Congratulations Craig!

Preservation NC featured our very own Craig Bethel in their Spring 2017 newsletter!  Craig and Julie Sikes have been involved with the moving and rehabilitation of the historic Schaffer House in the Prince Hall Historic District downtown.

Sir Walter Coffee is Open for Business!

Downtown's newest community based coffee barista bar, tea house and bottle shop is officially OPEN!  Located at 145 E Davie St. in the ground floor of the Edison Lofts, Sir Walter Coffee is serving up your favorite beverage seven days a week!  Check out their Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter for the latest, or better yet go see for yourselves.  Well done Sarle & team!

Join our team!

We are currently seeking to fill an available position with a talented and energetic individual with 3-5 years experience. Projects will include adaptive reuse, historic renovation, new commercial, and housing.

New Space for HQ Raleigh

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. 

Lustron House Event!

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!

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The N&O covered the event here!  Check it out!



We are THANKful!

Maurer Architecture is proud of the work we do with our development partners, and we love to see them get the credit that is their due...check out the link to Raleigh Public Record's list of the city's developers to be thankful for this holiday.  As always, we appreciate their continued efforts to preserve so many of Raleigh's historic buildings and the places we love to call home.  




Hops for Hope... Round Two!

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 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 and Hops for Hope!

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 visit

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! 


Maurer Architecture will lead historic Norris-Heartt House restoration!

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.  

More to come!!!


Dixie Trail Renovation

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. 

Finalist at the Hospitality Design Awards!

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. 

Demolition Underway on Walnut Street

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. 

All Saints Chapel 10 Year Anniversary

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. 

Progress at 707 N. West Street

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.

Death + Taxes named Food & Wine's 'Best of 2016'

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!

Check out the F&W article here -