CARTER ARCHITECTURE, INC., Architecture, Interiors, Planning

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Professional Experience:

Thirty four years experience; 28 years as principal, studio director, project manager, and project architect on residential, governmental, educational, energy conservation, religious, commercial, institutional and transportation projects.

Example Projects, Individual and Firm Experience


Project Management, Technical and Construction Services Director

Myrtle Beach Jetport Terminal Additions Phase I 3.6M
Myrtle Beach Jetport Terminal Additions, Phase III Const Admin 11.0M
Master Plan Horry County Government Campus, Conway, SC 40.0M
Indefinite Quantity Contract, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC 1.5M
Reserve Officers Training Facility – Seymour Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, NC 1.3M
Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Fort Bragg, NC  5.5M
Security Center, Sunny Point Marine Ocean Terminal .42M
Horry County Judicial Center Schematic Design Studies 10.0M
Horry County Library Schematic Design Studies 3.0M
Horry County Teaching with Historic Places Center Historic Restoration .3M
Vehicle Maintenance Facilities, Conway, SC 2.5M
Sea Mist Resort Hotel Tower, Myrtle Beach, SC 3.6M
Magnolia Plaza Shopping Center, Myrtle Beach, SC 4.9M
Biological Sciences Center, USC, Columbia  8.3M


Commercial Projects


Coastal Rapid Transit Authority CRPTA Renov’s, Conway, SC .3M
Intermodal Transit Station Design, CRPTA, Myrtle Beach, SC 5.0M
Public Safety Facilities No. 3, Conway, SC .9M
Master Plan Historic Urban Park, Chamber of CommerceMuseum and Civic Center, Tabor City, NC  .2M
International Club, 144 Condo Project, Murrells Inlet, SC 13.0M
Windsor Green, 300 Condominiums, Carolina Forest, SC 27.0M
International Club, 600 Condominiums, Murrells Inlet, SC 60.0M
The Anchorage, Siding Replacement, Myrtle Beach, SC 0.04M
Myrtle Beach Radiation Therapy Center, Myrtle Beach, SC 0.9M
Grand Strand Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC 1.3M
Conway Senior Center, Conway, SC 0.77M
Social Security Administration (Millennium Bldg), Conway, SC 0.8M
Sandy Grove Baptist Church, Myrtle Beach, SC  0.66M
Satellite Police Station, Conway, SC .6M,   0.2M
Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Fort Bragg, NC 5.5M
Customer Service Center Prototype for Santee Cooper 2.0M
Indefinite Quantity Renovations Contract, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC 1.5M
Law Enforcement Center, Belmont County, Ohio 4.0M
78 Chair Dental Clinic w/ Solar Heating & Cooling, Fort Benning, GA 3.6M
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 1.8M, 1.8M
Santee Cooper, Customer Service Center, Myrtle Beach, SC 1.3M
Harris and Hanna Offices, Surfside, SC .3M, .25M
Primary Care Center, Conway, SC 1.2M, 1.0M
Santee Cooper Passive Solar Residence, Myrtle Beach .2M



2007 Horry County Resolution R-77-07, Recognition for Joel Carter’s continuing dedication to preserving the history of Horry County
2006 CP Quattlebaum Design Award, Best Renovation Non-Residential Building, Friendship Misisonary Baptist Church
2004 President’s Honor Award, Construction Specification Institute. CSI Grand Strand Chapter
2001 Best Multi-Family Housing under  $175,000, Parade of HomesHorry Georgetown Homebuilders Association, Windsor Green
2001 Multi-Family Housing under  $100,000, Parade of HomesHorry Georgetown Homebuilders Association, Jasmine Lakes
2000 Quattlebaum Design Award, City of Conway for Social Security Administration Building Renovations, Owner, Dr. Robert J. Farrar
2000 Distinguished Service Award, Pre-Engineering Curriculum Advisory Team, Academy of Arts Sciences and Technology, Horry County School District
1999 Best Multi-Family Housing under  $100,000, Parade of HomesHorry Georgetown Homebuilders Association, Windsor Green
1998  “Municipal Building of the Year”, GSAIA Peoples Choice AwardMyrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
1993 Justice Facilities National Exhibit, AIA/ACA, Beaufort County Detention Center
1989 American Institute of Architects/American Correction Institute“Citation of Excellence” J. Reuben Long Detention Center, Horry County
1987 Region Director’s Award, Construction Specifications Institute, CSI

Active Memberships

American Institute of Architects 1973 to present
SC Chapter, Grand Strand Section 2002 & 2004 AIASC GS Section Director2001- 2002  President  2 terms prev.2001 AIASC Conference ChairPast Section President


Intern Development Program Advisor, Editor, Chapter Speaker


Chairman, 94 Design Awards

Public Relations Chairman

Construction Specifications Institute 1975 to present
Southeast Region, Grand Strand Chapter 2003/4 SE Region Education Chair2001/4 Education Chairman2000 SE Region Conference Chair,Past SE Region Director &Technical Committee ChairPast Chapter President, 4 terms& Charter Member GS Chapter
Southern Building Code Congress 1978 to present
Myrtle Beach Zoning Board of Appeals 1986 to 1995, Past Chairman
Horry Co. Board of Architectural Review 1986 to present, Chairman
Myrtle Beach Disaster Assistant Team  1995 to present
AIA SE Region Disaster Assistant Team 1996 to present
SC VOLTAG  Certified Member( Volunteer Technical Assistance Group) 2000 to present


Bachelor of Architecture, 1972, North Carolina State University
Continuing Education: Annually, approximately 50 hours exceeding voluntary standards of NC, SC, and AIA

 Professional Experience:

1990-present Principal, Carter Architecture, Inc., Architecture Interiors PlanningMyrtle Beach, SCManaging Principal of firm, Project Manager, Project Architect, Community Senior Centers, Graphics, Historic, Religious, Educational, Residential, Planning, Governmental, Department of Defense, Health Care, Zoning, Historic Restoration and Transportation Projects. 
1980-1990 Principal, Timbes Wilund Usry Carter, Architects Myrtle Beach, SCArchitectural Operations Director, Studio Director, Project Manager, Director of Construction Contract Administration Department, Project Architect on Government Institutional, Transportation, Historic, Hotel, Resort Residential and Recreational Projects.
1976-1980 Principal, Brown Carter Boozer, Architecture, Interior Design, PlanningBeaufort, Kiawah Island, SC and Savannah, GACommercial, Residential, Department of Defense, Governmental, Educational, Religious, Health Care and Resort Recreational Projects
1972-1976 Project Architect, Job Captain, Intern, Gill, Wilkins & Wood Architects Planners

Florence and Myrtle Beach, SC


Commercial, Residential, Department of Defense, Governmental, Educational, Religious, Health Care and Resort Recreational Projects



State of North Carolina  No. 3149
State of South Carolina No. 1863
NCARB Certificate Holder No. 19,192
Myrtle Beach City License No.9704
Horry County Business License No. 000032962