Durham Parks & Recreation (DPR) facilities receive vibrant transformations

For several years, RND has collaborated with DPR to design strategic renovations which address the aesthetics, maintainability, accessibility, and function of their pubic parks facilities. Though the priority has been to make the interior experience pleasant for the visitor and vandal-resistant for City maintenance, another important project component was transforming the building exteriors to appear more approachable.

Our team strategically designed improvements at numerous park locations, including the award-winning Wrightwood Park renovation. After the upgrades were complete, the City hired local artists to interpret each Park’s activity in a  unique mural – a vibrant, creative way to generate unique personas out of standard building types.

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The space has literally changed the face of recruitment for this department.
I have people coming to work happy.

Robert Joyner
Development Review Group Manager, City of Durham

RND understands what customer service means.
They understand the budget restraints of a municipality and explore creative, cost-effective solutions to issues.

Doreen Sanfelici
Project Manager, City of Durham

I couldn’t be happier – wish I could take the credit! Preservation NC made a great decision. Congratulations to the firm – this is truly a project to be proud of.

Linda Carlisle
Secretary, NC Department of Cultural Resources

From the beginning of the process to the end result, this firm was most gracious in understanding the difficulty in laying out a plan that not only suits the needs of past and present history, but also to be secure for years to come in incorporating growth.

Doreen Sanfelici
Project Manager, City of Durham

RND Architects has been working continuously for Duke University Medical Center and Health Systems over the last ten years, and is one of the local architecture firms we depend on for their strong skills, experience in design, and follow through.

Gregory Warwick
Architect, Duke University Medical Center

The designers made this building very energy efficient and technologically friendly, with all the modern conveniences of a new building – while preserving the moldings, architecture, color palettes, and materials of its original designer – whom I believe would be more than pleased.

Jennifer Talley
Alamance County Historic Commission

I highly recommend RND Architects without any reservations. We definitely look forward to working with them on our future building projects.

Karen Pulido
Clinical Operations Director, UNC Healthcare

The staff has been flexible, knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated, timely, and professional throughout this process. As a result, the new clinics have been a great success. Thank you again for your dedication and hard work that has greatly contributed to the success of this project.

Anne-Marie Hawthorne
Project Manager, Duke University Health System



Construction is complete at the new Western Regional State Crime Laboratory in Asheville, NC! RND lead the project from advanced planning through construction completion, and we are thrilled with the results.

The facility’s design prioritizes maintenance, durability, and floorplan efficiencies to increase staff production and case turnover time. View this project in our portfolio.


We’ve finished construction at the newly renovated Case Academic Dining Hall on the NC State University Campus! This exciting project transformed the student athlete dining facility with new finishes, extensive building system upgrades, the integration of campus athlete branding, and the addition of year-round seating.

View this project in our portfolio here.


On Friday, October 5, 2018, we celebrated the grand opening of the new Go Durham Transit Bush Wash facility. The renovation provided extensive wall and floor repairs, the replacement of exterior windows and doors, and modifications to the existing structure to accommodate new bus wash equipment.

Visit the GoDurham website here.