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.
—Sarah Dickerson, Designer
—Scott Heffner, Architect
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.