LFA Architecture


LFA Architecture


LFA Architecture


Let’s do this!

Restoring, renovating, and reviving your historic home can feel completely overwhelming and confusing.

I’m here to help!

I have a passion for restoring historic homes to fit today’s families, guiding you through the entire design and construction process in a fun, low stress way, by providing clear and consistent communication from your initial ideas to move-in day.

Historic Restoration

In and around the South Carolina Lowcountry are many wonderful historic homes. These properties require an architect with expertise in historic restoration, preservation, and conservation.

Additions & New Construction

Although new construction seems to be the most straight-forward of these project types, you will greatly benefit from an architect’s expertise. We can walk you through the whole process.

Interior Architecture

This includes fully designing and detailing the interior of a home. LFA can provide options and guidance for selection of all finishes and fixtures and implement them into the design.


What We Don’t Do

We cannot be everything to everyone. Trying to be a jack of all trades means that we would be serving no one very well. So, we have chosen to focus on our areas of expertise.

Recent Projects

New Construction

Trumbo Street

This modern floodproof, low maintenance, energy-efficient house fits nicely in the historic Harleston Village.

Historic Restoration & addition

Logan Street

A small addition, carefully designed interiors, and a vibrant courtyard create an oasis in downtown Charleston.

“Laura was instrumental in the successful restoration of our home in Downtown Charleston. When we were selecting our team to build a country home in the Ace Basin, she was the only architect we considered and the result was outstanding!”

South of Broad Homeowner

“Laura is a pleasure to work with! She truly understands the importance of each team member’s role in contributing to a successful project….We would gladly partner with Laura again on any future project.”

John Goodwin Contractor Stono Construction

“Laura Altman is a very creative, responsive,  focused designer who has distinguished herself as one of Charleston’s talented young architects.”

Homeowner Downtown Charleston

Let’s Build Something

We’re here to serve you fully as you undertake your design project, whether a renovation, addition, new custom home, or historic restoration.

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