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Governor’s Club

Renovation of an existing formal dining area and kitchen. The project consists of relocating a custom bar, exterior windows, and kitchen. All new high-end finishes throughout with crown molding and coffer ceiling. This project includes multiple trade coordination with special attention to detail and long lead items. This project also includes relocating and replacing all kitchen equipment. 

Church on Morgan

Demolition and rework of a complex of buildings at the corner of Blount and Morgan Street—a mash-up of four buildings built between 1905 and 1986. Over the years, repeated renovations had yielded a circuitous maze of hallways, offices, and inaccessible spaces.

We worked with the church to create a sanctuary in an old warehouse portion, create a single, pronounced point of entry, open up fellowship spaces indoors and out, and reestablish an accessible route throughout the entire complex. What was once a maze now accommodates community events throughout the week and hosts over 300 people worship on Sunday mornings.

Logistics and planning were critical as construction took place on a busy intersection in downtown Raleigh such that McDonald York had to accommodate vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Fencing and signage were installed to keep traffic flowing and provide safety for workers and pedestrians.

2016 AIA NC Merit Award
2017  Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Community Appearance

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

In 2015, we renovated an existing flex space into an updated Food Bank Facility in a location that can better serve the needs of the community. The new location enabled the network of 800 partner agencies, such as state-wide soup kitchens and shelters, to easily access the new Food Bank. 

 The new space features a 16,000 square foot freezer and cooler space for maximized storage of food. More space was created for volunteers, teaching kitchens, and classrooms, to increase capacity and support. This enables the food bank team to expand their outreach and feed more families in need. 

Croasdaile Country Club

This project involved the renovation of the bar area, the creation of a formal dining area and family dining area, and upgrades to the interior finishes to improve the member experience. Work also included the creation of a member entry foyer with a reception area, removal of outdoor storage space to expand the outdoor terrace, and installation of a double-sided fireplace in bar and grill area to enhance the lounge atmosphere. Careful coordination with subcontractors and Croasdaile was made to ensure that there has been as little disruption as possible to normal club activities.