Category Archives: Architecture

Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans

During a recent trip to New Orleans we rode through the lower 9th Ward which was washed out during flooding caused by hurricane Katrina in 2005. There are many empty lots, a few abandoned houses that sustained damage but are … Continue reading

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Thorncrown Chapel

I’ve wanted to visit Thorncrown Chapel since first catching a segment on the nightly news back in the late eighties about architect Fay Jones. I finally had a chance to see it this summer while on a driving trip out … Continue reading

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

I’ve probably been to a North or South Carolina Beach almost every summer of my life, so I’ve seen the development and changes that have occurred over the last 40 years. There hasn’t been much “progress”, but lots of development. … Continue reading

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Kimball Art Museum

The Kimball Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, designed by architect Louis Kahn, is considered by many architects as one of the best examples of modern architecture in the United States. Natural light enters at the top of the barrel … Continue reading

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Andy and Ando

I’ve been reading up on Warhol and other Pop artists, and happened to also complete a southern tour that included a handful of art museums. The museum curatorial world is fascinating. Every major art museum has a few of all … Continue reading

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North Carolina State Capitol Building

The North Carolina Capitol building no longer houses the General Assembly, but the governor’s offices are still in the south wing, and it is located directly in the center of downtown Raleigh. The building is set up mostly as a … Continue reading

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Biodiesel Fueling Station, Wilmington NC

One of the things that architectural clients have to understand when you are working on a tight budget is that the architect, builder, and client have to work together to find creative ways to achieve great results. In the case … Continue reading

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Inn at Middleton Place, Charleston, SC

As an architectural student in Charleston, SC, our class visited the Inn at Middleton Place, and I followed that visit up with two stays years later. The 55 room inn was designed by architects W.G. Clark and Charles Menefee, who … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Sky Race

I’ve been a volunteer on the City of Raleigh’s Appearance Commission for almost 5 years now. We review many of the new development projects within the city and make design recommendations to the planning commission and the city council. Most … Continue reading

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Leazar Hall Addition

A few years ago the renovation and addition to Leazar Hall on the NCSU campus was completed. Raleigh-based Cannon Architects did the design work for the historical campus building which houses design school studios and the design shop. It’s very … Continue reading

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