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.