kevan hoertdoerfer architects is an architecture practice dedicated to the craft & art of making places and their relationship to the individual. the firm has experience in all building types and blends a unique background of architecture, ecology, construction, education, and craftsmanship to each project. a practice premised on the belief that the power of architecture lies in its ability to enrich the lives of its inhabitants. the work in the office has expanded rapidly since the beginning to include a wide variety of building types. projects vary in scale from gallery installations to urban planning, from houses to urban competitions, from glassware and furniture design to research into sustainable practice and the future of educational technologies. kevan hoertdoerfer architects was founded in 1998 and is based in charleston, south carolina, usa.