Practice


About Us

Tag architecture, llc is a design based practice in Conway, South Carolina. Owner Larry Timbes has been practicing architecture along the Grand Strand since 1974 and emphasizes a total commitment to provide clients with excellence in Design and Function within a project's budget and schedule. He served as President/ CEO of Timbes Wilund Group which later grew to Timbes Wilund Usry Carter Architecture, Inc. Under Larry's leadership, his firm has designed a wide range of projects for city, county, state, federal, and private sector clients with a construction contract value in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. His experience includes hotels, professional offices, churches, educational projects, law enforcement facilities, airports, recreational facilities. With more than 44 years of experience, Larry has personally been involved with all phases of the projects from planning and design through to construction administration, giving him an in-depth understanding of the client's needs in dealing with budget, schedule and functional design.

Services
Programming
Feasibility Studies
Use + Utilization Studies
Facility Master Plans
New Construction
Renovations + Uplfits
Construction Administration
Landscape Design
Interiors
Mixed Use Planning
Recreational Planning
Green Design
Phased Construction Plans
Expert Witness
Design + Visualization

Design Philosophy

Architecture cannot exist without place. It is essential that design exist outside of a vacuum, constantly being informed by and responding to its site and context. The assimilation of a thorough research of place results in a harmonious relationship between a sensitive built environment realized in the fragile natural environment that informs it.

People epitomize the cultural context, the values and political systems of particular civilizations. Modern societies are faced with an increasing conflict between global homogeneity and the often criticized yet sometimes celebrated notion of difference. It is our contention that humankind void of diversity is a society absent of thought. On this basis, it is with great resolve that we aspire to reflect the societal idiosyncrasies of a culture in close collaboration with the people a project serves and represents.

Finally, the concept of time as it relates to architecture is strained by the ceaseless advancement of technology against a culture enamored with the idealization of eras past. Architecture has become the singular paradox of societal advancement that attempts to resolve contemporary life with an antiquated response. The replication of literal historical form has failed in its effort to address the complexities of our social condition, while demeaning the historical significance it seeks to represent. An authentic interpretation of the multiplicity of modern humanity is vital to the framework of our architectural expression.

Project Experience

TAG is uniquely qualified to both assist in the formulation of a creative vision for developments, and provides a comprehensive team of experienced professionals to realize any vision. TAG experience is diverse, including extensive experience in the following:

Market feasibility studies- market and lending packages, and investor brief packaging-TAG has had previous collaborations with ERA, Parker and Associates, HR&A, and Price Waterhouse Coopers which led to innovative mixed use planning and programming totaling over 1.7 million s.f. in the last 4 years.

Sustainable experience- TAG has worked on several innovative green projects, that includes the Allegiant project in North Myrtle Beach, SC, part of the new pilot program for LEED-ND (neighborhood development), sponsored by the United States Green Building Council.

Housing/Hospitality- TAG is a leader in the Grand Strand of Resort|Hospitality work having completed more than $350 million worth of construction in the last 5 years on projects such as Wyndham Resort, Prince Resort, Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort, Grandview Resort in North Myrtle Beach; the Carolinian and Crystal Blue Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. This record of experience has garnered numerous repeat clients and a reputation for architectural excellence that has attracted name brands such as Wyndham Vacation Ownership and Bluegreen Resorts. In addition, the professionalism and quality of architecture is exhibited in a thorough, accurate and complete set of drawings for every project coupled with an unparalleled track record for Construction Administration in the region. Team experience is inclusive of all master planning, architecture, interiors, landscaping, and signage. These attributes give clients the assurance that a design build fast track project can be accomplished while maintaining client satisfaction and adhering to the construction budget.

Parking Decks- TAG personnel have extensive experience in scores of parking deck methods, types and construction systems.

Budgets and estimating- TAG has worked with several delivery methods including design-bid, construction managers, and design build. Our reputation for quality documents from schematic design through detailed construction documents ensures accurate estimating and based on past experience that qualified bidders are generally within 10% of each other.

Work Capacity- Our staff is comprised of architects, a landscape architect, interior designers, LEED accredited professional, and expertise in Contract Administration blend the many disciplines required for this project into one cohesive organization.

Location- TAG has a demonstrated legacy in Horry County. The reputation of the firm and its individuals are held in the highest regard by both city and county officials. TAG is not only trusted by Council and planning commissions but frequently called upon for professional advisement. This working relationship has also strengthened the ability of TAG to streamline the approval process through its knowledge and experience with the process. Additionally, TAG has developed important relationships with contractors and a reputation for producing excellent drawings and construction administration. These relationships bring an unparalleled benefit to the client.

Sustainable Design

The process of constructing a building and the long term operation of that building has a defined impact on the environment. Responsible architects, contractors, developers, and building owners realize this fact and are now being driven to be better stewards of the environment. The two most widely accepted standards for measuring green design today in the United States are the LEED Rating System and Energy Star Labeling. Pursuing LEED certification addresses many of the environmental issues that arise during a project, and acts as a guide for the design team in assessing the potential energy usages. Applying Energy Star to the project will better help achieve LEED goals as well.

LEED can address many of the environmental issues to come about from the project, and acts as a guide for the design team in assessing the potential energy usages for the project. However best method to design Sustainable projects is to create an integrated approach for the Design Team, which clearly states the objectives of the owners as they relate to the building itself and the occupants. As the architects begin creating conceptual and schematic designs, there should be equal attention given to the mechanical and electrical systems in the program. Through a creative process of applying solid design methodologies and engineering principles, the objectives of the Owner program can be realized with minimal impact on the project budgets.