A new kind of architecture firm is coming to downtown Charleston. Vin-Yet’s third office bridges the gap between the old
world and the high-tech by generating hand-drawn project renderings and incorporating them into 3-D imaging. Though hand-drawn modeling is becoming a dying art, director of the Charleston studio Jamey Arthur, believes in “keeping the ‘art’ in ‘architecture,’” he says. “Hand drawing is where architecture started but it is now a lot less prevalent. Technology is easier with computer imaging, but we create hand drawn images pretty quickly — I was even surprised with the quick turnaround. They just make it more understandable for our clients.” 

Not only is Vin-Yet tying the old and new together, they’re also helping clients by being the liaison between the ideas and the construction. “Because I’m a licensed residential builder, I’m able to walk through our clients through the process and help with any problems that arise. It’s the best of both worlds,” Arthur says. The five-year-old firm has been working hard already, undertaking 12 large projects on Daniel, Kiawah, and Seabrook islands.

See some of Vin-Yet’s renderings and learn more at their open house, which will be held on Sept. 26 from 4-7 p.m. at their Charleston office, 329 East Bay St. 

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.