Vinyet Architecture


Our Philosophy

Vinyet Architecture is a collaborative studio that specializes in commercial and residential architecture throughout the Carolinas. With a multi-faceted background in construction, art, design and mechanics, we are uniquely equipped to think outside the parameters of our discipline allowing for diverse and innovative design solutions. In all of our work, we foster an environment of collaboration and creativity with our clients, creative team and community.

We strive to create architectural design in North & South Carolina that is both environmentally and fiscally responsible.This enables us to be good stewards of the lives, buildings, land and resources that have been entrusted to us.

Our Promise

Promise #1

We strive to develop architectural design based on your specific needs. It isn’t about our egos or agendas, instead we create an environment of collaboration and communication with our clients, making you part of the process. This creative partnership allows us to be excited about your project, regardless of the scale, scope or size.

Promise #2

It is our intention to develop the best and most appropriate architectural solution for you. We deliberately strive to avoid having any kind of “signature” architectural style. This helps to ensure that your project is yours, and it won’t become something you never intended it to be.

Promise #3

Our commitment to your project does not end when the signed and sealed drawings are delivered. Rather, we want to be your architectural resource with the managing principals having a key role in both the creation and quality control of the project. This begins in early design and doesn’t end until you have moved in.

Our Architectural Design Process

Throughout the design process, we hold true to our promises of collaboration and communication. Our clients and team members’ input is respected, valued, and weighted before moving to the next phase of the project. The process for each of our projects begins with these foundations:

First, we come to your house or workplace to examine how you use or want to utilize the space available. This serves as the foundation for us to create a design that is unique to you, taking into account your own needs, site, and procedure. Vinyet also studies spatial demands and physical environment requirements. We’ll figure out how much square footage and other construction components are needed to satisfy the project’s objectives. We’ll also collaborate to gather and debate design ideas for the project. Then, we identify the distinctive features of your specific location, buildings, and surroundings to help us determine how our design may begin to blend with its surroundings.



This stage entails analyzing the code of existing structures/sites to determine the feasibility of the planned project. Our schematic design entails producing an initial building layout and program. At Vinyet, we consider the following when producing a schematic design:

  • Maximization of views
  • Minimize disturbance of land and vegetation
  • Solar research for day illumination and passive solar heating
  • Access to the surrounding infrastructure and communities


If possible, we start meeting with the General Contractor to get feedback on the financial and schedule aspects of the design proposals. Vinyet will then schedule a meeting with code authorities to start the conversation regarding the proposed project. We also produce a material presentation to Design Review Boards.

Our experts design construction drawings using Revit, a 3D building information modeling technology, at this point (plans, elevations, sections, details & perspectives). We then coordinate with the right consultants (i.e. structural engineers, PME engineers, and civil engineers). Vinyet has its own network of trusted consultants, but we will coordinate our efforts with anybody you choose. We create a complete set of drawings for permitting and address and answer any concerns that may emerge throughout the permitting process. Finally, we provide the final set of drawings so the contractors can begin.

Vinyet makes project bidding and contract negotiations easier by taking care of the whole process. We work with the General Contractor to manage any construction or design adjustments caused by unanticipated situations. Our team makes periodic site inspections to confirm that the work is proceeding as planned and to make any necessary design adjustments. We receive and respond to General Contractor Requests for Information (RFI) and Shop Drawings. Our work does not cease till the project is finished. Finally, we assist with any final documentation or certification required or system commissioning. The final result is a home or building you can be proud of.

Let’s Create Something Extraordinary Together!

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Do I need an architect to build a house in NC OR SC?

Most residential homes do not need an architect to be built. However, many commercial and big residential building projects in BOTH North AND SOUTH Carolina, whether new construction or rehabilitation of an existing structure, need the involvement of an architect to oversee the planning, design, documentation, and construction. The architect must be licensed to practice in the state of the project. In addition, there are certain neighborhoods, or ares, that require that the homes are designed by a competent, qualified architect. This is meant to uphold the existing standards and meet the high-quality design.

When is the best time to get architectural plans?

We recommend starting the process as soon as you can. Vinyet Architecture has handled many projects just like yours, and we can help you every step of the way. Let us handle the whole process, and we’ll get you your plans exactly when you need them.

How long do you take to draw plans?

The time it takes to draw up plans will depend on the project’s scale, scope, and requirements but most importantly by ability to communicate with each other. We pride ourselves in staying in communication with you during the entire planning process. Your collaboration and feedback is essential to making sure you get the home of your dreams within your expected schedule.

What do I need to know before hiring an architect?

First, you need to know what architects actually do. We don’t just come up with home designs and schematics. Fully licensed architects create the entire plan for the home, work through the building permit process, and help guide contractors to ensure the home is built the way you want it. We are trusted professionals in home design, zoning and code, and construction, and our job doesn’t end until you’re settled in your home.

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