Founded in 2008.
"What have you seen or heard this week in architecture?" We start our weekly staff meetings with a reminder to engage with the world as we find inspiration in buildings and people.
Our process begins by listening to our clients, and exploring the site. Our favorite projects are the hard projects, the necessary ones. We seek committed clients and real boundaries. We have access to excellent partners for engineering, and we know the building codes.
What inspires us to take on a new project? Here are some of the things we look for:
- We love working with clients with clear vision and known needs.
- We promote mixed-use development and valuable use of land.
- We work for reclamation and redemption of empty spaces.
- Sustainability is a necessity. Material selections will be natural, non-toxic, local, and enduring.
- We understand daylighting. We’ll present efficient options for mechanical and electrical systems.
- We're inspired by the Raleigh community.
- We’re completely excited about innovation in materials, systems, and building strategies.
Whether the project is a restaurant in an abandoned warehouse or a church on a hill, or a combination of both with housing mixed in, we're ready to pursue it with you.
Meet The Team
Andrew Osterlund, AIA, CDT, LEED AP
Architect: North Carolina, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Tennessee (inactive), Georgia, Virginia, NCARB Certified.
Education: Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Architecture
Andrew has lived and worked in architecture in Raleigh since 1998, building and drawing from a broad base of project experience. His recent work on city-scale mixed-use developments has required extensive coordination and affinity among city, client, tenant, and technical demands. Team-oriented work sessions during design and construction have resulted in excellent built work, with amicable and profitable conclusions for all parties involved. Andrew has experience in all phases of architectural service, including feasibility studies, programming, design, systems coordination, construction documents production, specifications, multi-prime contracts, public bidding, field construction administration, and LEED certification.
Kristen Osterlund, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Architect: North Carolina
Education: Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Architecture
Kristen began working in Raleigh in the field of architecture in 1998 and became licensed in 2005. She has experience in managing public and private projects through all phases of design and construction. Kristen builds a strong relationship with clients by maintaining open communication among team members, and she enjoys the challenge of combining a fresh creative approach for each project with the technical details of materials selection and building envelope design.
Ashley Sessoms, NCIDQ, IIDA
Education: Meredith College, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design
Ashley enjoys connecting with her clients in developing a vision for their space from the very beginning of each project. She uses her education, experience, and creativity to seamlessly blend color and material selection with the technical aspects of design to create a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and adheres to current code requirements. As a result, Ashley’s work revitalizes the spaces of our city for people to live, work, and play in a safe, healthy and beautiful interior environment.
Project Manager / Design Professional
Education: Winthrop University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design; University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Master of Architecture
After Rebecca graduated with a degree in interior design, she wanted to learn more about how buildings are put together and affect people’s lives. Her architecture master’s degree combined with an interior design background has given her a well-rounded approach to Raleigh architecture as the city grows. She appreciates the challenge that constraints give to a project and enjoys being able to affect people’s lives on a very human level with her interior work and shape clubhouses, homes and other projects in a big-picture way as an architect.
Education: Jefferson University, Bachelor of Architecture
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Joe studied architecture at Jefferson University (previously known as Philadelphia University). While he was learning about the built environment in school, he gained valuable hands-on experience at a woodworking company and worked on projects ranging from restaurants and cafés to residential kitchens and bathrooms. As an aspiring architect, he is interested in creating architecture with all aspects of design in mind, from the big picture concept to the small details. He is eager to use the knowledge and skills he gained in and out of school in his future career.
Education: Clemson University, Architecture
Nate comes from Columbia, South Carolina, and he studied architecture at Clemson University, focusing on art and architecture history and reusing/repurposing materials and buildings. He spent formative time in the UK and Italy, developing as a designer and learning to think outside the box of what architecture can be, particularly how to use light to create exciting spaces.
Education: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Chris grew up in Raleigh and got an early introduction to the architectural field working for the family HVAC company. He studied architecture at UNC Charlotte, where he was introduced to modern architecture. While in school, he held various construction jobs gaining experience in residential, commercial, and roadway construction. He is working toward architectural licensure and is interested in modern art, furniture design, and sustainable concrete.
Education: North Greenville University, Bachelor of Arts in Print Media
Jordan's background as a local reporter and a social media manager has taught her to communicate with people from all walks of life. She values the community that Raleigh offers and is enjoying her role in helping people make those connections.
Hiring - Interior Design Professional
Commercial Interior Design Position: We are currently hiring for a full time, entry level interior design professional in our firm located in Raleigh, NC. Our firm provides architectural and interior design services to commercial, residential and civic clients. We are looking for a designer with the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from an accredited college or university.
- Interior design professional working towards certification in NCIDQ
- Proficiency in AutoDesk Revit, Bluebeam, Abobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
- Proficiency in rendering/3D software is a plus.
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
- Independent worker who can also work well in a team environment with other designers and architects.
- Designer should bring creativity and fresh design ideas to each project.
- Understanding of finish materials – both from an aesthetics perspective as well as a performance perspective
- Familiarity with local building codes and designing for accessibility
Full-time staff benefits include downtown Raleigh parking space, vacation and sick time, maternity/paternity leave (after 1 year), insurance coverage (major medical, dental, vision and life), and 3% company match for IRA deferrals in company retirement plan.
Qualified applicants can send resumes to email@example.com.
Hiring - Design Professional or Licensed Architect
We’re looking for someone with experience and interest in designing and managing public projects, minimum 3 years of experience, Revit-ready.