Southern Hospitality of Dufford Young Architects


With select projects in the U.S. and Canada, Dufford Young Architects is a Charleston, SC-based architecture firm with a comprehensive body of work spanning more than a dozen years. What they are known for is clean solutions for residential and commercial architecture, including new construction, renovation and historic restoration. Their design process is driven by open, thorough and timely communication with their clients. Their goal with each project is to tap the soul of building through richness of materials, well-proportioned spaces, integrated site design and suitable furnishings. This comprehensive approach, extends to even the smallest detail which has become the Dufford Young signature.

Selected Works:

Spring Island, South Carolina

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Wappoo Creek, South Carolina

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Philip Houck Dufford

Philip is a fourth-generation native of SC and a graduate from Clemson University’s Master of Architecture program including a semester of intensive studies of European architecture and urban design at The Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy. In 1990, Philip’s passion to live and work within historic urban fabric led him to Charleston. He joined John in 1995 to form the practice of Dufford Young Architects.

John Lucas Young

John is native of coastal South Carolina. He received his Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Clemson University including a semester at The Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy. In 1990, John returned to a post-Hurricane Hugo Charleston to be part of the massive restoration, renovation and rebuilding efforts. He worked with various firms before starting a private practice in 1994. John has 20 years of experience in restoration, renovation and new construction of both commercial and residential projects.


Dufford Yound Architects
20 Elizabeth Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29403

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