The Durham Hotel

Durham NC, 2015

Originally constructed in 1968, the former bank building's unique form is easily recognizable in the Durham landscape. The renovation includes the creation of 53 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, a fitness center, a rooftop bar, and restaurant. 

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Newell Rosenwald School

Raleigh NC, 2014


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Panther Branch Rosenwald School

Raleigh NC, 2013

Built in 1926, the Panther Branch Rosenwald School is one of five remaining in Wake County of the twenty-one constructed between 1919 and 1928. 

With restoration underway, the building will once again be a resource for the community, providing opportunities for education, growth and development. 

E.J. Hayes Rosenwald School

Williamston NC, 2013

Now known as the E.J. Hayes Community Center, this building is one of the larger remaining Rosenwald Schools in the state. Built in 1930, the school operated until 1970. By 2006, when it was saved by a group of retired alumni, the building had been greatly neglected. A few years later, Maurer Architecture was brought on to create plans for the restoration and renovation of the historic building.  

St. Monica's Teen Center

Raleigh NC, 2011

This Raleigh Landmark was transformed into a state-of the-art teen center serving the surrounding neighborhoods. The building was formerly a Catholic school for African Americans, and the primary goal for this project was to maintain the historic fabric of the building while allowing for modern technology, accessibility, and other amenities. The community was fully engaged throughout the design process. 

Bulla Youth Center

Edenton Street United Methodist Church

Raleigh NC, 2011

This existing office building was transformed into a gathering space for the church congregation. The renovation includes a large worship space, a game room, kitchen and lounge space, and a gymnasium. The second floor is home to classrooms, conference rooms, offices, and an intern work hub. 

Pirate Ship

Marbles Kids Museum

Raleigh NC, 2011

The interactive child-resistant construction of this pirate ship incorporates reclaimed, recycled, and re-purposed materials. The ship includes a crow's nest, a main deck, captains quarters, a gangplank, the forecastle, a pirate dressing room, and a dungeon. The lower level is also wheelchair accessible via the draw bridge. Maurer Architecture donated the design for the pirate ship and oversaw construction. 

All Saints Orthodox Church

Raleigh NC, 2009

This church expansion includes a new spacious sanctuary, classrooms, and offices. The design features domes, arched openings, and other details characteristic of the Greek Orthodox religion. 

All Saints Chapel

Raleigh NC, 2008

All Saints Chapel was originally built in 1874 for the Church of the Good Shepherd. After two moves, it now resides on S. East Street, immediately adjacent to the Oakwood National Historic District. The existing 3,034 square foot building was fully restored, and is now used for weddings, meetings, and other community events. All Saints Chapel was awarded the Anthemion Award by Capital Area Preservation as well as a Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance. 

Raleigh Safety Club

Raleigh NC, 2006

The Raleigh Safety Club originally housed safety and social programs but was later abandoned. In conjunction with Passage Home, the club was renovated to include a library, computer lab, and several federal administrative programs. The club was awarded the National Audrey Nelson Community Achievement Award.