Our own David Maurer presented today at the North Carolina Main Street Director's Conference in Mount Airy. The interactive session focused on “Activating Your Downtown Storefronts,” exploring storefront designs and ideas that successfully engage the public, create interest and enliven the street. Thanks to the NC Department of Commerce and the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center for inviting us to be a part of this wonderful annual conference!
Union Special, the bakery cafe helmed by Andrew Ullom of AC Restaurant fame, will soon open its doors at Gateway Plaza along the Capital Blvd corridor. The bakers are already hard at work and the open, airy cafe space is almost complete! You can look forward to pastries, bread, breakfast all day and lunchwith a dedicated local focus, as Ullom will be baking with all roller-milled and stone ground flours made in NC!
James Goodnight, Old School Rebuilder & Co. and Maurer Architecture received the honor of two 2019 Preservation Awards for Adaptive Reuse at the Preservation Awards Ceremony at St James Parish on May 22. We are proud of these two projects—222 & 226 Princess St.—and the preservation work this award-winning team is doing in historic Wilmington, NC!
Congrats to David Maurer, who was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Downtown Development Association, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional membership organization with a dynamic mission to advance downtowns throughout the state. Members include…
A recent meetup was held at 217 Brew Works Brewery in Wilson, NC to discuss ideas for the amenities at the upcoming entrepreneurial space: Gig East Exchange. Construction documents are now complete and we are currently bidding this project. Bids will open on May 7, 2019.
911 North West Street — The Rainbow Building (previously Rainbow Upholstery for many decades) is now a mixed use shell. We partnered with Atlas Stark to renovate this very utilitarian structure, that now accommodates five business tenants on the first floor and a fitness center on the lower level.
The renovation of 500 West Peace Street (now home to SpectreForce) was completed in 2016. At last, we are repairing the exterior canopy that has quite literally been run into several times. Yikes! A brand new canopy/awning will. . .
The Preservation NC Conference was a great success and it was wonderful to see old friends and meet new ones, attend interesting sessions, and explore the historic buildings in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach! We always come back from this event feeling inspired and excited to continue the good work.
This week is the annual Preservation North Carolina Conference - it is being held in Wilmington and Maurer Architecture is a proud sponsor! David Maurer, Laurie Jackson, and Meredith Kirkpatrick all plan to attend. . .
Mark your calendars! Our fearless leader, David Maurer, is excited and looking forward to presenting an educational session on March 14 at the NC Main Street Conference, entitled " Private Spaces, Beautiful Places: Activating Your Storefront." This session will explore. . .
As mentioned by Sarah and Jeff Shepherd, the now owners of Montfort Hall: re-zoning of the property is vital to success of the restoration and business of Montfort Hall. According to the blurb on their website…
Demo is on the adjoining expansion space is now complete. At the time the below photos were taken, concrete cutting for the plumbing had just begun. Trophy (the original location at 827 W Morgan St) is still open for business on the other side of the demo space. It will be a phased project; once the new taproom is finished, business will continue on the…
This building was built by Henkel, Craig & Co. in 1908 for the sale of horses, mules, harnesses and buggies. The first floor was designed as a showroom for buggies and carriages, while the basement stabled horses and mules. The second floor was occupied by Henkel Opera House and showcased a large stage and seating for 1,500 people. The building later became home to the Caldwell Motor Company, and finally…
Design is moving forward with the two story 8,700 SF Wilson Innovation Hub. Located at 127 Goldsboro St. in Downtown Wilson, NC, this coworking space will feature shared common areas, conference rooms, and private offices. Following a successful design development review meeting with owners earlier this week, construction documents are kicking off. Construction is scheduled to begin in early June. Check back for updates!
The Benchwarmers Bagels project located in the historic Transfer Co. Food Hall on the east side of downtown Raleigh is complete and is already a big hit (in advance of their opening day). The new bagel + Jubala coffee collaboration officially opens the public this Thursday, February 7th, but a soft opening was held this past weekend—they sold out of bagels each day!
This Maurer project, on behalf of Atlas Stark Holdings, LLC, was completed and opened in the spring of 2018. We provided architectural design and construction drawings for both shell and each of the tenant spaces within the 19, 010 sf building. Martin Philips Construction Company was the “boots on the ground” for this project. The entire first floor is home to…
We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Longleaf Hotel and (ish) Delicatessen project. The boutique hotel will replace what was previously the Days Inn on Dawson Street in downtown Raleigh. The restaurant, (ish) Delicatessen will be located adjacent to the hotel.
Sam Jones BBQ is coming to Raleigh and we couldn’t be more excited to be apart of this fun project! The restaurant will take over the currently-vacant building located on 502 W. Lenoir St. The building was originally built in the 1950s and was used as a service station (formerly Dusty’s Garage) for…
We recently celebrated 25 years of business at the Maurer office with wonderful friends, clients and colleagues from near and far. And of course, no party would be complete without the delicious beer from local breweries we’ve designed (Trophy, Brewery Bhavana, Resident Culture, and White Street) and the always tasty food from Empire Eats. It was a festive event and reminded us of the privilege it has been to serve and work alongside so many great individuals in the city of Raleigh and across the state of North Carolina. We look forward to the next 25 years!
Montfort Hall hosted the Boylan Heights Neighborhood Fall Festival on Sunday and it was a great success! Among other exciting events, tours of the property were given by the owners Sarah and Jeff Shepherd along with neighbor/architect David Maurer! For the first time in a long time, the grounds of Montfort Hall were filled with people from the community and we are honored to be a part of this special project.