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147 Wappoo Creek Drive, Suite 400
Charleston SC 29412





We create public spaces that reflect sensitivities to history, progress, sustainability, efficiency & functionality. We understand sustainable principles at their core, guiding our clients through the process of selecting the criteria best suited for their project. We carefully study the life cycle cost-value benefits & root designs to their specific place.

LEED® Platinum
Building 84
(In Association with Echo Engineering LLC)

LEED® Gold
Charles Towne Landing Founders Hall

College of Charleston Craig Hall

LEED® Silver
M.C. Riley Early Childhood Center

LEED® Certified
Bluffton Early Childhood Center
Edisto Beach State Park Education Center

LEED® Registered
College of Charleston Grice Environmental Health Laboratory
St. Helena Island Branch Library at Penn Center
Veteran Affairs Medical Center Castle Point


Liollio is proud to be one of the few architecture firms in our Nation to achieve ISO 9001 Certification for our quality control and process approach to business development, project management and project delivery.

ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized standard for auditing and confirming documented quality management systems. Our system is based on a number of principles including a strong customer focus, motivation and involvement of firm principals, our process approach to architecture and a philosophy of continual improvement.

The process included months of preparation, internal and third party audits, compliance and approval by the International Standards Organization and subsequent annual reviews. Achieving and maintaining our ISO 9001 certification is an additional commitment in our approach to providing quality professional services. What this means for our clients is an added check, balance and consistency in continuously improving and maintaining our high quality focus on meeting project needs and goals.


Liollio Architecture is registered with the U.S. Federal Government's System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is an official website of the U.S. government  in which businesses complete applications in order to perform federal work. A business must have an active SAM registration in order to work on federal projects. Liollio has been registered since the inception of SAM and has been doing work with the federal government for over thirty years.


'Wow, where do I start! Working in this fabulously designed, and functional building is life changing! Thank you for all that you and your colleagues have done to make this University of South Carolina Beaufort - Hilton Head Campus a world class learning laboratory.’
– Charles L. Calvert, EdD, Dean, USCB Hilton Head Island Campus, Department of Hospitality Management

Thank you so much for such a wonderful gift. I am sitting here in my office now- in awe that I actually work in such an amazing place. The public is so impressed when they arrive, and tour - I hope you can feel the positive energy that you have created at USCB and for the residents of Hilton Head Island.’
– Charles L. Calvert, EdD, Dean, USCB Hilton Head Island Campus, Department of Hospitality Management

Liollio treats every client with the same degree of professionalism and care, regardless of the size or type of project. This is a class firm, and I highly recommend Liollio to everyone.'

– Maurice Washington, Ebenezer AME Church

'You have left your mark on the most amazing library system in the world.' 
– Ann D. Weaver, Executive Administrative Assistant, Richland Library

'Thank you for a job very well done. This was a complex and demanding project. The contributions of you and your staff were critical in bringing the work  to a successful close. Please know I value your team's professional advice and opinions very much. We could not have pulled this one off successfully without your help.'
– Tim Bemisderfer, Project Manager, National Park Service Southeast Region

'The manner in which the firm conducts its business is always a tribute to the tenets of our profession.'
– Ray Huff, FAIA, Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston

'I chose St. Helena Library as Tech Insider's Most Beautiful Library in SC because it wasn't just an ordinary fat brick building. It was sleeker and had an interesting contrast between interior and exterior. I love the lattice especially. I wasn't surprised to see it won an AIA SC Interior Architecture award last year.'
– Chris Weller, Innovation Reporter, Tech Insider

'Our beautiful and spacious new library is a direct reflection of the traditions and values that distinguish our community and make it a sought after destination to visit, live in, work and raise our families. We know you’ll love the new creative spaces; much needed meeting rooms; and interactive Lego wall.'
– Shirley Carter, Richland Library Blythewood Manager

'College of Charleston’s experience working with Liollio has been extremely positive. They excel in customer service. Their teamwork approach, responsiveness to our many needs, willingness to listen and innovation and creativity within our specific campus context has been invaluable. Liollio’s leadership in higher educational design has proven to be exceptional. Their thoroughness and understanding of my program’s complexity has been key to our success. I am fully confident in their guidance and realistic cost estimating. They have labored diligently to align our program with our budget. This effort will be most appreciated come bid day. Liollio is the complete professional package. Given the opportunity, I would not hesitate to hire them again.'
– Cristi Schultz RA, Project Manager, College of Charleston

'Liollio Architecture has been involved with multiple projects for the University of SC at our different campuses. From master planning to renovating and restoring some of our most historic structures, this firm has always been responsive and an absolute delight with which to work. I highly recommend Liollio Architecture.'
- Jeff Lamberson, PE, Director Facilities Planning & Construction, University of South Carolina

'Liollio was a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, expertise and attention to detail is admirable. I appreciated their ability to explain the nuances of preservation to me and my staff. The Old Exchange Commission appreciated their excellent communication of project goals, which brought great clarity to the continued preservation of the Old Exchange Building.'
- Tony Youmans, Old Exchange Building

'The new meeting space at Charles Towne Landing, designed by Liollio Architecture is about as different as can be from the scruffy geodesic dome it replaced. ‘It’s not a ‘look at me’ sits nicely in the setting and is not competing with the beauty of its setting’.'
- Robert Behre, The Post and Courier

'People come in and they are in awe. That is probably the best single word I can use. They are absolutely awed by the facility and what it has to offer.'
- Wlodek Zaryczny, St. Helena Island Branch Library

"I just received my copies of the final documents. Congratulations on a job well done! Both documents are exceptional and are superior to any other masterplans that have been produced for us. We sincerely appreciate your professionalism and willingness to work with all parties to bring these plans to fruition!"
- Steve Denbow, Architect, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Southeast Region

"I recommend final payment for A/E services for Final documents have been reviewed and approved by myself and the park. I want to commend Liollio Architecture for excellent service and support for this project."
- Rene Cote, Senior Project Manager, National Park Service

"Liollio was responsible for programming, designing, permitting, bidding & construction administration services. They also did a wonderful job guiding us through the City’s Board of Architectural Review & the Technical Review Committee as well as the Office of the State Engineer’s code compliance review and permitting...they were instrumental in helping us communicate our vision to the local Legislative Delegation."
- Scott Langford, PE, Project Manager, SC Department of Parks, Recreation, & Tourism

“The building is so well thought out with so much attention to detail. There is something for everyone… the children, the teens, and the seniors. And we love our Gullah Geechee Room. We will be the only library to have such a structure.”
- Belinda Blue, Assistant Director, St. Helena Library

“It’s more than a library, it’s a destination...Our whole purpose and vision was to bring technology to a neighborhood that didn’t have any, and we brought it. We have anything you need here...(it) reflects the environment.”
- David Coleman, Project Manager, Beaufort County SC

“Thank you very much for the presentation last week. It was obvious that a lot of work had been put into it by all of you. The staff was pleased with what they heard. It was also very obvious that you...were very much in tune with our needs and what we are trying to accomplish in light of the projects requirements.”
- David Goble, Director, The Citadel Daniel Library

"Specific strengths are the architectural team’s ability to work together and satisfy customer’s request such as changing of areas affected by construction, speeding up the design to meet VA goals, etc. Quality of workmanship on drawings and specifications were excellent. Interior Design support was excellent. No weaknesses or deficiencies noted.”
- James Brennan, COTR Project Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

"I highly recommend the design firm of Liollio for your project. Liollio is a second generation design firm whose core business is education. Their firm did outstanding work on a number of difficult renovation projects in our last building program...If you want an innovative firm to design a challenging project, hire Liollio Architecture."
- William H. Lewis, PE, Executive Director of Facilities, Charleston County School District

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