" I have personally known and worked with Damien for over ten years. Being an architect myself, but practicing in another realm of the profession, I could not have picked a more perfect person to design my personal residence. Damien was able to articulate his design ideas while incorporating the technical aspects of the building enclosure that I focus on in my everyday architectural practice. He has the innate ability to communicate a diverse array of architectural styles and truly understood how to create livable spaces within my budgetary and square footage parameters. In my experience, Damien affords his clients the opportunity to experience the design, in advance of construction, through his use of 3-dimensional modeling programs. Being able to visualize the scale and day-lighting of proposed spaces, on both the interior and exterior of my house, was one of my favorite parts of the working with Damien. I would definitely recommend DLB Designs to prospective clients and am proud to stand alongside him in a community of our peers. "
-Whitney Alcott, AIA. Architect @ Applied Building Sciences. Vice Chair of the Building Enclosure Council
" Damien is a top-notch architect. My husband and I could not be more pleased with the home he has designed for our waterfront lot. We interviewed 12 high-end architects in the Charleston area and Damien stood out heads and shoulders above the rest. He brought incredible skill and creativity to our project, but perhaps even more importantly, he balanced those attributes with strong business acumen and project management skills that made it an ease to work together -- not an easy find. Additionally, Damien was timely and moved our project forward at a nice pace. His documentation is far more detailed and helpful than any I've seen. He's helped us manage a difficult ARB and successfully navigate through finding a high quality custom home builder. Last but not least, Damien's passion for his craft always shines through and made the process a ton of fun!"
" To the table Damien brings it all. I’ve been an interior designer for over 30 years, and worked with plenty of architects and designers. This project was a little different though, it was a home just purchased by my husband and I. It had great bones, but it was dark, out-dated, and desperately needed a new life. When Damien first met with us he listened to some of our ideas and wanted to know what we were looking for in our home. Then, with an understanding of how we lived, he presented to us a design that incorporated today’s new ideas of style and design. His plans included everything we were looking for; they brought in the light, created an open floor plan suitable to our family’s lifestyle, and were crafted with our budget in mind. Our Town, and POA granted permits without a question. Damien is reliable, friendly, and easy to work with. What he never brings to the table is ego, attitude, or that feeling your idea was ever the wrong idea. Damien came highly recommended to us by designers we work with, and he will forever be highly recommended by us to you, and our clients. "
-Kelly and Wally Carey, Owners of Patina Blu
"We chose DLB Custom Home Design to architect our dream home after Damien came to our initial meeting completely prepared and educated on our lot, setbacks, and zoning requirements. He also listened to what we envisioned and the way we live as a family of five. Damien is thorough, organized, and attentive. Even though we lived in Connecticut during the design process, Damien as always accessible and kept us up to speed on any/all changes during the design phase. We are truly delighted by the plan delivered by DLB Custom Home Design!"
-John and Jennifer Ferm
" We worked with Damien for over one year designing our home and we couldn't be more pleased. He listened to our wishes and he came through by designing the perfect house for us. When the community Design Review Board changed the exterior design requirements mid project, Damien was flexible with major exterior changes all the while keeping the basic floor plan that we loved. He was easy to work with, made great suggestions and kept to the budget. I would highly recommend Damien Busillo for any custom home design. "
-Christine and Hal Owen
" After interviewing several architects and residential home designers and not finding the “perfect fit”, our wonderful builder Mark Pesce (MSP Custom Homes) referred us to Damien. From our first meeting it was apparent we were ready to start working on our new home plans. Damien provided clear, precise, and affordable options at every turn. He had great ideas that became realities. Throughout the entire process Damien offered his knowledge, skill, was always prompt, courteous, and in good humor even when it meant listening to two overly opinionated and at times exasperating clients. Damien was a dream to work with and the proof is in the pudding. We now live in a beautiful, comfortable, well designed house that we’re proud to call home."
-Robin and Paul Maceyunas
"I worked with Damien on an outdoor pool project with a kitchen/cabana. He was great to work with and drawings and changes were made in a very timely and efficient manor. He offered good ideas to improving the project, but always kept my budget in mind, which was very helpful. He is clearly well trained in his craft, and is excellent at design and space management. A great experience to work with him"
-Dr. Mark and Kim Payne
" Damien Busillo did a great job designing our new home here in the Lowcountry. My wife and I had a dream andwhen we met with Damien he put together a wonderful flowing design with an open floor plan that has turned out to be better than we ever could have hoped. Damien helped us to meet the design requirements we were looking for, while maintaining the square footage that we wanted, as well as staying within our budget. We have received countless compliments on the beautiful design that Damien put together for us with this charming Lowcountry design! "
-Britney and Chris Farrell
" Damien Busillo of DLB Custom Home Design has been a pleasure to work with. Although my husband and I have built four homes in the past, this was our first experience with having a custom home design. He has been a great help in finding ways to convey exactly the design we wanted, working with builders in the bidding process, working to help us find the landscape designer that fits our tastes and working with our neighborhood ARB to help us get the design approved. Damien has been very flexible to make changes in order to fit our needs and I know that the end product will be a home that we will be so proud to call our own. It's been a pleasure to work with him! "
-Emily and Jamie Thomas
" My husband and I were thrilled with the design work Damien did for our new home. He took all our notes on what would be our ideal dream home and made it all a reality. He was always responsive and helped us to stay in our square footage and construction budget. As an interior designer, I had enjoyed working with Damien on clients' projects so I knew he was who I wanted to use on our new home. If we ever have need for him again, Damien will be my first call. "
-Jennifer and Paul Gibson
" Damien is in the process of designing the second home for our custom building firm and is slated to start a third in 2014. DLB provides us invaluable input on space planning, scale, and aesthetics. They are flexible in the scope of services offered to us for in-house construction projects and full scale design services to our clients. "
-Jenna and Chad Colman
" Damien Busillo of DLB Custom Home designed our "dream house". We could not be happier with the end product. We contacted Damien with a hodgepodge of design ideas and he was able to put it all together into a house that has met our needs aesthetically and functionally. I frequently referred to Damien as the "marriage counselor" of architecture as he was able to creatively meet the diverse requests of my husband and myself. We love our new house designed by DLB design! "
-Reyne and John Miller
" Damien did a superb job working with my wife and I developing this project. He is a great listener and developed options to allow us to select the final design to build our porches and extend our main stair case to gain access to the third floor to build out a TV room, office and exercise room with a lot of useable storage. His ideas made the project look like these spaces were always a part of the original house design.Damien's plans were thorough and enabled the project without costly change orders. Damienwas always available to provide guidance to the project team during the project. This project has dramatically changed our home and made it a true pleasure for our entire extended family."
-Roxann and Bill Lewis
"Choosing the wrong architect could be a stressful disaster. I was so happy to have found Damien and welcomed the peace of mind he provided me. Damien's close attention to detail, his desire to quickly and effectively execute the task at hand, along with his talent and creativity, makes him a desirable choice for anyone seeking someone that will set your mind at ease. Damien designed a beautiful modern home that exceeded my expectations and I couldn'tbe happier"
"As a home builder I have hired Damien for several projects and I have also recommended him to my clients. I have always found him to be easy to work with and a complete professional. I think his designs are Stylish and Tasteful and his drawings are comprehensive and easy to build from."
-Travis Arnett, Owner of Arnett Construction
"We hired DLB for a coffee shop that we were doing in Mt Pleasant and we were very happy with the job performance. In addition, Damien was there for us when we needed some modifications done on the job. He delivered changed plans twice in a matter of hours that kept the job on track. I would definitely use DLB again."
-Sinan and Liz Aktar, owners of Collective Coffee Company in Charleston, South Carolina