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Elon McCrary Theatre Study

RND is currently collaborating with Elon University to prepare a masterplan to upgrade the McCrary Theatre, a 575-seat performance space located in the Elon Center for Performing Arts.

IN DESIGN | Schematic Design

UNC-CH Marsico BRIC – 9.4T MRI Renovations

This project will renovate an unused computer server room on the basement level to house a new MRI and associated support and equipment rooms. The new MRI suite will require specialized floor and wall shielding, as well as the construction of an isolated floor slab to limit building vibration.

IN DESIGN | Construction Documents

Elon Health Sciences Renovation

This large, multi-phased renovation of the Francis Center will expand Elon’s School of Health Sciences simulation offerings and provide interprofessional educational opportunities for students in the physical therapy and physician assistan studies programs. A skills lab on the second floor will offer seven hospital beds with high-tech and low-tech manikins for students to learn clinical skills. The expanded Interprofessional Simulation Suite on the second floor will include five traditional clinical rooms, an intensive care unite room, and a hospital room. The project scope will also involve the design of new office suites, classrooms, an entrance expansion, and building envelope repairs.

IN DESIGN | Design Development

Durham County Sheriff’s Firing Range Improvements

This project will involve the renovation of Durham County’s existing pistol and rifle practice firing range facilities, as well as the design and construction of a new maintenance and training facility. In addition to these architectural improvements, the project will involve extensive site upgrades and the construction of a new parking lot and additional firing venues. We are partnered with Engineered Designs, Inc. and Coulter Jewell Thames, PA.

IN DESIGN | Construction Documents

Elon Carolina Residence Hall Renovation

Carolina Hall is a three-story residence hall located within Elon’s Historic Neighborhood. The layout is nearly identical to Smith Hall, which our team renovated this summer. The renovation scope will include finish upgrades to the corridors, common areas, and resident rooms, as well as ADA upgrades to the common bathrooms. We will fully renovate unites located on the first floor to include accessible sleeping rooms and bathrooms and replace existing shared bathrooms with multiple single user bathing suites.

IN DESIGN | Construction Documents

Town of Cary: Carpenter Fire Station Road Neighborhood Park

RND Architects is pleased to join the design team lead by Surface678 on the design a new facilities at Carpenter Fire Station Road Park and McCrimmon Park in Cary, NC. The new neighborhood parks will integrate recreation amenities within the beautiful rolling topography, mature tree canopy, and existing creeks. Among structures for shade and support, RND will design a restroom/shelter facility as well as provide a feature along the open lawn.

IN CONSTRUCTION | est. completion in 10/21

Elon Smith Hall Renovations

Smith Hall is one of several Historic Neighborhood Residence Halls RND has recently renovated. This summer, our team completed construction involving new windows, a new ADA accessible ramp, and new ADA accessible dorm rooms.

The scope also involved updates to the finishes and furniture, with the biggest change in the bathrooms. These moved from multi-user bathrooms to pods with individual bathing compartments. The greatest project challenge was inĀ  accommodating the tight summer construction timeframe which began immediately after commencement in May.

IN CONSTRUCTION | est. completion in 11/21

State Crime Lab 4th Floor Renovations

The North Carolina Department of Justice State Crime Laboratory will renovate approximately 17,815 SF of the existing Forensics Laboratory Building in Raleigh, NC. The renovation will create an open office out of the existing individual offices and labs and a large open lab out of individual labs. The new construction consists of reconfiguring the existing Architectural, MEP, Security, Communications, and Fire Protection Systems and Roofing.

IN CONSTRUCTION | est. completion in 11/21

Salisbury State Veterans Home Renovation & Addition

Construction is almost complete at the Salisbury State Veterans Home! This project has transformed the outdated aesthetic of the building, which was originally constructed in 1965. The renovation includes comprehensive interior finish upgrades, the construction of a large multi-purpose event area and winter garden, and extensive building system improvements.

IN CONSTRUCTION | est. completion 11/21

Town of Cary: Annie Jones Park Building

This project invovles the design of a new “front door” facility for the Annie Jones Park in Cary. The new restroom and storage building will replace an existing structure to bring it up to current code. Though simple in program, the building will make an architectural statement and frame the entry to the park.


NC State Legislative Building Auditorium Renovation

Partial renovation of the existing NC State Legislative Building Auditorium to better accommodate presentations and press conferences. Included within the scope was a thorough code review, finish upgrades, and the design of new seating arrangements.


Elon Nursing Department at the Francis Center Renovation

Renovation involving minor floor plan changes to the existing Francis Center conference room, Dean’s Office, and student lounge. The project will re-configure these spaces to include additional offices, a workroom, and an improved student lounge and break room. Improvements will also be made to several Level 2 spaces to create a new Dean’s office and Sim Classrooms.

RECENTLY COMPLETED | in January 2021

Chapel Hill OBGYN Clinic Renovation

Renovation involving minor floor plan changes, including the expansion of the nurse station area and the addition of exam rooms and accessible toilet rooms. In addition, we provided interior finish upgrades and the design of new casework to integrate with the existing.

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