May River Row

Located along the main thoroughfare in Old Town Bluffton, this redeveloped site has added new vibrancy and modern Lowcountry architecture to this small southern town. The original building was a tired prefabricated metal building that was rapidly deteriorating. With a clear vision, collaboration, and creativity, the Court Atkins team retooled the entire façade along May River Road. In addition, a new building was added to the development to define the prominent downtown corner.

The material palette included whitewashed brick, painted siding and panel details, and inset Shou Sugi Ban siding accents. The unique combination of materials revitalizes the traditional Lowcountry elements into a refreshed modern aesthetic.

  • Location: Bluffton, South Carolina
  • Year Completed: 2019
  • Awards: 2022 AIA HH Merit Award | New Construction – Commercial
  • Partners:
    Developer: RLB Squared MC&C
    Contractor: Kenneth Scott Builders
    Structural Engineering: Southern Consulting and Engineering / Outparcel: Cranston Engineering Group, PC
    MEP/FP: CDDC, LLC / Outparcel: Sustainable Design Consultants
    Civil Engineering: Ward Edwards
    Landscape Architecture: Witmer, Jones, Keefer, Ltd.
    Interior Design: Rethink Design LLC (Downtown Deli); KS McRorie Design (Billy Wood Appliances)