Elon Scott Studios

Elon Scott Studios

The building’s program includes a black box theatre with re-configurable seating. Structural reinforcements were designed and constructed for the specialty sound and lighting equipment. In addition, our designers created a rehearsal space for Elon’s McCrary Theatre. This space features a sprung dance floor, acoustic isolation, integrated sound systems, and specialty lighting design.

The building’s program was completed with a public lobby, dressing rooms, storage spaces, shops, locker rooms, and restrooms.

  • Elon, NC

  • Completed in 2014

  • 14,000 SF

  • Elon University

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Durham Recreation Centers

Durham Six Recreation Center Renovations

The following facilities were included within the project scope:

  • Lyon Park Community Center
  • ED Mickle Recreation Center and East End Park
  • IR Holmes Recreation Center and Campus Hills Park
  • Edison Johnson Recreation Center and Rock Quarry Park
  • WD Hill Recreation Center and Hillside Park
  • Weaver Street Park and Recreation Center

We performed a number of renovation services, ranging from major building system upgrades to interior and exterior cosmetic upgrades. In addition, our professionals provided accessibility upgrades, life safety improvements, site modifications, lighting upgrades, waterproofing services, and electrical replacements at all six recreation centers.

When possible, our team also integrated sustainable building practices.  Low VOC materials, water-saving fixtures, and energy efficient roof solutions were utilized in an effort to improve the life cycle of each facility. In its completion, the renovations revitalized the relationship between local communities and the City’s recreation department.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2014

  • 6 Recreation Centers

  • City of Durham

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Skin Wellness Center

Skin Wellness Center

Our teams provided comprehensive design and construction administration services in the up-fit of this private skin wellness office. Included within the scope was a lobby and reception room, patient rooms, nurse stations, procedure rooms, laboratories, and office spaces.

The project features a number of delicate architectural details, such as the ribbed reception wall, which introduce texture and visual interest without compromising the project’s budget restraints. The serene space is abundant with natural light and was washed with muted natural tones to blur the lines between interior and exterior.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2017

  • Southpoint Professional Partners, LLC

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Alamance County Courthouse

Alamance County Courthouse Restoration

In the renovation of this historic city building, our design team provided comprehensive interior and exterior design and construction services. The project scope included extensive window replacements, ceiling installations, HVAC upgrades, lighting upgrades, and new interior finishes throughout.

Our design team extensively researched the materials used in this project to match the structure’s original grandeur. In its completion, the renovation brought new life and significance to both the building and its community.

The designers made this building very energy efficient and technologically friendly. It has all the modern conveniences of a new building while preserving the moldings, architectural style, color pallets, and materials of its original designer – whom I believe would be more than pleased.
Jennifer Talley
Alamance County Historic Commission
  • Burlington, NC

  • Completed in 2011

  • 21,700 SF

  • Alamance County

  • 2012 Preservation NC Award (Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit)

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New Hope Church Road Trailhead Park

New Hope Church Road Trailhead Park

Our design team provided master planning, design, and construction administration services for this new public facility.

The site features a 100 space parking lot, a restroom and picnic shelter, parking for horse trailers, integrated public art, and an open space lawn. The structure was inspired by the area’s vernacular barn and shelter precedents, resulting in a contextually appropriate yet modern public facility.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2013

  • 1,500 SF

  • City of Durham

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NC State Veteran’s Home

STATE VETERAN'S HOME RENOVATION & ADDITION

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NC State Construction Office
Salisbury, NC

In this project, we are providing renovation and new construction services. Our team has designed new interior finishes, as well as renovations to the lobby and event space. In addition, we will construct a 2,500 square foot addition with restrooms, conference rooms, offices, and activity areas.

The project is currently in design development. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2017.


Durham Armory

Durham Armory Restoration

Following our extensive research and investigation, we designed energy efficient windows and doors. The new replacements feature mullion patterns and glazes reflective of the original style.

The interior also underwent comprehensive renovations, including finish upgrades to the art-deco lobby and ballroom, which is used today for weddings, community events, and public gatherings. The monolithic ceiling was replaced by a metal trusses and a new lighting systems. In addition, our team designed a small stage and restored the buildings upper balcony seating.

I just wanted to express my enthusiastic praise for all of your work on the Armory renovation. I just got back from an impromptu walk-through and I am absolutely delighted with the results...I hope each of you takes a great deal of pride in what we accomplished on this project.
W. Bowman Ferguson
Deputy City Manager of Durham
  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2014

  • City of Durham

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Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Durham Bulls Athletic Park Renovation

The renovation of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park was a three-phased project. The first phase involved the installation of a waterproofing membrane throughout the stadium seating bowl, as well as accessibility and code compliance upgrades.

The second phase included building envelope improvements to the remainder of the facility, such as repairs to the masonry, application of water repellent coatings, and roof repairs.

Lastly, the third project phase involved improvements to the fan experience facilities. Our team designed new additions to the concession facilities, sky boxes, and VIP viewing suites.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2014

  • City of Durham

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Brightleaf Square Courtyard Renovation

Brightleaf Square Courtyard Renovation

In recent years, downtown Durham has witnessed a significant revival. As part of this growth, the City of Durham commissioned our firm to renovate and upgrade Brightleaf Square, a shopping and restaurant plaza near the Tobacco District.

Our team introduced new hardscaping, landscaping, and signage which engages pedestrians and directs them down the side street. Through careful material selection and lighting design,  the charm of the existing structures is enhanced. The result is one of the most vibrant shopping centers in Durham.

This project earned the 2012 Durham Golden Leaf Award for Community Appearance.

  • Durham, NC

  • Completed in 2005

  • Property Advisory Services

  • Commercial Properties Award (Durham Golden Leaf Award)

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3608 University Drive

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)

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