Welcome to our Durham studio

We’re all about the human element. Whether we’re working on a library, museum, hospital, or workplace, we take a research-based design approach that reveals the context and story of a place. Questioning core assumptions is our thing. It’s what allows us to shape experiences that promote understanding of self, appreciation of community, and empathy for others.

Legacy Tower
411 W Chapel Hill Street, Suite 200
Durham, North Carolina 27701

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“Architecture allows us to change places for the better. I believe our team has a strong mindset to do so.”

—Sarah Dickerson, Designer

“Our team brings exciting ideas to the forefront. We converge project types, forming new connections that provide engaging user experiences.”

—Scott Heffner, Architect

FUN FACT
Our studio is the first project in North Carolina to achieve Fitwel certification.
Fitwel recognizes workplace environments that improve occupant health and productivity.
Our Diversity Potluck brings us together to celebrate our unique cultural backgrounds in a fun (and delicious!) way.
FUN FACT
A nod to history

At the time of our building’s completion in 1965, the Brutalist structure—then known as the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance building—was, at 12 stories, the tallest African American-owned structure in the United States.

The design of our studio is inspired by the mid-century modern aesthetic of our building's history.
FUN FACT
Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood” depicts a scene from a party he attended in our building.

People in Durham

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Zena Howard
Managing Director
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Irene Vogelsong
Interior Design Director
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Laura Gwyn
Operations Director
Joelle Jefcoat
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Joelle Jefcoat
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Derek Jones
Corporate and Commercial
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Kenneth Luker
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Sean Murphy
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David Crabtree
Corporate and Commercial
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Malcolm Davis
Civic and Cultural
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Heather Stonebraker
Corporate Interiors
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Michael Stevenson
Urban Design

Work by Durham

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National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, Georgia
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Durham County Human Services Complex
Durham, North Carolina
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Destination Crenshaw
Los Angeles, California
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New Castle County Route 9 Library and Innovation Center
New Castle, Delaware
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North Carolina State University Gregg Museum of Art and Design
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Historic Emancipation Park
Houston, Texas

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