The Architecture Firm

Root Down Designs is a full service architectural firm specializing in low-carbon building solutions.  We design both residential and commercial structures, specializing in alternative, conventional, & hybrid methods of construction. 

Core Values:

  • Highly-sustainable, responsible architecture
  • Low-carbon building solutions
  • Architectural systems planned in a holistic manner, full integration with the surrounding environment
  • Advancing the natural building and permaculture movement through architectural design, education, and construction

Design Principals:

Alternative Specialist: 

  • Rammed earth, compressed earth block, adobe, cob, clay-based finishes, and hybrid methods utilizing modern-day engineering and building sciences.
  • Navigating the permitting process in both North and South Carolina.
  • Consulting with builders and contractors to oversee and assist in the construction process.

Services Include: 

    • Consultations/Feasibility Studies
    • Passive Solar Design & Site Analysis/Studies
    • Full Service Architectural ( Schematic Design – Construction Documents)
    • Navigating the Permit Process/Working with Building Departments and other ‘red tape’  (for conventional or alternative construction)
    • Bidding & Negotiations
    • Construction Administration
    • Coordinating Consultants, Engineers, Contractors/Builders, etc.
    • Alternative Building Methods/Natural Building Consulting / Soils
    • Identification & Consulting
    • Building Workshops
    • Educational Seminars & Presentations

*Root Down Designs is licensed in both SC and NC and fully qualified for Residential & Commercial projects.  

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