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12 05 16: Matt is on final juries at UNC Charlotte, reviewing work from Marc Manack's studio.

11 10 16: We just won four 2016 AIA NC Design Awards, including an Honor Award for the Corbett Residence!

10 25 16: Matt will present the 2016 AIA East Tennessee Design Awards as jury chair!

10 08 16: The Ten at South Person will be on this year's AIA Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture!

09 07 16: The Ten at South Person and Church on Morgan have both won 2016 City of Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh Awards!

07 21 16: We just won 2nd and 3rd place jury prizes in the 2016 George Matsumoto Prize for the Corbett and Medlin Residences!

05 03 16: Matt will be on juries at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Community Design Center!

04 23 16: Erin will present the 2016 AIA Memphis Design Awards as jury chair!

04 13 16: Erin and Matt presented the firm's work to AIA Asheville.

03 19 16: Erin was on a panel of activist architecture firms for the 2016 Structures for Inclusion conference.

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Jubala Coffee Hillsborough

Raleigh, NC | 2016 | 1,659 sf

Jubala Coffee Hillsborough is a downtown location for Raleigh’s favorite suburban coffee shop. The space was crafted in an empty shell on the ground floor of a hotel on NCSU’s main drag. It is visible from the street and accommodates arrivals from the sidewalk and the hotel lobby. The primary shop feature is a barista area that is experienced in-the-round and offers two points of sale, one for “TAKE” and one for “STAY.” The kitchen is also visible. Limited SF and a strange array of columns in the space made for a very constrained design process.

The existing developer shell was very small and disrupted by a handful of erratically located columns. In this space, our client required cold storage, a full kitchen, seating for 50-70 people, retail space, storage, and a full service barista area. Jubala’s mission is to teach people about the craft of coffee by erasing barriers between making and buying. We pursued several schemes with this in mind, arriving at a final scheme that would create an in-the-round barista experience. The program is layered from front to back – sidewalk, patio, point of sale, front bar, work area, rear bar with seating, table seating, food prep and pass, kitchen with hood, cleaning and storage. The result is a surprising variety of atmospheres in a small space.

To learn more about Jubala Coffee, visit their website or follow their Facebook page.