• k-12 education

    k-12 education

    Culbreth Middle School Science Wing
  • recreation + wellness

    recreation + wellness

    UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont
  • higher education

    higher education

    Student Academic Services Building
  • civic + municipal

    civic + municipal

    Orange County Courthouse Addition
  • sports + recreation

    sports + recreation

    Loudermilk Center at Kenan Stadium

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Founded in 1965 as Construction Engineers, Inc., the current principals in the firm are Kenneth E. Redfoot, AIA, LEED AP, Michael L. Hammersley, PE, Andrew R. Cruickshank, AIA, LEED AP and David M. Taylor, AIA, LEED AP. The firm’s work in the early years focused on commercial projects, working with local developers to deliver office buildings, hotels and shopping venues to serve the expanding population at that time. The design commission for the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC was a watershed event in the history of the firm. Completed in 1986, that project laid the groundwork for a strong resume of collegiate athletic projects throughout the State of North Carolina. The firm takes great pride in our work for the University of North Carolina system, including athletic and recreation facilities that contribute greatly to the quality of student life on campus. The firm began leading the effort toward the design of sustainable facilities in the early 1990s. Our designs for high-performance schools, municipal and county government facilities reflect the sensitivity to sustainable building practices that has evolved over time in each community in which we work. Extensive use of natural day-lighting, rainwater collection and reuse systems, solar thermal and P.V. panel systems are integrated into all our public work projects. Serving the needs of our clients with integrity for over five decades, our clear commitment to their satisfaction keeps them coming back with new and exciting projects. Our firm is proud of our accomplishments to this point and is looking forward to success in the future.

employment opportunities

CRA is seeking individuals for two available positions: project architect and construction administrator. Click the links below to learn more about these positions.

CRA Associates (CRA), a well-established architectural and engineering firm located in Chapel Hill, NC prides itself on providing superior design services while maintaining a strong commitment to meeting and exceeding our client’s expectations. We also strive to create functional and sustainable environments that improve the lives of the building end users.


CRA has provided architectural and engineering services for clients throughout North Carolina and the Southeast for over 50 years.

We are proud of our past projects, which have covered a wide range of cost, size and complexity, for our clients in the educational, commercial, institutional, recreational and sports markets. We are also proud of the fact that a majority of our current work comes from repeat clients who recognize the value and service that we bring to their organizations. Today, the firm is being led by a new generation of highly-qualified professionals that maintain the high standards of design excellence and superior service. Click below to learn more about CRA.


Creative problem-solving is what we do at CRA.

Our in-house services includes master planning, programming, architecture, interior design, civil engineering and site development, and construction administration. Our staff is highly experienced in their respective fields and are adept at coordinating work with supporting engineering disciplines. We integrate architecture and engineering to realize one goal: designing a facility that meets, and hopefully exceeds, our client's needs, schedule and budget, while creating architecture that inspires. Click below to lean more about our services and how we can serve you.

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222 Cloister Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(919) 401-8586