Although the name is new, the team at Parker Design Group | Architects [PDG] has been together for over 14 years. Formerly known as Lee & Parker Architects, a rebranding was necessary when partner Jakie Lee retired in 2015. Tom Parker was intent on continuing the same high standards of service to clients and passion for design when forming PDG | Architects.
PDG provides full design services for the
built environment. PDG has a broad range of experience in both residential and commercial architecture.
The design team's approach on residential projects
focuses on guiding clients and making them a participant in the creation of a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing place to call home. The practice maintains a high level of commitment to our clients and has a strong belief in delivering projects that meet client’s expectations.
The architects at Parker Design Group have
the resources necessary to work on large and
small commercial projects, with their wide network of associates throughout the southeast. We
collaborate closely with professional engineers
and consultants, who are experts in their field, to provide full services for our projects.
The firm is known for its design excellence,
project performance, and as a leader in integration of sustainable design practices for building. The work balances the practical realities of producing architecture on a budget and our creative and professional approach to give each project the time, vision and consideration it deserves. We believe that each project creates its own potential for unifying beauty and function, a consideration which is carried through each stage of the project, including research, development, and detailing.
W. Thomas Parker Jr., [Tom] principal and founder of Parker Design Group | Architects completed his Bachelor of Science in Design and Bachelor of Architecture at Kent State University in Ohio. He moved to Hilton Head Island in 1985 after graduation and was hired as an intern with Lee, McCleskey, Miller Architects. After a requisite
two-year internship, Tom passed the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards exam and was licensed to practice architecture in South Carolina.
Although the name changed over the years, Parker's professional relationship with Jakie Lee remained a constant. The relationship developed from that of mentor/mentee, into a partnership of mutual respect and collaboration in the form of Lee and Parker Architects in 1996.
As one of the first architects to become LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] certified in the area, Tom designed the first green, LEED certified buildings on Hilton Head Island.
Parker has served as a member of local residential community's Architectural Review Boards for many years and also served on the Town of Hilton Head Island Design Review Board for over eight years, chairing the committee for ? years.
Parker lives on Hilton Head Island with his wife Lori and has two daughters. Brittney is getting her masters at ??????? and Halie is at North Carolina State University.
Timothy Probst, joined Lee & Parker Architects in 2002 after graduating from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture. Tim has served on the board of the local American Institute of Architects for ? years, serving as President ???. He passed his licensing exam in ???? and is licensed to practice architecture in ????. Probst lives in Bluffton with his wife Beth and two young sons Jackson and Ben.