About

Stagaard & Chao Architects, established in 1992, is a professional design organization offering a variety of architectural services for many categories of building types and complexes.  The partners of the firm, Alan Stagaard AIA and Teresita Chao AIA, have over 40 years of experience in a wide range of projects, including residential and multi-family, commercial, industrial, resort and recreational, restaurants, churches, and office space planning, as well as expertise in coastal high hazard design.  Both partners are certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and are members of the American Institute of Architects.  The partners hold registrations in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and New Jersey.

Stagaard & Chao Architects was founded on a service-oriented philosophy that encourages partnering with all of the principals of a project and stresses:

●    Careful consideration of clients’ program needs and dreams.

●    High quality and innovative design.

●    Incorporation of high performance “green” design and building science strategies.

●    Continual monitoring and control of project budgets.

These goals are best met by each project being under the control of a partner who is the direct and constant contact between the firm and the client throughout the project.  The partnership continually monitors progress, ensuring quality design, budget control, and timely scheduling.  In addition to basic architectural services, Stagaard & Chao Architects offers project needs analyses and programming, computer-aided drafting and design, interior space planning and design, historic restoration, land planning, and construction contract administration.

Click to read a conversation with the principals