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West Beach Village

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

In design

Project Partners

Gary L. Brewer


West Beach Village, intended to serve as town center for the Kiawah Island resort community, combines Low Country vernacular with more formal architectural traditions. Approached along a prominent live-oak allée, a new 150-key hotel, its central mass inspired by columned antebellum mansions, will offer meeting space, dining, and shops; restaurants will anchor each end of a boardwalk that runs along the beach.

The picturesque Colonial Revival-style golf clubhouse, with splayed wings and sprawling porches, is set on axis with the hotel; it will accommodate a pro shop, a lounge, and a dining room with a bar overlooking the 18th green of the Cougar Point course redesigned by Gary Player in 1996 and renovated in 2017.

A new conference center will support public and private functions as well as Kiawah Island Golf Resort's administrative offices. Its main entrance, angled to open a visual axis to the hotel, is set atop an inclined drive offering guests elevated views over the rolling landscape. On the west side of the building, a side porch faces the new villa check-in building, welcoming visitors who rent houses on the island.





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