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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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September 2018

September was incredible! We have several project wrapping up, Fall is here, and we have an amazing array of opportunities before us. We've also finished our eighth year of work this month and can't begin to express how thankful we are for the myriad people who have made our work possible.

This month's newsletter features a book by our mentor, Frank Harmon, an amazing structure in Mocksville, NC, a project that has been perfectly executed by John C. Sanders Company, and an update on our travels, past and future. Thanks for tuning in!

in situ studio is eight!

We can’t believe it, but our office turns eight today! We are planning a party to celebrate, but are holding of until we complete a bathroom renovation by Jimmy Hubbard and Joe Rimbey, new cabinets from dopko cabinetry, new carpet from Milliken, and a new monitor to aid in client presentations (not to watch the Ryder Cup or play Angry Birds). All work should wrap up by the end of October, and we will be sending out invites to our November birthday party, tentatively scheduled for 11 08 18. We hope to see you there! RSVP.


Last month, we set off for Virginia on our annual office retreat! First, we wandered through the ICA by Steven Holl, followed by a visit with our friends at ARCHITECTUREFIRM and a tour of Danny Macnelly’s work at Quirk Hotel. After an amazing lunch at Kuba Kuba, we headed to Charlottesville, VA to hang out with Landscape Architect Gregg Bleam at GBLA and the inspiring folks at Nelson Byrd Woltz. We finished the day with a tour of the UVA School of Architecture East Addition by W.G. Clark, whose personal house we may or may not have ogled from the street. A long car ride allowed plenty of time to talk about the last year of work, the future of the office, and our superpowers according to the Enneagram. Thanks to everyone who hosted us along the way!

in situ studio lectures

Matt and Erin are honored to have the opportunity to speak at multiple out-of-state AIA events in October! The first stop is Little Rock, AR for a lecture at the Architecture + Design Network, followed by a lecture in Hot Springs, AR for the AIA Arkansas Convention. The following week will be a quick drive west to Knoxville, TN to lecture at AIA East Tennessee's annual Design Feed Series, and hop right back in the car to head south to Jackson, MS where they will lecture at AIA Mississippi'sannual Mississippi Celebrates Architecture event, which is in collaboration with Mississippi State University School of Architecture. We can’t wait to report back next month!

Runnymede Ready

The Runnymede Residence is finishing up this month, and we couldn’t be more proud of how it has turned out. The house, built for a young family, has large, light-filled living spaces connected to a covered back deck and front courtyard. Private zones are accessed via hallways that use light and millwork to guide your way. The team at John C. Sanders Company has done an incredible job building the house! Special thanks to numerous great subcontractors, including Xylem Inc. and Wright Brothers Electric. We are looking forward to hardscape and landscape design from Sears Design Group in the coming weeks, and to our awesome clients to moving in!

Book of the Month

Frank Harmon’s book, Native Places: Drawing as a Way to See, has been released! Quail Ridge Books hosted a well-attended event on 09 23 18, where Frank gave a short talk about the book, how drawing has helped him see and understand the world, and the impact drawing has had on his practice. The book includes a wonderful introductory essay by Frank, along with sixty-four vignettes of “native places” taken from his popular blog of the same name. Books are available for purchase at Quail Ridge Books and on line. It’s hard to think of a better holiday gift!

nc Unsung

Our second installment of nc Unsung highlights Center Arbor near Mocksville, NC. This structure dates from 1876 and is an outdoor “sanctuary”  located on the grounds of Center United Methodist Church. The arbor was originally built for camp meetings and revivals, and is now additionally used for other community events like the Center BBQ Fair, held each spring and fall. The structure is almost entirely wood, supported by large tree trunk columns that are joined to roof members with wooden pegs. The original structure even had a wood roof, which was replaced with metal in 1923. The Center Arbor was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. We recommend making a stop next time you’re headed to the western part of the state - it’s conveniently located right of Interstate 40 at exit 168.

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