Happy Halloween from in situ studio!
We spent this week with Richard Leo Johnson of Atlantic Archives documenting six recently completed projects: the Corbett Residence - a ground-up house on a wooded lot north of Durham, The Ten at South Person - a ten-unit townhouse development for DHIC in downtown Raleigh, Church on Morgan - a renovation to a group of downtown storefronts for a new ESUMC site, Marcos Dawson - an interior renovation and exterior addition to a house near Five Points, the Medlin Residence - a new house in an older Raleigh neighborhood, and MoLaS - two new buildings for the Museum of Life and Science in Durham. Richard is a dear friend, an amazing musician, and an incredible photographer. Tune in next month to see the images he captured for us!
Friday Forum, Hampton Roads AIA, and Wake Forest Charrette
We've had some fun opportunities to get out of the office in the past month. Two weeks ago, Erin and Associate Professor Bryan Bell of DesignCorps, helped lead a Friday Forum as part of the NCSU School of Architecture and AIA Triangle Joint Lecture Series. The topic of the forum was Activate 14's Tiny Home Community Ideas Competition. Matt was the 2015 Jury Chair for the AIA Hampton Roads Design Awards and presented the awards at a ceremony held at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Congratulations to all of the winners! And, we recently took part in a charrette for the city of Wake Forest, NC alongside some of the most talented designers and planners in the Triangle. Our work during the day focused on reuse and reimagination of the downtown community core of Wake Forest. Special thanks to J. Michael Welton, author and writer for Architects + Artisans, for organizing the event!
Taylor House Update
Framing is almost complete at the Taylor Residence, our first house in Charlotte, NC. The house is nestled into the edge of a pine grove, with a formal grass court in front and a protected private view of a pond in the rear. Thanks to our wonderful clients for the opportunity and to the Ullman Group, who are doing a wonderful job with construction!
Book of the Month: "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard
"Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," by Annie Dillard, was written in 1974. The book catalogs her experiences and explorations over the course of one year along Tinker Creek in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Dillard's observations are beautifully crafted and illustrate the power and poetry found in an awareness of place.
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