About Root Down Designs

It’s about getting back to the basics….

It’s about tapping into the ‘roots of our natural environment and the vernacular architecture of a given region….

To ‘ROOT DOWN’ is to build a solid foundation which will be timeless and sustainable; functional and beautiful; and will sync naturally with the Earth.

Root Down Designs is a progressive and forward-thinking small business dedicated to responsible architecture and building. Living in a society which is facing major issues such as overpopulation, pollution, and diminishing natural resources, we are obligated to finding creative, efficient, and ‘out-of-the-box’ building solutions.  Natural Building, often referred to as Alternative Building Methods, is a growing movement of building practices and principles; we are committed to bringing awareness about Natural Building to the Lowcountry area of South Carolina and beyond.   Root Down Designs is licensed to practice architecture in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

We strongly believe that architectural solutions lie within the natural materials surrounding us as well as in understanding the methods of construction from a time past. Finding ways to integrate these early ideas with modern day engineering; creating structures which are truly customized to the environment of which they live.

Root Down Designs, LLC was formed by April Magill in the Spring of 2011.  I am a Licensed Architect in the states of SC & NC,  with over 11 years of experience in Architectural Design and Production, as well as Project Management.  I have a vast experience working with many different building types and sectors of work.

Root Down Designs Services can consult with you on the smallest of projects all the way to full scale

Architectural Services on a large scale project.

Services include:

  • Full Architectural Design Services
  • Alternative Building/Natural Building Consulting
  • Hands-on Natural Building Workshops/Community-Built Projects
  • Custom-Built Natural Building Projects 

Click here for a more descriptive breakdown of Services.