Charrette Designers: Eric Moser
Moser Design Group, Inc. (MDG) has built a reputation as Designers of fine custom residential architecture. They have more recently become established as one of the most prominent Traditional Neighborhood Home Designers. Eric Moser, President of MDG, along with a dedicated staff of professionals have designed over 800 homes throughout the Southeast region over the past 20 years. A large number can be found around MDG’s home of Beaufort County, SC, and offer a wide range of type and style, from 600 square foot bungalows to 13,000 square foot estates. Over time, this broad array has allowed the team at MDG to refine the craft of place making whether it be their casual resort architecture, or their finely detailed Traditional homes which embrace the rich architectural heritage of the Low Country.
In 1999, Eric Moser, and architect Don O’Connor, a long term associate, established a new architectural firm, OCM Architecture, Inc. Eric & Don share the belief that architecture must be reflective of each client’s lifestyle, intuitive to purpose, and appropriate to place. Always apparent in their work is the great care taken to design delightful spaces that address each property carefully, and flow with ease, never confined to rigid boxes.
Their work has been published in a variety of magazines including: “Southern Accents,” “Architecture,” “Islander Magazine,” “The Wall Street Journal,” and “America’s 100 Best Places to Retire,” to name a few. In 2000 MDG was one of 25 select architects and designers featured in, bestselling author, Sarah Susanka’s book “Creating the Not So Big House”. Recently MDG was asked by “Coastal Living Magazine,” to design the 2002 Coastal Living Cottage of the Year which was featured in the September/October issue.
Dear to Eric and Don is their commitment to New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Development. Eric is a member of the New Urban Guild and the Congress for New Urbanism, both promote traditional architecture and effective development alternatives to Urban Sprawl. They have provided a significant number of homes in many prominent TNDs.
Eric’s involvement began with the pioneering neighborhood of Newpoint, in Beaufort SC, 14 years ago. MDG was one of 3 firms selected to establish the architecture of the neighborhood, ultimately designing approximately 25% of the homes there.
MDG also participated in a successful public/private venture between Village Renaissance, Inc. and the village of Port Royal, SC by designing several homes befitting the historical context of the village. This 3 block infill project spurred the first significant growth within the community in years.
In 1997 Eric participated with the highly acclaimed firm of Duany Plater-Zyberk Architects in the charrette for the town of Habersham in Beaufort, SC. Today Habersham is a growing, vibrant coastal village. Along with being a resident of Habersham, Eric chairs the Architectural Review Board and works closely with town founder Bob Turner in the fulfillment of the town plan.
Since then, MDG and OCM have been involved with many TNDs throughout the region. Eric is a frequent consultant for Duany Plater-Zyberk and others in planning, and architectural charrettes for new and old towns, hamlets, and neighborhoods. Among these are: The New Town of St. Charles in St. Louis, Lost Rabbit in Jackson MS, Woodstock GA, Georgetown CT and Amelia Park FL. MDG and OCM continue to participate in the urban design and architecture of the growing number of New Urban projects.
Following is a partial list of clients and communities where you can view work by Moser Design Group, Inc. and OCM Architecture, Inc.
Beaufort County, SC:
- Port Royal
- Habersham: www.habershamsc.com
- Palmetto Bluff
- Oldfield (new village planning and architecture)
- The Paddocks (new neighborhood planning and architecture)
- I ‘On, Mt. Pleasant, SC: www.ionvillage.com
- Villages of St. Johns Woods, Johns Island, SC: www.sjwvillages.com
- Maxwell Springs, Greenwood, SC Daniel Island, Charleston, SC
- The Burrows, Charleston SC
- Hammond’s Ferry, North Augusta, SC: www.hammondsferry.com
- Clark’s Grove, Covington, GA
- Norfolk Housing and Redevelopment Authority, East Beach, Norfolk, VA
- Milespoint, MD
- Vermillion, Huntersville, NC
- Stowe Manor, Belmont, NC
- New Town at St. Charles, St. Louis, MO
- Amelia Park, Amelia Island, FL
- The Waters, Montgomery, AL
- Gorham Bluff, Huntsville, AL
- Lost Rabbit, Jackson, MS