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03 04 19: We just received an AIA Triangle Merit Award for Church on Morgan!

04 14 19: We just swept the housing awards at the AIA South Atlantic Regional Design Awards, receiving three Honor Awards for the Corbett Residence, the Ocotea Renovation, and The Ten at South Person!

04 25 19: Erin and Matt served on two-days of fifth-year juries at Mississippi State University.

06 10 19: The NCMA Museum Park Visitor Center is out for bids!

06 21 19: We are kicking off a monthly event at our office called Friday Morning Serial. Our first guest speaker is Dr. Adam Terando.  Please join us!

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January 2019

Happy New Year from in situ studio! Check out what we've been up to below.

Merkel Cooper


We had our one-year walkthrough at the Merkel Cooper house in Troutman, NC late this summer, and followed that closely with a fall photoshoot. Highlights over the two visits were a housewarming party with the full design team, RC car racing, several visits to Randy’s BBQ, and the shoot itself with the incomparable Keith Isaacs. We can’t wait to share the final photos! In the meantime, enjoy a sneak peek and several action shots above. We miss our trips to Lake Norman,  but love seeing happy clients and how they adapt to their spaces. Special thanks again to Ray Kelly Custom Builders who did a fantastic job building the house!




Matt and Erin are co-teaching the city planning studio at NCSU this semester along side Ashley “Oz” Ozburn (design ecology) and Travis Klondike (coastal dynamics). The studio is based on the design prompt created for the CONNECTIONS 81.2 event spearheaded by Erin and Oz last spring in Raleigh. Though still early in the semester, it has been inspiring to see what teams of students envision for the hypothetical re-development of the land currently occupied by the Governor Morehead School and Central Prison - a critical site for connecting downtown, NCSU campus, and other parts of Raleigh to Dix Park. Stay tuned for more updates!


Walters Residence


Construction has begun on the Walters Residence! This simple addition provides a family gathering space, bedrooms for the clients' growing children, and a master suite and deck with views of NCSU and downtown Raleigh. The homeowners have design backgrounds, both being trained in landscape architecture. It has been a pleasure working with clients of like mind. Needless to say, the kids can’t wait for their new digs!


Lewis House


We recently began working with a young family on an amazing piece of property in southeast Wake County. The site is long and thin, gently sloped, and comprised of equal parts meadow and forest. We are excited to be considering three schemes, all of which investigate the potential for views of the meadow and forest, the potential of different proximities to the forest edge and two existing outbuildings, and various degrees of privacy from other nearby properties. The forms of all three houses are straightforward and simple, allowing us to rely on orientation, the location of openings, and the relationship to the ground as means of creating good exterior and interior spaces.


nc Unsung


This subject of this month’s nc Unsung serves up some of the best Indian food in Triangle. Located on East Chatham Street between Raleigh and Cary, Biryani Maxx is an office favorite. We recommend the Tikka Masala and the Cilantro Garlic Naan. Whatever you pick, you can’t go wrong! Next time you are anywhere near downtown Cary, you should stop by for a super tasty, warm meal. If that doesn't work out, they even cater!


Book of the Month


The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben will change the way you think when you take a walk in the woods, walk past a street tree, or consider trimming a branch in your yard. The book is about how trees communicate with one another, support each other and other species, and the fascinating ways they seem to think and feel their way through life. If you enjoy a balance of science and poetry, or if you just want to celebrate the fact that spring draws closer every day, this is the perfect read for you.

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