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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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March 2017

Greetings from in situ studio! We had a great month, with site visits to the Chesapeake Bay, vacations on the west coast, a spring snow day, and a visit from a former in situ-ite, Jeremy!

House in the Woods

We are excited to be working with a new client who desires to have a house in the woods. The design of the house takes advantage of views into the forest on the north side, while also carving out a south facing courtyard for the family to enjoy year round. The house is comprised of a heavy masonry base, a light glassy main level, and a flat roof with broad overhangs punctured by large skylights that accentuate important elements. 

Griffith Residence

Matt and his family moved back into their house this month after a six-month renovation! The house, which is located in the Longview Gardens National Historic District, was originally designed by A. Lewis Polier between 1954-1956 as his personal family home. The exterior closely resembles some of the later work of Harwell Hamilton Harris, and the 2,200 SF interior is efficiently planned to now accommodate four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The renovation focused on new bathroom and bedroom spaces, a new kitchen, revamped systems, and updated finishes. Important elements like the south-facing screened porch, floating stair, and interior planter remain. Matt, Ashley, and their three kids are thrilled to be back home in the woods of East Raleigh!

Nolintha Residence

We can now announce that the Nolintha Residence was completed this spring in the Prince Hall Historic District. While it is bittersweet that a fun project is coming to a close, we are thankful to look back on a wonderful collaboration with our thoughtful clients and team: Southeastern Properties and Development Companydopko cabinetry, and Pleasants Electric.  The project consists of quiet, light-filled spaces inserted into the shell of an existing brick foursquare house. Welcome home Van and Vanvisa!!


Book of the Month

This month, one of our favorite firms, RCR Arquitectes was named as the 2017 laureate of the Pritzker Prize  architecture’s most prestigious award.  In their honor, we are revisiting El Croquis Edition 162, RCR Arquitectes for our Book of the Month.  Among the qualities that we admire in their work is the intense responsiveness to the site, something we strive to do in every project.  The book highlights almost twenty of their projects, ranging from houses, to museums, to transit stations. It includes process models, sketches, and diagrams that suggest the importance of context to their work.  Listen to them explain a bit about their process and what influences their work here.

Song of the Month

This March’s song of the month is "Landslide" by Robyn Sherwell - an up and coming artist from the island of Guernsey. Her self-titled debut album features a stilled version of Fleetwood Mac’s classic song, "Landslide." The stripped down electronic instrumentals highlight Sherwell’s soulful voice and passionate delivery. Turn it up and sink into a bed of tissues, call all of your exes and polish off a tub or two of Ben and Jerry’s.

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