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Survey of North Carolina Architectural Firms

Only architectural firms in business prior to 1965 and that responded to a direct mail questionnaire are included in this survey.  The survey entries include names and addresses of contacts within each firm as of 1994.  Each entry lists the year the firm was established, predecessor firms, and the types of records retained by the firm.  Some firm's have placed their records with libraries and archives and their entries include a note of which institution holds the collection.  Firms are listed alphabetically by geographic location.

ENG/6A
1095 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
704/274-1551
Contact Marshall Field, PE or Douglas Campbell, AIA

Firm established in 1942
Former Names: Six Associates, Inc.
Records date from chiefly 1942, also includes work of original principles dating to the 1930s. A small amount of residential have been thrown out, though all is retained now.  Types of records retained: original drawings, b/w renderings, specifications



Alley, Williams, Carmen & King, Inc.
740 Chapel Hill Road, PO Box 1179
Burlington, NC 27215
910/226-5534
Contact Herb Carmen

Firm established in 1960
Former Names: L. A. Alley, Engineer & Surveyor; Alley & Williams, Engineers
Records date from 1960 Types of records retained: drawings, specifications, design files, construction files, shop drawings and diskettes



Paul Braswell, Architect, PA
757 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28207-2245
704/332-2951
Contact Paul Braswell, AIA, President

Firm established in 1959
Former Names: none
Records date from 1959.  Types of records retained: original drawings (tracings, sepias, film), specifications, renderings, photographs and slides, models, publications.



Freeman White Architects, Inc.
8001 Arrowridge Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28273-5665
704/523-2230
Contact Alan Baldwin, President

Firm established in 1892
Former Names: Hook & Sawyer; Charles C. Hook; Walter Hook Associates; Freeman White Associates (1968-present)
Records date from chiefly 1960s, (all work prior to 1930 was destroyed, other early work since then has disappeared)  Types of records retained: original drawings.



The FWA Group
Two NationsBank Plaza
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280
704/332-7004
Contact Charles C. Dixon, Jr., AIA or William E. Foust, II, AIA (may be client restrictions)

Firm established in 1953
Former Names: Higgins and Ferebee (1953-1958); Higgins, Ferebee and Walters (1958-1959); Ferebee and Walters (1959-1965); Ferebee, Walters and Associates, PA (1965-1987); The FWA Group, PA (1987-present) Records date from 1953 (Higgins' work of the 1950s was withdrawn when he left the firm in 1959.) Types of records retained: original design and construction document drawings, specification books, hard copies of CAD drawings with diskette.



Gantt Huberman Architects
112 West 5th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704/334-6436

Contact Jeffrey Huberman

Firm established in 1971
Former Names: none.  Records date from 1971 (all sketches, preliminary drawings are discarded after 5 years)   Types of records retained: hard copy of all specifications, original construction document tracings, microfilm of all projects publicly bid, photographs and slides retained of completed buildings.



Hawkins Kibler Associates, PA
222 South Church Street, Suite 322
Charlotte, NC 28202
704/376-3561
Contact C. W. Kibler, AIA

Firm established in 1923
Former Names: M. R. Marsh, Architect (1923-1954); Marsh & Hawkins, Architects (1954-1963); Tebee P. Hawkins, Architect (1963-1971); Hawkins Associates, Architects (1971-1981); Hawkins-Kibler Associates, Architects (1981-1988); Hawkins Kibler, Associates, PA (1988-present)  Records date from 1923 (job files date from 1970)  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications and miscellaneous files.



Little & Associates Architects, Inc.
5815 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
704/525-6350
Contact vice president of specific division for information

Firm established in 1967
Former Names: Cameron, Little & Associates; Little, Lee & Associates  Records date from 1970.  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications.
 



WKWW, Inc.
2300 East Seventh Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28204
704/373-0615
Contact Roy Kendrick, Bonson Hobson

Firm established in 1956
Former Names: Wilber, Kendrick, Workman & Warren, Inc. (1956-1989); WKWW, Inc. (1989-present)  Records date from 1956.  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications, observation files, project files.
 



Woolpert
8731 Red Oak Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28217
704/525-6284
Contact Gary Stewart

Firm established in 1911 (in North Carolina since 1982)
Former Names: none.  Records date from: unanswered.  Types of records retained: unanswered




Robert W. Carr, Inc., Architects
PO Box 1692
Durham, NC 27702
919/688-6308
Contact Edgar Toms Carr (limited access)

Firm established in 1926
Former Names: George Watts Carr, Architects (1926-1962); Carr, Harrison, Pruden & DePasquale (1962-1977); Carr, Harrison, Pruden, Inc., Architects (1977-1981); Robert W. Carr, Inc. Architects (1981-present).  Records date from 1926 (projects in which Jack Pruden was the principal involved were removed by him in a 1981 reorganization).  Types of records retained: specifications, renderings, original drawings, shop drawings, correspondence files, and planning files.



Harris and Pyne
806 Vickers Avenue
Durham, NC 27701-3143
919/688-1662

Firm established in prior to 1920?
Former Names: T. C. Atwood (prior to 1920); Atwood & Nash, Architects and Engineers (early 1920s-early 1930s); Atwood & Weeks (1930s-1942); H. Raymond Weeks, Inc. (1942-1960); Harris and Pyne (1960-present).  Records date from: no records have been retained.  Types of records retained: all records of the firm have been returned to the client.



The LSV Partnership, PA
PO Box 53713
209 Fairway Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28305
910/485-4108
Contact Walter Vick

Firm established in 1939
Former Names: Basil G. F. Laslett, AIA; Laslett & Laslett, AIA; William L. Laslett, AIA; The LSV Partnership - Architects/Planners, AIA, since 1984.  Records date from 1970s. When William Laslett moved to Virginia, he took the drawings of Basil Laslett with him.  Types of records retained: original drawings, however the firm is beginning to return originals to clients as storage becomes more burdensome.
 



Standard Homes Plans Service, Inc.
PO Box 249
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Contact Leigh Cameron or Joanna Proctor

Firm established in 1917 (Detroit, Michigan)
Former Names: United Home Builders (1917-1921); Standard Homes Company (1921-1967, Washington, DC); Standard Homes Plans Service, Inc. (1967-present).  Records date from 1960s, plan books date from 1917.  Types of records retained: house plan books, sepias, specifications, heating layouts, and material lists.



J. Hyatt Hammond Associates, Inc.
330 South Greene Street, PO Box 2977
Greensboro, NC 27402-2977
910/370-8400

Firm established in 1957
Former Names: none.  Records date from 1957.  Types of records retained: all construction documents.



Dudley Shoe Ellinwood & Associates
200 East First Street
Greenville, NC 27858
919/758-3138
Contact George Ellinwood or Andy Lawrence

Firm established in 1957
Former Names: Dudley & Shoe Architects, 1957-1987.  Records date from 1958.  Types of records retained: original drawings on oldest jobs (pre-1963), post-1963 records include renderings, specifications, and drawings. The firm also owns a collection of the work of J. W. Griffith, 1947-1963.

CBSA Architects, Inc.
226 Second Street, NW
Hickory, NC 28601
704/322-3403

Contact Ernest K. Sills, AIA - President
Firm established in 1934
Former Names: Robert L. Clemmer (1934-1950); Clemmer & Horton (1950-1952); Clemmer, Horton & Rudisill (1952-1955); Clemmer & Horton (1955-1961); Clemmer & Horton, Associates (1961-1965); Clemmer-Horton-Bush Associates (1965-1973); Clemmer, Horton, Bush & Sills (1973-1977); Clemmer, Bush, Sills, Abernethy (1977-1989); CBSA Architects, Inc. (1989-present).  Records date from 1934.  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications, purged files, job costs. Plans and specifications on microfilm in bank safety deposit box for jobs done the last 15 years.



Williams Architects-Engineers and Associates
PO Box 187
213 North Trade Street
Matthews, NC 28106
704/847-9851

Firm established in 1946
Former Names: J. L. Williams Architect-Engineer and Associates (1946-1958, Marion, Virginia); J. L. Williams Architect-Engineer and Associates (1958-1965, Matthews, NC); Williams Architects-Engineers and Associates (1965-present).  Records date from 1959 (records from 1946-1958 remained in Virginia).  Types of records retained: not answered.



Stephens & Francis, PA
502 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28561
919/637-3301
Contact Paul F. Stephens

Firm established in 1941 (closed 1941-1945, WW II)
Former Names: Stephens & Francis (1982-present); Stephens & Cardelli, P.A. (1979-1982); Stephens & Cardelli, Architects (1956-1979); Burett H. Stephens & Robert H, Stephens Architects (1950-1956); Burett H. Stephens, Architect (1906-1917, 1941-1950).  Records date from 1941 (records of Burett H. Stephens, 1906-1941 were lost his death in 1956).  Types of records retained: original drawings, some preliminary drawings; specifications and job files on most projects from 1950-present.



Dodge Amann Architecture, PA
7320 Old Hundred Road
Raleigh, NC 27613
919/870-8276
Contact Thomas Amann

Firm established in 1962
Former Names: Dodge & Beckwith (1962-1979); Dodge & Associates (1979-1991); Dodge Amann Architecture, PA (1992-present).  Records date from 1962 (also have work of William W. Dodge, Jr., 1925-1960).  Types of records retained: job files, drawings, renderings, specification, samples.



H. R. Associates, PA
1200 Navaho Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
919/872-6345
Contact John S. Holloway

Firm established in 1948
Former Names: Holloway-Reeves (1948-1990); H. R. Associates, PA (1990-present).  Records date from 1948.  Types of records retained: original tracings, tracings of sketches, specifications.



Pearce, Brinkley, Cease & Lee
4700 Homewood Court, Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27609
919/787-9751
Contact Kathleen Thompson (limited access)

Firm established in 1948
Former Names: Albert L. Haskins, Architect; Cooper & Haskins, Architects; Haskins & Rice, Architects; Haskins & Rice, Architects & Planners, PA; Haskins, Rice, Savage & Pearce, PA.  Records date from 1948.  Types of records retained: original drawings, most specifications, most correspondence files.



Ramsay, Burgin, Smith, Architects, Inc.
3008 Anderson Drive, Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27609
919/781-0026
Contact John Ramsay, Jr., AIA

Firm established in 1946
Former Names: John Erwin Ramsay, Architect (1946-1950); John Erwin Ramsay, FAIA Architect and Associates, Inc. (1951); Ramsay Associates (1970s-1987); Ramsay Associates, Inc. (1987-1992); Ramsay, Burgin, Smith, Architects, Inc. (1992-present).  Records date from 1946 (The bulk of the drawings dated between 1946 and 1986 have been placed with the Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries.)  Types of records retained: original drawings, shop drawings for 7 years.  The firm also owns a collection of drawings by Frank Milburn of the Salisbury Southern Railway Station, 1907-1908, housed at their Salisbury office.



Small Kane Architects, PA
PO Box 5060
105 Brooks Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27650
919/833-1994
Contact Milton Small (limited access)

Firm established in 1949
Former Names: G. Milton Small & Associates (1949-1987).  Records date from 1949 (insignificant project records disposed after 10 years, significant project records retained).  Types of records retained: original tracings, some specifications, owner correspondence.



George M. Smart Architects, Inc.
Former address: 113 North Boylan Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603

Firm established in 1963, closed in 2002.

Contact: George Smart, Jr., 919-740-8407, gsmart@nc.rr.com

Former Names: Burgess & Smart; Smart/Wordall; Smart/Woodall/Isley; Smart/Woodall/Isley & Herring; Smart Isley; Team Architects; Smart+Gurel; George M. Smart Architects Inc. Records date from 1963.  Types of records retained: tracings, prints, slides, specs, proposals.



Robert F. Stone, AIA
217 Statesville Boulevard
Salisbury, NC 28144
704/633-1874
Contact Robert F. Stone

Firm established in 1959
Former Names: none.  Records date from 1959.  Types of records retained: not answered


Tennent & Tennent Architects
2304 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
704/636-9442
Contact Douglas Tennent

Firm established in 1964.
Former Names: Tennent, Tennent and Kluttz (1968-1970); Tennent & Tennent, Architects (1970-present).  Records date from 1964 (reorganization in 1992 may have causes some losses).  Types of records retained: original tracings, files, specifications.



Hayes-Howell, Professional Association
210 East Hampshire Avenue
Southern Pines, NC 28387
910/692-7316
Contact David Clinton

Firm established in 1952
Former Names: T. T. Hayes, Jr. and Associates; Hayes, Marshall and Associates; Hayes Howell and Associates.  Records date from 1952.  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications.
 



Holland Brady, AIA, Architect
PO Box 1362, 117 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782
704/859-6006
Contact Holland Brady

Firm established in 1937
Former Names: Russell Walcott, Architect (1937-1939); Walcott & Meriwether, Architects, (1939-1942); Shannon Meriwether, Architect (1942-1953); Meriwether & Brady, Architects (1953-1965); Brady & Brannon, Architects (1970-1986); Holland Brady, AIA, Architect (1965-1970, 1986-present).  Records date from 1937 (not complete, Mr. Brannon removed his records (1970-1986) to Akin , SC)

Types of records retained: original pencil sketches and renderings, original pencil construction drawings, some specifications.



Boney Architects, Inc.
120 South Fifth Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28401
910/763-9901

Firm established in 1922
Former Names: Lesline N. Boney, Architect.  Records date from 1922 (some work of J. W. Gause from an original partnership with Leslie Boney, Sr. date to the late 1910s).  Types of records retained: original drawings, renderings, contracts, specifications.



Skinner, Lamm, Hood & Highsmith, PA
PO Box 669, 304 North Goldsboro Street
Wilson, NC 27894-0669
919/291-4127
Contact B. Atwood Skinner

Firm established in 1957
Former Names: B. Atwood Skinner & Associates; Skinner & Lamm Associates; Skinner, Lamm, Hood & Highsmith PA.  Records date from 1957.  Types of records retained: contract documents, shop drawings, files, specifications.



Fred W. Butner, Jr., Associates
847 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-2505
910/725-5394

Firm established in 1952
Former Names: none.  Records date from 1952.  Types of records retained: original drawings, renderings, specifications.



Hines-Ersoy
2000 West First Street, Suite 603
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
910/725-1361
Contact Don Hines or Tan Ersoy

Firm established in 1924
Former Names: Harold Macklin; Macklin & Stinson; Stinson Arey; Stinson Arey Hall; Stinson Hall; Stinson Hall Hines; Stinson Hines; Hines Northup Ersoy; Hines Ersoy; Ersoy & Associates.  Records date from 1924.  Types of records retained: original drawings, renderings, specifications, some shop drawings, AutoCAD floppy disks, SCAN 35mm film.



Ray Troxell Associates, Inc.
121 Reynolda Village
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
910/723-4371
Contact Ray or Kyle Troxell

Firm established in 1962
Former Names: none.  Records date from 1962.  Types of records retained: original drawings, specifications, correspondence.