We're a team of architects and designers serving North Carolina.

Since 1987, we have provided enduring design solutions for our government, healthcare, education, and commercial clients. Our mission is to serve your architectural ambitions from the first design meeting through completed construction.


Our history of success is deeply rooted in University work. To date, RND has completed over 150 million dollars in projects for our area universities. Our unique collaborative approach ensures the needs of both faculty and students are met while adhering to your budget and schedule goals.


We have completed hundreds of hospital, laboratory, and private clinic renovations for our healthcare clients. Our success stems from our ability to integrate complex building systems with comfortable patient and staff-oriented environments.


We have extensive experience working with state and local governments. Our designers are equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the procedures and codes that may impact your project, resulting in expedited review processes and direct cost savings.


Our public space and commercial projects are award-winning. As a local architecture firm, we are proud of the ways in which these designs have contributed to the growth and development of our neighboring communities.


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


Western Regional Crime Lab Opens in Edneyville

The new State Crime Laboratory in Edneyville, NC is now open and active. After a five-year design and construction process, the  facility will serve officers and scientists with over 36,000 square feet of laboratories and offices. RND's architectural response to the complex building programs prioritized durability, maintenance, and efficient workflows. As a result, the NC DOJ has already experienced a rapid increase in case-turnover time and lab efficiency. Read more here.

View the Western Regional Crime Lab in our portfolio.

Chapel Hill Bible Church Enters Construction

The Chapel Hill Bible Church renovation and new addition has entered construction. The 31,000 square foot addition will include a chapel and multi-function space, event space, education and classroom wing, youth ministry areas, and administrative offices. In addition, a number of existing spaces, such as the lobby, classrooms, and kitchen, will undergo comprehensive renovations. View this project in our portfolio. Check it out! You can live stream the construction site using this link.

RND Receives 2017 Durham Golden Leaf Award

We are happy to announce our Wrightwood Park Renovation project received the 2017 People's Choice Durham Golden Leaf Award. The honor recognizes excellence in design, preservation, and stewardship of the natural and built environment, and demonstrates the large impact of small improvements for our local communities. View our entry here.