Clemson University - College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
Project Architect Kert Huggins is a familiar face around the Lowcountry. Prior to joining Court Atkins Group, he was an owner/architect at his dad’s Hilton Head residential design firm, Kermit Huggins Architecture & Design, Inc. Kert also assisted with research and development, government, and healthcare projects at a Gainesville, FL, firm. Kert earned multiple degrees from Clemson including a Master of Architecture and a B.S. in recreation and tourism management. Former president of Clemson’s White Water Club, Kert still pursues his passion for the outdoors by fishing, biking, hiking, camping and paddling whenever he can. Kert and his wife, Elizabeth, have a daughter, Laura, who is a current student at Clemson studying art and digital design and loves to dote on the family pups, Little Bit and Lilly.
Describe your process: BBe patient... Listen... Learn... Then never forget the words, “How do you eat an elephant?... One bite at a time!”
Quote relevant to your work life: “I’m doin’ fine as frogs hair… and that’s mighty fine!” -Robert L. Gardner Sr. (my grandfather). He said it so often that I interpreted it to mean that no matter what life throws at you, always choose to have a positive attitude!
What is that life changing song or album: Cool Change, little River Band
Who is the best movie villain: Wile E. Coyote. (Not so much a movie villain, but he’s a great villain nonetheless!) He exhibits endless patience, boundless creativity and he never gives up.
What is the next thing on your bucket list: Build a wood sea kayak, paddle it into the beautiful Lowcountry marsh on a flood tide and cast to a tailing redfish with my fly rod. Using one of my hand-tied saltwater flies of course!
Where would you relocate if you were forced to leave the country: Somewhere with tall mountains, deep dark forests, and clear, cold, streams filled with very hungry trout. That sounds a lot like New Zealand!