Buckwalter Place

"I have had the pleasure of knowing James and William for nearly a decade now. They have been instrumental in several of our projects in Bluffton, SC. We have found them to be an excellent team of architects for every sector. They have always brought to projects a spirit of cooperation and sense of decency rarely matched by others. With each project, Court Atkins has been a leader helping shape the direction of the project to assure it achieves the best quality but also built within budget and time-frame. They have been problem solvers and continuously take a solutions- based approach to their work. I highly recommend Court Atkins."

E. Wayne Freeman, Building Team Coordinator, Tidal Creek Fellowship

"Our Church chose Court Atkins Architects in Bluffton, SC to design a master plan for our new twenty-acre campus as well as complete a set of drawings for our first building. ..Throughout the process the staff of Court Atkins was patient and professional ...from the very beginning they explained clearly how the process would work and exactly what the costs would be. We found this to be the best value of all the companies we considered.Court Atkins Architects is a great company to work with and I would most definitely use their services again, as well as recommend them to others."

WC Memorial, Hardeeville, SC
James Howard Army CPT (ret), Josh Lindsey Army SGT (ret)
Veterans and Athletes United

"James Atkins' flexibility and incredible imagination helped put our Global War On Terror (GWOT) memorial project together... we came to James with unformed ideas and he was able to guide us. His attention to detail is superb and his sensitivity to a client's needs, including budget, is always present."