HQ Raleigh is expanding! The group will be moving into the top five floors of downtown Raleigh's historic Capital Club Building, and our team is proud to be heading up the renovation. The 8th-11th floors will be used as office suites and meeting space, and the ballroom on the 12th floor will be used for collaborative work space and lounge seating.
Did you know Raleigh has a long lost Lustron House? Raleigh Historic Development Commission and NC Modernist Houses are teaming up to host the screening of documentary film Lustron: The House America's Been Waiting For with panel discussion to follow. Learn about these pre-fab steel kit houses made post WWII in the response to shortage of housing for GIs, and how you can help to save our city's last remaining Lustron and see it restored!
Our most recent project in downtown Raleigh is making headlines! The 116-year old Martin Street building is part of the Moore Square Historic District, and plans were just approved by the Raleigh Historic Development Commission a few weeks ago.
Guess what? We have TWO teams competing at this year's Hops for Hope event. This week Maurer Architecture and Atlantec Engineers visited Trophy Brewing to build our team cask.
Hops for Hope is an event to benefit Children's Flight of Hope, a non-profit organization providing air transportation for children in need of medical care. We are proud to support their cause, and look forward to tasting some fun beers at the event!
This October 1st event is open to the public, and tickets are on sale now. Visit trianglehops4hope.org for more information.
The 'BrewBuild' team met at Trophy Brewing Co. to build our signature beer using a Trophy base beer and adding some unique flavor components to the cask. We are excited to taste the final product!
Maurer Architecture is pairing up with Empire Properties and Gizmo Brew Works to create an original cask of beer! We are proud to be a part of Hops for Hope, the second annual fundraising event that pairs corporate teams with local breweries to create and drink beer! On October 1st, participants will showcase their creations to more than 500 attendees at the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh in an epic beer festival and competition for bragging rights. Tickets are on sale now! For more information visithttp://trianglehops4hope.org/
Proceeds from the event and team fundraising benefit Children’s Flight of Hope, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides air transportation for children to access medical care. This is a great event for a great cause!
The 'Master Your Craft' team met at Gizmo Brew Works to get a brewing education and experiment with different flavor combinations to create our signature beer. We started with a Gizmo base and mixed in a few special ingredients to set it off! After much sampling, science, trial and error, and cheers, we came away with a warm, fuzzy feeling and a great cask of beer!
The Player's Retreat kitchen renovation is complete! With a whirlwind twelve weeks start to finish and just in time for NC State students' return, the renovation ensures that the PR will be cookin' for many years to come. The full menu is back and we are ready for it! Congratulations to the PR family, and cheers!
We are so pumped! One of the twelve State government-owned historic homes in the Blount St. Historic Overlay District up for sale will be a restoration project undertaken by Maurer Architecture! The offer for the sale of the Norris-Heartt House was approved by the North Carolina Council of State on July 12, 2016... check out the article in the Triangle Business Journal for some additional background information, link below.
A full renovation is underway on Dixie Trail in Raleigh. This 1954 ranch has been gutted, ceilings removed, and the original 50's kitchen demolished. Simple yet significant plan changes will transform the existing choppy layout into a sensible and open home. The central dividing wall has been removed in the living room providing a bright and open living, dining, and kitchen area.
The Durham Hotel was honored as a finalist in the Lifestyle Hotel category at the 12th Annual Hospitality Design Awards this year. What an achievement! Congratulations to The Durham Hotel team, and to all of those recognized by this prestigious award.
Hospitality Design Magazine hosts the HD Awards, which recognize some of the highest achievements in international hospitality design. Nearly 540 projects were submitted this year across 20 categories, which range from Luxury/Upscale Hotel, Sustainable Project, Lifestyle Hotel, and Casual Restaurant.
This lovely two-story historic building is undergoing thorough renovations, expected to be completed later this year.
On the first floor the storefront will be repaired and the space will be ready for a commercial tenant to move in, with new ADA toilet rooms, a storage area, and the existing historic stairs to remain.
Upstairs the former office space will be converted to a 3-bedroom apartment, with the historic skylights and many of the original walls to remain.
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the relocation of All Saints Chapel, which was built in 1874 for the Church of the Good Shepherd.
10 years ago the building was threatened by demolition, but was instead moved to its present day location on S. East Street and restored to its former glory as a beautiful and open gathering space. Maurer Architecture handled the move and restoration which included the digging of a new basement and a full interior renovation.
Demo is currently underway at 707 N. West Street! Acoustic ceiling tiles have been removed, wall partitions were torn down, and the existing carpet has been pulled up. The wood ceiling structure will get cleaned up and remain exposed, and the existing concrete floors will be refinished. We are thrilled with the progress so far and are looking forward to seeing the space come together.
We traveled back to downtown Lenoir this week to document a handful of historic properties. We had a great time meeting property owners and walking through the buildings. So many wonderful spaces with so much potential!
Ashley Christensen just keeps on winning! Congratulations to AC and the Death + Taxes family for the most recent accolades bestowed upon the new venture in downtown Raleigh: Food & Wine's 2016 Restaurants of the Year! As one of the country's ten most exciting places to eat this year, D+T and Christensen have mastered the art of live-fire cooking. If you haven't already had the pleasure of sharing a meal at Death + Taxes, well what are you waiting for? Make your reservation today!
Did you know we have twenty-two craft breweries in Wake County, and eleven of them are within the Raleigh city limits!?! Maurer Architecture is proud to be a part of the community building that is craft brewing. Check out this article from Walter magazine to learn more about the local breweries that call Raleigh home.
Permits have been issued for the kitchen renovation of Raleigh's beloved Player's Retreat! The iconic restaurant & bar will undertake a complete makeover of the existing kitchen with a new commercial hood, equipment, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems. While the 575 sf kitchen is out of commission during construction, Chef Beth LittleJohn will keep on cookin' in a mobile unit parked adjacent to the historic building. Loyal customers can expect a limited menu with all your PR favorites to remain throughout the project. Cheers!
Lindsey Slough is the newest member of the Maurer Architecture crew, and we are so happy to have her! Lindsey graduated in 2014 from Virginia Tech with a degree in Interior Architecture, and she is a welcome addition to the team.
Check out the link to this article featuring Next Glass and Untappd, making headlines merging science and community! There is some nice video footage of the new space at 21 S Front St. in historic downtown Wilmington... congratulations, and cheers!
Permit drawings were approved yesterday for the renovation of 707 N. West St., the new home of the best view of downtown Raleigh! One suite is currently pre-leased, but 7,000 sf are still available. The building was previously utilized as a trophy parts distributor and has served a variety of light industrial functions over the years.
The City of Lenoir is hosting us next week for a special presentation on upper story development in the downtown area. We are looking forward to meeting some new friends and touring some of Lenoir's beautiful historic buildings.
The Urban Design Center just shared this video of the UDC talk given last year by David Maurer, AIA, Laurie Jackson, Project Manager and James Goodnight, developer, entitled Filling in the Gaps: Rehab of Historic Raleigh. If you missed the talk the first time around then you're in luck! Check out the link to learn more about the exciting historic renovation work being done downtown and beyond.
The new home of Spectraforce was featured in the News and Observer this week! The project is an important part of a larger conversation about the growth of the northern section of downtown Raleigh and the importance of preserving our existing buildings as the city grows.