3608 University Drive

In 1997, RND Architects outgrew its existing office space in Durham and purchased an empty lot on University Drive to build upon. The firm designed a non-typical two-story building on the site which parallels its parking lot. The site-responsive structure steps down the site and embraces visitors by exposing its vertical circulation on the exterior of the building.

Tall, oversize windows admit light deep into the building and provide ample views from offices on both floors. This expanse of glazing on the east strongly contrasts the monolithic southern facade, which parallels the busy main street. The building is home to four beautiful commercial suites. The RND Architects office currently occupies Suite 204.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 1997

  • Commercial Properties Award of Merit (Durham Golden Leaf Award)