Select Honors & Awards

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2010 AIA/SC and AIA Charleston Design Awards: Steeple at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC

2011 Palladio Awards. “Adaptive Reuse and/or Sympathetic Addition” for the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC. Traditional Building / Period Homes

2011 AON Build America Awards, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), “Best Renovation Project (under $10M)” for The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Restoration and Steeple Addition, Charleston, SC

2011 Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Founders Award, Historic Charleston Foundation: The Charleston City Market. Recognized for Distinguished Achievement in Historic Preservation in Charleston, South Carolina

2003 Robert N.S. and Patti Foos Whitelaw Founders Award from Historic Charleston Foundation: honoring those whose work embodies the spirit of these two leaders in Charleston’s preservation movement. To “Architect Glenn Keyes for his work on numerous historically significant buildings in Charleston.” Recognized for Distinguished Achievement in Historic Preservation in Charleston, South Carolina

2005 Best Building Pros in America: Architects and Designers. This Old House 92 Oct. 2005: 91-96. “...chosen as one of the top 10 preservation architects, following an extensive selection process.”

2002 National Trust For Historic Preservation Honor Award for King Street Revitalization, Charleston, SC

1994 Regional Honor Award from The National Park Service: Restoration of the Joseph Manigault House, National Historic Landmark, Charleston, SC

2011 Carolopolis Awards: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston City Market

2010 Carolopolis Awards: 122 Broad Street, St. John the Baptist Cathedral Steeple

2003 Carolopolis Awards: Exterior Preservation – 90 Hasell Street, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

2002 Carolopolis Awards: Pro Merito Award: 32 Legare Street/ Sword Gate House

2002 Carolopolis Award: Exterior Restoration Awards: 14 Legare Street/ Pineapple Gate House

2001 Carolopolis Awards: Exterior Restoration – Charleston County Courthouse

Select Press Coverage


Preservation: The Magazine of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
September/October 2011
“To Market, To Market” by Gwendolyn Purdom
Profiling: City Market, Charleston, SC (National Historic Landmark)

“You can really see and feel the history of the market, not only in the market itself, but in the architectural integrity.“


Architectural Digest October 1991
 “A Charleston Rebirth: Restoring the Historic Joseph Manigault House” 
by James S. Wamsley
Profiling: Joseph Manigault House, Charleston, SC (National Historic Landmark)

"…when (Hurricane) Hugo blew off about one-fourth of the Joseph Manigault House’s roof and damaged the plaster in several of its most ethereally graceful rooms, administrators of the mansion seized the contingency to launch a renaissance. ‘We wouldn’t want to go through Hugo again, but the hurricane resulted in some positive things,’ says Glenn Keyes, a restoration architect from Charleston who guided the project to its completion early this year."


Charleston Magazine February 2007
"Saving Grace" by Elle McGee
Profiling: William Alston House, Huger, SC

“…meticulously detailing the Alston House’s components from the fundamental to the ornamental, Glenn Keyes Architects and Richard Marks Restorations undertook an intricate analysis that enabled them to number, disassemble, pack, and transport the house piece by piece, to be reassembled jigsaw-like on its new foundation on the bluff at Cedar Hill (Plantation).”


Early American Life 2010
“Down to the Last Detail" by Jeanmarie Andrews
Profiling: 60 Montagu, Gailliard Bennett House, Charleston, SC

“The interior ornamentation ... (i)s the finest in the city and perhaps the country (The owners hired) the city’s top restoration expert – architect Glenn Keyes ...”


Traditional Building June 2011
“A Storied Steeple: Sympathetic Addition 2011 Palladio Awards”
Profiling: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, SC

“… an architectural icon … the cathedral’s new spire has changed the skyline of Historic Charleston forever.”


Garden Design May/June 2010
“Make It New” by Dorian, Donna.  
Profiling: Sword Gate House, Charleston, SC Cover Photo.

“Glenn Keyes custom-designed the greenhouse…(as part of) a massive, three-year restoration (of the Sword Gate House) …”


The Robb Report Collection May 2006
“Everything You Need To Call a Place Home: Charleston, SC” by Anne T. Pope

“Preservation architect Glenn Keyes has worked on landmark projects including the restoration of the Sword Gate House, the William Aiken House and South Mulberry Plantation.”


This Old House October 2005
“Best Building Pros in America: Architects and Designers" 

“Steward of the South: Glenn Keyes … has devoted over 30 years to saving Charleston’s unique architectural heritage.”


Southern Accents September-October 2005
“Charleston Charm" by Logan Ward
Profiling: Branford-Horry House, Charleston, SC

“'The goal was to take this very significant house and add modern conveniences while preserving its historic character,’ says Charleston architect Glenn Keyes, ... hired to oversee the restoration…(including) one of the great drawing rooms in America.”


House Beautiful October 1999
“Nothing Could Be Finer" by Martin Filler
Profiling: South Mulberry Plantation, Moncks Corner, SC

“By 1993, this handsomely proportioned structure had fallen into almost terminal ruin ... (The new owners) engaged Charleston architect Glenn Keyes to supervise the restoration, and asked their friend Mark Hampton ... to help decorate it."


Architectural Digest February 1997
“Rescue on Kiawah Island" by Beth Dunlop
Profiling: Vanderhorst Mansion, Kiawah Island, SC

“(The) Kiawah Island plantation house built by South Carolina Governor Arnoldus Vanderhorst in 1803 ... sat vacant for almost 100 years ... amid the wild beauty of the South Carolina low country…(It was) restored and expanded ... without compromising its integrity.”


Southern Accents November 2002
“Saving a City" by Julie Cole
Profiling: Pineapple Gate House, Charleston, SC  (National Historic Landmark)

“ ‘We … try to find good solutions that have minimal impact on the historical building’s character,’ says Keyes … Keyes restored the Pineapple Gate House, a private residence, to museum standards. The interior was restored to 1800, and the impressive estate includes several outbuildings and a restored garden.”