Redefining The American Dream: RACo Partners Join Panel Discussion April 28th

April 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Raleigh Architecture Co

L-R: Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA

Craig Kerins and Robby Johnston, co-owners of The Raleigh Architecture Co., will join a panel discussion on “Redefining The American Dream: Housing Preferences of Millenials and Boomers,” presented by the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Young Leaders Group of the Triangle. The event will take place in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Raleigh Grand Ballroom at the Capital Club Building, 16 West Martin Street.

The panel will examine how the shifting tastes and preferences of Millennials (people born from 1981 to 1997) and Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) are influencing new speculative – or “for-sale” — housing development in the Triangle area.

Along with the latest insights from local real estate economists, marketers, developers, and builders, Kerins and Johnston will discuss urban infill housing.

For the past two years, The Raleigh Architecture Co.‘s partners have been developing, designing, and building urban infill houses – a series of modestly sized Modern, sustainable homes — on vacant lots in an old, established neighborhood just east of downtown Raleigh. The neighborhood includes all generations, from Millenials to senior citizens. Johnston, a “Generation Xer,” lives with his family in one of the houses on East Edenton Street.

Other members of the panel will be: Jay Colvin, director of the Triangle/Triad Metrostudy; Rick Bagel, developer of Wetrock Farm; Will Yadusky, director of Acquisitions and Development for Baker Residential; and Jonathan Barefoot, vice president of Business Development for Fonville Morisey Barefoot. Joseph Martinez, development manager for Northwood Ravin, will moderate the discussion.

“Redefining The American Dream” is open to non-ULI members as well as members. For admission costs and more information: http://triangle.uli.org/event/redefining-american-dream-housing-preferences-millennials-boomers/

About the Urban Land Institute and Young Leaders Group:

Founded in 2005, ULI Triangle has grown quickly to become the premier real estate organization in eastern North Carolina providing leadership in the responsible use of land, educational programs, and community outreach to address land use challenges. The Young Leaders Group is comprised of ULI members under the age of 35 who want to be actively involved in shaping the future of the real estate industry in the area. For more information: http://triangle.uli.org/.

The Raleigh Architecture Co. To Address AIA Winston-Salem

April 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Raleigh Architecture Co

L-R: Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA

The young firm’s partners will represent an emerging and innovative design-build practice.

Robby Johnston, AIA, and Craig Kerins, AIA, founders and partners of The Raleigh Architecture Company (RACo) in Raleigh, will discuss their design-build work during the American Institute of Architects’ Winston-Salem section meeting on Tuesday, May 19, beginning at 12 noon in the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts in downtown Winston-Salem.

According to section president Jason Miller, AIA Winston-Salem has developed a “dual-pronged approach to section meetings: one focused on policy issues…and another devoted to emerging and innovative practices from across the state.” The RACo partners will represent the Triangle area for the latter theme.

Miller said he’s particularly interested in RACo’s work since he teaches in and practices through the “design-build-centric” Building Science program in Appalachian State University’s Department of Technology and Environmental Design in Boone, NC.

Johnston and Kerins founded The Raleigh Architecture Company and The Raleigh Construction Company, in the Warehouse District of downtown Raleigh in 2012. Since then, the young firm has completed 15 Modern residential projects and 15 commercial projects, including retail up-fits within existing historic buildings from Raleigh to Asheville. Kerins also designs and hand crafts Modern furniture. For more information visit www.raleigh-architecture.com.

For more information on AIA Winston-Salem, visit www.aiawinstonsalem.org.

 

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