Title: Co-owner and President
Company: Architecture+ LLC
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Tim Hilkhuijsen, Co-owner and President at Architecture+ LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in architectural practice and administration.
Hailing from The Hague, Netherlands, Mr. Hilkhuijsen lived with his family in Nigeria from 1966 to 1972 and in Indonesia from 1972 to 1976, immigrating to the United States the latter year. After obtaining an Associate in Applied Science in architectural engineering in 1987 from Aims Community College in northern Colorado, he continued his education with a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1985. Mr. Hilkhuijsen is a registered architect in Colorado and the District of Columbia and a licensed residential home builder in South Carolina.
Mr. Hilkhuijsen provided superior service as owner of Studio One Design Group, Inc. in Charleston from 1989 to 1991; architect and director of operations with The Spartina Company in Charleston from 1991 to 1996; and co-owner and principal with Atelier Architecture on Kiawah Island, South Carolina from 1996 to 2001. He then served as architect and director of operations with Herlong and Associates in Isle of Palms, South Carolina from 2001 to 2003, architect with New Tradition Builders and Architects in Daniel Island, South Carolina from 2003 to 2008 and director of design with Dolphin Architects and Builders in Charleston from 2008 to 2011.
Since 2011, Mr. Hilkhuijsen has flourished as co-owner and president of Architecture+ LLC in North Charleston, in which he is responsible for designing light commercial structures and custom homes along the eas coast. His specialties also include the design of multi-family dwellings such as condominiums and mixed-use facilities as well as retail and office buildings. His designs have been featured in Top 10 Commercial Architects in Charleston in General Contractors Magazine, and he has garnered multiple Prism Awards, recognizing the finest projects and outstanding achievements of professionals in the home building industry, as well as the National Design Award of Merit from the Society of American Registered Architects among other honors.
To remain aware of changes and advancements in his field, Mr. Hilkhuijsen has maintained affiliations with Society of American Registered Architects, Urban Land Institute, Royal Institute of British Architects, Society of American Registered Architects, American Institute of Architects, National Association of Home Builders and the American Institute of Architects.
Mr. Hilkhuijsen attributes his success to having an international experience as well as his ability to connect with people. He became involved in his profession because he took inspiration from having lived in different countries throughout his life because of his father’s work. His father was in the helicopter business, which strengthened his desire to either become an architect or an airline pilot, and he ended up choosing architecture.
As career highlights, Mr. Hilkuisjen mentions helping design the largest Starbucks in all of South Carolina and a beautiful office complex located in Nexton. Additionally, he enjoyed designing a custom home at the Kiawah Island, and he is proud of his current involvement with a 11,000-square-foot renovation in Fort Worth, Texas. In the coming years, Mr. Hilkhuijsen would like to be able to build his company, Architecture +, LLC, up to the point where it can have a younger generation take over the firm.
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