The Midtown project is located on a 1.39 acre parcel, within Charleston, South Carolina’s Old and Historic District. The overall architectural design of the project continues the language of the surrounding neighborhood, while individual building designs are a modern interpretation of the historic architectural proportions, details and streetscape rhythm. A mix of new and traditional materials was used in a way that respects traditional building practices. Details and materials like steel porches combined with IPE decking and bamboo ceilings are consistent through-out the project, creating a fluid language for the neighborhood while making a gesture to the historic language and forms. The design process created collaboration between the architects and developers, the Charleston Board of Architectural Review, local planning and preservation groups, and the city’s residents. The response to the Midtown development has been extremely positive. The end result is a modern urban infill embraced by a unique historic city.