Our Firm

Fenno Architecture LLC is based in Charleston, SC, and specializes in the design of custom houses in coastal settings and in the transformation of historic properties through renovation, addition, and elevation.  Our simultaneous work with old and new buildings informs and enhances our designs and fuels our passion for architecture.

Our design process is focused on creating elegant buildings and spaces that are unique to their location and to the people who inhabit them.  We listen to the client and the context to create a vision that is then realized in the built work.  Collaboration is at this heart of this work, and we have found that good communication between the team – including the owners, engineers and builders – creates a dynamic process and results in a beautiful and successful project.

We have had the opportunity to design new homes on beautiful, undeveloped coastal sites on the Stono River and on Kiawah Island.  We have also developed a specialty in working in downtown Charleston, creating new houses on existing sites, such as those at 45 King Street and 2 Concord Street, and in adapting old houses to modern living via renovation, the construction of additions and elevating above the flood zone.


Our Group

Rebecca Fenno
Principal Architect
Jianfei Shen
Project Architect
Nicole Dallaire
Project Designer
Henry J Lee III
Architectural Intern

Our Recognitions


The Post and Courier

Charleston's Luxury Living

Custom Residential Architects Network of Charleston (CRAN)

Featured Architecture Firm

Charleston Living Magazine

Serene Views on the Stono River