Category Archives: Raleigh

Dalat Oriental Grilled Tofu Sub

I’ve been eating at Dalat Oriental since I moved to Raleigh in 1996. Over the past 5 years or so, I almost exclusively order the grilled tofu sub. I can say that the quality has gone up and down over … Continue reading

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Historic Yates Mill County Park

Wake County’s Historic Yates Mill County Park in Raleigh is a good spot for a weekend visit. They provide tours of the working gristmill and there are around 3 miles of walking trails that traverse the property and circle the … 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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AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design

The grand opening of the AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design is this weekend in Raleigh. The building was designed by Frank Harmon Architect for the North Carolina American Institute of Architects, and will serve as the new headquarters. … Continue reading

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Prairie Ridge Ecostation

The Prairie Ridge Ecostation is an outreach of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.  It’s located in Raleigh off of Reedy Creek Road and can be accessed along the greenway that leads west across Blue Ridge Road from the North Carolina … Continue reading

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William B. Umstead State Park

Umstead State Park is located right outside Raleigh between interstate 40 and US 70. It’s a quick drive, even better, a moderate bike ride from downtown Raleigh along the greenway system. I’ve visited Umstead Park many times, but only recently … Continue reading

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Wiley Elementary School Media Center

I created a few quick design sketches showing improvements to the Wiley Elementary School Media Center for fundraising efforts. There is a need for more organization and better storage, along with a more cohesive and less cluttered appearance. Hopefully funding will come … Continue reading

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Design for addition to Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC

One of my favorite buildings in Raleigh is the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of Brooks and Clark Avenue. It’s the rich textures that draw me in. The sanctuary rests on concrete piers above a black slate panelized … Continue reading

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