STUDIO 291 PRINCIPAL & DESIGNER JOEL ADRIAN & FAMILY | DANIEL ISLAND, SC
Behind Studio 291
We look forward to partnering with you on your home!
Once you begin working with us, you can count on completely personal attention. (Don't be surprised if eventually you find yourself sitting at our dinner table, discussing your home's plans over drinks and some good Southern cooking!) We're as comfortable as your favorite shoes and soothingly transparent; you can depend on receiving honest answers from us.
For your residential design needs, you'll work closely with Joel Adrian, founder of Studio 291.
Meet Joel Adrian
Joel graduated from Clemson University in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in architectural design. Early in his career, he focused on the design of welcoming, well-planned spaces for people engaged in eating out, shopping, learning, and attending services on behalf of clients in the restaurant, retail, education, and religious fields.
Translating his talents and experience to the residential marketplace, Joel began creating useful, personal spaces and welcoming atmospheres in the homes of his clients. He founded Studio 291 in 2002, and in addition to his work on behalf of firm clients, went on to develop the architectural guidelines of the Water's Edge community as its architectural review administrator, serve on the City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals, found Island Family Builders, and serve as chairman for the Wild Dunes Property Owner's Association Architectural Review Board... experience that enhanced his ability to move projects through the design process while working with various community architectural review boards.
Joel also holds a South Carolina Residential Builder's License. While he no longer builds homes, choosing instead to concentrate on home design, he works closely with some of the best custom home builders in the Lowcountry.
See our home design portfolio
Visit our home design portfolio to view renderings and photos of the homes we've designed for our wonderful clients and others!
A beautiful home & friend
"Only occasionally in this life do you meet someone who makes such an impression as Joel has made on us. He will always have our highest recommendation. His character is increasingly rare today.
"Joel brings a calm and can-do attitude to the table. His patience with us was unsurpassed, and our regular meetings with him always put our minds at ease. He is a hands-on problem solver who can see the project as a whole but attend to the minute details as well. His expertise and experience as both a residential designer and a custom home builder means that interactions with the architectural review board are much more streamlined. His persistent regard for the client's wallet is also much appreciated!
"Our family will always remember what he has accomplished for us. We not only gained a beautiful home, but a lifelong friend."
~ THE WARDS | DANIEL ISLAND, SC