Julia F. Martin, AIA, has been practicing architecture in Charleston for over fifteen years. She enjoys collaborating with the city's numerous departments, boards, and organizations during the design process, and she seeks meaningful solutions to the complex design issues that inevitably arise in this historic urban environment.
Julia currently serves on the City of Charleston's Board of Architectural Review (BAR-S).
‘While steeped in academic training, I truly enjoy the practicality of this profession. I enjoy the prospect of relating to clients and collaborators of all stripes in an effort to create designs and buildings that are far better than they have to be. And while I relish the rare opportunities that I get to work with flexible budgets and minimal regulation, I'm equally committed to projects that come with numerous 'strings attached'. Often these parameters actually demand more creativity and result in solutions that bring satisfaction to a large number of people.
Consistent among my professional priorities are urbanism, historic preservation, and environmental responsibility. I listen carefully to my clients, and I always try to exceed their expectations and to recognize the unique opportunities that each project presents.'