Glenn Keyes has been the architect of over 300 preservation projects. From landmark residences and plantations to churches and institutional buildings.
Commercial projects include: the Charleston County Court House, Drayton Hall Visitor Amenity Center, rehabilitation of Robert Mills’ Fireproof Building for the South Carolina Historical Society, the Charleston City Market and the rehabilitation of the Charleston Visitor Center. Residential work includes the Branford-Horry House at 59 Meeting, the Sword Gate House and Pineapple Gate House, as well as Historic Charleston Foundation-owned Aiken-Rhett House and the Nathaniel Russell House. Churches restored include the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Pompion Hill Chapel, Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church, Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Synagogue and the Unitarian Church.
Prior to opening his firm in 1986, Keyes served as the Staff Architect for South Carolina’s State Historic Preservation Office. This public sector experience gives him the broad perspective of preservation that serves as a strong basis for his practice. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Advisors for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Locally, Keyes serves on the Board of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the nation’s first community-based preservation organization (two years as president), and the Charleston Museum (the nation’s first museum). For the museum, he assists with the ongoing stewardship of its house museums, the Heyward-Washington House and the Joseph Manigault House.
In 2013, Keyes was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.