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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

Elon McMichael Science Building Renovation

Multi-phased renovation of the teaching and research laboratory headquarters for Elon’s biology, chemistry, and environmental studies programs. The comprehensive renovation will include upgrades throughout the entire facility, including extensive MEP, fire protection, lighting, and laboratory upgrades.

The first project phase will involve renovations to biology office suites, a design studio, gathering spaces, several biology research and teaching labs, and chemistry offices. The second and third phases will renovate the ENS research labs, additional biology research labs, a molecular biology and biochemistry lab, chemistry research labs, as well as a tiered classroom.

IN DESIGN | Design Development

Durham County Sheriff’s Training Facility

RND is leading design with Durham County in the creation of a new 10,000 SF building and substantial upgrades to existing site facilities as part of the Sheriff’s Office training and recruitment modernization efforts. In step with Durham County sustainability goals, the project will reuse an existing brownfield site and integrate building innovations to meet LEED Certification standards. We are proudly partnered with DLR Group, Gardner & McDaniel Engineers,  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 | Currently in Phase 2

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 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 03/22

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 CONSTRUCTION | est. completion 4/22

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.