Kiawah Island, SC


Britt Peters provided structural engineering for this new resort on Kiawah Island, SC.  The site will have 5 buildings:  3 residential buildings, 1 clubhouse, and a beach club.  The beach club is adjacent to a new swimming pool and both are supported on timber pile foundations.  The clubhouse and residential buildings are supported on precast concrete pile foundations.  The residentail buildings are the largest with five floors and a structural system of composite steel beam supporting concrete deck, and the bottom level of the residential buildings is for parking. The clubhouse and beach club are mostly wood buildings supplemented with steel as needed.


The project was unique and challenging from a structural design standpoint because of the combination of wind, seismic, and flood loading that had to be accounted for within the design.

Structure Type

Light Frame Wood, Structural Steel


Poss Architects


B.L. Harbert

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