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 lunch with a dedicated local focus, as Ullom will be baking with all roller-milled and stone ground flours made in NC!
Progress is being made on expansion and renovation of a small cottage close to downtown Raleigh. Stay tuned for more updates!
Progress is being made at Trophy Morgan with the expansion project! Read more for a few updates and accompanying photos.
We had a great time at The Preservation North Carolina: A Taste of Transfer event last week. The sold-out event was a great success with more than 230 people in attendance.
The event began with a…
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!
You can learn more…
The spring 2019 issue of the NC State Accolades magazine was just released, featuring a fascinating story about the history of The Green Book. From the article:
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.
The first floor will be a wedding venue, but also available for conferences and parties. The chandeliers are Mitzi, carried by Hudson Valley Lighting.
The roof replacement at Montfort Hall is under way, thanks to Greg Paul and the professionals at Bond Roofing! Check out the shiny new cupola with cap ready to be installed...
This Friday, April 26, David Maurer will be a guest speaker in Elizabeth City for a local Historic Building Showcase symposium…
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. . .
Maurer Architecture was so excited to be at this years' NC Main Street Conference and to accept not one, not two, but three awards! We received. . .
On Thursday Feb 28, the Raleigh Historic Development Commission's Certificate of Appropriateness Committee approved plans for the restoration of the Andrews Duncan House! Located in the North Blount St. Historic District, the plans propose to remove a non-historic addition on the south elevation of the building and rebuild an. . .
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…