Welcome to our Durham studio

We’re all about the human element. With design as our medium, we apply a research-based approach, questioning core assumptions to shape experiences that connect people to the built and natural environments, cultural context, and to one another.

Located in Downtown Durham, where we are embedded in and inspired by the city’s rich culture, our studio is surrounded by excellence ― Tier 1 research universities, many of the best health services in the world, and Research Triangle Park, the largest research park in the United States. Whether we’re working on a library, museum, hospital, lab, or workplace, we approach the planning and design of transformative places based on strategic global thinking and local cultural intelligence.

 

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

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Diversity and Inclusion

Our clients, colleagues, and communities deserve to partner with a design firm that advocates for them — actively engaging diverse perspectives to elevate a project’s meaning and purpose.

Our North Carolina practice is a microcosm of the firm – reflecting diversity in our leadership studios as well as being intentional in creating diverse design and consultant partnerships.

Designs for Placekeeping and Placesharing: Cultural
Designs for Innovation: Science & Technology
Designs for Transformation: Health

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

—Scott Heffner, Architect

People in Durham

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Laura Gwyn
Managing Director
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Renny Logan
Design Director
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Derek Jones
Cultural and Civic
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Kenneth Luker
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Jonathan Miller
Health
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Irene Vogelsong
Corporate Interiors
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Malcolm Davis
Cultural and Civic
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Zena Howard
Cultural and Civic

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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Eastern Market
Detroit, Michigan
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Greenville Town Common, Sycamore Hill Gateway Plaza
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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
Charlotte, North Carolina

News about Durham