Mount Pleasant Magazine May/June 2022

53 www. ReadMPM. com | www.MountPl easantMagaz i ne. com | www.MountPl easantPodcas t . com David Graham is a Pawleys Island architect known for his distinctive designs at Brookgreen Gardens and the Pawleys Island Town Hall. Inspired by his greatgrandfather’s work as a master builder, David became a registered architect in 1984. He then started his Myrtle Beach firm, The Graham Group Architecture, in 1987. Today, nearly 40 years later, he anticipates his final triumph in what might be his most meaningful build to date— his daughter’s dream home, right here in Mount Pleasant. Betsy Quirin grew up in a Pawleys Island home designed by her father. Recognized by American Institute of Architects South Carolina, it was one of the first homes in the state designed for energy efficiency. As a child, Betsy dreamt of one day having her father create a unique and special home for her own family. “I love the creativity of working with unique individuals to achieve their dreams,” David stated. “This home design is one of my last before I retire. It’s for my daughter and son-in-law and is the place where my grandchildren will grow up. That makes it special.” When Betsy and Chad Quirin purchased an 874-square-foot home on Rose Lane in 2013, they did so with the vision of their dream home taking its place on that very lot. Eight years later, Betsy is working alongside her father to put her personal style into a custom-built home for her family of four. “I definitely feel like I have my dad’s creative gene, but mine translates more through cooking and smaller projects,” she said. “There is something really special about having a hand in designing your own personal space.” Betsy’s mother Carla has had the opportunity to watch the daddy-daughter duo work together to create Betsy’s Dav i d Graham l ooks at home pl ans wi th daughter, Bet sy. Photo prov i ded. A dream home i n the mak i ng. Photo prov i ded.