Tim Hilkhuijsen holds a Bachelors of Science from Southern Illinois University and has 25 years of experience in the field of architecture. With a strong knowledge of both residential design and construction methods, Tim’s ability to see a project through from conception to completion is unsurpassed, as he has been involved in the custom home sector since 1989. His work can be seen throughout the South Carolina low country on the islands of Kiawah, Seabrook, Spring, Edisto, Isle of Palms, Dataw and Daniel. Tim has also designed custom homes in the states of Utah, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina and Texas. His distinguished work has been published and can be found in various books and magazines for which he has received several local NAHB “Prism” awards for creative design.
Principal Architect Owner
KEVIN WHALLEY, AIA, NCARB, LRB, has more than 33 years experience in architectural design and construction. As both a Registered Architect and Licensed Residential Builder, Kevin had over 23 of those years as the President, Principal Architect, and Builder of Record for Dolphin Architects & Builders in Charleston. Dolphin was a leading design/build firm, and Kevin’s dual licensure provided him with the unique ability to oversee the entire process from conception to completion. His work can be seen extensively in Charleston, where Kevin has been responsible for over 400 custom home projects and two commercial office buildings. The value of this work is above 200 Million dollars. Dolphin under Kevin’s direction, was recognized with over 30 local and national awards for both Architectural Design and Construction excellence.
Island Studio Principal
Aaron T. Ede
Aaron Ede holds both a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in painting from The University of South Carolina and a Master of Architecture from The University of North Carolina - Charlotte.
Susan Jensen, a native of Honduras, holds her Bachelors degree in Architecture from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Teguciglpa.
Interior Design Consultant
A Charleston girl at heart, Michelle brings an impressive resume of design internships, high-end commercial and hospitality design projects, and a Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design to the CHD Interiors Design Team.
Interior Design Consultant
Holly E. Spake-Gray
Holly E. Spake-Gray is a native of the Carolinas. In 2005 Holly followed her passion for architecture and design to Charleston, SC. She immediately began studying design at The Art Institute of Charleston where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree. Holly received multiple awards including the highest award a graduate could receive, the Outstanding Portfolio Award. Holly was chosen as the ‘poster child’ of The Art Institute in multiple Ai Quarterly Bulletins as well as The City Paper.