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Boston | Chapel Hill


Our recently completed adaptive reuse of this National Landmark has been getting some attention. As of the close of 2013, it has been officially certified at the LEED PLATINUM level under the USGBC Multi-Family rating system, garnered an achievement award by the Boston Preservation Alliance, featured in ArchDaily, and cited by architecture critic Robert Campbell in the Boston Globe as a Mayor Menino-era WIN! This project was a three-year labor of love and research for us and we feel privileged to have revived such a seminal piece of H.H. Richardson architecture. Read more on our website.


The Carrboro residence on Hillborough Road is nearing the finish line with a March move-in date expected! Our thanks to contractor David Cook, owner of MCF Builders, for his attention to the details. Siding is expected in the next two weeks and we're excited to see the acid-washed zinc by Eric Berg with DLSS Manufacturing in Pittsboro go up! Read more about this green modern house on our website or the owner's construction blog.


Our commercial renovation for the new headquarters of apparel manufacturer REAL THREAD is nearing the end of permitting in Orlando, FL, and is about to break ground! Read more on this innovative project on our website. Our new design for the fruit and flower market at the corner of Boston's preeminent landmark - Old South Meeting House - is also making strides through the approvals process.


  • Loft rooftop renovation in Boston's Leather District
  • Addition to a Deck House (1960s modular) in Weston, MA
  • An artist's studio barn in Hillsborough, NC
  • Home renovation masterplan in Raleigh, NC
  • A modern home in Durham, NC, designed in collaboration with Architect Tina Govan
  • Historic building assessment of the Long View Center in Raleigh, NC


While doing some planning for a multi-family developer client, we began to research the pros and cons of commercial modular construction. While the hard costs savings are not as great as we'd hoped, we've found that construction time can be reduced by 30% - 45% which certainly affects the soft costs! Our thanks to the folks at Simplex Modular.


Recently we took a hard look at residential water heaters. We tried to make real sense of the many sustainable claims and options available on the market in search of the best investment for our clients. We scoured many sources, including Consumer Reports, the U.S. Department of Energy, manufacturers' testing data, consumer blogs and reviews, industry professional experiences and many more. What we found was surprising. Read the full report on our blog


Partner Chris Johns recently spoke on Greening Commercial Historic Buildings at the Boston Society of Architects, and will be teaching a graduate design studio at the Boston Architectural College this spring. Partner Jason Hart is now serving as the Chairman for the Chapel Hill Community Design Commission, and is teaching a graduate design studio at North Carolina State University.

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